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Kalmar and SSAB to develop fuel cell forklift

The forklift project will last two years

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, and Swedish company SSAB are to develop a hydrogen-powered medium-range forklift truck. The aim is to find a more sustainable solution for SSAB and help it reduce carbon dioxide emissions at the site. The forklift truck to be developed will have a lift capacity of 9-18 tons and it will use hydrogen gas as fuel. As ... 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 »

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 »

New mobile harbour crane deliveries for Liebherr

Liebherr Maritime Cranes has delivered a new mobile harbour crane to the Port of Helsingborg in Sweden and two of the same models to Container Terminal St. Petersburg in Russia. All three LHM 550 machines, which were shipped from Liebherr’s factory in Rostock, are equipped with electric prime movers. The crane in Helsingborg is equipped with a twin lift container ... Read More »

Kalmar launches new empty container handler

Kalmar's new empty container handler

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has launched a new range of empty container handlers at Container Depot Munich. The new DCG80-100 range offers single and double stacker models in 8, 9, or 10 tonne capacities. Drive lines, lifting heights, spreaders, and performance levels can all be specified according to need, as can safety features and options, including reverse warning, fire suppression, ... Read More »

Conductix-Wampfler electrifies RTGs at Portonave

Conductix-Wampfler has completed converting Portonave’s full fleet of 18 rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes, covering 29 container blocks, into E-RTGs. The new machines use the manufacturer’s fully automated Drive-In L system and conductor rails. The project at Portonave, which is the first electrified container terminal in Brazil, located near the city of Navegantes in the state of Santa Catarina, also marks ... Read More »

Port Everglades throughput slightly down

Port Everglades has handled 1m teu for the third consecutive year, reporting a total of almost 1.04m teu according to preliminary data for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016. However, the total is 2% lower than the 1.06m teu handled in the previous fiscal year, which port officials attribute to “market fluctuations”. Major milestones for the port in the ... Read More »

Large vessels blamed for slowest shipping growth since 2009

With a capacity of 19,100 teu, the CSCL Globe is one of the largest container vessels

A UN organisation has blamed the use of increasingly large vessels for the shipping industry’s worst year since the financial crisis. Seaborne shipments increased by 2.1% last year – the slowest growth in the industry since 2009 – according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), which has released its annual review of maritime transport. UNCTAD’s secretary-general, ... Read More »

Suez Canal discussing early toll payments with carriers

The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) is in talks with several global shipping lines over introducing a new toll structure where charges are levied three or five years in advance in return for a discount. Mohab Mamish, chairman of the SCA, told The Wall Street Journal: ““We are talking with the big carriers about a scheme to deposit a certain balance ... Read More »

Adani to begin Ennore operations

Adani Ports will begin operations at the start of 2017 at its new container terminal at Ennore Port (also known as Kamarajar Port), offering a new option for cargo near the Port of Chennai. An official from the terminal operator told Indian newspaper The Hindu: “95% of infrastructure work has been completed. Work relating to small accessories and installation of ... Read More »