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Monthly Archives: November 2008

Tideworks to partner BNSF at Texas rail terminal

Tideworks Technology, Inc., the leading provider of full-service terminal management and planning software solutions, announced today (November 19) that it has been selected by BNSF Railway to participate in a pilot project at BNSF’s Alliance Intermodal Facility in Fort Worth, Texas. The announcement was made in conjunction with the TOC2008 Americas conference and exhibition in Long Beach, California, where Tideworks is exhibiting at booth C26. Read More »

MOL quits TSA and CTSA liner agreements

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. Of Japan has announced that it will resign from the Transpacific Stabilisation Agreement (TSA) and the Canada Transpacific Stabilisation Agreement (CTSA), effective November 27, 2008. Read More »

New container service from Antwerp to Finland

The Finnish shipping operator Merilinja Oy has introduced a new container service between Antwerp and Kollola, a port in the west of Finland. The first ship in this service, the container carrier MS Baltic Sea, with a capacity of 366 teu, was loaded at quay 730 in the Port of Antwerp on November 4, 2008. The vessel will call three times per month, with an average round-trip time of 10 days. Read More »

Wilson, Sons reports mixed Q3 results

Wilson, Sons has announced its results for the quarter ended September 30, 2008. The Brazilian company’s Q3 consolidated results were generally mixed, relative to Q307 figures. Port terminals and towage, combined, accounted for nearly two-thirds of its total net revenues, having increased by 26.9% year-on-year. Consolidated EBITDA showed a modest decline of 1.8%, to US$30.2m. Read More »

New train service will slash haulage costs

PD Ports, operator of the UK Port of Teesport and rail freight operator EWS have announced the introduction of a new high cube capacity container train service between the North East of England and central Scotland.The daily train service connects Teesport to Mossend and Grangemouth in central Scotland. Read More »

Thermo King Launches Green CryoTech

Thermo King has launch a new patented cryogenic cooling system, Green CryoTech, which uses recycled liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) as a coolant which gives customers the ability to minimise their environmental impact including noise, emissions and carbon footprint, while benefiting from improved temperature control. Read More »

First west coast test of CNG yard Hustler

Total Terminals International (TTI) and Ports America are testing Capacity of Texas’ TJ9000 CNG (compressed natural gas ) off-road/on-road, 242,000-pound GCW container yard hustler machines that run on compressed natural gas, the first such machines on the US West Coast. Read More »

Collection of Long Beach clean truck fee delayed

Collection of the Clean Truck Fee at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles will not begin Monday, November 17, as previously scheduled. More time is needed to complete ongoing discussions between Federal Maritime Commission staff and West Coast marine terminal operators regarding procedural issues. Read More »