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Monthly Archives: December 2010

Port of Eilat privatisation

Following unanimous approval by an inter-ministerial commission of a proposal put forward by the Ministries of Transportation and Finance, the Port of Eilat, Israel's third largest port, is to be privatised as the first step in the Government’s long term plan to privatise Israel's maritime ports. Read More »

Record Q3 profits for shipping lines

Alphaliner reports that container shipping lines enjoyed their best-ever financial quarter in the latest July-September period, with record Q3 earnings that overturned the losses sustained in the same period last year. Read More »

New truck arrangements for the Port of Fremantle

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has authorised DP World Australia and Patrick Stevedores Operations which operate container terminals at the Port of Fremantle to give preferential treatment to truck carriers engaging in dual runs, i.e. where a truck both delivers and picks up a container in the same run at the terminal. Read More »

New protection for containerised goods in transit

UK manufacturer ProDriPole Protective Packaging Ltd has launched ProDriPole which has been developed specifically to provide protection for goods and their packaging materials which are shipped in 20ft and 40ft containers. Read More »

Bromma’s continuing commercial momentum

In yet another sign of renewed project activity at ports around the world, Bromma logged orders for 75 spreaders during November 2010 – the company’s strongest single month of the year. Momentum was particularly strong for RTG yard spreaders with orders for 65 during the month. Read More »

Siemens introduces its vibration damper for container cranes

Siemens Drive Technologies Division has developed a technique for active damping on container cranes using a linear motor with "intelligent" motion. Mounted on the girder with an attached weight, it is significantly lighter than a conventional, passive vibration damper. Read More »