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Kalmar launches fully electric empty container handler

Kalmar has introduced a fully electric version of its empty container handler, bringing it closer to achieving its goal of offering an electric version of every product in the company’s portfolio by 2021. The manufacturer has already launched fully electric versions of its light and medium forklift trucks, Kalmar Ottawa terminal tractors, shuttle and straddle carriers, automated guided vehicles (AGVs) ... Read More »

Container volumes up at Rotterdam and Antwerp

The Port of Rotterdam has benefited from increased transhipment

Europe’s premier container ports have recorded an encouraging start to the year with both Rotterdam and Antwerp seeing growth in throughput in the first quarter of 2018. Rotterdam had a particularly strong quarter with a 7.3% rise in container throughput to 3.7m teu, stemming from a sharp rise in transhipment volumes originating in Asia with destinations elsewhere in Europe. Consequently, feeder tonnage ... Read More »

IUMI: Concerns remain for global marine underwriting

The increased risk of large, more complex and costly claims has the potential to impact all marine underwriting sectors in 2019 according to the International Union of Maritime Insurance (IUMI). Whilst in general, major losses remain stable, the continued erosion of the global premium base means that attritional losses are becoming much more significant, it noted. Sean Dalton, chair of ... Read More »

DP World off to a flat start in 2019

Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, CEO of DP World

DP World has had a slow start to 2019 with gross container volumes declining by 0.6% in the first quarter of the year to 17.5 teu across its global portfolio of container terminals. Gross like-for-like volumes fell by 0.7% in the quarter due to higher year-on-year comparables, with the terminal operator performing particularly strongly one year ago, and softer volumes ... Read More »

CMA CGM launches range of digital features

CMA CGM has launched eSolutions, comprising an online agency and other e-commerce channels such as Electronic Data Interchanges (EDI) and Application Programming Interfaces (API) which allow the digital transmission of information between the carrier and its customers. A large majority of the company’s bookings are made via its eCommerce solutions, among which half are made through its web platform. With ... Read More »

Hapag-Lloyd on course to hit fuel consumption reduction target

TradeLens' scope now covers more than half of the world’s ocean container cargo

Hapag-Lloyd is on track to achieve its target of a 20% reduction in fuel consumption by 2020, when compared to a 2016 ceiling, according to its latest sustainability report. Jörg Erdmann, senior director of sustainability management, at the carrier, noted that the improvement was due to efficiency measures as well as lowering specific emissions. Like the rest of the shipping ... Read More »

Solvo.TOS to help strengthen Angola’s plans to grow its economy

Sogester S.A. – a joint venture between APM Terminals (APMT) and GF Sociedade Gestore de Terminais, SA – has chosen Solvo’s Terminal Operating System (TOS) to modernise four container and general cargo terminals in Angola. The system, Solvo.TOS, will manage all operations at Sogester’s two seafront terminals, Luanda and Namibe, as well as its two inland terminals Panguila and Viana. ... Read More »

MSC South Africa orders eight Konecranes lift trucks

Konecranes are set to deliver a small fleet of eight Smart Connected lift trucks to MSC South Africa centres on the east coast, west coast and at a new operation in the central Gauteng region. The equipment was ordered in three parts from December 2018 to February 2019 and accounts for a total of four reach stackers and four empty ... Read More »

Liebherr wins first reachstacker order in Australia

A Liebherr LRS 545 reachstacker

Liebherr is set to deliver its first reachstacker to Tianqi Lithium Kwinana in Perth, Australia, which will be used to handle containerised lithium hydroxide. The new machine, a LRS 545, is part of a package which includes two Liebherr XPower wheel loaders and it is scheduled to go into operation in July 2019. Gordon Clark, general manager of Liebherr Australia’s ... Read More »