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Start of new Klaipėda-Moscow rail link

A new regular weekly intermodal container rail service, with the capacity to transport 114 teu, is being launched today (March 23) between the Lithuanian Port of Klaipėda and Moscow by “AAA Intermodal”, in cooperation with the rail companies of Lithuania, Belarus and Russia. Trains will leave the port every Friday and take two days to complete the journey. Read More »

Red Hook goes live with Tideworks TOS

Red Hook Container Terminal, located in the Port of New York and New Jersey, has successfully deployed a Tideworks Technology integrated terminal operating system (TOS) in just four months from the start. Read More »

Demag supplies portal harbour crane to Brazil

Further strengthening its position in the Brazilian market, Demag Cranes has commissioned its first Gottwald Generation 5 G HSK 4316 B, a variant of Model 4, Portal Harbour Crane at the Fospar S.A. Fertilizantes Fosfatados do Paraná (Fospar) terminal in the Port of Paranagua. Read More »

Klinge introduces new improved blast freezer container

Following Klinge Corporation’s acquisition last year of Norfrig Equipment, the Denmark-based supplier of ultra-low temperature refrigeration and thawing solutions, the company has released its Model CBU-30 lower-cost Blast Freezer container that quickly freezes cargo down to -60°C (-76°F). The unit also features an improved defrost system. Read More »

Patent pending status for Trelleborg fender system

Trelleborg Marine Systems has received patent pending status on its system for monitoring the load on marine docking, mooring and berthing fender equipment, which is designed to help avoid disputes and the costly downtime associated with insurance claims. Read More »

APMT selects Lift AGVs for Maasvlakte II

APM Terminals (APMT) has selected Lift Automated Guided Vehicles (Lift AGVs) manufactured by Gottwald Port Technology, a subsidiary of Demag Cranes, for the horizontal transport of containers at its proposed 3.4m teu capacity Maasvlakte II container terminal in the Port of Rotterdam. Civil construction activity is planned to start this June, with the terminal open for business in November 2014. Read More »

New Panama Canal Administrator named

Jorge Luis Quijano, currently the executive vice president of the Engineering and Programs Management Department in charge of the US$5.25bn Panama Canal expansion programme, has been named as the new Panama Canal Administrator to succeed Alberto Alemán Zubieta, who, after 16 years in the post, will step down in September this year. Read More »