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The shipping research and consulting firm attributed November’s year-over-year increase in idled containership capacity to the Panama Canal’s new locks, which made smaller containerships less attractive, along with Hanjin’s bankruptcy.
The Dubai-based operator will own 55 percent of a new vehicle targeting port and terminal investment opportunities outside of the United Arab Emirates, while Canadian pension fund Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec will hold the other 45 percent.
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The North Florida port’s new Intermodal Container Transfer Facility provides rail service to the Blount Island Marine Terminal and TraPac Container Terminal at Dames Point, connecting the terminals with Class I railway CSX’s main line.
Two former aides to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie could face 20 years in prison over their role in “Bridgegate,” which involved tying up traffic on the George Washington Bridge and in the nearby town of Fort Lee to seek revenge against the town’s mayor.
The Georgia Ports Authority said almost one-third of its fleet of container stacking machines (45 out of 145), manufactured by Konecranes, have been purchased with or converted to, electric power capability.