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Monthly Archives: January 2007

LBCT chooses Vycon energy systems

Vycon, a leader in the design and manufacture of high-cycling energy storage flywheel systems, has sold six of its REGEN units to the Long Beach Container Terminal (LBCT) at the Port of Long Beach, for use with its RTG cranes. Read More »

Balkan base for Kalmar

Kalmar Industries is to acquire Slovenia-based service contractor Tagros d.o.o., which provides general maintenance for rubber-wheeled container handling equipment and industrial forklifts at the Port of Koper. Read More »

Launch for Colombo port project

December 2006 saw the inauguration of the Colombo Port Expansion Project (CPEP), a major expansion by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) for the Port of Colombo, and the largest infrastructure project ever undertaken in Sri Lanka. Read More »

New twin headblock design from RAM

RAM Spreaders recently launched its Flexilift headblock design which, it claims, brings new high standards of performance, control and versatility to twin 40ft/45ft container handling. During extensive trials, the RAM Flexilift achieved sixty 40ft container movements per hour in only its fourth operation. Read More »

Record terminal tractor order from PSA

PSA Singapore Terminals has placed a record order with Kalmar Industries for 247 terminal tractors. The first of the tractors will be delivered to PSA, the world’s largest container transhipment hub, from July, with the order set for completion by the end of the year. Read More »

Chile inks trade deal with Colombia

Chile and Colombia signed a trade agreement in December that will eliminate the majority of import tariffs between the two countries. The deal, signed by Chilean president Michelle Bachelet and Colombian leader Alvaro Uribe, must still be ratified by legislators in both countries. Read More »

75,000 up for Daikin

Daikin Industries Ltd of Japan passed an important milestone in November 2006 with the sale of its 75,000th LXE10E container refrigeration unit. The unit was part of a batch delivered to German-headquartered Hamburg Süd, one of a number of major European-based carriers now using the Daikin scroll compressor design. Read More »

Honorary doctorate for Lerenius

Bo Lerenius, the outgoing group chief executive of Associated British Ports (ABP), has been awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Business Administration by London Metropolitan University. The award, presented in a ceremony at London’s Barbican Centre in December, was made in recognition of his distinguished service to business and industry, in particular to the UK ports industry. Read More »

ECT and CKYH sign long-term deal

Europe Container Terminals (ECT) and the CKYH Alliance (consisting of COSCON, "K" Line, Yang Ming and Hanjin Shipping) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding ahead of their proposed long-term cooperation at the Euromax terminal at Maasvlakte in Rotterdam. The MoU secures long-term handling capacity for CKYH at the Dutch port. Read More »