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Monthly Archives: February 2007

Another hiccup for Hibiki?

Hibiki was the first port in Japan to introduce the private finance initiative method through the Hibiki Container Terminal (HCT) project – a partnership between PSA International, major domestic port transport enterprises and Kitakyushu City. HCT, which received its first vessel in April 2005, is a state-of-the-art terminal and one of the first in Japan with a 15 m depth, which allows it to handle the largest container vessels. Read More »

Intermodal enhancements for LA routes

Union Pacific Railroad (UP) and Norfolk Southern Railway (NS) launched a new intermodal rail service on February 19, 2007, adding train capacity and expanding intermodal services between Los Angeles and the southeastern USA. Read More »

Two new services from CMA CGM

CMA CGM has launched a new service linking South America to the Arabian Gulf, the Red Sea, India and South Africa. The new weekly VASCO Express service will deploy eight vessels of 1,700 teu, with a reefer capacity of 350 plugs. The first vessel, the CMA CGM Rio-Grande, left Brazil on February 13, 2007. Read More »

Wallhamn leases Kalmar auto equipment

Kalmar Industries has signed long-term contracts with Wallhamn AB, Sweden’s largest private port, for the financing, insurance, leasing of maintenance of a fleet of new equipment, expanding a collaboration that first began in 1999. Read More »

Expansion project underway at NIT

Work began in January to drive test pilings at the north berth of Norfolk International Terminals (NIT) in Virginia, marking the start of a project that will further expand the port’s cargo handling capacity. Read More »

Jones appointed CEO at ABP

Associated British Ports Holdings (ABP) has announced that Peter Jones, formerly chief executive of Mersey Docks and Harbour Company (MDHC), will become its new chief executive with effect from April 1, 2007. He will replace Bo Lerenius, who retires from the company at the end of March, after eight years in the role. Read More »

Railion acquires Brunner Railway Services

Railion Deutschland has expanded its presence in Switzerland with the acquisition of rail operator Brunner Railway Services (BRS). BRS, headquartered in Dietlikon, was founded in 2005 and has successfully operated as a provider of rail services since April 2006. Read More »

20 Shuttle Carriers for APM Virginia

APM Terminals has placed an order with Kalmar for 20 SHC250H Shuttle Carriers for its new container terminal on the Elizabeth River in Portsmouth, Virginia. The 50-tonne machines, due for delivery between April and November this year, will be equipped with extendable twin-lift spreaders. Read More »

Dual-temperature reefer from Carrier

Carrier Transicold used the Intermodal 2006 show in Hamburg in December to introduce its new ThinLine DT container refrigeration system, the only system on the market to offer a dual-temperature capability. Read More »