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Monthly Archives: December 2008

Nationwide strike threatens road freight transport

A strike by labour elements of South Africa’s road freight industry has the potential to cripple road transport in the New Year unless the union’s dispute with the Road Freight Association is resolved reports Ports & Ships Maritime News. Read More »

Thermo King’s world quietest truck refrigeration system

Recent testing carried out in the UK has confirmed that Thermo King’s CryoTech truck range not only meets the stringent Dutch PIEK noise regulation, but substantially exceeds it. PIEK certification gives operators access for deliveries to Low Emission Zones in noise sensitive inner-city locations which they would otherwise be excluded from. Read More »

Bromma GREENLINE™ all-electrics headed to Jeddah and Japan

Bromma has won orders for more than 80 GREENLINE™ all-electric yard crane spreaders with major orders received during September and October 2008 including new contracts for, among others: Yokohama, Japan; Transnet National Port Authority (South Africa); Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; and Suape, Brazil. Read More »

Long Beach cargo container fee delayed

The Long Beach Board of Harbour Commissioners has voted to postpone for at least six months, the collection of a cargo-container fee intended to collect funds for road, rail and bridge improvements in the harbour area. Read More »

Liebherr for Liverpool

A new Liebherr ship-to-shore gantry crane has arrived at the Port of Liverpool for the Royal Seaforth Container Terminal where berthing for deepsea ships is to be increased by a third. Read More »

Kalmar’s equipment fleet reaches 240 at the Port of Vuosaari

Kalmar has delivered four new post-Panamax ship-to-shore (STS) cranes, three shuttle carriers, two electric straddle carriers, three EC DRT100 empty container stackers and one terminal tractor to the Port of Vuosaari in Helsinki, Finland which will be one of the most modern ports in the Baltic Sea when completed in 2009. Read More »