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Monthly Archives: November 2007

Daikin to build reefers in China

Daikin Industries Ltd. of Japan has established a new company, Daikin Refrigeration (Suzhou) Co., Ltd in Suzhou, China, to manufacture reefer containers. Established with capital of ¥1.39bn (US$ 12.1m), the new company will be based in Suzhou Industrial Park. Read More »

Tacoma to build new TOTE terminal

The Port of Tacoma Commission has approved a restated lease with Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc. (TOTE) that calls for a redeveloped terminal on the Blair Waterway to handle TOTE’s Alaska cargo business. Read More »

Rickmers sets up Korean subsidiary

Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg-based specialist in breakbulk, heavy-lift and project cargo, is expanding its network of subsidiaries in Asia and will establish a new subsidiary, Rickmers (Korea) Inc, in Seoul, effective 1 November 2007. Read More »

Kalmar launches F-generation container handler

Kalmar has introduced a new F-generation empty container handler (ECH), the DCF 80-100. According to the company, the new unit incorporates the latest technology to give improved reliability, energy efficiency and environmental credentials, and the highest productivity of any dedicated ECH model. Read More »

Environmental initiatives by US terminals

The Virginia Port Authority (VPA) has made a first – early – payment on a US$50m environmental mitigation plan aimed at reducing the impact of the new Craney Island Marine Terminal on the Elizabeth River. Read More »

Presidential visit for YRDICT

President Macapagal-Arroyo of the Philippines visited International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI)’s terminal in Shandong Province in early October, as part of a two-day state visit to the People’s Republic of China. Read More »

Tacoma takes lead on TWIC programme

Port workers, longshoremen and truckers at the ports of Tacoma, Honolulu and Baton Rouge will today be among the first to enroll in the US Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) programme. This will bring to five the total number of ports actively participating in the nationwide scheme. Read More »