Latest Container terminals Stories

2011-07-28 16:01:00

NEWARK, N.J., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Containerized ocean imports moving through U.S. seaports in June declined 1.7 percent year-over-year, but were still up 6.3 percent in the first half of the year, reports The Journal of Commerce/PIERS. The year-over-year drop to 1,442,952 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) relates strongly to a 9 percent decline in furniture imports, to 142,102 TEUs, and a 21 percent decline in sheets, towels and blankets imports to 23,757 TEUs....

2011-07-22 11:08:00

MONTCLAIR, N.J., July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Staxxon, LLC, the developer of innovative logistics technology for empty ISO steel containers that reduces back-haul moves and related operating costs, is a participating exhibitor in the SeaBox, Inc. grand opening exposition being held Friday, 22 July, 2011. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is scheduled to speak at the grand opening exposition. SeaBox, Inc., the leading supplier of military and specially designed containers, purchased and...

2011-07-20 09:00:00

BEIJING, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sino-Global Shipping America, Ltd. (Nasdaq: SINO), a leading, non-state-owned provider of shipping agency services operating primarily in China, today announced that its affiliate, Sino-China, has reached a Strategic Cooperation Agreement (the "Agreement") with COSCO Container Shipping Agency. Founded in 1998, COSCO Container Shipping Agency is a fully owned subsidiary of COSCO Container Lines Co., Ltd. (COSCON) and has more than 50 offices in...

2011-06-23 10:30:00

ANTWERP, Belgium, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The container ships arriving in the port of Antwerp continue to score a series of "firsts." On the evening of 22 June the Maersk Enfield called in Antwerp on its maiden voyage. With a capacity of 13,000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) this is the first time that the Danish company, Maersk Line, has sent ships of such a size to Antwerp. The increase in scale demonstrates the great confidence that the port of Antwerp inspires...

2011-06-17 08:51:48

Whether at sea, on rail, stacked or stored, shipping containers can now be tracked worldwide via satellite with Cont-Trak, developed through ESA's telecommunications program. Field trials have been carried out at a container depot in Halifax, Canada to test different stacking situations, and during shipping from Europe to North America. Containers were fitted with Cont-Trak terminals, set to provide reports every four hours, and sent on their normal routes. These tests achieved seamless...

2011-06-09 07:55:00

HALIFAX, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Macquarie Infrastructure Partners, the owner of Halterm Container Terminal Limited, will invest in two additional Super post-panamax cranes (SPPX) at the Port of Halifax.  In 2012, the Port of Halifax will feature four SPPX container berths equipped with seven SPPX cranes following the addition of these new cranes. "The investment in new cranes is indicative of Halterm's confidence in the long-term strength of the Halifax market," said...

2011-06-08 09:53:00

NEWARK, N.J., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. containerized exports jumped 12.5 percent, year-over-year, in April, to a total of 1,076,113 20-foot equivalent units, the 19th consecutive monthly year-over-year expansion for U.S. exports, said Mario O. Moreno, economist for The Journal of Commerce and PIERS. The growth comes after a 13.9 percent year-over-year growth in March and left U.S. containerized exports up 12.3 percent through the first four months of the year. "Despite a cooling...

2011-06-06 17:18:00

SAN DIEGO, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- APS Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of optical character recognition (OCR) and process automation technology solutions for marine and intermodal terminals, announced the award of a multi-phased automation project for Ports America Chesapeake Seagirt Marine Terminal in Baltimore, MD. The APS solutions will automate critical functions in conjunction with the out-gate, in-gate and STS crane operations to improve efficiency, safety and...

2011-06-06 05:00:00

HAMBURG, Germany, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - KALP GmbH presents Automatic Lashing Platform (ALP) at TOC Antwerp - The ALP will replace the last manual link in a fully automated process chain - The automatic device, which has passed extensive proofs of concepts, fits and removes twistlocks - Key technology to achieve huge productivity increase, to generate cost savings and to increase workplace safety of container handling The Germany-based KALP GmbH, which is...

2011-05-04 06:26:00

QUINCY, Wash., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 26th, several key members of the Port of Seattle's Commission and Executive Team visited the Port of Quincy Intermodal Terminal (see photo and caption - https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/EIBz3y0vwb6oD7O-d6hl9Q?feat=directlink). The purpose of the Port of Seattle's visit was to meet with the Port of Quincy Commissioners to learn more about the recent economic and transportation developments that have occurred at the Port of Quincy...

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