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Kalmar to service Swedish Yilport terminals

Kalmar has secured a contract for maintenance work at Yilport’s three Swedish cargo terminals: two in Gävle and one in Stockholm. The flexible Kalmar Care agreement covers maintaining terminal equipment such as container cranes and reach-stackers, and includes fixed-price maintenance coverage for both rental and owned equipment. Kalmar will also offer 24/7 on-call coverage. Eryn Dinyovszky, Nordic regional general manager ... Read More »

Swissterminal announces new company structure

Swissterminal will bundle its activities into two divisions

The Swiss logistics provider Swissterminal has announced plans to restructure its company to allow a stronger focus on various business areas and entering new markets. The company will bundle its activities into two divisions: one for operational activities and another for non-operational activities. As a result, the current Swissterminal Holding AG will be split up and a new holding, 2M-Holding, ... Read More »

HHLA posts strong 2017

Germany’s Hamburger Hafen und Logistik (HHLA) reported a strong financially and operationally as throughput rose by 8.1% to 7.2m teu. At HHLA’s three terminals in Hamburg throughput rose by 8.3% to 6.9m teu while in Odessa, Ukraine, volumes rose by 3.4% to 0.3m teu. According to preliminary audits, HHLA’s group revenue rose by 6% to €1.25bn (US$1.53bn), while operating result ... Read More »

Maersk grows revenue and underlying profit in “unusual” year

A topsy-turvy  2017 saw Maersk deliver an underlying profit for its continuing operations of US$356m, compared to a loss of US$496m the previous year, although this fell significantly below expectations. An underlying profit of US$425.4m had been forecast while operating profit reached US$641m, far below the estimate of US$1.03bn. Søren Skou, CEO of A.P. Moller – Maersk, stated: “The past ... Read More »

Lase’s truck lifting prevention system installed at Incheon

SNCT has already ordered further Lase systems for existing cranes

The LaseTLP system for Truck Lifting Prevention has been commissioned for eight automatic rail-mounted gantry (ARMG) cranes in the NewPort at Sun Kwang Container Terminal (SNCT) in Incheon, South Korea. In the automated Asian hub, 2D-laser scanners will aim to detect truck liftings, which  occur when any twistlock is locked or jammed, before the lifting of the truck has begun. Two 2D-laser scanners out of the ... Read More »

Second phase of ICTSI’s Basra investment underway

Basra Gateway Terminal

The phase two expansion of Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT) is underway, with 400 m of quay and a 14 m draught to be completed by the third quarter of 2019, enabling vessels of up to 9,000 teu to be handled. On completion of this phase, the terminal operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) will have invested US$250m, the lion’s ... Read More »

Evergreen orders eight 11,000 teu vessels

Evergreen Marine Corp. (EMC) has agreed with Samsung Heavy Industries (SGI) to order eight 11,000 teu container ships. Four ships will be owned by EMC’s subsidiary, Greencompass Marine S.A. and a further four by Evergreen Marine (Hong Kong) Ltd. The newbuildings are planned to be delivered from the first quarter of 2020 through the second quarter of 2021. According to ... Read More »

CMA CGM introduces new system to transport liquids by container

The solution is based on a single-use bag within the container

CMA CGM has launched the Reeflex, a containerised system to transport liquids by controlled temperature as an alternative to break bulk. The solution allows or the transportation of liquids (juices, milk, compotes, syrup and all kind of oils) in a single bag with a capacity ranging from 12,000 to 24,000 litres. It is available on reefer containers of 40 ft and ... Read More »

Carrier Transicold offers lower GWP refrigerant for PrimeLINE units

Carrier Transicold is offering a provision to use the R-513A refrigerant with its PrimeLINE contianer unit for customers seeking a refrigerant with lower global warming potential (GWP). The option acts as a hedge against potential regulatory changes that may affect the availability and prices of traditional hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants. Willy Yeo, director of marketing, global container refrigeration, Carrier Transicold, said: “Phasedowns ... Read More »