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Award for smarter cabin

Launched in 2011, the ‘Smarter Cabin’ from Konecranes has received the Fennia Prize 2012 for good design, sponsored by the Design Forum Finland and Fennia Group, the Finnish financial company that donated the €35,000 (US$44,000) prize. Read More »

ACP explains impact of Canal expansion

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has met with customers, government officials and maritime authorities in China, Japan and South Korea to reaffirm its relationship and explain the impact of the Panama Canal expansion programme in Asia. Read More »

Container lines likely to repeat mistakes

Container lines are impeding their own efforts to push through higher freight rates, according to a report from Bloomburg, which reports that the Shanghai Containerised Freight Index, which measures prices for cargo leaving the world’s busiest port, has dropped 7.6% over the past month. Read More »

Tacoma supports freight initiative

The Port of Tacoma has come out in support of a comprehensive freight initiative to keep the US competitive in the global market, while also helping to improve federal freight policy, planning and investment in all modes of transportation and eliminating duplication of effort by focussing on freight mobility projects. Read More »

APMT selects new headquarter location

APM Terminals (APMT) has signed a lease agreement for a new world headquarters at the De Kroon office building in The Hague, leasing 3,500 m² office space for an initial 10-year period, with occupancy set for Q4 2012. Read More »

Cavotec supplies alternative power to USA

Maritime technology innovator Cavotec has won orders for multiple Alternative Maritime Power (AMP) shore-to-ship electrical systems at the ports of Long Beach and Oakland, supporting their continuing efforts to improve safety and environmental performance. Read More »

Record year for Montreal

2011 turned out to be a record year for the Port of Montreal with the total volume of cargo handled reaching 28.5m tonnes, passing the record of 27.9m tonnes set in 2008, and representing a 10.1% increase over 2010. By the end of 2011, net income had risen to Can$7.1m, thanks in part to stringent control over expenses. Read More »