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Containers blown into Durban Harbour

Please see below information from Transnet about containers blown into Durban harbour.. High winds blow empty containers into Durban harbour but port still open [Durban, South Africa, 13/12/2014] High winds gusting at 35 to 40 knots blew 10 empty containers into the Durban Harbour, from a ship a berth 108 at the Durban Container Terminal,…

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Is the current inspection regime for containers good enough..??

The introduction of the freight container revolutionised the carriage of cargo in the supply chain, permitting large volumes of cargo to be lifted from ships without the need for slings, nets or platforms. But the container brought its own problems that did not at first manifest themselves.

The system is fundamentally reliant on the integrity of parts that may not regularly be scrutinised in operation.

But, is the current inspection regime for containers good enough..?? Read the discussion from TT Club..

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Intermodal Europe 2014 brings innovations to the growing market

Intermodal freight transportation is reported to be one of the largest growing markets in the world, estimated to be worth $12.28 billion* in 2014 and growing to $26.19 billion* by 2019. The increasing buoyancy of the industry was highlighted at Intermodal Europe 2014, the leading exhibition and conference for global container transport and logistics, across the road, rail and sea sectors.

This year’s Intermodal Europe exhibition, held in the vibrant port city of Rotterdam, provided a platform for over 100 exhibitors showcasing their latest products and services, and thousands of industry professionals in the container, transport and logistics industry, to come together, and shape the future of the intermodal freight transportation market.

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