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Monthly Archives: September 2015

Dynamar: Big ship carriers want full quay crane automation

Full quay crane automation is the only way to reach the 6,000 quay-side moves per 24 hours wanted by big ship carriers, Netherlands-based consulting firm Dynamar has said. In the recently issued report “Container Volumes and Terminal Capacity in North Europe II”, the firm said that a “robot” crane can easily handle the necessary faster acceleration and braking, unlike the ... Read More »

Global Ports’ profits slashed as Russian economic slowdown continues

Russia’s largest container terminal operator, Global Ports, has announced a 53% fall in pre-tax profit in the six months to the end of June compared to the first half of 2014. Its profit before tax plummeted from US$96m in the first six months of 2014 to US$45.2m in the first half of this year. Container throughput decreased by 32% year-on-year to 834,000 ... Read More »

Congestion hits Kuwait’s Port of Shuwaikh after cranes breakdown

Shuwaikh is located in the North West of the Persian Gulf

Kuwait’s Port of Shuwaikh is congested due to a number of factors including the breakdown of gantry cranes. According to an industry source, at least two cranes delivered by South Korean heavy industrial company Doosen Heavy Industrial broke down due to damaged cable reels. The breakdown of the cranes, which were delivered between four and five years ago, has caused berthing delays of ... Read More »

Lagos truckers strike over enforcement of daytime truck ban

Apapa terminal is in danger of congestion

Lagos’s truck owners started an indefinite strike on Wednesday (9 September) to protest against the State government restricting truck movement in the city during the day. The strike followed the Lagos State Government’s warning that it would get tough on any trailer and long vehicle contravening Section 2 of the Lagos State Road Traffic Law 2012, which forbids trailers to travel ... Read More »

Oslo’s Yilport-operated container terminal will receive two new STS gantry cranes

Turkish port operator Yilport Holding has announced that two new environmentally friendly ship-to-shore (STS) gantry cranes made by Finnish manufacturer Konecranes will arrive at its container terminal at the Port of Oslo in the fourth quarter of 2015. The cranes have twin-lift operation for maximum handling capacity, a lifting capacity of 64 tons, and an outreach of 40 m for ... Read More »

Cosco orders eleven 19,000 teu container ships

Chinese shipping company Cosco Holdings Co. has agreed to order 11 container vessels, each with a capacity of 19,000 teu, for a total of US$1.5bn in an attempt to cut costs. The ships are expected to be delivered in 2018, Cosco said in a stock exchange statement on Wednesday (9 September). Cosco now becomes the fifth largest global shipping line ... Read More »

Hamburg Süd adds 400 refrigerated containers with Carrier Transicold’s atmosphere control system

Hamburg Süd adds 400 refrigerated containers equipped with Carrier Transicold’s XtendFRESH atmosphere control system.

The world’s tenth biggest shipping company Hamburg Süd has announced that it added 400 refrigerated containers equipped with a new atmosphere control system created by the U.S. transport refrigeration solutions’ provider Carrier Transicold. According to Martin Schoeler, senior manager of Logistics-Technology at the German company, the new systems, called XtendFRESH, have been placed for use by avocado exporters shipping from ... Read More »

Hempel appoints Henrik Andersen as new CEO

Coating supplier Hempel has announced that Henrik Andersen will succeed Pierre-Yves Jullien as CEO by 1 March 2016. Andersen, who will hold the new role after the retirement of Jullien next year, has been the Group COO Europe and the Middle East of the facility services company ISS in Copenhagen since May 2013. He started working at ISS in 2000 ... Read More »

Liebherr set to deliver four STS cranes to Port of Bronka

Liebherr STS cranes en route to Fenix Container Terminal,

Container handling equipment manufacturer Liebherr Container Cranes has announced that it will deliver four ship-to-shore (STS) container cranes to the Port of Bronka’s Fenix Container Terminal in the Russian city of St. Petersburg. The cranes, which are due to become operational at the purpose built container terminal in the upcoming weeks, were designed and manufactured in the Irish facility of ... Read More »