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Monthly Archives: June 2014

KAP and Liebherr sign additional STS and RTG contract

Following its initial order for five Liebherr ship-to-shore (STS) and 25 rubber tyred gantry (RTG) cranes for Phase 1 of the Saudi Arabian King Abdullah Port (KAP), located on the Red Sea 88 km north of Jeddah, the crane manufacturer has received a further order for an additional five STS and 24 RTG cranes, to be delivered in two tranches. ... Read More »

Jade wins US order

Jade Software has announced another sale of its terminal operating system (TOS), Jade Master Terminal. Alabama Steel Terminals LLC (AST) has selected Master Terminal for a newly-leased facility handling steel coils for export from Mobile, Alabama. This marks the tenth North American terminal to move to Jade in the past 18 months. AST, a joint venture between Tri-State Maritime and ... Read More »

Hybrid technology impresses at MSC home Terminal

Kalmar's hybrid straddles at MSC Home Terminal

Kalmar’s hybrid straddle carriers have set a benchmark for fuel consumption and emissions in operation at MSC Home Terminal in Antwerp, Belgium. The manufacturer delivered seven new straddle carriers to the terminal in early 2014, including one new-generation hybrid machine. In March, the company received an additional order for six ESC 350 straddle carriers. These machines will be delivered later this year. MSC ... Read More »

New Model 5 variant from Terex

The Model 5 rounds out the medium-sized crane family

Terex Port Solutions (TPS) now offers the diesel-electric Terex® Gottwald Model 5 harbour crane in a high tower variant in addition to its standard short tower variant. Compared to the short tower design, the new tower variant has been extended by 4.3m. As a result, the height of the boom pivot point has been increased from 16.7 m to 21 m and the viewing ... Read More »

APMT Exercises Option for 22 ARMGs

APM Terminals has concluded a contract with Austrian-based crane manufacturer Hans Kuenz GmbH in combination with ABB of Sweden for an additional 22 Automated Rail-Mounted Gantry Cranes (ARMGs) for the new Maasvlakte II facility, scheduled to open this year The order will bolster the yard operation for Phase I of the new 2.7m-teu annual capacity, deep-water terminal which will begin ... Read More »

Gulftainer expands into USA

Gulftainer, a subsidiary of Crescent Enterprises and one of the world’s largest privately owned port management and logistics companies, has expanded into the United States, as part of its strategic vision to operate 35 terminals in five continents by 2020. The company has secured a 35-year concession from Port Canaveral in Florida State to operate and further develop its container ... Read More »

Good news for Philadelphia

Box traffic is up almost 29% on the same period last year

As activity at the facilities of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) approaches the halfway point of 2014, cargo statistics compiled thus far strongly suggest that 2014 will be another successful year at the Port of Philadelphia, with the fifth year of double-digit cargo growth a likely development. Comparing the period of January to May 2014 with January to May 2013, containers have ... Read More »

40ft high cubes set to dominate container market

High cube 40ft containers are stealing a march on traditional 40ft equipment and by the end of 2013 represented just short of 50% of the maritime container fleet, according to Drewry’s recently published Container Census report. The overall fleet of maritime 40ft high cube containers grew by over 7% in 2013, a much faster pace than the global container fleet, which saw ... Read More »

Automatic container damage detection system launched

Any damage recorded will be flagged to an operator

In order to enhance the degree of automation in ports and terminals, the Visy and LASE product series has been developed to enable the automatic detection of damage to containers without disturbing the workflow. The two companies will showcase their new joint developments at this year’s TOC Europe exhibition. The product series can be used in conjunction with gate operating ... Read More »