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Kalmar to assume responsibility for log handling operations at Iggesund Paperboard, Sweden

AJOT | April 29, 2019 | Ports & Terminals | Equipment and Tech

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed comprehensive three year cooperation agreement with Iggesund Paperboard AB, part of the Holmen Group. The contract, which includes the provision of equipment, operators, maintenance services as well as the Kalmar Insight performance management software, was booked in Cargotec's 2019 Q1 order intake. The agreement came into effect at the beginning of April. One of the most advanced fully integrated pulp and paperboard mills in the world, Iggesund Mill on Sweden's east coast produces Invercote, one of the world's leading paperboard brands. Under the tailored partnership agreement, Kalmar will assume full responsibility for the customer's log handling operations with optimal amount of equipment, tools and professional resources. High operational performance will be reached by utilising Kalmar's capabilities to tailor flexible and highly reliable solutions ensuring effectiveness of customer's operations. Pelle Olsson, Head of Board Production at Iggesunds Bruk: "Kalmar's solution will allow us to focus on our core business and add value for our end customers. As a producer of some of the world's best-performing paperboard, we want to work with reliable partners who are true leaders in their own areas, and in this respect Kalmar fits the bill perfectly. This contract provides us with peace of mind as we get premium equipment for log handling, their maintenance, operators as well as the latest software to optimise our logistics processes" Valerian Sand, Vice President, Kalmar North Europe: "We are very excited about our cooperation with Iggesund Paperboard AB. This agreement demonstrates our ability to run full responsibility for a critical part of customer operations, providing a complete, tailored solution that supports operational improvements. Kalmar's heritage and long history in industrial cargo handling enabled us to create this effective solution. It is an essential part of our company's strategy to be trusted partner for our customers by offering great products and a wide variety of professional services designed to release the full potential of customer's operations."

Drewry: Scrapping set to rise

AJOT | April 29, 2019 | Maritime
Kalmar continues its electrification journey with fully electric empty container handler

AJOT | April 29, 2019 | Ports & Terminals | Equipment and Tech

The launch represents another significant step on the company's journey towards offering an electric version of every product in its portfolio by 2021.

Hamburg Süd christens “Polar Mexico” in Veracruz
Ports & Terminals
AJOT | Top Story | April 29, 2019

Hamburg Süd christens “Polar Mexico” in Veracruz

First container ship at the new ICAVE terminal – Naming ceremony held during the 500th anniversary of the Mexican city and port
Panama Canal expansion allows more transits of propane and other hydrocarbon gas liquids
AJOT | Top Story | April 29, 2019

Panama Canal expansion allows more transits of propane and other hydrocarbon gas liquids

In June 2016, the Panama Canal Authority, the body that operates the Panama Canal, opened a third set of locks that facilitated transit of larger ships, the first such expansion since the canal was completed in 1914.
IFLN is Focusing on the Future: The Importance of Partnership, Integration and Specialization

AJOT | April 29, 2019 | Logistics

IFLN’s 26th Worldwide Membership Conference took place at the Hilton Vienna Hotel in the Austrian capital recently, with Vienna providing the perfect backdrop to IFLN’s annual forum for building relationships amongst its members and for spreading the word of its achievements and plans for the coming year.
Port of Beaumont charters new Sea Scout program

AJOT | April 29, 2019 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

On April 27, 2019, the Port of Beaumont announced the launch of Sea Scout Ship 1916 at the Sail Daze event in Port Arthur, Texas. Sail Daze, an event hosted by Three Rivers Council-Boy Scouts, provided approximately 100 attendees with a weekend of sailing, camping and a chance to learn more about Scouting's second oldest program, Sea Scouts.

California Ports welcome comments on cargo handling equipment study

AJOT | April 29, 2019 | Ports & Terminals | Ports
Pacific Marine Expo set for Thursday, November 21

AJOT | April 29, 2019 | Maritime

The 53rd Pacific Marine Expo, the West Coast’s largest commercial fishing and marine industry trade show, will be held from Thursday, November 21, through Saturday, November 23, at CenturyLink Field Event Center in Seattle.

New Orleans Public Belt names M.D. (Mike) Stolzman General Manager

AJOT | April 29, 2019 | Intermodal | Trucking

OOIL Announces Operational Update for the 1st Quarter 2019

AJOT | April 29, 2019 | Maritime | Liner Shipping

Emirates Rethinks Its Network for a World Without the A380
Air Cargo
Bloomberg | Top Story | April 29, 2019

Emirates Rethinks Its Network for a World Without the A380

Emirates, the world’s biggest long-haul airline, is reviewing its route network as it grapples with slowing economic growth and the demise of the A380 superjumbo, a plane that’s been the cornerstone of its strategic thinking for almost two decades.
Arpin Group appoints Bridget Ritchie to management committee

AJOT | April 29, 2019 | Intermodal | Trucking | People | Appointments

Arpin Group is pleased to announce that Bridget Ritchie, vice president global business development – corporate accounts, has been appointed to the Arpin Group Management Committee.

HNA’s $25 Billion Fire Sale Not Enough to Emerge From Crisis

Bloomberg | April 28, 2019 | Air Cargo | Airlines

China’s Trade War Is Taiwan’s Opportunity to Bring Cash Home

Bloomberg | April 28, 2019 | International Trade

Gulf Air in Talks With Etihad Airways to Deepen Partnership

Bloomberg | April 28, 2019 | Air Cargo | Airports

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