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Liebherr sells reachstacker to Antwerp

The windows are a distinguishing feature

The operator of an Antwerp intermodal terminal has ordered a Liebherr LRS 545 reachstacker. Katoen Natie’s new machine has a diesel engine and can stack five containers high in the first row and four containers high in the third row. As for loads, it is capable of handling 45 tonnes in the first row and 21 tonnes in the third ... Read More »

Baltic Container Terminal upgrades from Sparcs TOS to N4

Baltic Container Terminal in Latvia handles 281,000 teu annually

Baltic Container Terminal (BCT), located in Riga, Latvia, has gone live with Navis’s N4 version 3.1 terminal operating system (TOS). The terminal, which is part of the Malta-based Mariner Group, chose to upgrade from the existing Navis Sparcs TOS to N4 in March 2015. According to Dimity Kiselyev, BCT IT manager and board member, the integration capabilities of N4 was ... Read More »

Shuwaikh congestion worsens

Several lines have doubled their congestion surcharges on shipments to the Kuwaiti port of Shuwaikh as long-running delays worsen. Hapag-Lloyd, UASC and APL are among the lines which have increased their congestion surcharges from US$100/teu to US$200/teu. In July 2015, the port began to implement new customs procedures to increase security, which have had the side-effect of causing high yard ... Read More »

Antti Kaunonen appointed as Kalmar president

Kaunonen has specialised in automation previously

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has appointed Antti Kaunonen as its new president, replacing Olli Isotalo, as of July 1, 2016. Kaunonen, who is currently Kalmar’s senior vice president of its automation and project division, will report to Mika Vehviläinen, CEO of Cargotec, and become an executive board member of Cargotec. Mika Vehviläinen, CEO at Cargotec, said: “Antti has a wide ... Read More »

APMT to implement anti-collision system

APM Terminals (APMT) will implement a load collision prevention system (LCPS) across its global terminal network in 2017, after completing a successful trial in Bahrain. APMT Bahrain was the first terminal to introduce and live-test the LCPS, following two years of research, engineering and initial testing by APMT aimed at reducing the risk of accidents due to collisions in the ... Read More »