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Cavotec secures €11.5m port orders

Cavotec has won orders from ports in Australia, Indonesia, Oman, Portugal and Turkey, along with two shipping lines, with a combined value of more than €11.5m (US$13.6m). The largest single project is for its MoorMaster™ automated mooring system, for installation at a container berth at the Port of Salalah in Oman, where a number of units have been in service ... Read More »

Sharjah Container Terminal handles 400,000 teu in 2014

2014 marked a good year for Sharjah Container Terminal

Terminal operator Gulftainer has celebrated the 2014 performance of Sharjah Container Terminal (SCT), which surpassed 400,000 teu in annual throughput, which double digit volume growth compared to the previous year. Iain Rawlinson, group commercial director of Gultainer, highlighted the professional approach of Gulftainer’s management along with consistently high productivity levels as a driving force behind the terminal’s success. He added: ... Read More »

Port of Lomé orders 10 Konecranes RTGs

The Port of Lomé in Togo, West Africa, has ordered 10 RTGs from Finnish company Konecranes. The RTGs will be identical to the twelve delivered by Konecranes during 2014 and delivery is scheduled for the end of 2015 or start of 2016. The machines are all-electric, 16-wheel cranes, powered by a busbar system. They have a lifting capacity of 40 ... Read More »

CSCL Globe makes European debut in the UK

CSCL Globe arriving at Felixstowe

The world’s largest container ship, the 19,100 teu ‘CSCL Globe’, operated by  China Shipping Container Line on its AEX1 (Asia Europe Express), has made its maiden call at the Port of Felixstowe on its first port of call in Europe. Built by Hyundai Heavy Industries’ shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea, the 400 m long vessel is the length of four ... Read More »

Three Konecranes RMGs to Haifa

Konecranes has received a repeat order for three rail mounted gantry (RMG) cranes from Haifa Port Company in Israel, bringing the number of RMGs used in the port and supplied by the manufacturer to 15.  The machines will be delivered at the end of 2016 to early 2017. To be equipped with the Truconnect® remote monitoring system, the RMGs will ... Read More »

MOL looks to 20,000 teu ships

As the 19,000 teu ‘CSCL Globe’, currently the world’s largest containership, arrives in Europe on its maiden voyage from China, Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL)  president, Koichi Muto, has raised the stakes again by announcing in his New Year message that the shipping line’s strategy is to upgrade its fleet with 20,000teu ultra-large container vessels (ULCV). Having celebrated its 130th anniversary ... Read More »

Montreal Gateway Terminals up for sale

Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners acquired MCT in 2007 (Photo: Benoît Chalifour)

Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners has agreed to sell Montreal Gateway Terminals (MGT), its container facility in the Port of Montreal which it acquired in 2007, to a consortium led by Fiera Axium Infrastructure Inc. an infrastructure investor based in Montreal. The deal, which could achieve more than US$600m, is expected to be announced later this month (January), according to reports ... Read More »

US$81m funding for Khalifa expansion

Khalifa Port Container Terminal has seen a 20% year-on-year increase

A Dh300m (US$81.65m) deal has been agreed between the Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) and Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) for the expansion of the Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT) to support its local and global growth strategy. The funding will be utilised primarily for capital expenditure, corporate services and the re-financing of an existing short-term bridge loan Since it opened ... Read More »

New Elbe terminal between Dresden and Prague

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG’s Intermodal subsidiary Metrans has started operations at its ninth terminal, located at Usti nad Labem in North Bohemia, an important European hub for freight flows into North Bohemia and South-East Saxony. The new terminal lies directly on the main rail line between the German seaports and the Metrans inland hub terminal in Prague that serves ... Read More »