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Monthly Archives: February 2008

Crane monitoring system from tecsis

A new crane load monitoring system launched by tecsis GmbH guarantees safe and reliable operation by monitoring the most important parameters such as crane arm angle and load, and prevents overload situations by intervening in crane control, according to the company. Read More »

Ruhr ports to collaborate on logistics

The three German ports of Duisburger Hafen AG, Stadtwerke Essen AG and Gelsen-Log (Gelsenkirchener Logistik-, Hafen- und Servicegesellschaft GmbH) signed a cooperation agreement in January aimed at stimulating logistic networks in the Rhine-Ruhr region. The agreement followed discussions at the ContractFuture Ruhr 2030 Conference, organised by Initiativkreis Ruhrgebiet in late 2007. The new partnership is also open to further ports in the region. Read More »

New name for Baltimore port association

The Private Sector Port Coalition at the Port of Baltimore is getting a new name: it will now be called the Baltimore Port Alliance (BPA). “We feel the name Baltimore Port Alliance best represents the public and private sectors that are a part of our group,” said George ‘Bud’ Nixon, chairman of the BPA. Read More »

Los Angeles reports flat volumes in 2007

The Port of Los Angeles remained the USA’s leading container port in 2007, claiming the title for the eighth consecutive year. The Port handled 8.4m teu over the 12 months, a 1.36% dip in total teu volume but a 3.2% increase in loaded teu volume over 2006. Read More »

ABP announces management reshuffle

Associated British Ports (ABP) has made a number of management changes, effective from February 1, 2008. Under the reshuffle, new port directors have been appointed for Grimsby & Immingham, Hull & Goole, the company’s 11 short-sea ports and its five ports in South Wales. Read More »

New Magnum reefer from Thermo King

Thermo King has launched a new refrigerated container, the Magnum ETA. According to the company, the next-generation reefer extends the best-in-class energy efficiency and cargo temperature range of the original Magnum model, which it launched five years ago. Read More »

Evergreen and Maersk to share Asia–Europe slots

Container lines Evergreen and Maersk announced on February 4, 2008 that they have agreed a cooperative agreement on Asia–Europe services commencing in March. The agreement consists of an exchange of slots between Evergreen’s China–Europe–Mediterranean (CEM) service and Maersk’s Far East to Europe (AE2) service. Read More »

CMA CGM extends Malta concession to 65 years

At a ceremony held in Malta on February 4, 2008, the Maltese government granted French-owned CMA CGM an extension of the terminal concession it holds through its subsidiary Malta Freeport Terminals Ltd. in the Port of Marsaxlokk to 65 years. Read More »

YRDICT starts handling mega-ships

Yantai Rising Dragon International Container Terminals Ltd. (YRDICT) – the China subsidiary of Philippines-based International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) – recently began servicing mega boxships when it handled China Ocean Shipping Company (Cosco)’s 4,200 teu vessel Shanhe. Read More »