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Maher Terminals orders 27 Kalmar straddle carriers

Kalmar ESC350 straddle carriers are diesel-electric

Finnish equipment manufacturer Kalmar has received an order for 27 diesel-electric straddle carriers from US port operator Maher Terminals for its facilities at Port Elizabeth, New Jersey. The order for the manufacturer’s ESC350 straddle carriers, which was booked into the 2015 third quarter order intake and is expected to be delivered in spring 2016, is part of Maher Terminals’ effort ... Read More »

IMO to consider emissions target

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) will consider an emissions target for the shipping sector in April according to its secretary-general Kitack Lim. He told Climate Home by email that it was “likely” the topic would be addressed at the IMO environmental committee’s next meeting in April, stating: “I think that IMO will be able to agree on the appropriate way ... Read More »

APMT introduces solar power at Mumbai terminal

The solar panel system is fully operational on two terminal structures

Port operator APM Terminals has inaugurated a new three-phase project to use solar energy as electrical power for terminal operations at its facilities at Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNP). The solar panel project’s first phase, which is currently underway, included the installation and implementation of solar panels on the roofs of APMT Mumbai’s workshop and Central Gate Complex to capture and ... Read More »

HHLA to deploy Navis N4 TOS

HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder will use the N4 TOS

Navis has announced that its N4 terminal operating system (TOS) will be deployed at all three Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA)’s container terminals at the Port of Hamburg as part of a multi-terminal deal. According to the agreement, which is expected to optimise terminal operations at multiple sites, handle cargoes more effectively and meet evolving customer demands, the TOS ... Read More »

Konecranes announces further cuts amidst merger talk

Konecranes has announced a series of cost-cutting measures as it claims its customers have grown cautious about investment because of slow economic growth. In a statement, it said: “Companies operating in emerging and commodity markets are particularly under pressure to save costs. However, we still believe in our growth opportunities in specific product segments and geographic areas.” The company aims ... Read More »

Oakland Outer Harbour declares bankruptcy

Ports America has pulled out of Oakland

The operator of an Oakland container terminal has filed for bankruptcy just 13 days after Ports America announced it would exit the terminal. Outer Harbour Terminal LLC, formerly known as Ports America Outer Harbour, announced on January 19, 2016, that it was returning the terminal back to the port in order to focus its West Coast strategy on Los Angeles, Long Beach, ... Read More »

Zim announces focus on three profitable trades

Israeli shipping line Zim has announced that an organisational restructuring programme to focus on three profitable trade areas will take effect on March 1, 2016. The programme, which includes managing the company’s three major business units independently and putting an end to the existing area managements, aims “to build a lean and agile enterprise”. According to the programme, while Zim’s ... Read More »

Bolloré wins East Timor concession

Dili is East Timor's only port

The government of East Timor has officially chosen Bolloré Africa Logistics to build and operate a container terminal at Dili for 30 years. The project involves the construction of a 630 m wharf with a draught of 15 m and a 24-hectare yard. The terminal will be able to handle ships of up to 7,500 teu and will create 350 ... Read More »

Kalmar set to shift ASC production to China

Kalmar has announced plans to reorganise its operations in Tampere, Finland and increase cooperation with Rainbow Cargotec Industries (RCI) in China. The equipment company plans to extend to automatic stacking cranes (ASC), a model of cooperation with RCI which is already in place in rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes. According to the new plan, Kalmar will continue holding the responsibility for ... Read More »