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Kalmar minimises RTG fuel consumption

Cargotec has introduced a new rubber tyred gantry (RTG) crane, the Kalmar ‘SmartPower’, which minimises fuel consumption to provide a balance between productivity and cost efficiency. Read More »

OPDR revamps Iberian services

As part of its ongoing growth strategy, the German-based short-sea shipping and logistics provider, Oldenburg-Portugiesische Dampfschiffs-Rhederei (OPDR), has revamped its Portugal and Spain services, by launching the PANG (Portugal, Andalusia & Galicia) and CISS (Canary Island & South Spain) services. Read More »

Cork orders home grown RTG

The Irish Port of Cork has placed an order for a cable reeling electric-powered rubber tyred gantry (RTG) crane from Killarney-based Liebherr. Read More »

Major expansion of Port of Gothenburg’s rail system

The rail system leading to and from Sweden’s Port of Gothenburg is to be expanded. More trains will be able to operate providing improved efficiency and enhanced safety and environmental benefits and allowing the Port to maintain its focus on freight transport by rail. Read More »

Trucker strike paralyses Corinto port

In early March, a total of 180 trucks carrying dry bulk and containers belonging to ten co-operatives went on strike, blocking the entrance to the Nicaraguan port of Corinto, which is the country's largest. They were demanding a 30% increase in rates, which have been effectively frozen for the last five years. They threatened that no cargo would leave or enter the port, with the exception of fuel. Read More »

Enough is enough for Auckland

New Zealand’s Ports of Auckland has had enough of the obduracy of the union (MUNZ) and failure to make any progress in its long running dispute and has decided to go ahead with competitive stevedoring at its Fergusson and Bledisloe Container Terminals. The decision comes after an eight-week consultation and evaluation process. Read More »

Maersk to return to profitability – at any cost

Placing the return to profitability as his key priority, Søren Skou, the recently appointed CEO of Maersk Line, has made it clear that the Line will do whatever it takes to achieve this goal following the announcement of a US$600m loss in 2011. Read More »