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Hapag-Lloyd orders 11,100 reefer containers

Hapag-Lloyd has ordered 11,100 reefer containers to be integrated to its existing fleet of 91,000 units with deliveries beginning in August and scheduled to be completed by December 2018. The production of the new reefers has already begun, with the first series of 40 ft containers. As many as 2,000 of the new containers will be equipped with Controlled Atmosphere ... Read More »

Sales and order intake up for Bromma

Both sales and order intake grew for Bromma during the first half of 2018, signalling a positive outlook for the container handling equipment market. The spreader manufacturer maintained a “strong” market share in North America while the company gained a “significantly better” market share in the Asia Pacific region. Lars Meurling, marketing director at Bromma, said: “It is obvious that ... Read More »

Konecranes to deliver five eRTGs to Luka Koper

Luka Koper first ordered RTGs from Konecranes in 2004

The Port of Koper operator in Slovenia, Luka Koper, has ordered five electric rubber-tyred gantry (eRTG) cranes from Konecranes. Each of the units, which will be delivered in the summer of 2019, will be equipped with cable reels featuring an auto plug-in system. It is hoped that the machines will deliver environmental benefits thanks to their electic operation including regenerative ... Read More »

Hapag-Lloyd launches digital quotation tool

Hapag-Lloyd has opened an online digital quotation tool called Quick Quotes to the public, hoping to enable shippers to simplify and speed up their quotation process for container shipments. The tool aims to generate online quotations for container shipments in seconds and provide clients transparency on the detailed pricing. This is meant to enable a faster, easier and more convenient ... Read More »

Slight improvements in throughput and financials for HHLA

Hamburg's largest terminal operator recorded steady growth

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) saw container throughput growth of 1.2% in the first half of 2018, mainly driven by a 4.1% increase in Asia traffic. Container segment revenue rose by 2.2% to €380m (US$432m) outstripping throughput growth due to a lower feeder ratio. Group revenue increased by 1.6% while the group operating result (EBIT) rose by 1.1%, owing ... Read More »

Kalmar to supply three RMGs to DCT Gdansk

DCT Gdansk is the premier terminal in the Baltic

Kalmar has agreed to supply three electrically powered rail-mounted gantry cranes (RMGs) to Deepwater Container Terminal (DCT) Gdansk with specific customisation. The order, booked in Cargotec’s 2018 third quarter order intake, follows a recent DCT order of five rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes that took place in the first quarter of 2018. The RMG deliveries are scheduled to take place in ... Read More »

Higher fuel prices hurt Yang Ming’s half-year results

A 25% increase in average fuel prices drove up operating costs for Yang Ming in the first half of 2018, causing the carrier to suffer a net loss of NTD5.76bn (US$ 195m). The shipping industry still shows an oversupply in tonnage, noted the Taiwanese company, while average freight rates in the first half year were about 10% lower compared with ... Read More »

Cranes arrive at Houston

Three new super post-Panamax cranes have arrived at the Port of Houston’s Bayport Container Terminal as part of a US$100m investment at the facility. The 270 ft-tall ship-to-shore (STS) cranes will be followed by five rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes, with all eight cranes destined for the newly constructed Wharf 2 at Bayport. Roger Guenther, executive director of Port of Houston ... Read More »

Hapag-Lloyd plunges deeper into the red

Hapag-Lloyd will undergo a 'critical review' of its operations

Hapag-Lloyd posted a net loss of €100.9m (US$115.3m) in the first half of 2018 with the German carrier coming under pressure from competition and operating costs. The net loss is double that of the first six months of 2017, €42.7m (US$48.8m), with increasing fuel costs, higher charter rates and slowly recovering freight rates all impact the company’s performance. Rolf Habben Jansen, CEO ... Read More »

ZPMC tests autonomous straddle carrier

ZPMC's new autonomous straddle carrier

Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries (ZMPC) has tested the world’s first container straddle carrier with an autonomous navigation system in Shanghai, China. More than half of the 1,000 container terminals around the world use straddle carriers, with around  4,000 units in operation, yet automated straddle carriers account for less than 5% of the market. Larry Li, president of ZPMC North America, said: “A conservative estimate indicates ... Read More »