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Warwickshire introduces new containers-lifting solution

A ground-breaking piece of equipment which could save the maritime industry billions of dollars is being launched by a Warwickshire company. BLOK Container Systems’ BLOK Spreader, enables four empty shipping containers to be lifted and transported on to quaysides as a single block, potentially easing congestion in container ports all …

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BOC orders transfer of Manila’s empty containers

In an attempt to solve port congestion, the Bureau of Customs has ordered the transfer of all empty containers in Port of Manila and Manila International Container Port to the ports in Batangas and Subic. Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero directed the district collectors of Port of Manila (POM) and …

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Companies must open up yard for empty containers

Philippines – Shipping companies have been directed to open up container yards that will be utilized as depot for empty containers amid clamor from truckers over port congestion. Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero said on Monday (Nov. 19) he had required shipping lines to open up container yards for empty …

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Empty containers: Searching for solutions

Technology startups are focusing on reducing the empty container problem, a challenge that costs the container shipping industry about $20 billion per year. At any given time, about one-third of the ocean containers in circulation are empty, and the average container spends nearly half its life idle, according to recent research. …

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Lapena: “Empty containers not causing any congestion at MICP”

Empty containers staying at the container yard of the Manila International Container Port (MICP) are not causing any congestion, Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña said Tuesday, debunking port congestion reports. “I would like to inform the public that the reports of port congestion is not true. It is a perception,” Lapeña …

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xChange: It all started with an excel sheet

Johannes Schlingmeier and Christian Roeloffs launched xChange in Hamburg, Germany, in November 2015, as they wanted to tackle the issue of repositioning containers by digitizing the process and allowing for carriers and logistics companies to interchange their empty boxes with the aim of cutting operating costs and the environmental footprint. …

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Maersk accepts empty container drop-offs

Announcement of Maersk Line: We are pleased to inform you that we are currently accepting empty container drop-offs for 20′ foot food grade containers that are in sound condition (export-worthy/valid). Kindly drop them at our Kakajjo depot situated in Bweyogerere. Please note that this will be at no extra cost …

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