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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Liebherr to start crane retrofit project

Liebherr is set to retrofit an Eimskip container vessel with two new ship cranes. The company’s ship crane department is expected to start retrofitting the Icelandic shipping company’s ship with the two CBW 2800 ship cranes in September this year. The machines are able to handle cargo with a maximum outreach of 31.5 m and a maximum capacity of 60 ... Read More »

Red Sea Gateway Terminal completes US$70m expansion

RSGT had a capacity of 1.8m teu before the expansion

Red Sea Gateway Terminal (RSGT) in Jeddah Islamic Port (JIP) has completed two parts of its expansion work, enabling it to handle three 14,000 teu vessels simultaneously. The facility, which is Saudi Arabia’s largest import terminal, has increased its berth length by more than 25% from 1,070 m to 1,350 m. Dredging of the turning basin has also finished, increasing ... Read More »

Asia’s first fully-automated terminal implements Navis N4

Asia’s first fully automated terminal Qingdao New Qianwan Container Terminal (QQCTN) has implemented Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS) as part of the first phase of a wider automation project. The terminal, located at the Port of Qingdao, China, went live commercially earlier this month and is undergoing a three-phased automation project. According to Navis, QQCTN, which has two berths ... Read More »

MSC to expand Côte d’Ivoire terminal

The terminal will be able to handle 14,000 teu ships

The Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has signed a 35-year concession agreement to expand a container terminal at the Port of San Pedro in Côte d’Ivoire. The project, which will involve a total initial investment of nearly CFA 300bn (US$511.4m), will allow San Pedro Container Terminal (TCSP) to handle 14,000 teu ships. After an initial phase in which San Pedro Port ... Read More »