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New generation mega-trailer freight wagons

AAE has ordered 100 low-noise, low-wear pocket wagons

The construction of 100 new generation ‘Twin II’ multi-functional pocket intermodal wagons have been ordered at a cost of €20m (US$26m) by AAE Group of Germany to increase the virtually exhausted supply of railcars for the transport of mega-trailers by rail. Deliveries are due to start in the first quarter of 2014. Read More »

Yang Ming extends POLA lease

Yang Ming has extended its lease at the West Basin Container Terminal in the Port of Los Angeles by an additional nine years taking it to 2030, representing additional port revenues of between US$365m and US$525m, depending on cargo volumes. Read More »

Restructuring of VPA and VIT underway

VPA and VIT to work as one

The Virginia Port Authority (VPA) Board of Commissioners has unanimously approved a long-term restructuring plan aimed at creating a more efficient, responsive, competitive and customer-focused port. Read More »

Global in talks on NCC terminal purchase

Russian ports operator Global Ports has confirmed it has held acquisition talks with the National Container Company (NCC), the owners of container terminals and St Petersburg-based inland container depots. Read More »

TWORTY BOX successfully completes sea trials

Tworty Box in 40ft configuration

The prototypes of the ‘Tworty Box’, a new type of ISO container that can be used as a standard 20ft box or coupled with another as a standard 40ft box, have made a successful return maiden voyage from Hamburg to Montreal, having been loaded with 20-tonnes of break-bulk in coupled configuration on board OOCL's container vessel "OOCL Montreal". Read More »

JPN overcomes mangrove problem

The delay in developing a new container facility by DP World in the Mumbai port of Nhava Sheva, following the growth of mangroves, has been overcome by the JN Port Trust agreeing to relocate the plants or offering an alternative site to the operator. Read More »

Liebherr secures STS and RTG order from Peru

Similar STS crane configuration will be delivered to Peru

Terminales Portuarios Euroandinos (TPE) in Paita, Peru has placed an order with Liebherr Container Cranes for a Super post-Panamax ship-to-shore (STS) crane and two rubber tyre gantry (RTG) cranes. Delivery will be at the end of the year. Read More »

NZ straddle carrier order for Kalmar

New Zealand container handling operator Port Otago has placed an order with Kalmar to supply two diesel-electric 50-tonne capacity ESC 450W straddle carriers, to be delivered to by the end of 2013. Read More »

PSA expands presence in Port of Fuzhou

PSA becomes shareholder in FJCT

PSA International (PSA) has established itself as the strategic partner of Fuzhou Port Group (FPG) with the acquisition of a stake in Fujian Jiangyin International Container Terminal (FJCT) in the Port of Fuzhou, China. Read More »

More efficiency as TCEEGE expands

The ECH replaces the previous reach stacker operation

The Turkish Container Terminal (TCEEGE) is continuing its strategic plan for technological innovation as work starts on extending part of its terminal to a total of 36,360 m2. The work will be completed by the end of June. Read More »