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Monthly Archives: November 2007

Dual-temperature reefer from UNIT45

The Dutch 45 ft container specialist UNIT45 will present its latest box designs at December’s Intermodal show in Amsterdam, with pride of place going to its new dual compartment diesel-electric reefer, which can transport a variety of commodities at two different temperatures. Read More »

Record Q3 sales for Thermo King

In the third quarter of 2007, Thermo King’s Global Marine Solutions group completed not only its strongest quarter on record, but each of the segment’s two main product lines – the Magnum container refrigeration unit and gensets – also recorded their strongest quarters. Read More »

DP World to develop Dakar terminals

DP World has signed an agreement to operate and develop Senegal’s busiest container terminal, the Terminal à Conteneur in the capital city Dakar. The company will contribute a total of US$709m to develop the current terminal and to build a brand new container facility at the Port du Futur. Read More »

Johnson and Petrich elected at Tacoma

Pierce County voters elected Don Johnson and incumbent Clare Petrich to the Port of Tacoma Commission in an election on November 6, 2007. While Petrich was first elected to the Port Commission in 1995, Johnson is new to the position. He will take the place of longtime Commissioner Jack Fabulich, who will retire at the end of 2007 after 31 years’ service. Read More »

Record rail volumes for Thamesport

Thamesport (London) Limited celebrated a new record for the number of containers handled by its rail terminal in October. It handled a total of 6,007 units, breaking its previous record of 5,411, set in October 1999. These figures represented a rail modal share for Thamesport of 23.6% and, says the Port, highlight its dedication to transporting as many containers by rail as possible. Read More »

New terminal for Xiamen

The CMA CGM Group has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the municipality of Xiamen and New World Services Holding Ltd (NWS) of Hong Kong, to develop a deep water container terminal in the Haicang port area of the Port of Xiamen, Fujian Province which is scheduled to commence operations in 2009. Read More »

ACL inaugurates service at PNCT

Atlantic Container Line (ACL) began calling at the Port Newark Container Terminal (PNCT) at the Port of New York/New Jersey on November 6, 2007. The Atlantic Companion, one of ACL’s five combination ro-ro/container ships, was the first vessel to call on ACL’s A Service. The Italian-owned ACL has signed a seven-year agreement with PNCT and will call at the terminal twice weekly. Read More »

Three new ZPMC cranes for TCB

Grup Terminal de Contenidors de Barcelona (TCB) of Spain has installed three new gantry cranes from manufacturer Zhenhua Port Machinery Co (ZPMC) at its South Quay Terminal in the Port of Barcelona. The super Post-Panamax units are capable of handling container ships with 22 containers across. Read More »

Thermo King unveils SLX range

Thermo King has launched its new SLX trailer refrigeration range in what is being dubbed as the most important event in the company’s history. Read More »