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Freightliner runs first Shortliner service

UK intermodal rail operator Freightliner has taken delivery of a fleet of VTG twin platform rail wagons that increase the number of 40ft containers hauled per train by over 42% compared to a standard Class 66 service hauling 24 wagons. Read More »

Intermed presents its case to the EU

The Intermed Association, comprising the ports of Barcelona, Marseilles and Genoa, has taken its argument that Mediterranean ports have the potential to achieve greater sustainability and efficiency in the European transport and logistics networks, to high level representatives from the General Direction of Mobility and Transport in the EU and members of the Transport Committee of the European Parliament. Read More »

First tandem lift STS cranes arrive in Durban

Three tandem-lift ship-to-shore (STS) cranes – the first of their kind in Africa – arrived on Tuesday (20th) at the Port of Durban as part of Transnet Port Terminals’ (TPT) plan to revive the Durban Container Terminal (DCT). Read More »

AP Møller-Maersk shifts investment away from shipping

Danish conglomerate, AP Møller-Maersk, is to switch its investment focus away from shipping in the light of the unfavourable and volatile earnings and low profits in the container shipping sector. It will concentrate on its oil, oil exploration and ports operations, which it describes as ‘high-profit generators and more stable businesses’. Read More »

Southampton appoints Mott MacDonald

Mott MacDonald has been appointed by contractor Volker Stevin as the design engineer for the deepening of Berths 201 and 202 in Southampton’s Western Docks, located at the seaward end of the current container terminal operated by DP World Southampton. Read More »

CITPL handles its 1 millionth box

Chennai International Terminals Pvt Ltd (CITPL), owned and managed by PSA International, has passed the one million container milestone, when the Bengal Tiger Lines ‘Tiger Bridge’, which operates on the Chennai – Colombo shuttle service, called at the port at the end of last week. Read More »

Hazira to receive first regular call

The Indian Adani Hazira Container Terminal (AHCT) is scheduled to receive its first regular container service next month (December), with the arrival of the new GEM 1 service operated by United Arab Shipping Company (UASC). The service connects the subcontinent with the Middle East and Turkey. Read More »