CIMC evaluates primer thickness

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In an attempt to rationalise the existing standard for assessing paint film thickness, container manufacturer, China International Marine Co...

KCRC eyes intermodal rail freight

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Hong Kong’s Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) has sought China’s approval to operate freight services to and from Guangzhou, cap...

Large boxship operations under scrutiny

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In the latest in a series of articles on large container ships, current concerns about two key operational safety issues, cargo fires and co...

Bigger can be problematic

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A 22-row outreach has become the de facto standard for superpost-Panamax cranes, but it is not without its problems. In one topical case, ch...

SIPG to get listed next year

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With Shanghai growing strongly, SIPG plans to absorb Shanghai Port Container Co prior to its own IPO that in turn could pave the way for it ...

European box builders fight their corner

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The European container manufacturing industry remains in retreat, as increased business migrates eastwards into China. However, it is still ...

Technology at the gate

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Container terminals need much more from gate system suppliers than OCR technology....

Sidelifters – huge untapped potential?

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In some respects, the concept of using self-loading trailers (“sidelifters”) to handle containers is very highly developed. In New Zeala...

Getting the best out of crane spreaders

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“From an overall capital investment standpoint, the spreader fleet is of slight significance, yet its influence on container terminal prof...

Batumi gets leased

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Cyprus-registered Greenoak Holdings Limited (GHL) has won a tender to manage for the next 49 years all the facilities owned by Sea Trade Por...

Simon men to make bid for US operations?

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Even though Cobelfret is about to take over Simon’s UK port interests (see this issue, p9), Timothy Chadwick, Simon’s executive chairman...

New AGV concept

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German company ITAPS (Innovative Trade and Product Strategies), in association with industry and research partners, has developed a new AGV ...