Container Weighing News

  14 Sep 2017
Peregrine Storrs-Fox, TT Club’s Risk Management Director, has explained port and terminal insurance and also shared doubts about SOLAS VGM compliance in a new Port Technology interview

  04 Sep 2017
Strainstall, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has secured a contract for its Container Weight System (CWS) with Kalmar – part of Cargotec, after recently gaining EU approval of the system

  01 Sep 2017
Ten Los Angeles Port Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes have been weighed by ZPMC North America and its partners ahead of an upgrade project for handling megaships

  01 Sep 2017
Port Houston facilities will resume operations on September 1, 2017 amid concerns of draft reduction caused by runoff from the floods of Hurricane Harvey

  30 Aug 2017
Eleven crew have been evacuated from a sinking cargo ship sunk by the second major storm to strike the Hong Kong area in a week

  30 Aug 2017
Six of the largest US Ports have smashed monthly records for container throughput in the past year as Trump’s protectionist trade agenda goes ‘undelivered’

  25 Aug 2017
The Port of Virginia has ordered four Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes as part of a US$320 million expansion to allow handling of Ultra Large Container Vessels (ULCV)

  25 Aug 2017
Port of Hong Kong suspended all operations amid Typhoon Hato wind and rain

  24 Aug 2017
Simon Everett, Strainstall’s Managing Director, has explained the market trends that have been developing as more solutions provide compliance with the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Verified Gross Mass (VGM) rules

  15 Aug 2017
American freight forwarder Flexport has observed freight rate increases in its market update, and predicted higher throughput in coming months for ports serving Asia – US East/US West coast routes.

  15 Aug 2017
Beyond ocean freight, containers are used in supply chains, for example to ship from a supplier factory to buyer distribution centre, but the repositioning of empty containers is a complex management and logistics problem

  15 Aug 2017
Simon Everett, Managing Director at Strainstall, has discussed the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Verified Gross Mass (VGM) rules with Port Technology in further detail

  10 Aug 2017
Interactions between container terminals and trucking companies are very important, however appointment systems don’t consider trucking company convenience or the need for real-time scheduling.

  10 Aug 2017
Global shipping services providers and ports in the US, Russia, Iran, Syria, and China, for example Dandong and Dalian, have been caught up in the US’s latest offensive on North Korean trade, analysis has found.

  04 Aug 2017
The current practice at container terminals is to manually remove twistlocks from containers – a time consuming activity. This process can be automated.

  04 Aug 2017
Ghana’s government will implement new measures and fines to speed customs, including paperless processes and automation, to meet national development goals, according to Ghana News Agency.

  03 Aug 2017
South Carolina Ports, on of the top 10 US container ports, is considering a potential barge for containers

  25 Jul 2017
Port of Savannah Garden City Terminal on the US East Coast has plans to amp up crane capacity to service 14,000 TEU vessels

  24 Jul 2017
TT Club, a provider of insurance and related risk management services, has revealed that government authorities may be under-equipped to enforce SOLAS VGM rules and protect the safety of ships and workers both on board and ashore when handling...

  24 Jul 2017
Simon Everett, Managing Director at Strainstall, has explained how the company's retrofitted container weighing systems (CWS) works with port technology such as straddle carriers, reachstackers and RTG (rubber tired gantry) cranes