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Khalifa welcomes three of the world’s largest quay cranes

The new cranes will increase capacity by 750,000 teu

Three of the world’s largest and most modern ship-to-shore (STS) quay cranes have arrived at Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa Port, the first semi-automated container terminal in the region. The ZPMC Super post-Panamax cranes which cost more than US$28m will join the six already operational cranes at Khalifa bringing the total to nine units. In addition, six Konecranes automated stacking cranes (ASC) ... Read More »

War chest or aquisitions?

The AP Moller-Maersk Group’s recent moves to sell more than US$4bn of non-core and under-performing assets begs the question of where the money will be re-invested, and its likely impact on existing market forces within the container shipping industry. Maersk Line already enjoys enormous economies of scale within the sector, so, should the cash be ploughed back into providing even ... Read More »

A good year for Liebherr’s mobile harbour cranes

Liebherr mobile harbour cranes boosted 2013 sales to among the best ever

Mobile harbour cranes (LHM) once again contributed strongly to the overall success of Liebherr Maritime Cranes with around 80 units delivered for a turnover of €280m (US$391m). In addition, the Latin American market and the launch of the Maritime Cranes simulator boosted 2013 sales to rank amongst the most successful ever. Read More »

CMA Terminals buys into ICTSI in Nigeria

Soon to start construction Lekki is expected to open for business in 2017

CMA Terminals and Manila-based ICTSI (International Container Terminal Services, Inc.) have entered into a deal where ICTSI will sell 25% of its 100% stake in the Nigerian Lekki Container Terminal to CMA Terminals, which is a 100% subsidiary of the CMA CGM Group. Read More »

Chennai Port wins court battle against DP World

India’s Madras High Court has ruled in favour of Chennai Port Trust (ChPT) in a dispute with DP World’s Chennai Container Terminal (CCT) over non-achievement of output targets, the cashing of bank guarantees by the port, a termination notice and a subsequent arbitration panel verdict that went in favour of DP World. Read More »

Hamburg Süd/Hapag-Lloyd to shift from Tilbury to London Gateway

Tilbury has lost another three services

In another blow for the Port of Tilbury, Hamburg Süd and Hapag-Lloyd have decided to shift three of their services to the newly opened London Gateway terminal. Alphaliner reports that the three services will call at London Gateway from May shortly after the DP World operated terminal opens its second berth in April: Read More »

UNCTAD Reviews Maritime Transport

UNCTAD’s recently released Review of Maritime Transport 2013 (RMT) reports that driven by rising domestic demand in China and by increased intra-Asian and South–South trade, international seaborne trade performed relatively well in 2012, with volumes increasing by 4.3%, reaching 9.2bn tons for the first time ever. Read More »