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Monthly Archives: August 2010

Terex wins ‘Sprinter’ contract for Busan

Terex Port Equipment has signed a contract with Hyundai Development Corporation to supply 20 Terex Noell NSC422 Diesel-Hydraulic Sprinter Carriers, 1-over-1 (2 high), for the Busan New Port Phase 2-3 in South Korea. Read More »

ICTSI port revenues and volumes up in H1 2010

Manila-based International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) reports unaudited consolidated financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2010, posting H1 revenue from port operations of US$246.9m, an increase of 31% over the US$188.8m reported last year. Read More »

Konecranes upgrades fleet and introduces its largest forklift

Konecranes port equipment has announced major upgrades throughout its heavy forklift range that will see a new high specification 33 tonne option and three new machines introduced with more uniform five tonne increments between models. The range encompasses 50 tonne, 55 tonne and 65 tonne models at 1200mm load centre. The SMV 65-1200 is believed to be the largest standard production forklift available in the UK. Read More »

IFM opts for two Kalmar E-One2 RTGs and STS upgrades

Cargotec has received an order for two all-electric Kalmar E-One2 RTGs from Pinfra subsidiary Infraestructura Portuaria Mexicana S.A. de C.V (IPM) in Mexico’s Port of Altamira ,with delivery scheduled for Q2, 2011. The new 6+1 wide and 1-over-5 high units will be capable of carrying loads of up to 40 tonnes under spreader. Read More »

Extending the power supply

German manufacturer of crane and port technology products Paul Vahle GmbH und Co., has introduced an innovative power supply system for RTGs that according to the company, could soon make container handling in global ports more efficient and environmentally ecological. The fully automatic system comprising an automatic telescopic arm without additional manual plug-in processes, supplies RTGs with power within restricted container aisles, allowing them to operate without the diesel engine. Read More »

Greek Flag accepts Germanischer Lloyd dry docking programme

The Greek Ministry has accepted Germanischer Lloyd's (GL) extended dry docking (EDD) programme in which GL offers owners and operators the chance to extend the dry-docking period from five to seven and a half years. GL is the first classification society to obtain the Greek flag state's approval for extended dry docking. Owners who previously would have had to look for an available dry-docking facility each five years can now have their ship inspected at dock-side. Read More »

Long Beach city sets a risky precedent

Long Beach city council seems to be opening up new and unfriendly dimensions, at least for ports and shipping lines with its treatment of the municipality’s port reports Maritime Reporter & Engineering News. Read More »

India’s future imperatives

India’s existing network of roads, rail and waterways will be insufficient as freight movement will increase by about 300% in the coming decade and the shortfall in logistics will put India's growth at risk. To overcome this major problem, based on the current trends, India requires to spend US$500bn over the next decade according to a McKinsey report ‘Transforming the nation's logistics infrastructure,’ released in Chennai on Wednesday July 28,2010. Read More »