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Expanded Panama Canal could offer inadvertent emissions cut

The expanded Panama Canal officially opened on June 26, 2016

While the Panama Canal’s expansion was necessary to enable the waterway to handle many of the large vessels that are now an industry norm, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) claims it will also help to cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. In an interview with CM, the ACP’s environmental protection specialist Alexis Rodriguez said that bigger vessels have brought an increased ... Read More »

DP World announces 7% fall in UAE volumes

UAE’s Jebel Ali Port is DP World's flagship facility

DP World reported a 7% year-on-year drop in its UAE gross container volumes in the first nine months of 2016 due to reduced lower-margin transhipment cargo. Throughput at the port operator’s terminals in the UAE fell from 11.9m teu in the first nine months of 2015 to 11.1m teu in the same period this year. Overall consolidated volumes, handled at ... Read More »

APMT orders remote-controlled cranes for Tanger-Med

The new terminal is set to be completed in 2019

APM Terminals (APMT) has ordered 12 new remote-controlled ship-to-shore (STS) cranes and 32 automated rail-mounted gantry (ARMG) cranes for its new facility at Tanger-Med II port, Morocco. The equipment will be operated at the 5m teu APMT MedPort Tangier facility, which is now under construction and expected to be completed in 2019. Both the new STS cranes, manufactured by Shanghai-based ... Read More »

Terminal Portuario Guayaquil starts extension works

The project will be completed in the first quarter of 2017

Terminal Portuario Guayaquil (TPG) in Ecuador has started construction works on a project to extend its dock by 120 m. Upon the project’s completion, the dock of the facility, which is operated by the Chilean company SAAM, will increase to 480 m from the current 360 m. The project is expected to be completed by the end of the first ... Read More »

CMA CGM works to develop LNG-powered container ships

The PERFECt project was launched in 2015

French shipping company CMA CGM has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with liquefied natural gas (LNG) supplier Engie to promote LNG as marine fuel for future container vessels. The agreement focuses on the development of a joint technical and economic study on the use of LNG as fuel for container ships and a further study on developing engineering specifications ... Read More »

Bolloré starts expansion of its Freetown terminal

The project is expected to be completed in 2018

French port operator Bolloré Ports has officially started construction works to extend its container terminal at the Port of Freetown, Sierra Leone. The US$120m project, which will be entirely financed by the operator, includes construction of a 270 m quay extension with a depth of 13 m for a total of 3.5 ha and the establishment of a power plant ... Read More »

China Harbour to build new container terminal in Damietta

Damietta Container & Cargo Handling Co. began commercial operations in 1990

The Port of Damietta Authority has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with China Harbour Engineering Company to develop a second container terminal at the Egyptian port. Under the agreement, China Harbour will build a new terminal featuring 2.2 km of berths with a 17 m depth and a 700 sq m stacking space. The project is expected to last ... Read More »

Capacity Trucks to use Volvo Penta’s engines

Volvo Group’s engines manufacturing subsidiary Volvo Penta of the Americas has announced that it will supply its EPA Tier 4 Final engines to US-based terminal trucks supplier Capacity Trucks for its Sabre terminal tractors line. Volvo Penta’s 214 hp engine is set to be deployed at the US Port of Long Beach, while the company’s lower power 173 hp unit ... Read More »

Portek signs collaboration agreement with Vahle

Turnkey port engineering services provider Portek Systems & Equipment and mobile electrification systems supplier Vahle have signed an agreement to enhance their collaboration in the South-East Asia market. The agreement includes the two companies’ collaboration on a practical market development project scheme to market Vahle’s products in the region, with Portek becoming the only representative of Vahle’s port technology systems ... Read More »

Liebherr to deliver Caribbean’s biggest mobile harbour crane

The unit will significantly boost the facilities' operational capacity

Germany-based equipment manufacturer Liebherr Maritime Crane has announced the delivery of  its LHM 600 mobile harbour crane (MHC) to the Port of Kingston, Jamaica. The new crane, which is claimed to be the biggest crane operated in the Caribbean, is starting operations this month at Kingston Wharves Limited’s multipurpose terminal at the port. The Port of Kingston already operates Liebherr’s ... Read More »