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Read the latest on port equipment news and stories, including chassis supplies and chassis pools. 

Commentary

Cleaning up shipping and its emissions is a hot topic, pushing the whole industry and its regulators towards a greener future. Since January, the latest regulations require shipowners to use low-sulphur fuel oils in emission control areas or to retrofit their vessels with scrubbers or use alternative energy sources.

News & Analysis

12 Aug 2015
Finnish crane manufacturer Konecranes is joining forces with its bigger U.S. rival Terex Corp. in an all-share merger to create a $10 billion-a-year group that can better respond to stiffer competition from Chinese manufacturers and slowing European and North American demand.
29 Jul 2015
California’s Freight Advisory Committee met Tuesday in Sacramento to begin the process of implementing Gov. Jerry Brown’s executive order to develop a statewide sustainable freight policy that will transition ports, motor carriers, railroads and other transportation modes toward zero emissions.
20 May 2015
In an attempt to ensure sufficient availability of chassis during the summer-fall peak-shipping season, the Port of Long Beach Thursday will meet with potential bidders interested in managing a peak chassis fleet.
Cranes
19 Nov 2014
Terminal operator Gulftainer is a step closer to readying its Al-Sharjah Emirati terminal for mega-ships after it received $60 million of new crane equipment for the Khorfakkan Container Terminal.
06 Nov 2014
A committee of the Port of New York and New Jersey’s industrywide Council on Port Performance expects by year-end to decide between two competing chassis-pool models for “gray” chassis in the port.
10 Oct 2014
Two chassis-leasing companies, DCLI and TRAC Intermodal, will add 3,000 chassis to their Southern California fleets in response to a request by the Port of Long Beach that the private sector step up its efforts to help relieve the growing chassis problem in the harbor.
Ships at port
02 Oct 2014
Low ocean carrier rates are to blame for much of the congestion afflicting U.S. container ports, several ocean carriers and terminal operators said at a Federal MaritimeCommission hearing this week.
APL at Port of Los Angeles
12 Sep 2014
When APL earlier this week informed its importer customers that the APL Norway was being diverted from Los Angeles “due to congestion at Global Gateway South,” it caused all importers and exporters that use the Los Angeles-Long Beach gateway to cringe. Would other terminals in the nation’s largest port complex plunge into another round of congestion?
11 Sep 2014
Shippers and carriers are confident they will overcome the problems that plague their industry such as port congestion, equipment shortages and complexity in logistics...