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Monthly Archives: October 2008

Konecranes to equip TIPS at Laem Chabang

Konecranes received an order at the beginning of August for four reachstackers and three empty container handlers from TIPS Co. Ltd, the operator of Laem Chabang Port’s B4 terminal, located about 130 km southeast of Bangkok. The equipment will be delivered in sequence up to February 2009. Read More »

IDB considers Panama Canal funding boost

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is considering a US$400m loan to help finance the Panama Canal Expansion Programme. The announcement was made by Luis Alberto Moreno, president of the IDB, at a forum hosted by President Martín Torrijos of Panama. Read More »

CMA CGM redesigns NEMO service

CMA CGM is to launch a new rationalised version of its NEMO service at the end of November 2008, renaming it NEW NEMO (North Europe, Mediterranean, Oceania). Read More »

Ports America Baltimore to open packaging facility

Ports America Baltimore, Inc. will open a packaging operation in its Dundalk facility on November 1, 2008. This is the group’s first on-dock packaging and warehousing facility to serve the general cargo, auto, boat, steel, and container operations market for US exporters, importers and manufacturers. Read More »

ITS and Husky celebrate 25 years at Tacoma

International Transportation Service, Inc. (ITS) and Husky Terminal recently celebrated their 25th anniversary at the Port of Tacoma. When ITS first arrived in September 1983, the Port was just entering the container business, with an annual volume of about 132,000 teu. Read More »

Dow employs Savi’s SmartChain to track chemicals

Savi’s SmartChain asset management software now is being utilised by the Dow Chemical Company’s Toxic Inhalation Hazard (TIH) rail tank car fleet to automatically monitor the location and security status of the hazardous materials it transports. The software solution, developed by Savi, a Lockheed Martin company, was unveiled on September 22, 2008 at the opening of the LogiChem Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Read More »

200th Liebherr LHM 400 crane goes into service

Liebherr-Werk Nenzing has celebrated the landmark delivery of its 200th LHM 400 mobile harbour crane. Since its was introduced in 1996, says the company, the LHM 400 has established itself as an ideal handling tool for vessels up to Post-Panamax size, for general cargo, containers, heavy lifts or bulk materials. Read More »