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Monthly Archives: September 2007

CVS to double production in three years

Italian container handling equipment specialist CVS Ferrari plans to double its production capacity within three years. According to, the plans come on the back of new developments for the family-owned company. In January, Swedish group Cargotec Corp announced it would acquire CVS, but last month put its plans on hold due to concerns raised by German competition authorities. Read More »

Kalmar acquires software firm ACT

Kalmar has acquired Advanced Cargo Transhipment BV (ACT), a spin-off company of Frog Navigation based in Utrecht, the Netherlands. ACT will assist Kalmar in its aim of becoming the preferred supplier of integrated port automation technology by increasing its resources in automated horizontal transportation R&D and delivery projects. The parties have agreed not to disclose the transaction value. Read More »

New UK rail link for NYK

NYK Logistics has launched a rail freight service between Southampton on the south coast of the UK and inland freight terminals at Tamworth (BIFT) and Daventry (DIRFT). Currently moving up to 150 containers per week, the service is primarily being used to support the delivery of product into the UK distribution networks of NYK’s existing retail customers. Read More »

Record mid-year results for Eurogate

The Bremen-based Eurogate group has posted record results for the first half of 2007. The operator increased its container handling volumes within Germany by 12.5% and Europe-wide by 15.9%, compared with the first six months of 2006. Read More »

Piling work commences at Tacoma

The last week of August saw contractors at the Port of Tacoma drive the first of 820 concrete pilings into the Blair Waterway, as construction got underway of a new wharf adjacent to the 96-acre former Kaiser Aluminium Smelter site. The one-berth, 1,200 ft wharf and the Kaiser site are part of the future East Blair Waterway marine terminal development. Read More »

Bromma expands in the Middle East

Bromma Group of Stockholm, Sweden has won a series of contracts for 44 crane spreaders for terminals in the Middle East, at Tangier, Jebel Ali and Bahrain, further expanding its already strong market share in the region. Read More »

TransContainer launches Riga–Moscow train

JSC TransContainer, a subsidiary of JSC Russian Railways, and Latvian Railways have launched a new container train service between the Baltic Container Terminal in the Port of Riga and Kuntsevo-2 station in Moscow. Read More »

Honorary doctorate for Chang

Dr Chang Yung-fa, group chairman of the Evergreen Group, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Transport and the title Honorary Academician by the Russian Academy of Transport, in recognition of his contributions and innovations in international transportation and his dedication to maritime education. Read More »