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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Peel Ports begins Liverpool2 phase two expansion

The second phase is expected to be completed in 2019

Peel Ports Group, which owns the Port of Liverpool, has begun the second phase of its expansion programme at Liverpool2 container terminal. The latest phase will include the installation of a further three ship-to-shore (STS) cranes and ten cantilever rail-mounted gantry (RMG) cranes. These add to the previous five STS cranes and 12 cantilever RMGs installed during phase one, which ... Read More »

Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbour crane to handle fruit in the UK

Portsmouth-based MMD Shipping Ltd. (MMD) has bought a new Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 mobile harbour crane. The eco-efficient diesel-electric 125 tonne machine was put into operation at the end of May 2017. In the terminal, located on England’s south coast, the crane will predominantly handle reefer containers and palletised fruit. Mike Sellers, MMD’s director, said: “When Portsmouth City Council purchased ... Read More »

Hyster launches new empty container handler

The machine can handle two reefer units simultaneously

Hyster Europe has launched an empty container handler, which has double handling capabilities for any container type. The machine, which has a capacity of up to 11 tonnes, can be used to handle two reefers simultaneously with the refrigeration units on the same side, which would normally cause an offset load. Elmer Dammers, global product manager for Hyster Big Trucks, ... Read More »

APMT Mumbai gains new Gulf/Mediterranean service

A new service from CMA CGM, its American President Lines (APL) subsidiary and COSCO Shipping has begun operations linking South Asia with ports in the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean. The new Indiamed service, which has called at APM Terminals (APMT)  Mumbai, expands the transhipment network through the East Mediterranean to/from Middle East destinations and the West Mediterranean to/from Middle ... Read More »

COSCO Shipping signs agreement with DP World Australia

DP World's Australian terminals already receive COSCO's A3 services

COSCO Shipping Lines has made DP World Australia its preferred stevedore of choice on its major services into Australia, after inking a new agreement. The state-owned Chinese carrier has major services in Australia calling at DP World Australia terminals in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Yong Pan, managing firector of COSCO Shipping Oceania said that DP World Australia had demonstrated a ... Read More »

Tideworks announces new president

TJ Rucker is currently vice president of operations at Manzanillo International Terminal

Terminal operating system (TOS) provider Tideworks Technology has appointed Thomas J (TJ) Rucker as president effective from September 2017, once Michael Schwank retires from the post. Rucker is currently vice president of operations at Panama’s Manzanillo International Terminal (MIT), where he is responsible for managing liner customer relationships, strategic planning and ensuring terminal productivity and key performance indicator (KPI) performance. ... Read More »

Peru’s Paita port implements Navis TOS

Peru’s Terminales Portuarios Euroandinos Paita (TPE Paita) has implemented Navis’ N4 2.6 terminal operating system (TOS) as part of a three-stage expansion plan. The facility hopes to combat existing bottlenecks within the terminal by increasing gate productivity, gaining greater visibility into yard operations and faster vessel processing. TPE won the concession of Paita port in north Peru’s Piura region in ... Read More »

ICTSI in consortium to deepen Congo River

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) and dredging contractor Dredging International have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to co-operate in the further deepening of the Congo River. The project to deepen the river will cost an initiall €35m (US$39m) and will take it in phases to an eventual depth of 40ft and beyond.   Deepening the river will eliminate ... Read More »

Swisstrain adds calls at Antwerp and Rotterdam

Swisstrain will switch a service connection from Duisburg to Neuss

Swisstrain, a transportation product offered by Swissterminal AG, has expanded its service portfolio with calls at the Port of Antwerp and the Port of Rotterdam. Swissterminal will switch its service connection from the inland hub of Duisburg to the hub Neuss Trimodal in an effort to offer links to Europe’s two biggest ports. The Frenkendorf-bsaed company has also entered a ... Read More »