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Northwest Seaports Launch New Mobile Apps

  The Northwest Seaport Alliance will launch two new mobile applications early November to help speed the flow of containers through port facilities and along local freight corridors, reduce idling-related air emissions and save fuel. DrayQ aims to give truck drivers real-time information about wait times in and around marine cargo terminals, and DrayLink will interconnect the drayage community to ...

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Georgia Ports Boosts Car Processing Space

  Georgia Ports Authority has announced a 100-acre expansion of the Colonel’s Island auto terminal. The new roll-on/roll-off capacity is part of an initiative to service a growing market, while staying 20 percent ahead of the port’s current demand. Twenty of the 100 acres are paved and in use by Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, while International Auto Processing has leased another ...

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World First for Weighing Containers on Chassis

Container weighing solution company Bison has launched what it claims is the world’s first system for weighing containers on trailer chassis.The system comes with recent amendments to the SOLAS convention forcing shippers around the world to verify the weight of every export container with certified weighing equipment or processes. The SOLAS rule change has added cost and complexity to container ...

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New Cranes for Tangier Port

  APM Terminals has ordered 12 remote-controlled ship-to-shore (STS) cranes and 32 automated rail-mounted gantry cranes (ARMGs) to equip the new five million TEU APM Terminals MedPort Tangier facility now under construction at the Tanger-Med II port complex.The container terminal will be the second operated by APM Terminals at the Tanger-Med port complex and designed to serve the newest ultra-large ...

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Diesel Emissions Down at Port of Oakland

  Diesel emissions from trucks serving the Port of Oakland declined 98 percent between 2005 and 2015. In that same timeframe, ship emissions dropped 75 percent.Those were the key findings of an emissions inventory the Port released last week. The results indicate the Port is advancing its 2008 commitment to reduce seaport-related diesel health risk by 85 percent by the ...

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USS Illinois Joins the Fleet

  The U.S. Navy commissioned the newest Virginia class submarine, USS Illinois (SSN 786), during a ceremony attended by more than 2,500 at Naval Submarine Base, New London on October 29. Illinois, named in honor of the 21st state, is the 13th Virginia-class, fast-attack submarine to join the Navy’s operational fleet. Illinois is the third of eight Block III Virginia-class ...

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South Korean Government to Fund Shipbuilding

  South Korea’s finance minister said on Monday the government planned to support orders of 250 or more vessels by 2020 to help local shipbuilders. South Korea said on Monday it plans to establish a state-backed ship financing company with an initial capital of 1 trillion won ($871.73 million) to help improve the financial health of Korean shipping companies. The ...

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Singapore Faces Debt Scramble

  Singapore companies, highly exposed to slowing global trade and a lacklustre commodity market, face a financing scramble in 2017, as more than US$12 billion of their bonds falls due and banks grow wary of lending to the resources sector. That could trigger more blood-letting in a market that has already seen some high-profile corporate defaults, such as oil services ...

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Japanese Shipping Companies to Merge Container Operations

  Japanese shipping companies NYK, Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K-Line) said on Monday they will merge container shipping operations as overcapacity and weak economic growth shake up the global industry. The companies will form a joint venture that they expect will see an annual cost benefits of about 110 billion yen ($1.05 billion). They said in a statement that ...

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Huawei showcases TV streaming via cloud

  Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, showcased its new TV solution that enables streaming of TV content through Huawei’s video cloud at the ongoing TV Connect Mena conference and exhibition in Dubai, UAE. Much TV has already been rolled out by five telecom operators across the Middle East and is expected to reach over three million users by ...

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