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Terex’s triple presentation at Hamburg

The Terex Liftace 6-45 LS

Coinciding with this year’s TOC Europe in Hamburg, Germany on June 14, 2016 Terex Port Solutions (TPS) presented three new products: Terex Transace terminal tractors, Terex Liftace reachstackers and a newly designed training programme for harbour crane operators. Transace terminal tractors The new product line includes two variants for container transport from quay to container stackyard and one for ro-ro ... Read More »

EOIs invited to develop Colombo’s East Container Terminal

The Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) has invited expressions of interest (EOI) to develop Colombo Port’s East Container Terminal (RCT) on a build-operate-transfer (BOT) basis. The terminal currently comprises a 440m long, 18 m deep quay, a 20 ha yard and supporting facilities developed by the SLPA. The concessionaire will have the advantage of utilising current container handling equipment “and ... Read More »

‘K’ Line strengthens 2030 emissions target

'K' Line is ahead of schedule in cutting emissions

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd (‘K’ Line) has tightened its CO2 emissions reduction target for 2030 after making better progress than expected since 2011. It intends to cut emissions by 25% by 2030 compared to 2011 levels, and by half for 2050. The Japanese carrier reduced its CO2 emissions by 13.6% last year against its 2011 ceiling, putting it ahead of ... Read More »

China Merchants reveals future OBOR projects

China Merchants Group (CMG) is planning infrastructure projects in Djibouti, Sri Lanka and Belarus as it looks to take advantage of China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) strategy. Company chairman Li Jianhong told China Daily that the state-owned terminal operator is constructing warehouses in the Port of Colombo as well as building a livestock wharf and a liquefied natural gas ... Read More »

Baltic Container Terminal upgrades from Sparcs TOS to N4

Baltic Container Terminal in Latvia handles 281,000 teu annually

Baltic Container Terminal (BCT), located in Riga, Latvia, has gone live with Navis’s N4 version 3.1 terminal operating system (TOS). The terminal, which is part of the Malta-based Mariner Group, chose to upgrade from the existing Navis Sparcs TOS to N4 in March 2015. According to Dimity Kiselyev, BCT IT manager and board member, the integration capabilities of N4 was ... Read More »

Antti Kaunonen appointed as Kalmar president

Kaunonen has specialised in automation previously

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has appointed Antti Kaunonen as its new president, replacing Olli Isotalo, as of July 1, 2016. Kaunonen, who is currently Kalmar’s senior vice president of its automation and project division, will report to Mika Vehviläinen, CEO of Cargotec, and become an executive board member of Cargotec. Mika Vehviläinen, CEO at Cargotec, said: “Antti has a wide ... Read More »

APMT to implement anti-collision system

APM Terminals (APMT) will implement a load collision prevention system (LCPS) across its global terminal network in 2017, after completing a successful trial in Bahrain. APMT Bahrain was the first terminal to introduce and live-test the LCPS, following two years of research, engineering and initial testing by APMT aimed at reducing the risk of accidents due to collisions in the ... Read More »

Kandla to develop container terminal

Kandla Port Trust (KPT) in north western India plans to create a container terminal and a multipurpose cargo terminal at Tuna Tekra, where Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ) already operates a bulk terminal. KPT has already approached India’s ministry of environment and forests for its approval and will look to open competitive bidding for the project post-clearance. ... Read More »

Navis Sparcs N4 goes live at ICTSI Iraq

Umm Qasr is in Southern Iraq

The Navis Sparcs N4 terminal operating system (TOS) has successfully gone live at Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT), a container terminal in Umm Qasr, Iraq. BGT, a subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), holds a 10 year concession contract to rehabilitate, manage, and operate Berth 20 and a 26 year contract to build, manage, and operate the new container ... Read More »

Exclusive: Panama Canal to use up to five tugboats

A vessel being manoeuvred by tugboats into the existing canal

The Panama Canal will use up to five tugboats to ensure safe navigation for vessels once inaugurated on June 26, according to captain Miguel Rodriguez, chairman of the board of inspectors at the Panama Canal Authority (ACP). Although it was previously considered that the canal could use up to four tugboats, Rodriguez said in an interview with CM: “We could ... Read More »