Month: November 2016

Ridiculous fines in Russian ports for violations of labour law

In Vladivostok, Russia, goes on the conflict between the dockers and the management of Vladivostok Sea Commercial Port (part of the FESCO Transportation Group of the Summa Group holding). Following the mass actions caused by the forced redundancy of the dockers of the port’s container terminal of which we wrote earlier, the transport prosecutor’s office […]

Liverpool2 opened

On Friday, 4 November 2016, a new deep water container terminal Liverpool2 was officially opened at the Port of Liverpool by the Secretary of State for International Trade, Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP. The facility is one of the UK’s largest private sector infrastructure projects, being a UKP 400 mln (USD 500 mln) investment […]

A 6-at-a-time spreader to handle empties

A new container handling system has been announced by UK-based ports consultants, writes Maritime Executive. The locking system, called BLOK-BEAM, enables a standard single spreader ship-to-shore crane to lift and transport six containers as one single block. BLOK-BEAM comprises a pair of steel beams unitizing three containers horizontally, three more can be interconnected directly below. […]

GEFCO secured an EUR 8 bln exclusive contract with PSA

The French automotive group PSA has awarded an EUR 8 bln exclusivity agreement to 4PL provider GEFCO to manage and optimise the automaker’s entire global supply chain. The agreement reaffirms that GEFCO is the PSA Group’s leading supplier in Europe, number two worldwide. The 5-year agreement will take effect on 1 January 2017. Under the agreement, GEFCO will […]

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