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Intent on development

Redi Port Ltd., a member of the Earnest John Group of companies has been granted a letter of intent by India’s Maharashtra Martime Board (MMB) to develop Redi Port on a BOOST (Build, Own, Operate, Share & Transfer) basis Read More »

Jasper County port project agreement

The US states of South Carolina and Georgia have resolved a land dispute and will work together to develop a plan for a future port terminal in Jasper County (SC), based on an agreement reached by the Jasper Bi-State Port Task Force. Read More »

Thermo King cuts component prices

Thermo King has reduced retail prices by up to 30% across its truck and trailer component parts range when components are returned to authorised local Thermo King dealers across the company’s Europe-wide network. Read More »

Hyster launches high-performance range

Hyster has launched five new ‘big’ truck designs built for performance and dependability in tough applications. It has also introduced three new heavy forklift truck series spanning a range of 8–48-tonne lifting capacities, two new container handlers and eight new reachstackers. Read More »

Mixed results for Marseilles-Fos

Throughput at leading French cargo port Marseilles-Fos slipped to 72.03 million tonnes (MT) in the January–September period, down 2.7% on the first nine months of 2006, due mainly to lower oil and dry bulk volumes. Read More »

EC outlines integrated maritime policy

The European Commission has set out its vision for an Integrated Maritime Policy for the EU, together with a detailed action plan setting out an ambitious work programme. The proposal is based on extensive public consultation, which ended last June, and represents the work of a Steering Group of 10 Commissioners chaired by Joe Borg, Commissioner for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs. Read More »

Pacific to Atlantic highway proposal

Chile plans to meet with Bolivia and Brazil to discuss the possible construction of a highway running from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean to boost trade, according to Foreign Minister Alejandro Foxley. Read More »

GE SEACO exits Australian domestic leasing market

GE SeaCo Australia Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of leasing company GE SeaCo SRL, has agreed to sell its domestic container leasing assets in Australia to Royal Wolf Australia and to SCF Containers, two of the continent’s leading container suppliers. Read More »