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Kingston Freeport Terminal adds straddle carriers

Kingston Freeport Terminal has ordered eight Konecranes Noell straddle carriers, aiming to strengthen its container handling operation at Kingston Container Terminal in Jamaica. The facility already operates 25 Konecranes Noell straddle carriers, mainly of the N SC 644 E type. These are diesel-electric straddle carriers that stack containers one-over-three, offering a built-in growth path to automated operation as well as prioritising eco-efficiency ... Read More »

Volumes up 10% at Marseille Fos

The Port of Marseille Fos had a strong 2017, with container volumes rising by 10% to hit 1.4m teu. The double-digit increase at the Fos deepsea terminals was aided by three new services at Marseille. Turnover increased by 7.3% to €160m and capital expenditure on infrastructure approached €50m,  including the development of 55 ha of logistics park surfaces and completion ... Read More »

Strong results at Sines

Sines is Portugal's busiest container port

Container volumes rose by 10.3% at the Port of Sines in Portugal, with a total throughput of 1.67m teu in 2017. For the first time since it began operating, back in 2004, the Container Terminal – Terminal XXI, took the top spot in terms of handling rates, accounting for nearly 42% of the total handled. Volumes at the Multipurpose Terminal ... Read More »

Cavotec powers Paraguayan cranes

Cavotec will provide the cable reel technology for two electric rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes that Konecranes is sending to a Paraguayan river port later this year. The cranes will be fitted with Cavotec motorised power cable reels to ensure a constant connection to a 1 kV power supply. The ‘Boxhunter’ cranes will be used at the Villeta container terminal at ... Read More »

Eurogate’s volumes remain flat

Eurogate's throughput fell slightly to 14.4m teu

Volumes at Eurogate’s container terminals remained fairly flat in 2017 as throughput fell by 1.4% to just over 14.4m teu. Losses at the operator’s Hamburg and Ust-Luga terminal, where container volumes dropped by 25.6% and 8.8% respectively, were evened out by gains of 25.9% and 22.9% in Lisbon and Tangier. Wilhelmshaven also registered a good year with throughput growing by ... Read More »

Baltimore invests in extra cranes

The Port of Baltimore in the US has added six rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes to assist with additional volume growth. The cranes were purchased by the operators of the port’s Seagirt terminal, Ports America Chesapeake, and will add to the 16 already in service. The port has seen double-digit growth following the widening of the Panama Canal in 2016, and ... Read More »

Japanese carriers post growth in quarterly results

K-Line's container volumes rose by 14%

K Line announced growth in container traffic and finances in its quarterly report, while Japan’s two other major carriers also performed well financially. K Line registered a 14% rise in container handled, with particularly good performances in its Asia-Europe and intra-Asia services, where volumes grew by 14% and 10% respectively. However, its Asia-North America and North-South services struggled. They registered a ... Read More »

Maersk announces new loop connecting Asia and Latin America

The AC5 will launch in April 2018

Maersk has announced a new service connecting Asia with Latin America which will begin operations in April 2018. The new loop, AC5, will form a part of the carrier’s existing Asia – Latin America/ West Coast South America (AC) service and will include stops in Colombia, the Caribbean and Pecem in Brazil. Maersk claim the service will provide greater port ... Read More »

DP World announces new software

DP World has embarked on a digital transformation programme that will be led by the development an integrated software for the company’s key core processes. The port operator will work with Oracle Business Applications to create the platform, which will be used to standardise DP World’s finance, operations, procurement and human resource work. The Oracle Cloud Application platform will employ cloud ... Read More »