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Ports America invests in Kaohsiung Terminal

International Holdings Cooperatief, U.A., a subsidiary of Ports America, has taken a 10% stake in the Yang Ming-owned Kao Ming Container Terminal (KMCT) in Kaohsiung, which was established as a build-operate-transfer (BOT) project and started operations in January 2011 handling 1.08m teu in its first year. Read More »

Rickmers implement energy management system

The Rickmers Group is to implement the ‘EMMA’ energy management software system from ABB’s Process Automation division, allowing the line’s ship management teams to operate its vessels at maximum energy efficiency, save fuel, improve profitability and reduce the overall environmental footprint. With current fuel price, the company expects to see a pay-back within a year. Read More »

Maritime Industry asks for container weighing

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has received a formal proposal, co-sponsored by a broad array of industry organisations, to require loaded containers to be weighed to determine their actual weight. Read More »

Gaussin launch new concept AIV

Gaussin Manugistique has officially launched its driverless Automotive Intelligent Vehicle (AIV) for horizontal container transportation, the latest addition to its ATT range of terminal vehicles. Read More »

Konecranes straddle carriers head for USA

Konecranes has received its first order from Maher Terminals in the USA, one of the world’s largest container terminal operators, for six diesel-electric straddle carriers. The machines will be delivered to Maher’s terminal in the Port of New York/New Jersey in November this year. Read More »

Flurry of orders for Maasvlakte 2

No less than four major container handling equipment orders were announced for the APM Terminals (APMT) Maasvlakte 2 Rotterdam facility at TOC Europe last week, covering quay and yard cranes, spreaders and automated guided vehicles. Read More »

SCPA approves US$147m spending

Following a 10% increase in container volumes last month (May), the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) has approved the most aggressive investment plan in the agency's 70-year history, underscoring the anticipated growth of South Carolina's ports from big ship traffic, the expansion of the Panama Canal and increased exports from the region. Read More »

Unions and government meet over Moín concession

Face-to-face talks between the Japdeva Workers' Union (Sintrajap) and the government of Costa Rica have taken place in an attempt to settle the disagreement over the concession at the Port of Limón, the country’s main facility that handles 80% of the country's imports and exports. Read More »

YTI implements Navis and APS technology

Yusen Terminals International (YTI) in San Pedro, California has implemented a quay crane optical character recognition (OCR) solution from APS Technology for managing the movement of cargo through its terminals, through the Navis STAR Technology Alliance. Read More »