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Maersk increases calls at Auckland

Maersk Line has announced that the Ports of Auckland in New Zealand will handle more of its North Island services, with new calls to be phased in from mid-January. Read More »

Joint venture to develop Vietnamese port

Vinalines, Quang Ninh Port and SSA Marine have signed an agreement in principle to establish a joint venture company to develop and operate container terminals at Cai Lan Port, in Quang Ninh Province in Vietnam. The partners plan to develop and operate berths 2, 3 and 4 and to co-operate on other operations at the terminal. Read More »

Rail enhancements for Tacoma

The Port of Tacoma has completed two important rail projects in the Tacoma Tideflats. According to Jeannie Beckett, senior director of intermodal transportation, the US$10.5m capital project will increase rail throughput velocity at two key access points for the port’s terminals, Bullfrog Junction and Chilcote Junction. Read More »

Paper trail for Port of Liverpool

A new daily train service to the Liverpool Intermodal Freeport Terminal at the Port of Liverpool began in October, carrying newsprint shipped across the North Sea and taken by train through the Channel Tunnel for distribution to newspaper operations throughout the northwest of England. Read More »

Gulftainer sets up logistics JV in Pakistan

Gulftainer Co. Ltd. of Sharjah and the Pak Shaheen Group, based in Karachi, are to set up a joint venture company focusing on inland logistics and transportation in Pakistan. The new company, Gulftainer-MTI, will invest in new equipment and systems with the aim of revamping inland transportation within Pakistan, to and from Karachi. Read More »

Novel flat rack chassis from CIMC

CIMC Xinhui has developed a new type of 40 ft steel flat rack container. Weighing 4,500 kg and rated at 20,000 MGW, the rack is designed to satisfy the growing demand for containerised transportation of chassis from China to the US. Read More »

VPA plans major rail relocation project

The Virginia Port Authority (VPA) is taking the lead in a project aimed at eliminating 14 grade rail crossings in neighbourhoods adjacent to its marine terminals. The Median Rail Relocation Project will also improve rail service at the Maersk/APM marine terminal currently under construction in Portsmouth and the future VPA Craney Island marine terminal. Read More »

Gottwald honours 40 years of partnership

Gottwald Port Technology has honoured its Italian representative, Dottore Paolo Bartoli, for 40 years of loyal service and collaboration. At a representative meeting held in Düsseldorf in September, Dott. Bartoli, co-founder and principal of CIBI SpA, was presented with a golden crane in recognition of his contribution to Gottwald’s success in Italy. Read More »

Stinnes vision for Eindhoven RailPort

The south-eastern corner of the province of Brabant, in the Eindhoven region, appears to have become an attractive location for the prospective development of a major RailPort distribution centre, with track lengths of up to 600 metres. Read More »