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Cargotec to relocate and retrench

Cargotec has reduced its full-year 2012 operating profit forecast that was posted in July. According to the company, cost overruns have meant that the profitability of large projects in the Terminals business area not only “fell below expectations in Q3” but that Q4 performance “is expected to remain below previous expectations.” Read More »

IPC Announces first stage of container terminal construction ten

The Israel Ports Company (IPC) on behalf of the Israeli Ministry of Transport, National Infrastructure and Road Safety has announced the first stage of an international tender for construction services for new container terminal(s) in Haifa (Bayport/HaMifratz Port) and/or Ashdod (Southport/HaDarom Port) which will include breakwater and quay construction, dredging services and terminal reclamation. Read More »

Contship Italia simplifies its management team

Cecilia Eckelmann-Battistello, President of Contship Italia SpA, has announced a new simplified corporate structure that will streamline the decision-making process and focus more on the two "core" products of the Group. It will be put in place from January 2013. Read More »

CSX Columbus reaches for the sky

In what is its first attempt to retro-fit one of its terminals, US rail operator CSX has completed the erection of three wide-spanKunz rail-mounted gantry (RMG) cranes as part of the US$60m upgrade of its CSX Intermodal Terminals, Columbus Ohio terminalfrom a reachstacker operation. Read More »

DB Schenker opens up Russia

DB Schenker Logistics has opened up four new routes into Russia, via Berlin, Krakow, Riga and Helsinki, for its European land transport consignments. These new ‘gateways’ are linked to the company’s European network and hubs and allow additional movement of cargo St Petersburg and Moscow. Read More »

Maersk’s decision to end Iranian calls welcomed

The decision this week by Maersk Line to end all calls to ports in Iran after has been welcomed by the pressure group United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI), the organisation that has been campaigning against the line’s operations to the country since July 2010. Read More »

Liebherr tops 40 deliveries in North America

Having delivered its 40th mobile harbour crane into the North American market earlier this year, with the delivery a LHM 550 model to the Maine Port Authority (MPA) at its port in Searsport, ME USA, Liebherr has topped that milestone with deliveries of a second LHM 550 to the MPA, along with a similar machine to Gloucester Terminals, also in the USA. Read More »

Navis unveils SPARCS N4 2.4

Navis has released its latest advanced terminal operating systems (TOS), SPARCS N4 2.4, representing what the company calls, “a substantial evolution from previous platform releases, increasing interoperability, supportability and flexibility”. Read More »