Michael Pal, of Fremantle Ports, will present a case study titled ‘Shorthaul Landside Sea Freight Intermodal Operations’ at Intermodal Asia 2014, which takes place from 1-3 April at the Shanghai World Expo Center.
The case study will look at whether it is possible to make intermodal rail profitable at distances of under 150km and how rail can grow against significant odds. It will also address supply chain environmental changes and other governmental policy change.
Russian seaports require dredging of 240 million cbm by 2030, Jan De Nul says
The volume of dredging works which should be performed at the seaports of Russia by 2030 reaches 240 million cbm, the IAA PortNews reporter quoted a Jan De Nul representative as saying today at the Forum of Dredging Companies organized by media-group PortNews.
According to estimates of Business Development Manager of Jan De Nul Dmitriy Reev, the volume of dredging operations to be executed at the port of Sabetta reaches 71 million cbm, in deepwater port of Arkhangelsk - 50 million cbm, at MMPK Bronka - 30 million cbm, in Kaliningrad Region (a cruise terminal) - 15 million cbm, at Vostochny-Nakhodka hub – up to 10 milllion cbm, in the ports of the Black Sea Basin – up to 10 million cbm.
The Jan De Nul representative said new dredgers and other highly efficient equipment like that of Jan De Nul company is required for dredging works of that scale.
Konecranes Lift Truck has signed an agreement with Portunus in Turkey in order to further strengthen and expand its lift truck business in the region. Konecranes Lift Trucks has identified the Turkish market as having good potential with opportunities both in the industrial and container handling field.
The program of expansion of the Baltic Sea based Russian ports is nearing completion and further development of the ports will be driven by LNG terminal projects, a Ministry of Transport official said Wednesday at the opening of Moscow Forum of dredging companies.
The event was organized by IAA PortNews and is held under the auspices of the Ministry of Transport of Russia. Partners of the Forum are IADC and Rosmorport.
Deputy Transport Minister of Russia Viktor Olersky told the gathering of dredging industry experts that further development of these ports will be carried out primarily through the creation of terminals for transshipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG), including LNG bunkering.
The last ambitious port project in Russia in the Baltic Sea is the construction of outer harbor MMPK "Bronka" in St. Petersburg.
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The latest Survey published by the Container Owners Association on “Alternative Flooring Systems for Shipping Containers” shows a rise in the use of bamboo for container floors, as an alternative material to tropical hardwood plywood.
Bamboo has emerged ahead of other alternative flooring systems, such as plastic/composite and larch/birch hybrid, as the most popular, in terms of availability and price - and it is the only alternative to tropical hardwood plywood being produced in any significant volume.