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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Navis releases SPARCS N4 2.3

Navis has announced the general availability of the next release of its terminal operating system (TOS), SPARCS N4 2.3, which, according to the company, includes new features and enhancements to provide terminals with the functionality necessary to optimise operations. Read More »

Thames helps Olympic flow

UPS logistics and supply chain provider is to use two barges along the River Thames as an integral part of its logistics operations for the London 2012 Games. The barges will follow a route up the river from the company’s London 2012 logistics facility, located at the Port of Tilbury, to Northumberland Wharf, situated just a couple of miles from the Olympic Village. Read More »

Lomar increases fleet

Lomar is increasing its fleet with a further order for up to six new container ships. The 1,100 nominal teu capacity vessels are geared and will have a load capability of 705 teu at 14 tonne/teu. Read More »

Federal tax hurting Northwest US ports

The imposition of the Harbour Maintenance Tax on international imports that land at US ports is unintentionally encouraging importers to divert cargo from US Northwest to Canadian ports, according to Washington State Congressman, Dave Reichert, speaking at the Ways and Means subcommittee hearing last week. Read More »

RTGs delivered to Brazilian container terminal

Konecranes has successfully delivered six RTG (Rubber Tired Gantry) cranes to container terminal operator TCP Paranagua in Brazil. This was Konecranes’ third RTG delivery to TCP, who now has sixteen RTGs from the manufacturer in its fleet. Read More »

Linde has designs on the future

Returning from a 37% drop in units sold in 2009, Linde Material Handling, which includes the UK-based Heavy Truck Division, bounced back over the last two years with strong growth of 45% in 2010 and a further 23% in 2011 – although at 977,143 units sold last year just missed the ‘magical’ one million figure. Read More »

Panama Canal Fee Increase ‘Unacceptable’

Plans to increase toll charges for the Panama Canal are ‘rushed, excessive and likely to cause further problems for shipping companies’ given the fragile state of economic recovery, says the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS). Read More »

Ukraine’s Ukrtranscontainer terminal renamed

National Container Company (NCC) subsidiary Ukrtranscontainer terminal (UTC) has officially changed its name to Container Terminal Ilyichevsk (CTI). According to the company, the reason for the change is to emphasise its position as the only container terminal in Ilyichevsk port, Ukraine. Read More »