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Monthly Archives: April 2008

New Indian Ocean service for Sharjah

A new weekly container service has begun calling at Gulftainer’s Sharjah Container Terminal (SCT) in the United Arab Emirates, with further onward calls at Mumbai (JNPT), Karachi, Mundra and Muscat. Read More »

Kalmar strengthens presence in Asian market

Kalmar has secured several large new orders in the Asian market, with contracts from terminals in Vietnam, Thailand and South Korea. Vietnam International Container Terminals (VICT) has agreed to purchase 17 Kalmar E-One+ rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes for use at its Ho Chi Minh City facility. The 6+1 wide and 1-over-6 high units will replace some of the older RTGs at the facility, and will be delivered between 2008 and 2010.
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Paceco to promote Vycon technology

Vycon, the designer and manufacturer of flywheel-based environmentally friendly energy storage systems, signed an agreement on April 8, 2008 with Paceco, one of the world’s largest crane manufacturers. Read More »

Geiken relocates to Al-Futtaim

Sascha Geiken, product director of IJS Global Inc, the US-based multi-modal freight forwarder, customs broker, and non-vessel operating common carrier, has relocated from Bremen, Germany, to join IJS’s agent and partner Al-Futtaim Logistics in Dubai, effective April 1, 2008. Read More »

YRDICT steps up cargo consolidation

Yantai Rising Dragon International Container Terminal Ltd (YRDICTL) has boosted its cargo consolidation service with the opening of an independent gate for the terminal’s container freight stations (CFS). The new gate enables YRDICT to achieve faster turnaround time in its CFS operations, as well as increase its overall terminal productivity. Read More »

Tacoma strengthens ties with Fuzhou

The Port of Tacoma launched its Fuzhou Pilot Project on April 11, 2008. The 18-month project, jointly funded by the Port and the City of Tacoma, aims to expand trade, primarily exports to China, and to attract foreign direct investment to the Tacoma-Pierce County region. Read More »

DCT Gdansk appoints new CEO

Boris Wenzel has been appointed chief executive officer of the Polish container terminal operator DCT Gdansk SA. He succeeds Colin Chanter, who continues as chairman of the board of management. Read More »