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Kalmar buys Australian port services business

Kalmar has announced it will acquire the port services business of Melbourne-based Inver Engineering on December 29, 2017. Inver Engineering was established in Melbourne in 1981 and services the port, rail, petrochemical, oil and gas and manufacturing industries. Inver Port Services repairs, maintains and refurbishes container terminals’ cranes across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. The company’s sales account for about ... Read More »

Delo buys stake in Global Ports

A Russian transport and logistics company has bought a 30.75% stake in Global Ports, one of Russia’s biggest terminal operators. Global Ports announced that Delo had purchased the stake from Transportation Investments Holding Limited, another Russian transport company. The agreement remains subject to various conditions, including antitrust clearances and other customary arrangements. The sale is expected to complete by end ... Read More »

Pelindo III orders Konecranes MHCs

Kone-Terex MHC

Indonesian port operator Pelindo III has ordered five Konecranes-Gottwald mobile harbour cranes for its terminal at Tanjung Perak port in Surabaya. The company has ordered three Model Fours and two Model Fives, all with rubber tyres, to handle containers, general cargo and bulk as required. The cranes will be delivered to the Jamrud terminal in late summer of 2018 and ... Read More »

THE Alliance announces new services

The members of the THE Alliance has announced its planned services to begin from April 2018. Hapag-Lloyd, Ocean Network Express and Yang Ming will deploy more than 250 ships in the Asia-Europe, North Atlantic and Trans-Pacific trade lanes, including in the Middle East. “After one year of cooperation we are proud to say that our services and the network improved ... Read More »

Beira gains access road

Beira's roads and yard are improving

The Port of Beira has inaugurated a new five-lane access road, according to local press. The management of the Mozambican port has invested US$6.2m in the construction of this new access road and in increasing the terminal’s yard capacity. The managing director of the terminal’s operator Cornelder e Moçambique, Jan de Vries, said that the company plans to increase the capacity ... Read More »

Newcastle set for transition from coal to containers

The new chairman of the Port of Newcastle has said the port needs to diversify away from its current reliance on coal transport. Professor Roy Green said the Australian port, which is the world’s biggest coal port, should diversify into cruise services, non-coal freight and containers. “Coal has been at the heart of the Hunter [region’s]  economy for the better ... Read More »

Eurogate trials automated straddle carriers

Kalmar's automated straddle carriers

Eurogate has partnered with Kalmar in order to test automated straddle carriers at its Wilhelmshaven terminal in Germany. The company has ordered four automated four-high straddle carriers and an emulation system for the container terminal from Kalmar. The first Kalmar vehicles will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2018. Both the live equipment and emulation environment will utilise Kalmar’s ... Read More »

Egypt opens PPP process for new dry port

It is hoped that the new dry port will alleviate congestion in Alexandria

The Egyptian government has opened a bidding process to design, finance, build, equip, operate, maintain and utilise a new dry port, which is expected to handle a large portion of Alexandria’s import containers. The facility, which is located 20 km southwest of 6th of October city just outside Cairo, will have a direct rail connection to the Greater Port of Alexandria (GPA) ... Read More »

Russian rail terminal installs SOLVO TOS

A Russian intermodal company has installed SOLVO’s terminal operating system at its rail terminal in Novosibirsk, in central Russia. TransContainer, a subsidiary of Russian Railways, installed the software, which includes optical character recognition (OCR) technology, automated gate control and automated time-slotting for trucks. According to SOLVO, the implementation has already resulted in a three-fold decrease in truck processing times and ... Read More »