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LASSTEC prevents the accidental lifting of trailers

It is a scenario familiar to all terminal operators: because securing twistlocks are not fully disengaged or have become jammed in the castings, a container remains attached and the trailer or railway wagon is lifted with it. Operations are disrupted and all too often, consequences of such an accident are very costly. Read More »

Cape Town exceeds performance targets

Cape Town’s Container Terminal (CTCT) has exceeded performance targets in Q2 of its fiscal year. In August 2011 the terminal won a regional award in the Public Sector category in recognition of having produced high levels of productivity. This is despite CTCT currently undergoing a R5.4bn (US$675m) five-year expansion programme, which entails the introduction of new equipment and reconfiguration of stacks. Read More »

Houston expands gate automation with APS technology

The Port of Houston Authority (PHA) is to implement the APS Gate OCR Portal to automate equipment identification, traffic processing and damage inspection imaging at the newly constructed entry gate complex of its Bayport container terminal in Houston. The Port of Houston handles 69.6% percent of the containerised cargo market in the US Gulf, and 95.5%of the containers moved through Texas seaports. Read More »

A move towards greater efficiency

UK's PD Ports operated Hull Container Terminal has completed the re-configuration of its container cranes to increase the facility’s efficiency and meet growth expectations. Read More »

Challenging times ahead for Konecranes

Figures just released by Konecranes show that in the first nine months (January to September 2011),despite order intake up 34.4% to EUR 1,422.2m and sales up 20.6% to EUR 1,298.2m, operating profit was only up by 4.6% to EUR 69.7m including restructuring costs of EUR 2.7m. Read More »

Liebherr Nenzing celebrates 35th anniversary

Between September 29 and October 1, 2011 Liebherr-Werk Nenzing GmbH celebrated its 35th anniversary. An open day with over 20,000 visitors concluded the festivities in the Austrian village of Nenzing with the high attendance by far exceeding the most ambitious expectations in the planning stages. Read More »

Liebherr for Illichevsk

Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd has delivered two ship-to-shore (STS) container cranes and five RTGs to Illichevsk Sea Fish Port in the Ukraine where they are currently being installed. Read More »