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Monthly Archives: January 2010

Hanjin’s rate recovery programme

Hanjin Shipping is preparing to implement a rate recovery programme for the Trans-Atlantic trade. The programme, consisting of three quarterly rate restorations, will be applied to all shipments between North America, Northern Europe and the Mediterranean, both east and west bound, based on the following schedule: Read More »

The ups and downs of Canal metrics

The Panama Canal Authority’s operational metrics from October to December 2009, show that Canal Waters Time (CWT), the average time it takes a vessel to transit the Canal (including waiting time for passage), significantly decreased despite increases in total transits and net tonnage. Read More »

ISO 9001 for Dunkirk

France’s Port of Dunkirk has achieved the ISO 9001 certification following audits conducted in October and November 2009. In line with the Strategic Plan, this certification marks a new phase in the improvement drive that has been on-going for several years. Read More »

UK’s newest rail freight terminal opens

Created with GBP1m (US$1.6m) of private investment by DB Schenker (formerly EWS), a former disused coal loading facility in Rugby has been transformed into a modern rail freight container handling terminal that is expected handle three trains per day and 50,000 containers a year by the end of 2010. Read More »

Vladivostok records increased tonnage

Cargo throughput in the Commercial Port of Vladivostok for 2009 totalled more than 6.2m tonnes, a 4.9% increase compared to 2008, with container volumes for the period amounting to 227,978 teu. Read More »

Crowley settles out of court

Crowley Liner Services, Inc. (Crowley) has entered into a settlement agreement with the plaintiffs in the Puerto Rican Cabotage Antitrust Litigation. Read More »