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Monthly Archives: April 2014

30 ZPMC cranes for Liverpool2

ZPMC to supply mega container cranes for Liverpool2

Peel Ports Group has awarded a multi-million pound contract to Shanghai-based Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co (ZPMC) to supply mega container cranes for its new Liverpool2 development. An initial order for five ship-to-shore (STS) mega-max quay cranes and 12 cantilever rail-mounted gantry cranes (CRMGs) has been placed with the Chinese manufacturer for Phase 1 of the development; a further three STS ... Read More »

Rotterdam throughput practically stable

The first quarter (January-March) 2014 volumes at the Port of Rotterdam reached 109m tonnes, just 0.2% below the level for the corresponding period last year, with containers seeing a one percent increase to a total of 30m tonnes at 2.9m teu, matching the number of units handled in Q1 2013. Growth was achieved in both the deep-sea (Asia and North ... Read More »

APMT Pipavav revises expansion plan

Work will include strengthening the existing Berth 3

The Board of Directors of Gujarat Pipavav Port Ltd. (APM Terminals Pipavav) have revised the port’s expansion plan that envisaged an increase in container handling capacity from the present 850,000 teu to 1.35m teu, a downward revision on the original planned increase of 1.5m teu. The revised Capital Expenditure (Capex) of INR 4,600m (US$66m) will be phased to include strengthening ... Read More »

Long Beach traffic down in March

Throughput was down 1.9% in March

Container throughput at the Port of Long Beach dropped 1.9% year-on-year in March, with imports essentially flat; the month also saw some shipping lines suspend services or switch to the Port of Los Angeles. The harsh winter in the Midwest and East Coast is one factor being blamed for the slump, as residents in the harder hit areas were hampered ... Read More »

Eurogate’s volumes and profits up

Eurogate Group profits rose by 13.3% to €61.9m (US$85.7m) in 2013 with container volumes increasing by 7.3 to 14.2m teu, the highest since the company was founded 15 years ago. Turnover at €657.2m (US$910m) was also higher, although Eurogate only invested €38m (US$52m) in the year, a quarter of the sum for the previous year. A Eurogate statement said the ... Read More »

Hapag-lloyd and CSAV finalise merger

Shipping lines Hapag-Lloyd and Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores (CSAV) have signed a binding contract to integrate the Chilean line’s container business, creating what will be the fourth largest container line in the world. Following the merger the Hamburg-based shipper will have a fleet of some 200 vessels with total transport capacity of around 1m teu and annual transport volume ... Read More »

Stack expansion doubles capacity at Global Terminal

The latest RMGs arriving at the terminal

Global Terminal in New Jersey, USA, has announced that the latest of ten stacks of additional capacity have been completed on time, after the terminal recently took delivery of the last five of 20 RMGs. The stack expansion will more than double the capacity of the terminal to just over one million lifts annually and is expected to be fully ... Read More »

Phoenix introduces HDL-LED Series

United States-based lighting company Phoenix Products Company has introduced the HDL-LED Series, designed to replace linear fluorescent fixtures. The company said that the fixture is designed to withstand the elements, using marine-grade construction, conformal coated circuit boards and a potted driver. The new series has a versatile, compact design and includes several output levels, optic options, mounting capabilities and emergency ... Read More »

Liebherr mobile harbour crane bound for Australia

The LHM 420 will operate Berths 3 and 4

Australian-based Northern Stevedoring Services (NSS) has placed an order for a Liebherr mobile harbour crane, an LHM 420, to operate on Berth 3 and 4 in the Port of Townsville, Queensland. The company’s stevedoring operations span all of regional Queensland’s major port facilities. The new crane is the third LHM for NSS, which already operates an LHM 550 and an ... Read More »