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Monthly Archives: February 2010

Hams Hall railfreight terminal defiant in the face of recession

Hams Hall, the Birmingham railfreight terminal and logistics hub owned and operated by Associated British Ports (ABP), has had its most successful year to date. Despite the downturn in the global economy, business has excelled at the Midlands premier intermodal facility with 15 new weekly train services added. Read More »

Konecranes completes statutory negotiations

The statutory negotiations have now ended at Konecranes Service Corp in Finland and the company will make a permanent reduction of 26 personnel at most. Details of the reductions will be decided by the end of February 2010. During the negotiations the parties also agreed on temporary layoffs which can be made up to May 31, 2011. Read More »

New system visibly improves operator safety

Cooper Specialised Handling (Cooper SH), the UK and Ireland’s national distributor of Konecranes lift trucks, has released details of new technology which the company claims will bring significant benefits to terminal and yard safety. Read More »

Re-opening an Iraq lifeline

Belgian Group Jan De Nul has signed a contract to deepen the Umm Qasr Port, situated in the most southern tip of Iraq, near the border with Kuwait. Read More »

Tomoko for Virginia

The US Port of Virginia has just received its largest ever container ship when it docked at Norfolk International Terminals. Read More »

Port of Seattle uses new plastic pilings

The Port of Seattle is replacing fender piling at the Maritime Industrial Center’s (MIC) east pier with plastic piling. Part of a pilot programme, the new low-maintenance pilings are made of recycled materials that are impervious to marine borers, and resistant to corrosion. Read More »