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Monthly Archives: April 2009

Load sensing and accident prevention with LASSTEC

Lemantec International based in France ( has patented and developed a product using the twistlocks of the spreader to measure the load and eccentricity of the containers. This helps to improve operational safety and efficiency and reduce accidents related to container handling. Read More »

Are Shippers Incompetent?

Do exporters, importers, manufacturers and others who ship goods around the world know what they are doing? Are they adding costs instead of adding value? Read More »

Textainer obtains rights to Amficon fleet

Textainer has agreed to purchase the rights to manage the 150,000 teu container fleet of UK-based Amphibious Container Leasing (Amficon) from next month (May). Already the world’s largest lessor of intermodal containers by fleet size, the purchase means that Textainer will now operate a fleet of approximately 2.2m teu. Read More »

ABB launches CS800 training simulator

Described as being ‘not just a simulator’ but the closest thing to using a real crane, ABB Crane Systems has released its latest new product, the CS800 training simulator, enabling crane drivers to be trained in a safe and authentic environment. Read More »

Oakland commits US$650m for cleaner air

A US$650m plan to clean up air quality for a ‘healthier community’ has been announced by the Port of Oakland aimed particularly at reducing diesel pollution from ships, trucks, locomotives, tugboats and cargo handling equipment. Read More »