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Melbourne surges ahead

The Port of Melbourne, Australasia’s busiest container and general cargo port, saw its trade surge ahead in the financial year 2011-2012 with a 9.1% overall increase; total port trade grew to 87m tonnes up from 79.7m in the previous year. Read More »

Terex battery lift AGVs and ASCs for Maasvlakte II

Terex Port Solutions has received orders for automated container-handling systems from APM Terminals and Rotterdam World Gateway (RWG) to equip the new container terminals on the Maasvlakte II site in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The units to be provided to both customers include 37 “active” battery-driven Lift AGVs (Battery Lift AGVs) including 87 battery packs, and two robotic battery exchange stations allowing automated exchange of the battery pack. Read More »

100 percent container scanning update

The requirement for 100% of US bound containers to be scanned before reaching the US still remains a requirement of the law passed by Congress in 2007, although the Department for Homeland Security (DHS) has extended a two year blanket exemption to foreign ports because the such scanning would be too costly and cumbersome. Read More »

Colombo order for Cavotec

Cavotec has won a substantial order for power and spreader cable reels for ship-to shore (STS) container cranes from ZPMC, further strengthening Cavotec’s presence as a key supplier to OEMs in the global ports sector. Read More »