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Monthly Archives: March 2008

Bilbao breaks through 40m tonne mark

The Port of Bilbao topped the 40m tonne mark in 2007 for the first time in its history, recording a 4% increase over 2006. The number of containers handled by the port grew by 6% to 554,570 teu. European Atlantic routes, representing 41% of its total container traffic, registered the biggest growth in absolute terms (+8%) and there were big increases in container volumes from France and Finland, particularly for iron and steel products. Read More »

BCT opts for Tideworks management suite

Tideworks Technology Inc., the provider of full-service terminal management and planning software solutions, has installed its suite of container terminal products at Baltic Container Terminal (BCT) in Gdynia, Poland. The implementation is Tideworks’ first deployment at a dedicated container terminal in Europe. Read More »

TCB orders more Konecranes RTGs

Konecranes received two orders in February from Spanish operator Terminal de Contenidors de Barcelona, S.L. (TCB) for seven RTG cranes. Four of the RTGs will be delivered to TCB Group’s terminal TCP in Paranagua in Brazil and three to its TCV terminal in Valencia, Spain at the end of 2008. Read More »

Big three revamp US–China services

CMA CGM, Maersk and MSC, the world’s three largest shipping companies, are reorganising their services between China and the US West Coast with the launch of two joint services in April 2008. The Yang Tse service will serve central and southern China, while the Bohai Rim service will serve central and northern China. Read More »

PSA’s Lim takes top HR award

Caroline Lim, Global Head of HR and Corporate Affairs at PSA, was named Best HR Leader in the fifth annual HRM Awards organised by HRM Magazine, the monthly industry publication for HR professionals. The award was announced at a gala dinner in Singapore on March 5, 2008, which was attended by 700 guests. Read More »

ContainerTrac PDS system for Oakland

ContainerTrac, Inc., a provider of highly accurate, in-yard container positioning solutions, has announced today that it has reached agreement with SSA Terminals to install its cell-level-accurate Position Detection System (PDS) at SSA Terminals’ Port of Oakland International Container Terminal (OICT). The implementation will begin this spring, and will include integration with SSA Terminals’ terminal operating system (TOS) from Tideworks Technology. Read More »

New EWS rail service for Thamesport

EWS Railway, the UK’s leading railfreight carrier, has launched a new rail service from the Kent port of Thamesport, after an absence of 18 months from the facility. The new service will run to Daventry in the East Midlands five days per week, and is able to offer capacity for high-cube containers, in addition to standard units. Read More »

CMA CGM reinforces EPIC service

CMA CGM has announced the continuation of its EPIC service from Europe to India, the Gulf and Pakistan; in addition, from May 2008 the service will be 100% operated by CMA CGM. Read More »