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Monthly Archives: September 2008

Konecranes wins repeat order from Indonesia’s TPS

Konecranes received an order at the end of August for four new-generation RTG cranes from Indonesian port operator PT Terminal Petikem as Surabaya (TPS). The RTGs will be delivered to the TPS container terminal in Surabaya in autumn 2009. This will bring the total of Konecranes RTGs at the terminal to 16 out of a total fleet of 27. Read More »

NOL confirms binding bid for Hapag-Lloyd

NOL has confirmed that it submitted a binding bid on September 26th to acquire the Hapag-Lloyd container shipping business. NOL points out that any agreement would be subject to acceptance of the bid by Hapag-Lloyd’s owner, TUI, as well as regulatory approvals and shareholders’ approval. Read More »

New Noell units reinforce MICT’s RTG fleet

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has recently received four brand new rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes for its flagship Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) in the Philippines. The new container handling equipment, representing a capital investment worth US$3.1m, will further increase capacity and productivity at the country’s leading trading gateway. Read More »

Teesport celebrates success of apprenticeship scheme

PD Ports recently celebrated the success of its apprenticeship programme at Teesport, in northeast England, which has been running since 2001. The Port’s scheme is operated in partnership with Teesside-based training provider, NETA Training Group. Read More »

Gottwald strengthens presence in Latin America

Gottwald has received orders in recent months from Latin America for a total of five G HMK 6407 Mobile Harbour Cranes. The Model 6 variant has been selected by three ports in Chile and two in Colombia. In the first quarter of 2008, the company received two orders for G HMK 6407 cranes from Mexico, bringing the total number of cranes sold in this market to seven at the end of June 2008. Read More »

SCCT sees volumes grow by 25% in H1 2008

Reconfirming its position as the leading Egyptian container terminal, Suez Canal Container Terminal (SCCT), located in the new East Port Said Port, has announced impressive year-on-year growth of 25% for the first six months of this year, when it handled more than 1m teu. Read More »

Port of Tyne strengthens distribution function

The Port of Tyne in North East England has entered into a partnership with Gateshead-based fulfilment and contact centre service provider, Spark Response, to extend its international e-commerce distribution function. The project involves the implementation of a flexible extension of approximately 40,000 sq ft storage capacity to satisfy Spark’s requirements across its varied annual seasonal peaks. Read More »

Tideworks leads OCR implementation at Portland

Tideworks Technology, Inc., a leading provider of full-service terminal management and planning software solutions, has today announced that the Port of Portland has successfully completed the second stage of a gate automation project with the implementation of gate optical character recognition (OCR). Read More »