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Monthly Archives: September 2009

Tenth Gottwald floating crane for the Mississippi

Following an order for a Gottwald Generation 5, G HPK 6400 B floating crane in August 2009, Associated Terminals LLC (AT), operating on the Mississippi River in Louisiana, USA, has placed another order for a similar machine. Read More »

Technology helps port turn the tide

A partnership with IT technology company SITS Group has seen the UK Port of Tyne strengthen its IT disaster recovery platform and adopt new technology that will reduce its energy bills by £20,000 (US$32,000). Read More »

Momentum Logistics offers container wash and repair at Sharjah

Gulftainer subsidiary third-party logistics (3PL) provider Momentum Logistics, has completed construction of its new container wash and repair depot, at the Sharjah Inland Container Depot (SICD). This brings the number of fully-equipped facilities operated by Momentum to three, including one at Khorfakkan Container Terminal and one at Port Khalid. Read More »

MSC to increase calls to ICTSI Syria

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has increased its calls to the Tartous International Container Terminal (TICT) in Syria, following its decision earlier this year to use the port as a result of increasing cargo congestion and high port and labour fees at the Port of Lattakia. Read More »

Konecranes to close Ettlingen factory

Konecranes has announced that it will close its production facility in Ettlingen, Germany, by the end of March 2010. Annual production of cranes at the plant represented approximately 15 % of Konecranes industrial cranes in 2008. Read More »

YICT launches direct feeder service

Yantian International Container Terminals (YICT) has launched its first direct feeder service to enable the Nine Dragons Paper factory in Xibeisha, Dongguan, to receive import containers by barge, a more cost-effective and less carbon-intensive transport mode. Read More »

15 sign Rotterdam Rules

At a ceremony in Rotterdam yesterday (23 September), 15 States, including five Member States of the European Union, signed the new UNCITRAL Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea – to be known from now on as the ‘Rotterdam Rules’. Read More »