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Evergreen and Maersk to share Asia–Europe slots

Container lines Evergreen and Maersk announced on February 4, 2008 that they have agreed a cooperative agreement on Asia–Europe services commencing in March. The agreement consists of an exchange of slots between Evergreen’s China–Europe–Mediterranean (CEM) service and Maersk’s Far East to Europe (AE2) service. Read More »

CMA CGM extends Malta concession to 65 years

At a ceremony held in Malta on February 4, 2008, the Maltese government granted French-owned CMA CGM an extension of the terminal concession it holds through its subsidiary Malta Freeport Terminals Ltd. in the Port of Marsaxlokk to 65 years. Read More »

YRDICT starts handling mega-ships

Yantai Rising Dragon International Container Terminals Ltd. (YRDICT) – the China subsidiary of Philippines-based International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) – recently began servicing mega boxships when it handled China Ocean Shipping Company (Cosco)’s 4,200 teu vessel Shanhe. Read More »

Extra capacity for Hyster empty handlers

Hyster, the leading supplier of materials handling equipment, has enhanced its range of empty container handlers. The 7-high single container handling models, H16.00–22.00XM-12EC, now provide lifting capacities of 8.5 tonnes, an additional 1.5 tonnes compared with previous models. Read More »

New Bromma spreader bound for Algeciras

Stockholm-based Bromma Group is preparing to deliver the first production model of its Tandem Quattro crane spreader to the APM Terminal in Algeciras, Spain, where it will begin field testing in April. Read More »

Marseille-Fos breaks through 1m teu mark

Container throughput at Marseille-Fos reached 1m teu for the first time in the port’s history in 2007, when new records were also set for ro-ro and cruise passenger volumes. Its container performance included 10% growth in east-west trades at Marseille-Fos, approaching the 12% improvement recorded by leading Mediterranean box hubs such as Barcelona and Genoa. Read More »

Kalmar launches its fully-automated Shuttle Carrier®

Kalmar has strengthened its portfolio of automated container handling machinery by launching the Kalmar Autoshuttle™ – an automated self-loading vehicle able to pick, place and transport containers between ship-to-shore (STS) and yard stacking cranes. Read More »