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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Terex to automate Auckland’s straddle carriers fleet

The new units will be delivered by mid-2019

Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has announced that the New Zealand-based port operator Ports of Auckland Ltd. (POAL) ordered 27 fully automated straddle carriers as part of its automation initiative. In addition to delivering the new N SC 644 E (1-over-3) machines, which will work in the port’s container stackyard and serve trucks, by mid-2019, TPS will also upgrade a total ... Read More »

Lase launches positioning system for AGVs

Laser-systems supplier Lase has launched an automatic vehicle positioning application, which can handle the positioning of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) in up to three lanes sequentially. The LaseAVP (Automatic Positioning Vehicle) measurement system is primarily designed for ship-to-shore (STS) crane operations. A 3D laser scanner from the LASE 3000D-C2-11x Series is mounted at the portal girder centrally above the lanes ... Read More »

Hapag-Lloyd reports profit growth

Volumes transported rose by 4.6%

German shipping line Hapag-Lloyd has recorded a rise in net profit in the third quarter of 2016 as efforts to cut costs continue. The carrier’s net profit was up from €3.2m (US$3.4m) in the three months ended on September 30, 2015, to €8.2m (US$8.8m) in the same period this year. Volumes transported rose by 4.6% from 1.86m teu in the ... Read More »

New mobile harbour crane deliveries for Liebherr

Liebherr Maritime Cranes has delivered a new mobile harbour crane to the Port of Helsingborg in Sweden and two of the same models to Container Terminal St. Petersburg in Russia. All three LHM 550 machines, which were shipped from Liebherr’s factory in Rostock, are equipped with electric prime movers. The crane in Helsingborg is equipped with a twin lift container ... Read More »

Duisport signs agreement with China Merchants

China launched its Silk Road strategy in 2013

Germany’s duisport has entered a cooperation agreement with China Merchants Group (CMG)’s logistics division to implement joint projects in the trans-Eurasian region. The strategic agreement between the port and China Merchants Logistics Holdings Co. Ltd. (CML) was signed during a trip to China by a German delegation including the inland port of Duisburg’s CEO Erich Staake. The new collaboration is ... Read More »

Kalmar launches new empty container handler

Kalmar's new empty container handler

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has launched a new range of empty container handlers at Container Depot Munich. The new DCG80-100 range offers single and double stacker models in 8, 9, or 10 tonne capacities. Drive lines, lifting heights, spreaders, and performance levels can all be specified according to need, as can safety features and options, including reverse warning, fire suppression, ... Read More »

ICTSI’s container volumes up 15%

Port operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has recorded a 15% year-on-year growth in its consolidated container throughput in the third quarter of 2016. The company handled a total of 2.2m teu in the three months ended on September 30, up from the 1.9m teu handled in the same period last year. In the first nine months of the ... Read More »

Conductix-Wampfler electrifies RTGs at Portonave

Conductix-Wampfler has completed converting Portonave’s full fleet of 18 rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes, covering 29 container blocks, into E-RTGs. The new machines use the manufacturer’s fully automated Drive-In L system and conductor rails. The project at Portonave, which is the first electrified container terminal in Brazil, located near the city of Navegantes in the state of Santa Catarina, also marks ... Read More »

Jefferies: Maersk most exposed to Trump’s trade policies

The Maersk group's shares dropped following the election result

Investment bank Jefferies has argued that Maersk is the European transport company likely to be most affected by a potential roll-back of free-trade agreements following the election of Donald Trump as the new President of the United States. The firm’s statement followed the news of the Republican candidate’s victory on Wednesday over the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Jefferies argued that the ... Read More »