Oskarhamns switches over to Hogia

Oskarhamns switches over to Hogia
The Port of Oskarhamns in Sweden has purchased a complete terminal management solution from Hogia Logistics Systems AB. The software comprises Hogia Terminal, Hogia Warehouse and integration towards Hogia Affårssystem (Business Solutions).
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ABP’s new terminal opens at Immingham

ABP’s new terminal opens at Immingham
The DFDS Nordic Terminal Riverside at Immingham Outer Harbour, the new £35m (US$63m) development at Associated British Ports’ (ABP) Port of Immingham, was officially opened on 12 July 2006.
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Load monitoring the Smart way

Load monitoring the Smart way
STEELBRO’s new-generation SMARTlift load monitoring function is an innovative mobile electronic-based control system that improves safety and productivity for sidelifters, according to the New Zealand-based company.
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Direct China link for Bandar Abbas

Direct China link for Bandar Abbas
CMA CGM is launching a new weekly service in late July direct from China to the southern Iranian port of Bandar Abbas. It will deploy five container vessels on the new route, to take advantage of rapid economic growth in China and the large consumer markets of India and the Persian Gulf.
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FICT sets new handling record

FICT sets new handling record
Fuzhou International Container Terminal (FICT) has set a new container handling record by achieving a vessel rate of 106 moves per hour on the MSC Vanessa, which called at the southern China port on 30 June.
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Baltic ferry future secured

Baltic ferry future secured
Railion Deutschland and the Danish shipping company DFDS A/S have agreed to put a new ferry into service between Sassnitz-Mukran on the island of Rügen and Klaipeda in Lithuania.
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Constantza set for expansion

Constantza set for expansion
The Port of Constantza in Romania is aiming to cement its status as a regional hub and to challenge top-performing European ports with an ambitious expansion programme that will eventually take its annual capacity to 1m teu.
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Judd named chairman at POAL

Judd named chairman at POAL
Gary Judd QC has been appointed chairman of the Ports of Auckland Limited (POAL) board of directors, effective 1 July 2006. He takes over from Neville Darrow, who retired from the post on 30 June.
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Nexans ties deal with Gottwald

Nexans ties deal with Gottwald
Nexans, the global leader in the cable industry, has signed an agreement with Gottwald Port Technology to equip four pilot automated stacking cranes (ASCs) with its Rheyfirm medium-voltage cables. The cranes are located at the new Deurganck Dock in the P&O (now DP World) joint venture Antwerp Gateway Terminal.
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Holmstrom takes helm at Bromma

Holmstrom takes helm at Bromma
Stockholm-based Bromma Group, the world’s leading crane spreader company, has announced the appointment of Per-Anders Holmstrom as its president. He will succeed Olli Isotalo, who is taking over as president at sister Cargotec company MacGregor.
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Konecranes completes MMH purchase

Konecranes completes MMH purchase
KCI Konecranes has completed its takeover of MMH Holdings Inc, the owner of US-based Morris Material Handling Inc. Its subsidiary HMM Acquisition Corp further increased its stake in MMH to 96.7% and then completed a short-form merger to give it 100% ownership.
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EWS to create new freight divisions

EWS to create new freight divisions
British rail logistics company EWS is to reorganise its operations into four new divisions to meet the changing requirements of its customers and to stimulate growth in rail freight.
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ICTSI announces improved Q1 profits

ICTSI announces improved Q1 profits
International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) has reported a consolidated net income of Pesos 375m (US$7.2m) for the first quarter of 2006, a 41 per cent increase on the P266m (US$4.8m) recorded in the first quarter of 2005.
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Storm warning from TT Club

Storm warning from TT Club
As the Atlantic tropical storm season gets under way once again, mutual insurer TT Club has launched a new guide to help port and terminal operators minimise the damage caused by storms.
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New empty stackers from Hyster

New empty stackers from Hyster
Hyster has launched a new range of high-stacking empty container handlers, the H16.00-22.00XM-12 EC series. There are four models in the range, which build on the successful H16.00-18.00XM-12EC line-up but which offer considerable added value.
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CMA CGM inks 10-year deal at VIT

CMA CGM inks 10-year deal at VIT
French steamship line CMA CGM has finalised a ten-year contract with Virginia International Terminals Inc (VIT), the operating company of the Virginia Port Authority, one year after opening its new US headquarters in Norfolk, VA.
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Okinawa eyes hub status

Okinawa eyes hub status
The Naha International Container Terminal (NICT) in Okinawa, Japan, has proposed a new service route between China and Japan is positioning itself as a regional hub for East Asia.
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Kalmar rolls past 40,000 unit mark

Kalmar rolls past 40,000 unit mark
Kalmar produced its 40,000th terminal tractor in June at its plant in Ottowa, Kansas. The tractor was ordered by Yellow Transportation of US-based YRC Worldwide and was one of over 75 units purchased from Kalmar this year.
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Crowley enhances reefer fleet

Crowley enhances reefer fleet
Crowley Maritime Corporation’s liner services group is enhancing its equipment fleet with 457 new 40-foot, high-cube reefers and 380 generator sets. The reefers were received in early June in Jacksonville, Florida and Savannah, Georgia for deployment in the company’s Latin America, Caribbean and Puerto Rico services.
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