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Monthly Archives: February 2008

Liebherr MHCs set new sales record

Liebherr set a new sales record in 2007 with orders for 88 mobile harbour cranes. This was a 26% increase over 2006 and the company’s best performance since it launched its MHCs in 1974. For the first time, Liebherr claimed market leadership in the major markets of Europe, Latin America and the Middle East and India. Read More »

Second Konecranes Boxhunter for Steveco

Konecranes received an order in February 2008, for a ship-to-shore (STS) BoxHunter crane from Finnish container terminal operator Steveco. The crane will be delivered to Steveco’s container terminal in Vuosaari in Finland during spring 2009. It is similar to a crane ordered by Steveco in July 2007, which will be delivered in summer 2008. Read More »

APMT Rotterdam bolsters crane fleet

APM Terminals Rotterdam has taken delivery of two new super post-Panamax container container cranes from ZPMC (Zhenhua Port Machinery Co) of China, bringing to 13 the number of cranes in operation that are able to handle the world’s largest container vessels. Read More »

Volumes rise again at Hamburg

The Port of Hamburg handled a record 140.4m tonnes of cargo in 2007, a 4.1% increase year-on-year. Containerised cargo traffic also set a new record of 9.9m teu, up 11.6% from 2006. The general cargo segment performed particularly well, achieving a growth rate of 9.1% with a volume of 2.9m tonnes. Bulk cargo amounted to 41.7m tonnes, 2.4% below the previous year’s total. Read More »

New container port planned for Risavika

An ambitious new development plan has been unveiled for the Port of Risavika in Stavanger, Norway. The port has acquired 400,000 sq m of land on which it will develop port facilities, including a container terminal, an LNG terminal and a ferry terminal for passenger and ro-ro traffic. Read More »

New forklift range from Hyster

Hyster has introduced a new series of forklift trucks with capacities ranging from 36 to 48 tonnes. The H36.00-48.00XM(S)-12 series offers maximum flexibility for a range of heavy-duty applications. Models are available either with standard forks, or with a fork-mounted, removable 20 ft–40 ft telescopic container spreader. Read More »

Kenya rides out congestion storm

Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) reported a KSh2.5bn (US$35.676m) profit in pre-tax earnings for 2007, according to local media. An increase of 10.5% in cargo handling at the Port of Mombasa contributed to the improvement. Mombasa handled 15.9m tonnes of cargo for the year, up from 14.4m tonnes in 2006. Read More »

MICT upgrades handling fleet

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) of the Philippines has acquired three brand-new eight-high Kalmar sidelifters and five new Ottawa-Kalmar prime movers to further improve efficiency at its flagship Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), Manila’s leading trade gateway. Read More »

Plans progress for Northern Gateway

Plans are progressing for the development of PD Ports’ proposed new deep-sea container terminal at Teesport in the north of England. The US$600m development, known as the Northern Gateway, is intended to serve markets in the north of the country, providing a more direct route for containers which at present are trucked to their end destinations from container ports in the south. This will relieve congestion in the south, create new jobs and stimulate economic growth in the north, and help to eliminate unnecessary road and rail miles, according to the operator. Read More »