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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Samskip Multimodal adds 140 new reefers to its fleet

The final batch of Samskip Coolboxx reefers arrived in March

Samskip Multimodal has added 140 brand new electrical reefer containers to its fleet, further enhancing its capability to ship temperature-controlled or perishable goods across Europe. The final batch of 50 Samskip Coolboxx reefer containers arrived earlier this month (March) at the Rotterdam Shortsea Terminal, after being manufactured in China. Due to an improved design using a flat composite inner lining, ... Read More »

New Felixstowe rail line reduces freight journey times

Ipswich Chord will reduce rail freight journey times to and from Felixstowe port

The Port of Felixstowe will officially open the “Ipswich Chord” next Monday March 31 which will reduce rail freight journey times to and from the port by one hour in each direction. The chord provides a new 1.2km double track railway linking the Great Eastern Main Line with the East Suffolk Line enabling freight trains to link directly with the ... Read More »

Port of Gdansk begins privatisation process

Poland’s Port of Gdansk Authority has issued a press release stating that it has begun the privatisation of Port of Gdansk Cargo Logistics SA (PGCL), a joint stock Company under Polish Law and the port’s largest multipurpose cargo handling operator. The sale of almost 100% of the shares in PGCL (99.1% belong to Port of Gdansk Authority and the outstanding 0.09% ... Read More »

Chinese premier to visit Duisburg


As part of his five day trip to Europe, Chinese president Xi Jinping is visiting Duisburg on March 29 in addition to Brussels, Paris and Berlin. “The visit of President Xi Jingping is a great honor for Duisburg. It shows the significance China attaches to the economic and logistics location. said Erich Staake, CEO of Duisburger Hafen AG. Logport in ... Read More »

Southampton’s new container handling facility to open on March 31


To be opened on March 31 by four-times Olympic gold medallist Sir Ben Ainslie, the America’s Cup winner will signal the start of operations with the loading of a gold-painted container onto CMA CGM’s 16,000 teu Marco Polo. The 500 m long new berth (SCT 5), the first for nearly 20 years, is designed to handle the largest vessels in ... Read More »

CSAV shareholders set to approve Hapag Lloyd merger

CSAV has secured 84.5% of its shareholders’ agreement for the merger of the company’s containership business with Hapag Lloyd. Hapag Lloyd shareholders have yet to approve the merger. CSAV shareholders who voted against the tie-up or who did not cast their vote will have until April 20 to say if they want to be bought out of the company. If ... Read More »

Port Canaveral begins harbour expansion

Port Canaveral

The US$35m harbour widening and deepening project at Port Canaveral, Florida to allow larger ships greater safety margins for sailing in and out of the port is scheduled to begin next month (April) with completion in November 2014. The project to widen Port Canaveral’s 400 feet (122 m) wide harbour by 100 feet (30 m) and deepen the entrance by ... Read More »

Transnet refutes misleading aspersions

Transnet “has noted with concern misleading and mischievous reports” over the weekend of March 22/23, 2014 intended “to cast aspersions on the integrity and vigour” of the process the company followed in awarding contracts for the supply of 1,064 electric and diesel locomotives. Transnet wishes to confirm that it has absolute confidence in the open and competitive process it ran ... Read More »

Another boost for PSCCHC

Port Said Container Terminal

Port Said Container Terminal (PSCT) in West Port Said operated by state-owned Port Said Container & Cargo Handling Co. (PSCCHC) is continuing with its development plans in order to cope with increased future volumes and container vessel capacities. On March 16, 2014, the company acquired a 17.2ha parcel of land adjacent to the its export warehouse which will increase the ... Read More »