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Felixstowe to double rail capacity

The Liebherr RMGs arriving for Felixstowe’s new rail terminal

The UK Port of Felixstowe is set to double its rail capacity with the arrival of three Liebherr rail mounted gantries (RMGs) for its new rail terminal at the port which is scheduled to open in the summer of this year. The RMGs will span the terminal’s nine rail tracks making them the biggest intermodal rail terminal cranes in the UK. Read More »

Ups and downs for Cargotec

The first piece of good news for Cargotec was the recent order for 15 of its Kalmar E-One² rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes from Venezuela’s Bolivariana de Puertos (Bolipuertos) that followed a previous order earlier this month (March) for Kalmar port equipment for Puerto de la Guaira. Read More »

Brazil’s ports must have private investment

The Brazilian Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock (CNA) that represents Brazil's rural producers is warning of the risk of a "port blackout" and the country's decreased ability to compete in the international market unless Congress passes a new legislation that proposes the opening of ports to private capital and the modernisation of the industry's administration. Read More »

VPA launches carbon calculator

The Port of Virginia

In a continuation of its proactive environmental programme, the Virginia Port Authority (VPA) has launched its carbon calculator that will let users assess the carbon dioxide emissions and fuel costs/savings associated with moving cargo from foreign destinations to the East Coast. Read More »