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HHLA’s Burchardkai terminal orders Kalmar straddle carriers

Container Terminal Burchardkai (CTB) is has made straddle carrier purchases before

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed an order with Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), for 11 diesel-electric straddle carriers. The order, which was booked in Cargotec’s 2017 first quarter order intake, follows a 2016 order for nine machines. Jens Hansen, managing director of Container Terminal Burchardkai (CTB), said: “We’re facing increasing pressure to reduce operating costs and cut noise ... Read More »

PSA starts collaboration with Singapore Institute of Technology

Port operator PSA has signed an agreement with the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) to improve PSA staff’s ability to handle and work with smart systems. Under the terms of the new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), SIT’s education unit SITLEARN will develop and deliver a Systems Engineering training programme for PSA engineers and PSA Engineering and Infocomm Technology (ICT)’s employees. ... Read More »

New overtime ban set at APMT Gothenburg

The ban is part on an ongoing labour dispute

The Swedish Dockworkers’ Union has issued notice of a new overtime ban entering into force today afternoon at the Port of Gothenburg’s APM Terminals (APMT)-operated container terminal. The ban, which is part of an ongoing labour dispute, is expected to continue until midnight on April 30 unless the dispute is resolved earlier. The planned ban includes overtime, the recruitment of ... Read More »

Members of THE Alliance create bankruptcy contingency plan

The Alliance’s members have created a bankruptcy contingency plan following the demise of Hanjin Shipping and the chaos it brought to the global shipping industry. The five member lines, comprising Hapag-Lloyd, ‘K’ Line, Mitsui O. S. K. Lines (MOL), NYK Line and Yang Ming, will establish an independent trustee to manage funds to be used if an insolvency occurs within ... Read More »

Yilport records 2016 throughput growth

Robert Yuksel Yildirim, chairman of Yilport 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 »