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Kalmar launches new forklift range

There will be 12 models of the new forklift range

Finnish manufacturer Kalmar has launched its new Essential range of forklift trucks, comprising a total of 12 models. Capacities range from 10 to 18 tonnes which can be customised with a variety of power, mast, cabin and safety options. Peter Ivarsson, the company’s director of forklift trucks, said: “The new Essential Range complements our current range of medium-sized forklifts by ... Read More »

Konecranes launches three automation-related technologies

Konecranes has revealed three new automation products in what it billed as its “A-launch”, with one new offering featuring a tie-up with terminal tractor company Terberg Benschop. The first technology announced at the TOC Europe conference in Amsterdam was that for the new Konecranes Noell straddle carrier (A-STRAD) and automated Sprinter Carrier (A-SPRINTER) systems. The first deal for this new ... Read More »

APMT Moin opening pushed back

The opening of APMT Moin has been delayed

The planned opening date of APM Terminals new Costa Rican terminal has been pushed back to June 2018. According to the Costa Rican Times, there are three problems delaying the opening, which will take longer to fix than planned when they were first encountered in April 2017. The first problem relates to a group of piles of the new platform ... Read More »

Maersk cancels future bookings after cyber attack

Maersk Line is unable to serve new quotes or accept future bookings after being hit by the Petya global cyber attack.  “Our portal is down and we are not able to take on new orders until we get it back up,” Maersk Line Chief Commercial Officer Vincent Clerc told Bloomberg. “We’re being very cautious to ensure that as we bring ... Read More »

Malmedie launches new hoist system arrangement for STS cranes

The system aims to address problems around emergency-stops or sudden power cut-offs

German coupling and system specialist Malmedie has launched the ISC-HOIST system at the TOC Europe conference in Amsterdam. The system aims to address the problems experienced on ship-to-shore (STS) standard main and boom  hoists with regard to emergency-stops or sudden power cut-offs. In these circumstances, the rotational kinetic energy (inertia) of the motors cannot be immediately removed – and this ... Read More »

TGI launches new geolocalisation of equipment product

TGI Maritime Software has launched TGIBOX to help maritime terminals track their container handling equipment in real-time. The French-made product works with most types and brands of container handling equipment including reachstackers, straddle carriers and others. It can also interface with a variety of terminal operating systems. In a statement, a TGI spokesperson said: “This solution seeks to intelligently streamline ... Read More »

K Line shareholder rebellion fails to unseat bosses

K Line’s chairman and its CEO have managed to keep hold of their jobs despite some shareholders wanting to remove the bosses of the Japanese liner. Shareholders led by Singaporean firm Effissimo Capital Management had tried to remove the CEO Eizo Murakami and chairman Jiro Asakura, as they are unhappy with the company’s profitability. After news broke that the attempt ... Read More »

Maersk Line to launch Remote Container Management technology

Accessing the new data will be free for all Maersk Line customers

Maersk Line has set a 24 July launch date for its new Remote Container Management (RCM) technology. The product will provide Maersk Line customers with a reefer’s location, power status and the atmospheric conditions and temperature inside the container. The company’s staff will manage the container, either remotely or through notifications to local technicians if a hands-on fix is required. ... Read More »

Ports America orders six Kalmar RTGs

Kalmar has signed a contract with Ports America Chesapeake  for the delivery of six of its RTGs that will be delivered to Ports America’s Seagirt terminal in the Port of Baltimore in January 2018. “The addition of six new RTGs will help ensure we can maintain high levels of service for our customers, the trucking community and our port partners ... Read More »

South Africa blocks merger between Japanese carriers

NYK Line would hold a 38% stake in the new JV

The Competition Commission of South Africa (CCSA) has prohibited a proposed merger between Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line), Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd (MOL) and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd (K Line). The three Japanese carriers had hoped to begin operations of their new joint venture (JV), known as Ocean Network Express, in April 2018, provided that all anti-trust reviews are ... Read More »