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Cargo Handling

Ports need to get smarter
International port equipment manufacturers are pointing to challenges outside changing trade horizons, Brexit and The Trump Effect, which means that ports will need to get smarter. 16 Feb 2017 - Port Strategy
Seaside shuffle
Are extended container dwell times beyond a terminal's control? Felicity Landon finds out 03 Feb 2017 - Port Strategy
Creature comfort
As one of the more controversial types of cargo, livestock challenges can catch ports of the hoof, John Bensalhia reports 03 Feb 2017 - Port Strategy
Shipping line terminal arms form alliance
The MoU between COSCO SHIPPING ports and CMA Terminals Holding shows that the container arms of the shipping lines are also allying themselves to each other, in addition to the shipping lines and opposing ports. 30 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy
Drewry: fragmentation of capacity a concern
Drewry’s new quarterly report, which analyses key trends and developments in the global ports and terminals market, says that North European ports can expect a “status quo” in 2017 in terms of port calls, but they shouldn’t rest on their laurels. 24 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy
Santa Marta tops BIMCO port performance report
BIMCO has published its first report on global dry bulk terminal performance which puts Santa Marta in Colombia at the top of the table when it comes to feedback from shipowners. 11 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy
Something in the air
It may have slipped down ESPO's ranking, but dust suppression is still important, finds Alex Hughes 05 Dec 2016 - Port Strategy
Metal multiples
Take the heat off and scrap handling can be a lucrative niche cargo, explains John Bensalhia 30 Oct 2016 - Port Strategy
Virginia confirms bumper Konecranes order
The Virginia Port Authority (VPA) has provided Konecranes with Notice of Intent to Award Contracts in the US Stock exchange release, which will be the largest deal in the history of Konecranes. 25 Oct 2016 - Port Strategy
Kalmar to deliver T2 terminal tractors
HeavyMovement S.L in Barcelona has placed an order with Kalmar for five forklift trucks and two T2 terminal tractors. 03 Oct 2016 - Port Strategy
Keep it moving
Ports are under increasing pressure to improve their breakbulk-related operating efficiency, finds Lara Shingles 03 Oct 2016 - Port Strategy
Predictable planning
Simulation can help dry bulk ports operationally and commercially, explains John Bensalhia 03 Oct 2016 - Port Strategy
Hanjin saga continues
The Hanjin Shipping saga is continuing with reports of more fallout affecting ports in the US, Singapore and Australia. 26 Sep 2016 - Port Strategy
Williams invests in Hyster reachstacker
Williams Shipping has bought a powerful Hyster reach stacker as part of its £250,000 investment to boost its cargo handling capabilities. 19 Sep 2016 - Port Strategy
Weight and see
July’s container weighing deadline passed and the supply chain didn’t implode, finds Felicity Landon 05 Sep 2016 - Port Strategy
The big wave
Tidal energy can deliver bounties for open-minded ports, explains Stevie Knight 05 Sep 2016 - Port Strategy
Thrift or quick lift
Ports have varied reasons for choosing pre-loved container handling equipment, explains Alex Hughes 05 Sep 2016 - Port Strategy
Automatic attraction
AJ Keyes considers major planning factors governing container terminal automation 05 Sep 2016 - Port Strategy
Bulked up boxes
Developments in containerised bulk handling offer benefits for ports. John Bensalhia reports 05 Sep 2016 - Port Strategy
Nagoya and Guangzhou top 'riskiest port' ranking
RMS has analysed the catastrophe risk of the world’s ports and ranked the top ten for greatest potential loss. 11 Aug 2016 - Port Strategy