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Monthly Archives: December 2012

Genoa heads for a new record

On Friday December 21, 2012 leading members of the Port of Genoa’s shipping community gathered at the PSA-operated Voltri Terminal Europa, the Port’s flagship box facility, to celebrate the unloading of the port’s two millionth container belonging to the CMA CGM group. Read More »

Carrier Transicold sells Refrigerated Container Services

ConGlobal Industries, Inc. (CGI) has agreed to acquire the business and assets of Refrigerated Container Services (RCS) Group from Carrier Transicold. The change in ownership will take place once the transaction is closed, which is expected to occur on January 1, 2013. Read More »

Gothenburg to build a huge new logistics centre

The Port of Gothenburg is investing EUR 17.3m (US$23m) in building a new logistics centre for DB Schenker. The 24,000 sq m facility will be used mainly to store imported goods in preparation for onward transportation to Swedish consumers. Read More »

New type Gottwald rubber-tyred portal cranes for Indonesia

In June this year, Terex Port Solutions launched the new Gottwald Model 2 harbour crane as the first crane in its ‘Small Crane’ family. Model 2 also includes a new crane type based on mobile harbour crane technology - the G HRK rubber-tyred portal harbour crane. This new crane type blends the mobility of the classic rubber-tyred mobile harbour crane with the benefits of a drive-under portal solution. Read More »

Hapag-Lloyd and Hamburg Sud in meger talks

Declining revenues and overcapacity has led to a brief joint statement by the Executive Boards of Hapag-Lloyd and Hamburg Süd confirming that, in agreement with their shareholders, they are investigating if, and under what conditions, a merger of both companies would be of interest. Read More »

December increase predicted for US imports despite port strike

Import volume at the top US container ports is expected to increase 3.9% in December despite a strike that closed the nation’s largest port complex for the first few days of the month, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker (GPT) report released by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates. However, the report cautions that retailers are keeping a close watch on a possible strike on the US East and Gulf coasts, where a contract extension expires December 29. Read More »

Savannah unveils North America’s first ERTGs

Georgia Port Authority’s (GPA) Port of Savannah has unveiled its first four electrified rubber-tyred gantry cranes (ERTGs), making it the first port in North America to introduce the new technology that reduces fuel consumption by an estimated 95 percent. Read More »