Caterpillar Logistics Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc and ChevronTexaco Technology Ventures LLC (CTTV), have agreed for Cat Logistics to acquire logistics business RelayStar, an affiliate of CTTV. RelayStar offers a service parts logistics solution that delivers a high quality and cost-cutting last-mile relay using a mix of next-day and same-day services through an extensive network of pick-up and drop off points and Field Stock Locations. RelayStar is currently active in the UK, France and Italy as well as in the Benelux countries.
The Port of Felixstowe has ordered 12 new Rubber-Tyred Gantry Cranes (RTGCs) from Zhenhua Port Machinery Company (ZPMC) in Shanghai, China, for delivery in May 2006. This latest order is in addition to the one for nine RTGCs and one Ship-to-Shore Gantry Crane (SSGC) made towards the end of 2004, for delivery later this year. The new Rubber-Tyred Gantry Cranes are capable of lifting one container over five, and can straddle seven rows of containers, while the SSGC can handle containers stowed 22-wide, and has the ability to lift to 85 tonnes.