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Monthly Archives: December 2017

Hong Kong considers building homes above port

Lack of space is a problem in Hong Kong

A government-appointed committee is looking into the feasibility of moving Hong Kong’s Kwai Tsing container terminal or of building homes on an elevated platform above it. The Task Force on Land Supply will ask Hong Kong residents for views on these two ideas, along with 13 other land supply solutions, in a public consultation in March 2018. Hong Kong’s container port ... Read More »

Ship breaks free of mooring in Boston

A 1,065 ft long container ship called the Helsinki Bridge broke free from its moorings at the Paul W. Conley Container Terminal on Wednesday morning. The US Coast Guard and local fire and police services were called to the incident, which took place at around 45 minutes past midnight. According to the Coast Guard, ten terminal workers who were aboard the ... Read More »

US Ports criticise tax reform bill

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has criticised aspects of new legislation being proposed by the US authorities. In a statement, the AAPA said that infrastructure funding would be made more difficult by provisions in two separate ‘Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’ bills which have been approved by the House of Representatives and the Senate. Both bills would repeal the tax ... Read More »

Halterm buys Konecranes RTGs

Halterm is the North American terminal closest to Europe

Haltern Container Terminal has purchased three Konecranes rubber-tyred gantry cranes. The terminal is situated in Halifax on Canada’s East Coast, making it the closest North American terminal to Europe. Scheduled for delivery in 2018, the new Konecranes RTGs will stack one-over-five containers high, and six rows plus truck lane wide. They will be equipped with Konecranes’ Active Load Control system, which ... Read More »

Philadelphia chooses ZPMC for gantry cranes

Philadelphia’s port operator has concluded the purchase agreement for two super post-Panamax container gantry cranes. The two cranes will be delivered by Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company Limited (ZPMC) and will cost US$23.5m for both of them. The cranes will be put to work at Packer Avenue Marine Terminal (PAMT), along with two other new gantry cranes purchased this year. The first ... Read More »

CMA CGM completes sale of Los Angeles terminal stake

CMA CGM is trying to sell off assets

CMA CGM has completed its sale of a 90% stake in Global Gateway South Terminal in Los Angeles. The stake has been sold for about US$820m to EQT Infrastructure III and its partner P5 Infrastructure. The terminal was valued at US$875m. CMA CGM will remain a minority shareholder with 10% of the GGS terminal and will continue to be a major ... Read More »

Kalmar launches ‘Essential’ range for Asia-Pacific

Kalmar essential range and TL2

Kalmar has introduced its ‘Essential’ range of port machinery at a conference in Hong Kong. The ‘Essential’ range is aimed at the Asia-Pacific market and comprises reachstackers, empty container handlers and forlkifts. The range is based on Kalmar’s G-generation platform. As well as the ‘Essential’ range, the company has introduced a new TL2 terminal tractor for Asia-Pacific customers. The ‘Essential’ ... Read More »

Macandrews and OPDR set to merge

Two CMA CGM subsidiaries, Macandrews and OPDR, will merge on January 1, 2018. The two companies specialise in intra-European transport  and will have their headquarters in Hamburg. The merged company will have a presence in 16 countries. It will also have 36 agencies, 595 employees (310 from OPDR and 285 from Macandrews) and 18 services. Macandrews claims to be the oldest shipping ... Read More »

Singapore terminal adds new berth

The COSCO-PSA terminal (CPT) in Singapore has gained a third berth. The launch of the third berth follows Cosco and PSA’s supplemental agreement signed in March 2016. This agreement replaced the original two berths in CPT located at Pasir Panjang Terminal 1 with three new and larger berths at Pasir Panjang Terminal 5. The first two berths  commenced operations on 1 ... Read More »