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Monthly Archives: January 2009

New York-New Jersey encourage more use of ExpressRail system

Seeking to stimulate greater use of the port authority's ExpressRail system, the New York New Jersey board of commissioners has approved a US$25 per container incentive to encourage ocean carriers calling at the Port of New York and New Jersey to transport more cargo by rail. Read More »

Liebherr jumps 100 sales hurdle

With deliveries of Mobile Harbour Cranes (MHC) reaching 102 units in 2008, Liebherr jumped the hurdle of 100 machines delivered in a single year. This total represented a 16% increase compared to 2007 and a third year of consecutive double-digit growth, with the company claiming that it is “by far the best performance of all manufacturers” and ‘the official number one in the mobile harbour crane industry’. Read More »

New GPS cost saving calculator

A interactive calculator has been launched by UK based VeriLocation to show truck fleet managers the exact cost savings they can achieve by analysing GPS tracking information about their fleet. Read More »

Evergreen Line launches new Greek shuttles

Evergreen Line has launched two new regional feeder services in late January, linking the Mediterranean hub port of Taranto to Piraeus and Thessaloniki in Greece. The first Piraeus Shuttle Service (GF1) voyage uses the 671 teu vessel, Lantau Beach, with the following port rotation: Taranto – Piraeus – Taranto, whilst the first Thessaloniki Shuttle Service (GF2) uses the 436 teu vessel, Agilitas, on the port rotation: Taranto – Thessaloniki – Taranto. Read More »

STS and RTGs delivered to CGSA in Ecuador

Contecon Guayaquil SA (CGSA) - a subsidiary of Philippine-based International Container Terminal Services and the operators of the Guayaquil Container Multipurpose Terminals (GCMT) in Ecuador, has taken delivery of three new ZPMC quay cranes and eight RTG’s, the first of their type to be introduced into Ecuador. Previously CGSA had been operating with two mobile harbour cranes acquired when it took over the facility in 2007. Read More »

Successful year for Gottwald

Sales of Gottwald harbour cranes, encompassing mobile, portal and floating crane derivatives, reached 92 in 2008, only four less than the previous year, despite the downturn in the global economic environment. Read More »