Lille pushes the boat out

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With a total traffic of 7.7 mt last year (plus 5.3 per cent on 2003), the Port of Lille (PFL) is France’s third largest river port, after ...

Box scanner sales still soaring

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Although the need to combat container-related crime, such as fraud and the smuggling of contraband, drugs, firearms or illegal immigrants, h...

Mega-3 and the Maxbox trailer

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A new design for a topliftable piggyback trailer, with a mgw of 38 tonnes (tri-axle), has been launched by UK-based Intermo Ltd. The 45ft tr...

Spreading out in all directions

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Last year was a bumper one for crane spreader suppliers - not surprising given the record volumes of container crane activity, and 2005 shou...

A new kind of camel train

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The promoters of the 1400 km long Saudi double-stack intermodal rail landbridge project, to connect Jeddah with Dammam and Jubail via Riyadh...

Drogheda plans for the long haul

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Following the completion of a major study to assess future potential for the port of Drogheda in the light of an increase in cargo movements...

Making the French connection

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UK-based central Systems & Automation Ltd (CSA) has supplied another Autostore container terminal management system (CTMS), this time to the...

Strong demand fuels innovation

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Buoyant demand for heavy FLTs and reach stackers is encouraging manufacturers to develop and extend their product ranges. Hyster, for instan...

Shanghai sets out its stall

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By the end of 2003 Shanghai had become the world’s third largest container port. The increase in traffic (≥50 per cent in past two years...

Kokkola’s enclosure opens for business

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Finland’s Port of Kokkola, in the Gulf of Bothnia, has commissioned its all weather terminal (AWT) to cater for core local export commodit...

Optimising container terminal management

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The container terminal business has expanded by more than 10 per cent annually over the past 15 years. Fuelled by the globalisation of the w...

Raising the stakes for hub port status

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Transhipment cargo is notoriously “fickle” but several new terminals backed by global port operators are set to make the fight for trans...

Grip of steel tightens around ports

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At the end of last year, Severstaltrans (SST), the transport and logistic service arm of Russia’s leading steelmaker Severstal, purchased ...

Making passes in the Alps

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Swiss UIRR company Hupac has reported a 12.6 per cent increase in traffic last year, to 448,031 shipments (around 950,000 TEU). Its ambitiou...