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Monthly Archives: November 2015

Houston commissions new STS crane and installs TOS

The Port of Houston Authority moves forward with its infrastructure expansion and terminal operations’ update by commissioning a super post-Panamax ship-to-shore (STS) crane and updating its Terminal Operating System (TOS). The new 30-story high electric crane is for the port’s Barbours Cut Container Terminal (BCT) and is the the biggest ever manufactured by Konecranes and the tallest in North America. ... Read More »

Koper orders Konecranes yard cranes

The Port of Koper hopes to handle a total of 1.3m teu per year by 2020

The Port of Koper has ordered seven electric rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes and two rail-mounted gantry cranes (RMG) cranes from Konecranes. The RTGs are equipped with cable reels and the RMGs will feature Konecranes Active Load Control system, an integrated sway prevention and fine positioning system that aims to provide maximum container handling productivity. The electric RTGs will also be ... Read More »

Icelandic and Singaporean leaders discuss Arctic Shipping

Singapore's deputy prime minister and Iceland's prime minister

The prime minister of Iceland and the deputy prime minister of Singapore were among the speakers at the Arctic Circle Singapore Forum yesterday. Iceland’s Prime Minister Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson told the conference that the development of the Northern Shipping Route must be coordinated. “We need for this part of the planet, a coordinated global effort of where the necessary infrastructure ... Read More »

Hapag-Lloyd squeezes out €3m profit

Hapag-Lloyd has made a net profit for the third consecutive quarter

Newly public shipping line Hapag-Lloyd only just managed to register a third quarter profit of €3.2m (US$3.4m) as the benefits of merging with CSAV in 2014 partially alleviated the damage from a gloomy period for global carriers. Between July and September 2015, the German company recorded higher transport volumes of 1.89m teu, up by 26%, and a 21% increase in revenue ... Read More »

ZPMC orders TMEIC’s automation systems for cranes at Yangshan Deepwater Port

ZPMC has ordered electrical control and automation systems for 30 automatic stacking cranes (ASCs) from Virginia-based TMEIC Corporation. TMEIC Corporation, which is an overseas affiliated company of the Tokyo-headquartered Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corporation (TMEIC), will supply the ASCs to Yangshan Deepwater Port, which is part of the Port of Shanghai. The cranes, which use TMdrive-10e2 variable frequency drives as ... Read More »

Exclusive: Human Rights Watch warns Tianjin port bosses unlikely to receive fair trial

The Tianjin port explosions killed 173 people

Human Rights Watch’s China expert has told CM she is concerned that 12 people charged with dereliction of duty over the Tianjin port explosions will not receive a fair trial. Sophie Richardson said that when similar industrial accidents or scandals have taken place, the Chinese government has made scapegoats of people without giving them access to a fair trial. “Trials ... Read More »

Adani Ports set to acquire India’s Kattupalli Port

The Adani Group has announced that it entered into an agreement to acquire Kattupalli Port in Tamil Nadu, India, from L&T Shipbuilding (L&TSB), a subsidiary of Larsen and Toubro. Industry sources told the Indian news outlet Business Standard that the deal value was estimated at Rs 2,000 crore (US$302.1bn), adding that the process would take at least six months to ... Read More »

Gaussin shareholders give green light to ZPMC buying shares

Chinese state-owned manufacturer Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co (ZPMC) is among the companies that can benefit from Gaussin’s shareholders’ decision to allow the board to sell shares in order to receive capital to finance its current order book. At the company’s annual general meeting, the shareholders of the French engineering group Gaussin voted to allow the sale of shares to ... Read More »