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Monthly Archives: November 2010

Norbert Dentressangle to acquire TDG

French transport company Norbert Dentressangle has announced it is acquiring all the shares of Laxey Logistics Ltd, a holding company which owns the UK transport and logistics company Transport and Development Group (TDG) for £196m (€235m). Read More »

New port opening promises boost for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s GBP226m (US$353m) deep sea port at Magampura harbour, Hambantota, on the south coast of the island has been officially opened with the ceremonial docking of the first vessel to use the port facilities. Phase one of the port, operated by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority and completed in August this year ahead of the scheduled completion in April ... Read More »

Another record for Santos Brasil

The continuing recovery of international trade and strong domestic demand for foreign goods this year has pushed up cargo flows through Santos, Brazil’s largest port. Within the port, Tecon Santos – Santos Brasil S.A (SBTP) located on the left bank, is the biggest container terminal in Brazil, handling approximately 18% of the country’s total throughput. Read More »

Linde Material Handling transfers its US heavy truck business

Linde Material Handling has made the strategic decision to transfer its heavy truck business in the US to its Linde North American operation. “Our objectives are twofold; to strengthen Linde’s position in North America and to improve its market presence” Francesco Chinaglia, managing director of Linde’s Heavy Truck Division explained to CM. "Following the recent economic crisis, the launch of the new forklift trucks series 1401 and 1402 will ensure that we have suitable products to generate new opportunities for growth.” Read More »

Itajai Berth No 2 operational again

Exactly two years to the date (November 24) of the flood at the APM Terminals (APMT) in the Port of Itajai, Brazil, the CSAV vessel “Hammonia Roma” arrived, starting the first operations at the newly constructed Berth No. 2. Read More »