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Konecranes secures record US$130m order

Konecranes has signed a record multiple container handling equipment order worth in excess of €100m (US$130m) with the Indonesian state-owned terminal operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III (Persero), (“Pelindo III”). The order is to supply 10 ship-to-shore (STS) cranes, 20 Automated Stacking Cranes (ASC) and five Straddle Carriers (SC). Delivery is scheduled between 2014 and 2016. Read More »

Round-the-clock operations start at ULCT

Ust-Luga Container Terminal (ULCT), part of Russia’s National Container Company (NCC) group, is to start round-the-clock operation from today (1 March) following an increase in the number of vessel calls and a rise in throughput volumes. Read More »

Next generation electric shunting vehicle released

Two years after Linde Material Handling announced that the full development and manufac-turing skills of its electronic systems and drives department in the field of electric drives were available to other manufacturers of mobile units, road/rail technology specialists G Zwiehoff of Rosenheim, Germany, has released a second electric shunting vehicle, the Rotrac E4. Read More »

Bartlett appointed Tilbury development director

Recognising that providing port-centric solutions has become a key feature of logistics in recent years, as retailers and distributors base themselves within ports to avoid double handling and unnecessary road miles, Forth Ports has appointed Debbie Bartlett as development director for the Port of Tilbury. Read More »

Gledhill leaves Hutchison Ports UK

David Gledhill has resigned from his position as chief executive of Hutchison Ports UK with immediate effect. Based at the Port of Felixstowe, the UK’s largest container port that handles over 40% of the country’s containers, he was also responsible for Hutchison’s other UK facilities at Thamesport and Harwich. Read More »

Maersk sees slightly higher profits

The A.P Moller-Maersk Group delivered a profit of US$4bn, slightly higher than the outlook of around US$3.7bn announced in November last year, with a return on invested capital (ROIC) at 8.8%. The profit was positively affected by the settlement of an Algerian tax dispute in Q1 of US$899m, combined with improved volumes, rates and unit costs for Maersk Line. Read More »

Bigger and better, greener and leaner

Peel Ports has invested in a substantially larger vessel for its Manchester Ship Canal container service after another marked increase in demand from customers, with the introduction of the ‘Deniz’, a 260 teu capacity vessel that equates to more than a 60% increase in capacity compared to the previous vessel used. Read More »