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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 »

Maersk Line to divert cargo away from Algeciras during strikes

Algeciras is one of APM Terminals's key transhipment hubs

Ahead of nine days of strike action due at Spanish ports this March, Maersk Line is planning to re-route certain services to avoid its local transhipment hub in Algeciras. Westbound vessels on the carrier’s Asia-Europe and Middle East services normally calling Algeciras will be diverted to other facilities in the Mediterranean where capacity has been secured. According to a notice ... Read More »

Kalmar opens new jetty in China

Finnish equipment manufacturer Kalmar and Rainbow-Cargotec Industries Co., Ltd (RCI) have opened a new jetty in Taicang, China. The new jetty, which will allow delivery of fully erected Kalmar yard cranes from RCI, is 361 m long with a water depth of 12 m. The jetty, which will support Kalmar’s business growth in the Asia-Pacific region, will be able to ... Read More »

Boluda/OPDR joint venture begins operations in Seville

Seville handled over 160,000 teu last year

A joint venture (JV) between Boluda Corporación Marítima and OPDR, part of the CMA CGM Group, has begun operating the container terminal at the Port of Seville. On a total area of about 180,000 sq m, the JV, called Terminales Marítimas del Guadalquivir, now controls all facilities related to the handling of containerised goods including the railway terminal Muelle del ... Read More »

Hamburg receives Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour crane

A Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour crane (MHC) has been delivered to the O’Swaldkai multi-purpose terminal at the Port of Hamburg, Germany. The terminal, which is operated by Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA)’s subsidiary Frucht- und Kühl-Zentrum and terminal operator SEA-invest, is mainly using the G HMK 4406 unit to serve reefer vessels transporting bananas. The new diesel-electric Model 4 ... Read More »

New APMT terminal opens in Mexico

The terminal will be completed between 2027 and 2030

APM Terminals (APMT)’s new semi-automated facility in Lázaro Cárdenas, Mexico, has received its first official vessel call. The terminal was called by the 9,600 teu Maersk Salalah as part of the AC2 Transpacific service from Asia. Now that the first phase of construction is complete, APMT Lázaro Cárdenas Terminal 2 (TEC2) has a capacity of 1.2m teu, occupies an area ... Read More »

Hapag-Lloyd suffers 66% operating profit drop

German shipping company Hapag-Lloyd has suffered a 66% year-on-year fall in its earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) in 2016, according to its preliminary results. EBIT went down from €366.4m (US$406.7m) in 2015 to €126m (US$140m) last year. However, the shipping line recorded a significant increase in its EBIT in the last quarter of the year, from €17.8m (US$18.9m) in ... Read More »

Spanish port strikes set for March

Valencia is one of Spain's largest ports

Port workers are set to strike for nine days in March after Spain’s cabinet passed a draft law to liberalise the hiring of port labour. The planned overhaul would allow companies to hire their own personnel instead of unionised staff, with proponents claiming the current dynamics allow union workers to earn up to 50% more than they would in a ... Read More »