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Volumes up at Port of Klaipeda

The Port of Klaipeda in Lithuania handled 22,500 teu in November, its biggest ever monthly figure. For the four months to the end of November, container volumes grew by 6.3 per cent compared with the same period a year earlier. For the 11 months from January to November, it handled 208,015 teu, up from 195,625 in the same period of 2005. Read More »

Intermodal 2006 packs in the crowds

Intermodal 2006, held at the Hamburg Messe in Hamburg from December 5-7, 2006 proved a resounding success, according to its organisers, Informa Maritime and Transport, who reported exhibiting companies representing more than 30 countries, with 20 different freight containers on display and 3,000 attendees. Read More »

DP World sells P&O’s US operations to AIG

P&O Holdings, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of DP World, has entered into an agreement in Dubai to sell 100% of P&O Ports North America (POPNA) to a wholly-owned subsidiary of AIG Global Investment Group, for an undisclosed price. The deal is expected to be completed in the first quarter of next year. Read More »

ABP to establish steel facility at Cardiff

Associated British Ports (ABP) has signed an agreement with its customer, specialist steel-handling and private port services company WE Dowds (Shipping) Ltd, to establish a dedicated steel-handling facility at the Queen Alexandra Dock at the Port of Cardiff. Read More »

Giant cranes fitted with Alimak lifts

The three new giant container cranes at the Port of Gothenburg – the largest in northern Europe – are preparing to go into service, complete with Alimak lifts fitted after a remarkable round trip from Sweden to Shanghai. Read More »

Innovation award for ABPmer

ABP Marine Environmental Research (ABPmer), the Southampton-based marine research arm of Associated British Ports, has been commended by the UK’s Environment Agency for its Severn Estuary Coastal Habitat Management Plan. It received a joint runner-up award in the ‘Innovation and Technical Excellence’ category of the agency’s recently announced Project Excellence Awards. Read More »

Car-in-a-box solution from Unit45

Intermodal specialist Unit45 BV of Rotterdam is now offering automotive logistics companies a range of 45 ft high-cube containers fitted with the Trans-Rak car transport system. Previously, Trans-Raks have only been fitted to 40 ft containers for deep-sea operations, but Unit45 is currently trialling a number of 45 ft, 2.5 m-wide containers with its customers. Read More »

DVB Bank to quit transport funding

Frankfurt-based DVB Bank AG has decided to discontinue its Transport Infrastructure financing business and to sell off its transport loan portfolio, which amounts to some €67m. Wolfgang Driese, the bank’s CEO and chairman, explained the reasons for the decision: "It is our corporate mission to be the leading specialist in international transport finance, a role which we have already achieved in shipping, aviation and land transport. Read More »