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Aqaba adds to its crane fleet

The Aqaba Container Terminal Company (ATC), a newly established independent company that owns and operates the Aqaba Container Port in Jordan, has taken delivery of two new gantry cranes and three rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes from ZPMC of China. Read More »

Liebherr strengthens presence in India

Liebherr has delivered two LHM 500 mobile harbour cranes to the Port of Mumbai. The cranes, shipped at the end of September, have a maximum lifting capacity of 140 tonnes and are fitted with twin-lift spreaders. Read More »

Stage One complete for Auckland extension

The first half of a massive reclamation project at the Port of Auckland’s Axis Fergusson container terminal has been completed. The project – the largest port infrastructure project in New Zealand and also the country’s biggest recycling venture – has so far seen more than 740,000 cubic metres of ‘mudcrete’ (a mixture of marine mud and cement) recycled into a new extension for the terminal. Read More »

Samskip unites operations under single brand

Samskip has placed all of its global operations under a single ‘Samskip’ brand and has introduced a new corporate identity for all of its ships, buildings, equipment and vehicles, effective from September 30, 2006. The Icelandic company is phasing out the Geest North Sea Line name and also that of Seawheel, which it acquired late last year. Read More »

ZMPC to supply Da Chan crane fleet

Shenzhen Dachan Bay Modern Port Development Co has signed a contract with Zhenhua Port Machinery Co for the delivery of 12 dual-hoist tandem-lift quay cranes and 30 rubber-tyred gantry cranes. The new fleet will delivered to Da Chan Bay Terminal One in August 2007 and will go into operation by the end of the year. Read More »

SIPG buys into APM’s Zeebrugge terminal

APM Terminals’ new container terminal at the Port of Zeebrugge, operational since May 9, 2006, has been officially opened. The terminal, at the Albert II dock at the mouth of the River Schelde, is a multi-user facility with a 16 m deepwater draught. Read More »

Bolzoni snaps up German rival

Bolzoni SpA of Italy, the leading producer in Europe of lift-truck attachments, has taken over Meyer of Germany in a 100% acquisition deal. Meyer, founded in 1953, is Germany’s second largest manufacturer of lift-truck attachments and the fourth largest worldwide. Read More »