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Langh Ship launches steel-carrying containers

Langh Ship Cargo Solutions of Finland has launched two new containers for transporting steel coil products. The containers are based on a new design that is intended to make the transportation of steel products more efficient. Read More »

Kalmar RTGs for expanding Adriatic ports

Kalmar has been awarded a contract to supply two E-One+ RTG cranes to Luka Koper for the expansion of the Port of Koper’s container terminal in Slovenia and four E-One+ RTGs to Evyap Port in Turkey, which is also expanding. Read More »

Panama Canal finalises expansion finance deal

After months of negotiations, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) unveiled the final financing structure for the Panama Canal Expansion Programme on October 14, having accepted offers from five major multilateral agencies from Europe, Asia and Latin America. The US$2.3bn financing package will cover a portion of the US$5.25bn total cost of the project. Read More »

Sutcliffe to manage Vyborg Port development

Oslo Marine Group (OMG) has appointed Port Evo’s James Sutcliffe to project manage its EBRD-supported €233m Vyborg Port re-development programme. OMG is developing Vyborg to become a strategic logistics hub for the northern Baltic region, with container and ro-ro facilities augmented by direct rail links to St. Petersburg and Moscow. Read More »

Forecasts down again for US container volumes

Port Tracker has again revised downward its container traffic forecast for US ports for 2008. The latest analysis, released October 7, predicts that America’s major retail cargo handling ports will experience a 6.5% drop in inbound container volumes to 15.43m teu. Read More »

Becker and SingTel team up on ICT offering

Becker Marine Systems Communication and Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel), Asia’s leading communications company, announced in late October that they have signed a teaming agreement to offer cutting-edge managed Infocomm Technology (ICT) solutions for the global maritime industry. Read More »

Mobile’s new box terminal opens for business

A brand new container terminal opened for business at the Port of Mobile on September 22, barely two years after groundbreaking took place in October 2006. The first vessel to arrive at the new facility was the 3,029 teu Zim Canada on October 2. Read More »

Konecranes expands its Canadian operations

Konecranes acquired the business of the Canadian crane and service company Provincial Services Crane Specialists, located in Allanburg, Ontario, in mid-October. The company has 20 employees and net sales of approximately €4m. Read More »

ABB to supply crane simulators to Yilport

Yilport Container Terminal Inc. of Turkey has signed a purchase agreement with ABB Crane Systems of Sweden for a crane training simulator system. The ABB system will be installed to help crane operators at Yilport’s newly-opened container terminal in Gebze to practice challenging manoeuvres. Read More »