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Terex launches its Model 5 crane

Model 5 is designed to cater for all terminal structures

Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has completed its range of medium-sized cranes with the introduction of the Terex® Gottwald Model 5 harbour crane. The diesel-electric crane provides a maximum lifting capacity of 125 tonnes in conjunction with a radius curve of up to 51 m; its hoisting speeds is up to 120 m/min. Read More »

Busy time at Port Said

PSCCH’s 10 yard tractors started operations immediately.

Port Said Container & Cargo Handling Co (PSCCH) has taken delivery of ten 65-tonne 4x2 Terberg yard tractors, which have been put into operation immediately. Read More »

Navis introduces SPARCS N4 2.5

Navis has introduced SPARCS N4 2.5, its latest version of terminal operating system (TOS), which, according to the company, will allow customers to optimise critical terminal operations “like never before”, offering more extensibility, automated equipment functionality and improved ease of implementation. Read More »

New quay for UWT container centre

United Waalhaven Terminals (UWT) and the Port of Rotterdam Authority have reached agreement on the construction of a new quay on Bunschotenweg; this will accommodate short-sea as well as inland vessels with a draught of seven metres and a length of 135 m. Read More »

Konecranes introduces its ARTG

Konecranes’ ARTG overcomes yard variations

Konecranes has introduced its automated rubber tyred gantry RTG (ARTG) crane, offering terminal operators all the benefits of automation: operational cost savings, greater productivity, increased predictability and increased safety, according to the company. Read More »

Gloria reveals all

‘Gloria’ in working mode

With a fanfare of music from Vangelis, flashing lights and stage smoke, ‘Gloria’, the fifth and latest generation reachstacker from Kalmar, was revealed at the TOC Europe show in Rotterdam this week, creating what the manufacturer claims to be: “the benchmark for productivity, operator comfort, safety and cost effective operation”. Read More »

Guarded welcome for US$1bn dredging budget

For many years, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has been urging the US Congress to fully utilise the Harbour Maintenance Tax (HMT) for its intended purposes – dredging - rather than allow the money to build up in the already bloated Trust Fund. Read More »

Solvo TOS improves Brooklyn-Kiev performance

Brooklyn-Kiev has significantly reduced turnaround times

The implementation of the terminal operating system (TOS) from the Russian-based developer Solvo has significantly reduced cargo, vessel and truck turnaround times as well as the amount of storage re-handles at the Brooklyn-Kiev Port container terminal in the Odessa Commercial Seaport. Read More »

New cranes for North Charleston Terminal

North Charleston Terminal’s new cranes will arrive in 2015

Two new super post-Panamax quay cranes are to be purchased at a cost of US$24.9m for the North Charleston Terminal in the Port of Charleston, prompted by a 9.4% increase in teu throughput in the port’s 2013 fiscal year. Read More »