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New rail services connect Lazaro Cardenas with US

Two pilot block chain services connecting APM Terminals (APMT) Lazaro Cardenas to Mexico City and Houston have now become fully implemented after a positive response. The train service pilot to Mexico City focused on  eliminating dwell times in other congested gateways and securing cargo whenever trucks were stationary on city streets. The non-stop weekly rail departures delivered transit times to Mexico ... Read More »

Extended oil change intervals for Hyster trucks

Hyster worked with Shell on an oil condition monitoring service

Hyster Big Trucks has extended hydraulic oil change intervals, hoping to enhance uptime and reduce total cost of ownership. Hydraulic oil is important for the upkeep and protection of the Big Truck hydraulic system including cylinders, wet brakes, valves and hydraulic components. Changing the hydraulic oil can be an expensive part of periodic maintenance, not only in costs of the ... Read More »

Drewry: Trade wars threaten container market

The risk to the container transport industry from US-led trade wars is currently low but potentially very damaging according to the latest report by shipping consultancy Drewry. Simon Heaney, senior manager, container research at Drewry, said: “In the March report we said that we were hopeful of a peaceful resolution, but at this point in time we must accept that ... Read More »

Kalmar sells rough terrain handling business

Kalmar's reachstacker for military use

Kalmar has agreed to sell its rough terrain handling business to a Texas-based investment group, led by Independent Bankers Capital Funds (IBCF) and Congruent Investment Partners, LLC (Congruent). Kalmar Rough Terrain Center (KRTC) is a specialised manufacturer of rough terrain material handling equipment for both the defense and commercial markets. It is also a manufacturer and distributor of parts and ... Read More »

Evergreen adds 3,000 PrimeLINE reefer units

Evergreen PrimeLINE Units

Evergreen Line has ordered 3,000 PrimeLINE reefer units from Carrier Transicold, aiming to take advantage of their refrigeration performance and power efficiency. Andrew See, general manager of global container refrigeration, Greater China at Carrier Transicold, said: ““With its digital scroll compressor, the PrimeLINE unit has a reputation for energy efficiency and a value proposition that includes rapid pull-down, tight temperature control, ... Read More »

Port of Le Havre confirms US$580m investment scheme

The Port of Le Havre Supervisory Board has confirmed a multi-year investment programme devoted to development representing €500m (US$580m). The programme is structured around two priorities: development investments representing €500m (US$580m) and investments in the maintenance and modernisation of existing assets. According to a statement from HAROPA, the phasing, whether technical or temporal – depending on the project – will make the ... Read More »

DP World subsidiary to create logistics community system in Dominican Republic

A new electronic trade portal has been launched by Dubai Trade World (DT World), a subsidiary of DP World. DT World will provide its ‘Mawani’ system, which connects logistics services onto one platform, as well as management and consultancy services to DR Trade – a new joint venture formed by DP World Caucedo and the Haina International Terminal. DT World ... Read More »

Contecon Guayaquil receives government approval to handle mega vessels

Contecon Guayaquil

The Ecuadorian Ministry of Transport and Public Works has given the green light for Contecon Guayaquil SA (CGSA) to accommodate mega vessels of up to 305 m in length at the Port of Guayaquil’s Berths 2 and 3. With this, CGSA, which is the largest port concession in the Americas belonging to International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICSTI), becomes the ... Read More »

Maersk Container Industry to close Chile factory

The San Antonio factory was deemed to be no longer competitive

Maersk Container Industry (MCI) will cease manufacturing at its factory in San Antonio, Chile, with immediate effect “to better suit market needs,” citing widespread overcapacity in the sector and difficulties in setting up a localised supply chain. From now on, all its reefer containers will be manufactured at the existing facility in Qingdao, China, which had been running at full ... Read More »

SSA Marine extends lease at Oakland to 2027

SSA Marine has signed an agreement with the Port of Oakland to extend its lease at the US West Coast port to 2027, with an option to further extend it to 2042. Key elements of the deal include a 19 acre expansion at SSA’s Oakland International Container Terminal (OICT) and the purchase of three new ship-to-shore cranes by the terminal ... Read More »