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Kalmar to supply RTGs to Algerian port of Oran

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has won an order for seven rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes, worth €10m (US$11m), for the Port of Oran Container Terminal in Algeria. The order has been booked into Cargotec’s 2016 fourth quarter order intake and the E-One² RTGs will be delivered to the customer during the third quarter of 2017. This follows a call for tender ... Read More »

Conductix-Wampfler electrifies RTGs in Montreal

The E-RTG system includes Conductix-Wampfler’s new data transfer system

Conductix-Wampfler has completed what it claimed was Canada’s first electrified rubber-tyred gantry (E-RTG) container crane conversion at the Port of Montreal. To electrify terminal operator Montreal Gateway Terminals (MGT)’s RTGs, the company used a 440 m long electric rail runway equipped with a Drive-in L conductor rail system with two drive-in zones. According to the company, this version of the ... Read More »

Zim to restructure its services

Israeli shipping company Zim will be restructuring its main services on major trades. The news follows THE Alliance’s announcement earlier this month of a revamped Mediterranean-East Coast North America service via a link with the Israeli company. Zim’s restructuring changes will begin in April 2017, when THE Alliance is scheduled to start operations. The carrier will introduce a new service ... Read More »

Work on DP World London logistics centre continues

DP World London Gateway has started construction of the second and final phase of its logistics centre. The project’s second phase, which will be available for occupation from May 2017, includes building 180,000 sq ft of cross-dock distribution warehousing and office space. Of this, 155,000 sq ft will be used for warehouse accommodation, 10,000 sq ft for conjoined office space ... Read More »

Construction of NY/NJ new intermodal facility starts

The yard will be able to handle 430,000 teu annually

The Port Authority of New York/New Jersey and Global Container Terminals (GCT) have started construction of a ship-to-rail port facility adjacent to the recently expanded GCT Bayonne container terminal. The ExpressRail Port Jersey facility, or Greenville Yard, which is scheduled for completion in mid-2018, will link GCT Bayonne terminal to CSX and Norfolk Southern’s rail network to reach key inland ... Read More »

New CEO for DCT Gdansk

Thorpe was CEO of DP World London Gateway

Polish port operator DCT Gdansk has announced that Cameron Thorpe has been appointed as the company’s new CEO. Thorpe, who was the CEO of DP World London Gateway from February 2015 to November 2016, succeeded Maciek Kwiatkowski, who is retiring. Under the leadership of Kwiatkowski, DCT Gdansk finalised the construction of its recently opened second berth, T2. Thorpe said: “With ... Read More »

Hutchison Ports to invest in Ukraine

Port operator Hutchison Ports has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ukrainian government for the development of new container terminal facilities in Chornomorsk, Ukraine. The new facilities will be built at the Port of Chornomorsk on the Black Sea. The agreement, which is expected to be finalised in 2017, will represent the first step of the port operator ... Read More »

Colombo terminal concession process thrown into confusion

Local reports in Sri Lanka indicate that all parties bidding for a concession to operate the Port of Colombo’s East Container Terminal (ECT) have been eliminated from the process. According to Sri Lankan newspaper, The Sunday Times, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Management (CCEM) has brought new conditions that rule out all the companies bidding for the project. The media ... Read More »

Kalmar receives new order from Malaysia

Deliveries will start in December

Kalmar has received an order for 93 new terminal tractors for container handling from the Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP), Malaysia. Deliveries of the new €5m order, which was booked in Kalmar’s parent company Cargotec 2016 third quarter order intake, will start by the end of December this year. Kalmar’s 4×2 medium terminal tractors, which have a gross combined weight ... Read More »