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Montréal launches new container terminal

The new terminal will be operated by Termont Montréal Inc

The Port of Montréal, Canada, has officially inaugurated a new container terminal in its Viau sector. The new Viau container facility, which will be operated by Termont Montréal Inc, will increase the port’s handling capacity by 450,000 teu. The entire Viau project, which includes construction works already carried out as well as a second phase expected to completed in the ... Read More »

Konecranes wins its largest ever deal

A 3D model of a Konecranes ASC

Finnish equipment manufacturer Konecranes has announced that it signed its largest ever deal with the Port of Virginia. The company will deliver a total of 86 automated stacking cranes (ASCs) to the Virginia Port Authority (VPA) in two contracts for a total of over €200m. The order includes a first contract for 60 ASCs for the port’s Norfolk International Terminals ... Read More »

CMA CGM suffers heavy loss in third quarter

CMA CGM has reported a US$268m loss in the third quarter of 2016, compared to a US$51m profit recorded in the same period last year. Excluding Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), of which CMA CGM assumed control in June 2016, the company recorded a US$202m loss in the third quarter of the year. Excluding the recently-acquired company, revenue fell by 16% ... Read More »

Terex to deliver new crane to Genoa

Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has announced that one Terex Gottwald Model 8 mobile harbor crane will start operations in Spinelli S.r.l’s terminal at the Port of Genoa, Italy. The crane, which will be delivered in the G HMK 8610 two-rope variant, will be the largest crane from TPS operational in Italy. According to the manufacturer, the crane is expected to ... Read More »

NYK group buys 20% stake in Maher Terminals

Deutsche Bank acquired the terminal in 2007

The NYK group has announced that its port operating subsidiary acquired a 20% share in the Port of New York/New Jersey’s Maher Terminals together with investment fund Macquarie Infrastructure Partners III (MIP III). MIP III, which is a diversified, closed end fund which focuses on investments in infrastructure and related assets in the US and Canada, has a minority stake ... Read More »

Hamburg reports no growth in container traffic

Container traffic went up by just 0.1% year-on-year

The Port of Hamburg, Germany, has announced that its container volumes remained stable in the first nine months of 2016. Throughput went down by a negligible 0.1%, almost unchanged from the 6.7m teu handled in the first nine months of 2015, with containerised cargo going up by just 0.4% to 69.3 tons. Axel Mattern, joint CEO of Port of Hamburg ... Read More »

Korea Line preferred bidder for Hanjin’s Asia-US operations

South Korean shipping company Korea Line has been chosen as the preferred bidder over Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) to buy Hanjin Shipping’s Asia-US operations. Korea Line is believed to have proposed better conditions, including a higher bid than HMM. The company’s bid included the purchase of Hanjin’s 54% stake in Total Terminals International (TTI), which operates Pier T at the ... Read More »

Hamad Port to use 150 Thermo King gensets

Thermo King will equip the new Hamad Port in the Mesaieed area of Qatar with 150 diesel generator set (genset) units to support existing reefer containers. Qatar Port Management Co., which is responsible for management of all commercial ports and container terminals in Qatar and for establishing the new Hamad Port, was looking for a source of electric power operating ... Read More »

Terex to automate Auckland’s straddle carriers fleet

The new units will be delivered by mid-2019

Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has announced that the New Zealand-based port operator Ports of Auckland Ltd. (POAL) ordered 27 fully automated straddle carriers as part of its automation initiative. In addition to delivering the new N SC 644 E (1-over-3) machines, which will work in the port’s container stackyard and serve trucks, by mid-2019, TPS will also upgrade a total ... Read More »

Lase launches positioning system for AGVs

Laser-systems supplier Lase has launched an automatic vehicle positioning application, which can handle the positioning of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) in up to three lanes sequentially. The LaseAVP (Automatic Positioning Vehicle) measurement system is primarily designed for ship-to-shore (STS) crane operations. A 3D laser scanner from the LASE 3000D-C2-11x Series is mounted at the portal girder centrally above the lanes ... Read More »