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Gloria reveals all

‘Gloria’ in working mode

With a fanfare of music from Vangelis, flashing lights and stage smoke, ‘Gloria’, the fifth and latest generation reachstacker from Kalmar, was revealed at the TOC Europe show in Rotterdam this week, creating what the manufacturer claims to be: “the benchmark for productivity, operator comfort, safety and cost effective operation”. Read More »

Guarded welcome for US$1bn dredging budget

For many years, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has been urging the US Congress to fully utilise the Harbour Maintenance Tax (HMT) for its intended purposes – dredging - rather than allow the money to build up in the already bloated Trust Fund. Read More »

Solvo TOS improves Brooklyn-Kiev performance

Brooklyn-Kiev has significantly reduced turnaround times

The implementation of the terminal operating system (TOS) from the Russian-based developer Solvo has significantly reduced cargo, vessel and truck turnaround times as well as the amount of storage re-handles at the Brooklyn-Kiev Port container terminal in the Odessa Commercial Seaport. Read More »

New cranes for North Charleston Terminal

North Charleston Terminal’s new cranes will arrive in 2015

Two new super post-Panamax quay cranes are to be purchased at a cost of US$24.9m for the North Charleston Terminal in the Port of Charleston, prompted by a 9.4% increase in teu throughput in the port’s 2013 fiscal year. Read More »

Freightliner acquires ERS Railways

As part of its strategy of developing businesses in rail markets globally, the UK-based Freightliner Group has acquired the European intermodal rail operator ERS Railways B.V. from Maersk Line. Read More »

Long Beach US$1bn budget approved

The Long Beach budget includes the highest capital spending

The US$1bn budget presented by the Port of Long Beach for the fiscal year 2014, including, at US$788m, the largest-ever capital improvement spending plan, has been approved by the Board of Harbour Commissioners. Read More »

Maher and Navis admit issues encountered with new TOS

Maher Terminals in the Port of New York and New Jersey and Navis have issued a joint statement regarding the delays caused by computer glitches during the changeover to the new Navis terminal operating system (TOS) being implemented at the port. Read More »