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Yilport records 2016 throughput growth

Robert Yuksel Yildirim, president and CEO of Yildirim Holding

The Turkish Yildirim Group’s port operating and logistics subsidiary Yilport Holding has recorded a 5% year-on-year growth to 3.9m teu in its gross container volumes last year. Volumes at the company’s terminal in Turkey, Yilport Gebze, went up by 6% year-on-year to 400,000 teu in 2016. Growth was also registered at Yilport’s Nordic terminals, especially following the company’s acquisition last ... Read More »

Carrier receives new order from Maersk Line

Delivery is scheduled for the first quarter

Maersk Line has ordered the first 100 of a total of 200 refrigerated containers to be equipped with Carrier Transicold’s NaturaLINE natural-refrigerant based system. NaturaLINE is a more environmentally friendly solution as it is the first container refrigeration system to use the natural refrigerant carbon dioxide, a safe and non-ozone depleting gas with a global warming potential (GWP) of one. Unlike ... Read More »

DP World London Gateway to open third berth

DP World London Gateway is expected to officially open its third berth for full operations at the end of March this year. The start of full operations at the new berth will meet the increase in traffic expected following the launch in April of the new THE Alliance, which will begin calling the facilities with its new Asia-Europe and transatlantic ... Read More »

Liebherr Maritime Cranes delivers reachstaker to Dublin

The unit was produced in Sunderland, UK

Liebherr Maritime Cranes has delivered a new reachstacker to Doyle Shipping Group for its container facilities at the Port of Dublin. The LRS 545 reachstacker, which features a low front end allowing increased visibility for the operator when placing the containers onto the train, is being used at the company’s facility mainly to load and unload containers to and from ... Read More »

Maersk unveils blockchain project with IBM

Maersk has started collaborating with US technology company International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) on a new project to use blockchain technology to enhance cross-border supply chain. The blockchain solution, which is based on the open source Linux Foundation’s open source Hyperledger Fabric and built by the two companies, is expected to help manage and track the paper trail of shipping ... Read More »

ICTSI Manila orders five STS cranes and 20 RTGs

International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) is ordering five post-Panamax quay cranes as well as 20 rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes for its terminal in Manila. The gantry cranes will be capable of servicing up to 13,000 teu boxships at Manila International Container Terminal (MICT). The purchase, along with the construction of another berth, is part of ICTSI’s US$80m capital equipment ... Read More »

Gulftainer upgrades to MACH TOS in Sharjah

Sharjah Container Terminal (SCT) is operated by Gulftainer

Gulftainer has implemented the Marine and Container Handling (MACH) terminal operating system (TOS) at its terminal in Sharjah in the UAE. The terminal operator is rolling out the MACH TOS across its UAE terminals in a phased manner in collaboration with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). The first full implementation took place at Sharjah Container Terminal (SCT). Steve Ogden, group port ... Read More »

PSA calls for proposals for Container Port 4.0

PSA International (PSA)’s corporate venture capital arm PSA unboXed has put out a second call for technology solutions proposals in support of an incubator programme to develop a futuristic container port. The company invited start-ups and potential partners to put forward innovative solutions to test-bed in the PSA Living Lab as part of its incubator programme Container Port (CP) 4.0. ... Read More »

Hammar launches new sideloader

The sideloader was launched in New Zealand

Hammar has launched its newest sideloader, the Hammar 110, featuring a new usage method for fast ground handling and offering a reduced tare weight of 8.3 tonnes. The model features a double-action system that can deploy two modes comprising the StepOver which was developed for the Hammar 155 for stacking or transferring containers or the new SledgeLeg ability. According to ... Read More »