Södra's two truck rigs with a maximum weight of 74 tonnes are now rolling fully loaded.Shortly after entering service, a dispensation was received for one of the rigs, a timber truck with a five-axle trailer. Dispensation for the wood-chip truck was not granted until 10 September and, during the waiting period, the truck operated as a 60-tonne truck. Now both rigs are in full production and both are included in the Forestry Research Institute of Sweden's ETT - Modular System for Timber Transport project named One More Stack.Read more
The port of Antwerp handled 48,166,806 tonnes of freight in the first three months of this year, 2.5% more than in the same period last year. Container freight did well, while ro/ro and liquid bulk also produced good growth figures.
The container volume rose once more during the first quarter by 2.1%, to 26,004,571 tonnes. This corresponds to 2,146,392 TEU (up 0.9%). Ro/ro also did well during the past three months, with 1,184,608 tonnes or an increase of 5.8% compared with the first quarter of last year. The number of cars handled for its part rose by 2.5% to 313,436.Read more
The port of Antwerp handled 190,849,079 tonnes of freight last year, an increase of 3.6% compared with 2012. The final figure is slightly higher than the already record volume expected at the end of 2013. The main driving force behind the growth was liquid bulk, with the container volume being slightly down as a result of the continuing The current year has got off to a good start with the arrival of the 14,074 TEU CLSL Jupiter. After MSC, Maersk Line and Cosco, China Shipping is the fourth shipping company to send such Ultra-Large Container Ships to Antwerp.Read more
The Council of State approved a deal that expands the Ports’ profile in the highly competitive wood pellet industry. The North Carolina State Ports Authority Board of Directors approved the same agreement last week.Read more
According to the United States Department of Transportation over four-billion tons of hazardous materials are shipped in the US each year. While much of this is bulk shipment via truck or rail containers, at some point a significant percentage of this massive number is converted into individual shipments for delivery to the point of use.Read more
“Strong growth in breakbulk and auto cargoes complemented record volumes in total tonnage and container traffic,” Foltz said. “Georgia’s deepwater ports continued to attract additional cargo, and sustain and create jobs throughout this region.”Read more
Shipbreakers paid about $425 a ton for commodity carriers last month, compared with $490 a year earlier, based on Clarkson (CKN) Plc data. The tonnage sold in the first half rose 25 percent from a year earlier to 16.2 million tons, according to Clarkson, the world's biggest shipbroker.Read more