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Monthly Archives: July 2009

Marseilles agrees post-reform labour transfer deal

Marseilles Fos management and the French CGT trade union have reached an agreement on the transfer of port authority dockers based at Mourepiane container terminal, in the Marseilles harbour area, to the private stevedoring company Intramar. Read More »

Exports drive Port Botany container growth

Strong export growth has helped Sydney Ports record its eighth consecutive year of container trade increases, with the latest trade figures for Port Botany showing full container exports growing by 14.9% in the 2008-09 financial year driven by higher movements of timber, cereals, machinery and transport equipment. Read More »

TITAN acquires Container Exchange (UK)

Danish container leasing company TITAN Group has acquired UK-based Container Exchange (UK) business activities, together with the vast majority of the company’s containers, adding to its established network of operations in 14 European countries. Read More »

New China South East Asia service

Evergreen Line and Cosco Container Lines (COSCON) have launched a new joint service this week. The ‘China South East Asia Express Service’ (CSE), will operate a total of four 2,100 teu vessels, one deployed by Evergreen with the remaining three from COSCON. Read More »

Terex completes Fantuzzi acquisition

The protracted €155m (US$221m) acquisition by Terex Corporation of the port equipment businesses of Fantuzzi Industries has been completed, almost a year after the negotiations started. Read More »

KCS opens new rail line and intermodal centre

Kansas City Southern has announced the opening of a reconstructed rail line from Victoria to Rosenberg, Texas and the CenterPoint Intermodal Center-Houston Metro (CIC-HM) located in Beasley near Kendleton, Texas. Read More »