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Monthly Archives: January 2009

Mitsui revised downward FY2008 forecast

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, has announced a 7.3% reduction in its revenue forecast for the Financial Year 2008 (From April 1, 2008 to March 31, 2009) from Yen ¥2,050.0bn to ¥1,900.0bn, making the predicted revenue less than the ¥1,945.6bn posted for 2007. Read More »

DP World reins in expenditure

There are warning signs of tough times ahead for DP World, involving a review of expansion plans that could see the development of the London Gateway and Rotterdam’s Maasvlakte 2 container port projects being delayed, along with 11 other similar developments. Read More »

Thermo King launches web-based GPRS system

A web-based GPRS system, known as ‘TracKing’, offering temperature management to ensure top product quality delivery to customers has been launched by Thermo King as an option with its refrigeration units. Read More »

Shipping Podcast launched

A unique website delivering ‘free-to-air’ podcasts tailored to shipping industry professionals has been launched by specialist maritime eLearning provider Coracle. Read More »

Marseilles Fos cargo holds at 96m tonnes

Total 2008 cargo throughput at the port of Marseilles Fos finished on 96m tonnes – just 0.3% down on 2007 despite the impact of first-half industrial action over French port reforms and a second-half slowdown due to the world economic crisis. Read More »