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ICTSI Mexico services its first vessel

Two of CMSA’s four new quay cranes servicing the Maersk Kalamata

Contecon Manzanillo, S.A. (CMSA), operator of the Specialized Container Terminal 2 (SCT) in the North Zone of Manzanillo port, Mexico, has handled its first ship - the 5,500 teu capacity Maersk Kalamata. . Read More »

Konecranes to cut employee numbers

Konecranes has begun statutory negotiations in Finland to reduce the number of its temporary and permanent employees. The action is being taken to reduce the company’s annual cost base by EUR 30m to correspond with the current, weakened market situation and to secure Konecranes’ future competitiveness. Read More »

Thermo King introduces new V-600 and V-800 series

Thermo King’s new V-800 refrigeration unit

Thermo King has introduced the new V-600 and V-800 refrigeration units which are designed for fresh, frozen and deep frozen applications for urban distribution. Being quieter than conventional units in this segment enables companies to make inner city deliveries at any time, increasing the cost efficiency of each delivery. Read More »

Antwerp approves setting up Railport

Antwerp Port Authority (APA) has approved the setting up of a rail operator Antwerp Railport, to develop distributed transport within the port area. The public limited company will concentrate on further developing distributed transport within the port area. Read More »

Rotterdam port is now covered by InlandLinks

InlandLink terminals in the Port of Rotterdam

The recent registration of Rotterdam Container Terminal (RCT) on the Maasvlakte and Combi Terminal Twente Rotterdam (CTT) in Pernis means that the InlandLinks network now covers the entire area of the Port of Rotterdam. The network now comprises 40 terminals throughout the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Italy and Hungary. Read More »

ICTSI’s revenue from port operations surges by 20%

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has reported a 20% increase in gross revenues from port operations for the first six months of 2013 (HI) to US$413.7m compared to US$345m in the same period last year, with volumes correspondingly growing 12% to 3,027m teu. Read More »

Containers push up Dunkirk traffic figures

Dunkirk is expanding its container capacity

After a difficult Q1, 2013 traffic volumes in the French Port of Dunkirk have been recovering. Figures to the end of July reveal that although total tonnage at 24.45m tonnes was down 11.5% over the same period in 2012, there has been a strong recovery since April supported by full containers and refined products. Read More »

Four new cranes are en route to PortMiami

Four new Super Post-Panamax cranes are on the way to PortMiami. The new cranes were manufactured by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. in Shanghai, China. The cranes are scheduled to arrive at PortMiami in September. Read More »

In Memoriam: David Cheslin

David Cheslin

It is with great sadness that Dunelm has announced the death of its founder and Managing Director, David Cheslin. David had been in hospital for six months having undergone two liver transplants and died suddenly on the evening of Monday 5 August. Read More »