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Monthly Archives: August 2009

Jebel Ali receives mega container ship

Jebel Ali Port, one of the few ports in the world designed to service the latest generation of container ships, has received ‘MSC Kalina’, one of the world’s largest container ships, at its Terminal 2. Read More »

Cargotec merges Hiab and Kalmar and re-names business areas

In the latest consolidation move by Cargotec, two of the industry’s best known names - Hiab and Kalmar – have been merged to form a new business area, to be known as Cargotec Industrial and Terminal, headed up by Pekka Vauramo as senior executive vice-president. Read More »

YICT launches its first inland container depot

Yantian International Container Terminals (YICT) has started operations at its first inland container depot in Dalingshan Town, Dongguan City, enabling local shippers to collect and return empty containers at the facility, which is located closer to factories and cargo sources. This will save them the time and money of trucking them back to YICT. Read More »

SPCT takes delivery of state-of-the-art equipment

Saigon Premier Container Terminal (SPCT), the DP World and IPC joint-venture that is on track to open this October, has taken delivery of two quay cranes and four rubber tyred gantry (RTG) cranes, the first of three major deliveries expected from Shanghai-based crane manufacturer ZPMC. Read More »

End of decline in sight for Hamburg

The Port of Hamburg believes that the drop in cargo volumes has bottomed out, with the situation now stabilising and an expectation that there will be a recovery in the second half of this year. Read More »

FPS adds further Europe-South America ocean freight service

Famous Pacific Shipping (FPS) Rotterdam has improved its South American ocean freight connections with the launch of a new fortnightly consolidation service to Cartagena, Colombia, adding to its existing services to Santos, Buenos Aires, Callao, Valparaiso and Colon. Read More »