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Monthly Archives: December 2008

MSC suspends the Tiger Service

In a response to the deteriorating trading environment MSC Company is suspending its Tiger Service and is withdrawing nine vessels of 6,500 teu capacity with immediate effect and as a result will make the following changes to the remaining service network between the Far East and Europe/Mediterranean: Read More »

A testing time for Tacoma

The US Port of Tacoma is testing a GPS system that tracks intermodal containers from the time they leave port terminals until they reach their destinations in the Midwest and Eastern US and which enables the port's intermodal planners to better understand inland rail issues. Read More »

Two more for Hutchison

Sweden’s Ports of Stockholm and Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) have signed a 25 year concession agreement giving HPH the right to operate the container terminal within Stockholm Free Port from 1 March 2009. Read More »

DP World Southampton orders 15 Kalmar straddle carriers

Kalmar has received an order to supply 15 of its ESC W straddle carriers to DP World Southampton in the UK with delivery scheduled during the first half of 2009. Two of the machines will be fitted with Kalmar's new hybrid technology package and the remaining 13 are capable of being upgraded to hybrids in the future. Read More »

UK Chamber of Shipping’s response to global warming

The Chamber of Shipping, the representative body for UK-based commercial shipping, has announced that it is taking a lead position in the international shipping industry’s response to climate change by advocating a global and open emissions trading scheme. Read More »

New scanning sensor for vessel or shore side safety.

German manufacturere SICK has developed a new IP67 rated/PLd and SIL 2 certificated OS2000 outdoor laser scanner system that detects the movement of people, vehicles and objects for safety, security and collision avoidance including emergency stops and machine control. Read More »

US container import figures are not encouraging

Imported containerised cargo volume at US major retail container ports fell in November 2008 for the 16th straight month, according to the Port Tracker report released on December 5, 2008 by the National Retail Federation (NRF)and IHS Global Insight. Read More »

Tecsis displays its pressure switches

Where pressures have to be regularly monitored such as in hydraulic and vacuum systems for lifting and material handling applications and the monitoring of clamping pressures, tecsis GmbH believes that its pressure switches SC400, SC410 and SC420 are the ideal solution. Read More »