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Work begins on new Jawaharlal Nehru container terminal

Jawaharlal Nehru Port

Singapore’s PSA International has started work on its US$350m expansion of Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), India’s largest container gateway. PSA won the bid to construct and manage a US$1.3bn fourth container terminal at JNPT, beating off competition from Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone. The company’s successful bid comes two years after it walked away from the same project, ... Read More »

New Zealand port regains second berth

Rebuilding of the first 57 m section of Cashin Quay 2’s wharf at the Lyttelton Port of Christchurch has finished, providing a second container vessel berth for the first time since the port suffered severe damage in an earthquake four years ago. Vessels have already begun using the new quay, which is being reconstructed in stages. By late April it ... Read More »

Fos selects Navis system for IT upgrade

Eurofos has chosen the N4 operating system as part of ongoing modernisation at its Fos-sur-Mer container terminal in the south of France. The package is offered by Navis of California which claims the software and related technology, including the PrimeRoute and Expert Decking optimisation modules, will enable Fos to improve operational efficiency, reduce costs, support evolving business requirements and gain ... Read More »

Zim’s restructuring finalised

Zim has finalised the terms of its US$3bn financial restructuring arrangements, including a US$1.4bn debt equity conversion with creditors. Alphaliner reports that the final deal includes an injection of US$200m in new equity and another US$50m in a fresh credit line by the Israel Corporation, which will also forgo US$225m of loans to Zim made during 2008-2012. The Israel Corporation’s ... Read More »

Brisbane’s new semi-automated terminal is officially open

Kalmar provided the operational backbone for the project

Kalmar and DP World Brisbane have celebrated the official opening of the AUD250m (US$231m) semi-automated terminal in Brisbane. Kalmar has provided the operational backbone for the project consisting of 14 Kalmar automated stacking cranes (ASCs) and 14 Kalmar shuttle carriers integrated with Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS) and third-party Position Detection Systems for shuttle carriers. Under the new system, ... Read More »

Konecranes unveils its next generation of lift trucks at CeMAT

The new Konecranes C series

Konecranes’ new C series lift truck includes a completely new driver’s cabin with first class features to enhance safety, comfort and productivity. The C series also boasts increased reach stacker lifting speed, an enhanced remote monitoring system and improved engine performance. Spanning the entire Konecranes product range of lift trucks (10-65 ton fork lift trucks, container lift trucks and the ... Read More »

Four new lock gates en route to Panama

The second shipment of gates being transported to Panama

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has confirmed that the mv Sun Rise, with four new gates for the third set of locks, has sailed for Panama from Trieste, Italy and is expected to arrive mid-June, depending on weather conditions. This is the second shipment of gates being transported to Panama. Currently in the country are four other gates that arrived ... Read More »

Gloria shows off her new features at CeMAT

Gloria has a choice of features to improve performance and profitability

Kalmar has highlighted the performance and safety features of its G-generation reachstackers, (Gloria) at the CeMAT exhibition in Hannover, Germany. Less than one year since launch and with some thirty different models available, Gloria reachstackers have a comprehensive choice of features to improve performance and profitability with safety and environmental enhancements for any operation.  Saving fuel and the environment With ... Read More »

MSC chooses Certus for Valencia

The MSC Terminal in the Port of Valencia, Spain has chosen Certus Port Automation for its automated gate project. Certus will provide the complete automation for seven truck gates at the terminal including Container OCR, Driver Kiosks, Traffic Control Equipment and the Certus PASS (Port Automation and Security System) which will manage all gate data and activities and interface to ... Read More »

Saving time, saving money

Thermo King’s MAGNUM PLUS MP-4000 controller

As the price of a barrel of oil remains highly volatile, the cost of labour continues to rise and congestion in terminals and ports increases, the marine transport industry is on the lookout for best practices and technologies that make them more cost-effective and efficient. Customers expect confirmation that their load arrived safely upon arrival. This makes pre-trip inspections (PTI), ensuring ... Read More »