March 19 - Maritime services provider Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is warning of a three percent increase in St. Lawrence Seaway tolls in Canada for the 2013 shipping season.
The toll increase will come into effect when the seaway opens on March 22, 2013. Further details of costs and additional information can be found on the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System website (link below). www.iss-shipping.com www.media-seaway.com
Drewry’s multipurpose time charter index indicates that rates have increased to USD6,800 per day in February – a rise of 4.2 percent compared to the previous month.
USA-based Bigge Crane and Rigging has opened a maintenance facility in Houston, Texas.
USA-based heavy transport specialist Berard has delivered a 60.8-tonne transformer from China, Texas, to Cleveland.
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PSA Zeebrugge has invested in a large linkspan for the terminal at the Wielingen dock in the outer port of Zeebrugge, Belgium.
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