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New Portal Crane For Kiel’s Schwedenkai Intermodal Terminal

A new portal crane has arrived at Kiel’s Schwedenkai Intermodal Terminal, meaning that trains involved in rail-ship cargo handling in future will be loaded and unloaded using the new unit instead of two Reach Stackers. The crane, built by Finnish manufacturer Konecranes, arrived in Kiel in September from Gdynia in Poland aboard the heavy load […]

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Hanjin Shipping to Expand Service Network in South Africa

Hanjin Shipping has announced today that it is expanding its service network in South Africa by participating in the existing SF1 (South Africa Express 1 Central) and SF2 (South Africa Express 2 South) services. SF1 and SF2 are currently operated by a line of shipping carriers – including Evergreen Line, COSCO, Pacific International Lines, “K” […]

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Port tariffs Rotterdam focus on growth and further market recovery

The port tariffs will rise in the coming three years at half the rate of the inflation percentage, by a maximum of 1% per year. For 2015 this means specifically that the tariffs paid by seagoing ships calling at the port of Rotterdam will be subject to 1% indexation. The Port Authority will also take […]

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Maritime security: the Commission takes Spain to court over the security of its ports

The European Commission is taking action against Spain before the Court of Justice of the European Union, because 20 Spanish ports have yet to adopt and implement the port security plan. The main objective of European port security policy is to provide protection for ships and port facilities, as part of the maritime link in […]

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The Köhlbrand Bridge turns 40

One of Hamburg’s most well-known landmarks has reason to celebrate: For four decades the Köhlbrand Bridge [Köhlbrandbrücke] has been the most important east-west link within the Port of Hamburg. More than 36,000 vehicles, roughly 12,000 of them trucks, use the bridge daily. Approved in 1968 based on a draft by Paul Boué, a civil engineer, […]

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