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Gothenburg to build a huge new logistics centre

The Port of Gothenburg is investing EUR 17.3m (US$23m) in building a new logistics centre for DB Schenker. The 24,000 sq m facility will be used mainly to store imported goods in preparation for onward transportation to Swedish consumers. Read More »

Carrier Transicold sells Refrigerated Container Services

ConGlobal Industries, Inc. (CGI) has agreed to acquire the business and assets of Refrigerated Container Services (RCS) Group from Carrier Transicold. The change in ownership will take place once the transaction is closed, which is expected to occur on January 1, 2013. Read More »

New type Gottwald rubber-tyred portal cranes for Indonesia

In June this year, Terex Port Solutions launched the new Gottwald Model 2 harbour crane as the first crane in its ‘Small Crane’ family. Model 2 also includes a new crane type based on mobile harbour crane technology - the G HRK rubber-tyred portal harbour crane. This new crane type blends the mobility of the classic rubber-tyred mobile harbour crane with the benefits of a drive-under portal solution. Read More »

Savannah unveils North America’s first ERTGs

Georgia Port Authority’s (GPA) Port of Savannah has unveiled its first four electrified rubber-tyred gantry cranes (ERTGs), making it the first port in North America to introduce the new technology that reduces fuel consumption by an estimated 95 percent. Read More »

December increase predicted for US imports despite port strike

Import volume at the top US container ports is expected to increase 3.9% in December despite a strike that closed the nation’s largest port complex for the first few days of the month, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker (GPT) report released by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates. However, the report cautions that retailers are keeping a close watch on a possible strike on the US East and Gulf coasts, where a contract extension expires December 29. Read More »

Hapag-Lloyd and Hamburg Sud in meger talks

Declining revenues and overcapacity has led to a brief joint statement by the Executive Boards of Hapag-Lloyd and Hamburg Süd confirming that, in agreement with their shareholders, they are investigating if, and under what conditions, a merger of both companies would be of interest. Read More »

Trade volumes are slowing down

The latest update of global freight data collected by the International Transport Forum (ITF) at the OECD shows that global trade volumes are slowing down. Total external trade by sea (in tonnes) has remained stagnant below pre-crisis levels in the European Union (EU) and the US (-2% and -10% respectively) according to seasonally adjusted preliminary estimates of goods carried until August 2012. Read More »

Inefficiencies add to Brazilian cargo costs

A combination of congested ports, poor aging or redundant infrastructure, excessive layers of government bureaucracy and gross inefficiency are all adding to the exorbitant cost of moving cargo in Brazil. Read More »

FEC and Port Everglades to jointly promote new ICTF

Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) and Port Everglades have concluded a joint marketing agreement to promote a planned 42.5 acre near-port intermodal container transfer facility (ICTF). Due to begin construction in early 2013 and to complete twelve months later, the aim is for the ICTF to become a major international and domestic freight hub servicing South Florida and the Eastern US. Read More »