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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Daikin appoints new general manager of marketing and service

Daikin has appointed Ah Huat Goh as the general manager of global marketing and service at its reefer container department. Goh previously spent 14 years as director of technical services, global reefer trade, at American President Lines (APL) where his role focused on reviewing and developing reefer technology and cargo management available. For the 13 years prior to that, he ... Read More »

New intermodal service to Boston

A direct intermodal service connecting the Port of Saint John in Canada and the Boston market has been introduced following a business development initiative by DP World and Pan Am Railways. Michael P. Bostwick, executive vice president and chief commercial officer at Pan Am Railways, said: “We will provide value to importers and exporters via an alternate gateway into the large ... Read More »

Trapac goes live with Tideworks’ Spinnaker at its LA rail terminal

The solution will support the automation of on-dock rail

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines subsidiary TraPac LLC, has successfully gone live with Tideworks Technology’s Spinnaker Planning Management solution at its container terminal in the Port of Los Angeles. Deployed to support its automation of on-dock rail operations, Spinnaker integrated with TraPac’s existing systems to effectively manage increasing rail volumes and support automated rail operations for both eastbound and westbound trains at ... Read More »

MCI  begins offering Star Cool with new refrigerant

Maersk Container Industry (MCI) is now offering its Star Cool reefer container with the non-flammable R513A refrigerant, which as a 56% lower global warming potential (GWP) than the traditional R134a. All Star Cool reefers produced prior to July 2017 can be adapted to run on R513A with minor modifications. All Star Cool units produced after July 2017 can be converted ... Read More »

Konecranes to service all MPET’s straddle carriers

A Konecranes Noell straddle carrier

Konecranes has agreed to perform all of the maintenance and repair work on more than 150 straddle carriers for MSC PSA European Terminal (MPET). The work will be performed by the Finnish manufacturer’s Antwerp-based service organisation on the machines, which are Konecranes Noell-branded. The aim of this agreement is to achieve consistently high availability of the entire machine fleet. Randy ... Read More »

Kalmar and Navis deliver first OneTerminal solution in Melbourne

Kalmar and Navis have completed the delivery of the first OneTerminal integrated automation solution to International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) at the Port of Melbourne. The OneTerminal solution is delivered by one team, bringing together Kalmar’s and Navis’ software systems, equipment and services in an attempt to gain seamless deployment. The delivery was completed ahead of schedule at Victoria International ... Read More »

COSCO takes full ownership of APMT Zeebrugge

The China Shipping Globe at APMT Zeebrugge

COSCO Shipping Ports has bought APM Terminals’ (APMT) 76% majority stake in the existing APMT Zeebrugge container terminal for €35m (US$41m), giving it the full shareholding. The purchase follows multiple key investments made by the Chinese state-owned terminal operator in Europe over the last few years including in Piraeus, Vado and Euromax Terminal Rotterdam. As part of the transaction, APMT has ... Read More »

Port of Grangemouth to expand container terminal

Scotland’s largest container facility, the Port of Grangemouth, is undergoing resurfacing development as part of an expansion. This investment of £1m (US$1.3m) will upgrade the container terminal’s surfacing to increase the quality, capacity and speed of servicing vessels with further investment planned for 2018. The work is being carried out by Luddon Construction and will be finished in October. The ... Read More »

NY/NJ handles 14,400 teu vessel following Bayonne Bridge raising

The CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt

The 14,400 teu capacity vessel, CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt has become the largest container ship to call the Port of New York and New Jersey after arriving at APM Terminals (APMT) Elizabeth container terminal. The ship also became the largest vessel to pass under the raised roadbed of the Bayonne Bridge, which now gives air draught clearance to vessels of ... Read More »