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Lase’s load collision prevention system earns safety certification

The German BG (Employers’ Liability Insurance Association) has certified Lase’s load collision prevention system as Performance Level D – Category 3, meaning it exceeds today’s requirements on safety standards in the port industry. The performance levels EN ISO 13849-1 are parameters for the reliability of how a control system complies with safety functions. According to a statement from the laser ... Read More »

Paceco España to supply STS crane to Guadeloupe

Paceco España has signed a contract with Gaudeloupe Port Caraïbes for the supply of one post-Panamax ship-to-shore (STS) crane. The crane will especially be conceived to work under typically Caribbean weather conditions such as very high winds. It is expected to be delivered in 2018 and will complete Port de Jarry terminal´s current equipment needs. The container terminal in the ... Read More »

Konecranes to deliver RTGs to Terport in Paraguay

Konecranes has signed an agreement with Terport (Terminales Portuarias S.A.) for the delivery of two Boxhunter rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes. The cranes will be delivered in early 2018 to Terport’s container terminal located in Villeta i.o San Antonio, on the outskirts of Asunción. The terminal, which handles container traffic on the Paraguay river, will become the first terminal in Paraguay ... Read More »

Northern UK shippers back vessel calls at Liverpool

Liverpool2 container terminal opened in late 2016

Peel Ports has secured 150 advocates for its imitative calling for importers and exporters whose goods begin or end their journey in the north of the UK to switch delivery of ocean freight from south-east ports to Liverpool. Online retailer and sports nutrition brand MyProtein are among the latest backers to sign up along with industrial group Thyssenkrupp. The ... Read More »

Kalmar to deliver 30 shuttle carriers to Tangier

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, will deliver 30 hybrid shuttle carriers to APM Terminals’ (APMT) MedPort Terminal facility in the Port of Tanger Med, Morocco. The order was booked into Cargotec’s 2016 fourth quarter order intake and the delivery is estimated to be completed by the end of 2018. It represents Kalmar’s biggest single order for horizontal transportation to date. The ... Read More »

Ruscon acquires logistics company SLG-Operating

Container transport company Ruscon has acquired Smart Logistics Group-Operating (SLG-Operating), a Russian logistics firm offering warehouse and logistics services. Vladimir Bychkov, CEO of Ruscon, said: “This acquisition is a significant step for our business into the wider logistics market.” “SLG-Operating has unique expertise in operating A-class warehouse complexes and is a well-known brand in the logistics sector,” he added. SLG-Operating ... Read More »

Port of Hamburg container volumes up in 2016

Following a tough 2015, container throughput at the Port of Hamburg stabilised last year with 1% growth to 8.9m teu. Volumes with Russia climbed by 4.5% to 453,000 teu after being affected by geopolitical sanctions. Ingo Egloff, joint CEO of Port of Hamburg Marketing, stated: “Despite trade sanctions remaining in force, Russia returned to second place (2015: third) among the ... Read More »

CMA CGM and Alibaba sign digital cooperation agreement

CMA CGM and Alibaba have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to allow customers to reserve space on its vessels. The cooperation between the French carrier and the Chinese e-commerce company will provide digitised services for clientele via the One Touch platform. A statement from the shipping line noted: “They propose together an alternative for direct booking platform for customers ... Read More »

Virginia orders 4 RMGs from Konecranes

Virginia Port Authority and Konecranes have signed a contract for the delivery of four Cantilever rail-mounted gantry (RMG) cranes. This follows a previous deal between the pair in November 2016 for the delivery of 86 automatic stacking cranes (ASCs). Virginia International Gateway (VIG) terminal will receive the four machines as part of its expansion. The first two cranes will be ... Read More »

Hutchison volumes down in Hong Kong and Shenzhen

Container throughput at Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) Trust’s deep-water ports fell by 6% in 2016 as both Shenzhen and Hong Kong saw volumes slide. At Yantian International Container Terminals (YICT) in Shenzhen, throughput dropped by 4% while volumes slumped 8% cumulatively at its facilities in Hong Kong. In a statement, the terminal operator attributed the slide in Shenzhen to being ... Read More »