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Samskip boosts Baltic services

Samskip has introduced further improvements to its Baltic, Russian and Scandinavian service coverage, just ten months after boosting capacity on its Scandinavian and Baltic routes by 50%. Read More »

Long Beach to fund hybrid tugboat

The Port of Long Beach, California has contributed US$500,000 towards the development of an environmentally friendly hybrid tugboat, the first of its kind in the world. The US$8m craft will be built by Foss Maritime, a Seattle-based company that provides tug services at Long Beach Harbour. Read More »

New home for AQIS at Brisbane

The Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) is to relocate its shipping and cargo inspection operations to Port Central 1, a new state-of-the-art office building, at the Port of Brisbane. Some 40 staff will relocate to the 600 sq m space from existing offices at the Port and at Eagle Farm by mid-2007. Read More »

Asset deal for Port of Seattle

The Port of Seattle, King County and the BNSF Railway Co have signed two memoranda of understanding (MOUs) formalising proposals to transfer a rail corridor to the county's ownership in exchange for the transfer of King County International Airport to the Port. The parties have also agreed to cooperate in the siting and development of an intermodal freight facility to serve the region. Read More »

NY/NJ completes channel project

The US Army Corps of Engineers, New York District and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have announced the completion of the Arthur Kill Channel navigation project. Read More »

NOL and SITC to build China terminal

Container transportation and logistics group Neptune Orient Lines Ltd (NOL) has entered into an agreement with SITC Group to build and operate a container terminal in the port of Qingdao in northern China. Read More »

Sharjah warehouse space snapped up

Gulftainer's new warehousing depot, situated on the outskirts of Sharjah, on the Dubai border near the Emirates and Outer Ring roads, is now officially open for business. Read More »

Fresh expansion for WUT at Tacoma

The Port of Tacoma has completed a 22-acre expansion of Washington United Terminals (WUT), to meet the Pacific Northwest growth needs of customer Hyundai Merchant Marine. Read More »