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Consultants say Felixstowe will be cheaper than London Gateway

The UK’s Daily Telegraph has published the findings of a study by consultants MDS Transmodal that were hired by Felixstowe to examine the costs of more than 1,000 road haulage trips as Felixstowe it hit back at claims that DP World’s new £1.5bn (US$2.32bn) London Gateway port in the Thames Estuary would allow companies to “completely re-evaluate their supply chains". Read More »

ICTSI Mexico services its first vessel

Two of CMSA’s four new quay cranes servicing the Maersk Kalamata

Contecon Manzanillo, S.A. (CMSA), operator of the Specialized Container Terminal 2 (SCT) in the North Zone of Manzanillo port, Mexico, has handled its first ship - the 5,500 teu capacity Maersk Kalamata. . Read More »

Konecranes to cut employee numbers

Konecranes has begun statutory negotiations in Finland to reduce the number of its temporary and permanent employees. The action is being taken to reduce the company’s annual cost base by EUR 30m to correspond with the current, weakened market situation and to secure Konecranes’ future competitiveness. Read More »

Thermo King introduces new V-600 and V-800 series

Thermo King’s new V-800 refrigeration unit

Thermo King has introduced the new V-600 and V-800 refrigeration units which are designed for fresh, frozen and deep frozen applications for urban distribution. Being quieter than conventional units in this segment enables companies to make inner city deliveries at any time, increasing the cost efficiency of each delivery. Read More »

Antwerp approves setting up Railport

Antwerp Port Authority (APA) has approved the setting up of a rail operator Antwerp Railport, to develop distributed transport within the port area. The public limited company will concentrate on further developing distributed transport within the port area. Read More »

Rotterdam port is now covered by InlandLinks

InlandLink terminals in the Port of Rotterdam

The recent registration of Rotterdam Container Terminal (RCT) on the Maasvlakte and Combi Terminal Twente Rotterdam (CTT) in Pernis means that the InlandLinks network now covers the entire area of the Port of Rotterdam. The network now comprises 40 terminals throughout the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Italy and Hungary. Read More »

ICTSI’s revenue from port operations surges by 20%

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has reported a 20% increase in gross revenues from port operations for the first six months of 2013 (HI) to US$413.7m compared to US$345m in the same period last year, with volumes correspondingly growing 12% to 3,027m teu. Read More »