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A good year for Liebherr’s mobile harbour cranes

Liebherr mobile harbour cranes boosted 2013 sales to among the best ever

Mobile harbour cranes (LHM) once again contributed strongly to the overall success of Liebherr Maritime Cranes with around 80 units delivered for a turnover of €280m (US$391m). In addition, the Latin American market and the launch of the Maritime Cranes simulator boosted 2013 sales to rank amongst the most successful ever. Read More »

CMA Terminals buys into ICTSI in Nigeria

Soon to start construction Lekki is expected to open for business in 2017

CMA Terminals and Manila-based ICTSI (International Container Terminal Services, Inc.) have entered into a deal where ICTSI will sell 25% of its 100% stake in the Nigerian Lekki Container Terminal to CMA Terminals, which is a 100% subsidiary of the CMA CGM Group. Read More »

Chennai Port wins court battle against DP World

India’s Madras High Court has ruled in favour of Chennai Port Trust (ChPT) in a dispute with DP World’s Chennai Container Terminal (CCT) over non-achievement of output targets, the cashing of bank guarantees by the port, a termination notice and a subsequent arbitration panel verdict that went in favour of DP World. Read More »

Hamburg Süd/Hapag-Lloyd to shift from Tilbury to London Gateway

Tilbury has lost another three services

In another blow for the Port of Tilbury, Hamburg Süd and Hapag-Lloyd have decided to shift three of their services to the newly opened London Gateway terminal. Alphaliner reports that the three services will call at London Gateway from May shortly after the DP World operated terminal opens its second berth in April: Read More »

UNCTAD Reviews Maritime Transport

UNCTAD’s recently released Review of Maritime Transport 2013 (RMT) reports that driven by rising domestic demand in China and by increased intra-Asian and South–South trade, international seaborne trade performed relatively well in 2012, with volumes increasing by 4.3%, reaching 9.2bn tons for the first time ever. Read More »

Quadruple lifts at London Gateway

The spreader can handle four 20ft or two 40ft boxes

DP World London Gateway has become the first port in the UK to lift four containers at one time on its quay cranes. The spreader is capable of handling four twenty foot or two forty foot containers at a time doubling the crane’s capacity for moving containers, which will increase efficiency and productivity. Read More »

ICTSI expands into the Congo

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has announced its intention to establish its first terminal in the Democratic Republic of Congo DRC). Read More »