Domestic suppliers gear up

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Kaliningrad-based Baltkran is due to complete this month the handover of a 40t SWL RMG for containers to Interter minal. This is Saint Peter...

Foreign investors target port projects

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Throughput has been growing strongly in Russia’s seaports and they are struggling to keep up. According to the Russian Ports Association, ...

Box lessors face more challenging times

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The world’s container leasing industry is bracing itself for its first downturn in over three years. The recent build-up of equipment stoc...

Volga-Dnepr buys and flies

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Volga-Dnepr Airlines (VDA) has announced a 15-year financial agreement with Ilyushin Finance Corporation (IFC) to take delivery of two newbu...

Boxships on the Volga

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Volga Shipping, a specialist in dry cargo carriage on Russia’s inland waterways and owner of maritime dry cargo operator Northwest Shippin...

NYK/LauritzenCool team up

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NYK Reefers and LauritzenCool have received clearance from the European Commission to merge their reefer activities....

Airship goes by sea!

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Dockwise has been awarded a contract by South African diamond miner De Beers to transport a Zeppelin NT airship from Holland to South Africa...

How big will Panamax be?

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Your article “How big will New Panamax be?” (WorldCargo News May 2005, p68) does a nice job bringing to light some of the crucial consid...

Re Mega-carriers

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I believe that the article “Mega-carriers pushing it to the limit” in the June 2005 issue of WorldCargo News (pp21-22) was the most inte...

Vinashin to add boxes in Vietnam

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Vinashin Container Co (Vinashincont), a subsidiary of stateowned Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Corp (Vinashin), is to invest VND396 bill (US...

Samskip completes Seawheel deal

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The acquisition of UK shortsea intermodal operator Seawheel by Icelandic shipping-to-logistics company Samskip (see WorldCargo News July 200...

Box boom running out of steam?

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Though the world’s two biggest box builders, CIMC and Singamas, posted strong results for the first half of this year, there are clear sig...

Congestion focus at ITL

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The Intermodal Transport & Logistics (ITL) 2005 conference in Bilbao (8-10 November) will focus on the thorny issue of congestion....