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A sticky solution

The US Port of Tacoma has partnered with Port of Seattle and Canada’s Port Metro Vancouver to reduce seaport-related air emissions in the region. Read More »

Ports selected for US marine highway study

The ports of Baltimore (Maryland), New Bedford (Massachusetts) and Canaveral (Florida), have been selected for further study and analysis by the US Maritime Administration (MARAD) for its ‘Marine Highway’ programme. Read More »

50 Kalmar terminal tractors for Mexico

An order for 50 Kalmar Ottawa 4x2 terminal tractors has been received by Corgotec from Idealease, a truck and equipment lease and rental services business in North America, follow a specific request from a customer to whom they will be leased. Read More »

London Thamesport celebrates rail record

London Thamesport is celebrating a record 25% of inland import containers being moved by rail during July, setting a new record in terms of multimodal share and the highest handled at the London port since 2008. Read More »

Best ever month for Georgia Ports Authority

July was the ‘best ever month’ in the history of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), with more than a quarter of a million teu being handled at the Port of Savannah, continuing eight consecutive months of double-digit growth. Read More »

igus cuts chain opening to 2 seconds

A new tool developed by German energy chain manufacturer igus has drastically reduced the time it takes to open each chain link of its “E2/000” product, making it possible to open a one metre length in just two seconds. Read More »

First half growth for Hamburg

Figures released by the Port of Hamburg show an 8% growth in cargo for the first half-year 2010, with a total of 58.6m tonnes handled; imports and exports reached 33.7m tonnes (+12.3%) and 24.9m (+2.9%) respectively compared to the previous year. Read More »

Konecranes forms new Asian-Pacific region

Konecranes is to combine its current South Asia Pacific (SAP) and Northeast Asia (NEA) regions into one - the Asia-Pacific region - from the beginning of next month (September), stating that the change will place the company in a better position to serve its customers across the region. Read More »

Neuss Trimodal orders Kalmar reachstackers

Intermodal operator Neuss Trimodal, located at Germany’s third largest inland harbour in Neuss Düsseldorfer Häfen on the banks of the River Rhine, has ordered four Cargotec Kalmar 45 tonne reachstackers - two DRF400-60C5 and two DFR450-60S5. The units will be delivered in November. Read More »