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Hamburg container volumes down 1.3pc in first 9 months to 4.1 million TEU

Hamburg container volumes down 1.3pc in first 9 months to 4.1 million TEU

THE Port of Hamburg announced container volumes had fallen 1.3 per cent year on year in the first nine months of 2018 to 4.1 million TEU.The downturn in container handling in the first nine months was primarily concentrated on services to Europe,...

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OOCL offers three new Asia-South Africa direct from this month and next

OOCL offers three new Asia-South Africa direct from this month and next

HONG Kong's Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) has introduced its new South Africa products, namely the South Africa Service 1 (SAF1), South Africa Service 2 (SAF2) and South Africa Service 3 (SAF3) effective from December 6, November 30, and December 11.The ocean...

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Maersk Container Industry to launch new reefer digitisation service

Maersk Container Industry to launch new reefer digitisation service

The launch of Maersk Container Industry's (MCI) Sekstant Global Guidance system for reefer digitisation is the company's most significant technological breakthrough since the introduction of its Star Cool reefer, reports the American Journal of Transportation.Drawing on many years of involvement in...

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Chennai rail link to ease congestion and respond to hinterland growth

Chennai rail link to ease congestion and respond to hinterland growth

SINGAPORE's PSA International's Chennai International Terminals (CITPL) has joined state-owned Container Corporation (Concor) to reintroduce a shuttle rail service to Tondiarpet, an inland container depot on the outskirts of Chennai, reports IHS Media.Chennai, India's biggest east coast container gateway, has added rail...

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US seeks to impose new restrictions on the export of electronic waste

US seeks to impose new restrictions on the export of electronic waste

THE US Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has recommended regulations to boost the government's oversight of discarded electronic waste exports.The agency's proposed rule could require some items to be disposed of domestically since it could ban certain electronic waste...

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Antwerp volume up 6.8pc to 8.33 million TEU from January to September

Antwerp volume up 6.8pc to 8.33 million TEU from January to September

THE Port of Antwerp achieved year-on-year throughput growth of six per cent in the first nine months of the year with total cargo volume reaching 177,026,550 tonnes, putting the port on track for the sixth consecutive record year.Container traffic rose by 6.8...

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Japan's Ocean Network Express feeders join Hapag-Lloyd's

Japan's Ocean Network Express feeders join Hapag-Lloyd's

JAPAN's Ocean Network Express (ONE) has entered into a bilateral feeder network operation with German shipping giant Hapag-Lloyd."With Hapag-Lloyd, Ocean Network Express will continue to enrich our feeder network portfolio and provide premium service to our respective customers," said ONE chief executive Jeremy...

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