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Capacity introduces hydrogen terminal truck

Capacity of Texas has been awarded a US$872,000 grant to develop a hydrogen fuel cell terminal truck with zero emissions. The project is supported by the State of Texas through a grant from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Read More »

Hamburg Süd adopts IAS EquipmentRepair

Ocean carrier Hamburg Süd is to adopt the web-based EquipmentRepair system from International Asset Systems (IAS) to co-ordinate worldwide repairs for its entire 390,000-strong container fleet. Read More »

Tideworks introduces Mainsail Vanguard

Tideworks Technology has announced Mainsail Vanguard™, its next generation terminal operating system (TOS). According to the company, Mainsail Vanguard addresses productivity challenges in terminal operations by helping users find information faster and more easily without the need for custom development. Read More »

Queen opens Scaldiahaven, Zeeland Seaports

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands has opened the new Scaldiahaven of the Zeeland Seaports port authority. By turning a winch at an official ceremony held at Verbrugge terminals, Her Majesty started a spectacular boat dance to a song written especially for the occasion by Zeeland Seaports staff. Read More »

Fact or fiction?

A major problem for the Nicaragua economy is that although it has both Pacific (west) and Caribbean (east) coastlines, the population and production centres are on the Pacific coast and the possibility of transhipment cargoes is out of the question. Most of the traffic to and from Nicaragua’s main trading partners in the US and Europe has to be routed overland via Puerto Cortes in Honduras or Puerto Limon in Costa Rica. Not only does the overland trucking increase total freight costs, but the overall foreign exchange loss to Nicaragua of around US$150m annually is unsustainable for what is arguably the second poorest country in Latin America. Read More »

Kalmar introduces new hydraulic hybrid drive terminal tractor

At the TOC Americas Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Cargotec launched a hydraulic hybrid drive terminal tractor offering improved performance, savings in fuel costs and significant reductions in nitrous oxide and particulate matter emissions. Paired with the Kalmar Ottawa 4x2 off-highway terminal tractor, the hydraulic hybrid system will initially be available to customers operating in North America. Read More »

OOCL confirms use of low sulphur fuel in Hong Kong

OOCL has announced its participation in the Fair Winds Charter, a voluntary shipping industry initiative which has been facilitated by the Hong Kong Liner Shipping Association, Hong Kong Shipowners Association, and Civic Exchange (a Hong Kong-based independent think tank). Read More »

Thumbs up for the Kaohsiung CFS

Kao Ming Container Terminal Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Yang Ming Marine Transport has been granted permission to operate a container freight station (CFS) at Berths 108 and 109 within the Port of Kaohsiung’s International Container Terminal (ICT). Read More »