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Konecranes to boost eco-efficiency at DP World Liége Container Terminal

The crane at DP World Liège Container Terminal

Konecranes Port Services to retrofit electrification to a Model 2 Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour crane (MHC) at DP World’s Liége Container Terminal (DPW LCT) in Belgium with the aim to lower emissions and noise. Purchased in 2016, the crane is set to be moved from DPW LCT’s South Terminal to the North Terminal in September 2019 to meet expanded productivity ... Read More »

ABB secures first contract for ABB Ability Tekomar XPERT with Hamburg-based ship manager

Hamburg based ship manager CPO Containerschiffreederei (CCPO) has become the first company to utilise ABB’s Ability Tekomar XPERT on a fleet of 55 vessels. The latest Tekomar XPERT for fleet web application incorporates all standard features found in the original, released in 2015, with additional fleet functionality specifically developed to support management decisions. It features an easy-access web application interface ... Read More »

Kalmar helps Eurogate Tanger prepare for mega vessels through STS enhancement

When the upgrades are complete, Eurogate will be able to service vessels with 23,000+ teu capacity

Kalmar is set to upgrade four ZPMC ship-to-shore (STS) cranes for Eurogate Tanger in Morocco to enable the facility to serve mega-sized container vessels. The Swedish manufacturer will be responsible for the planning, engineering and execution of the entire project, which involves heightening the four STS cranes by 11 m and extending the booms by six m. Eurogate Tanger S.A’s ... Read More »

Suez Canal Container Terminal to open reefer repair hub to all brands

SCCT is Egypt's largest container terminal

Suez Canal Container Terminal (SCCT) plans to open its reefer container inspection and repair hub to all brands, while also launching a dry container inspection and repair hub in October 2019. Until just over a year ago, the terminal faced unnecessary costs for moving and repositioning reefer containers with damaged panels or defects that hadn’t been recorded. Since it opened ... Read More »

Death of worker at Dublin Port calls for urgent action

The International Transport Forum (ITF) has joined the Services Industrial Professional and Technical Union (SIPTU) in a call for better protection for all workers in Ireland’s ports following the death of a worker at Dublin Port. The death of 50-year-old truck driver Nicholas ‘Nick’ Collier marks the seventh death of a worker in an Irish port in the past two ... Read More »

MSC’s largest containership completes first voyage from Asia to Europe

MSC Gülsün

The world’s largest container ship, the MSC Gülsün, has completed its landmark maiden voyage from the north of China and has arrived in Europe, MSC announced. Built by Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) at its Geoje shipyard in South Korea, MSC Gülsün is the first of a new class of 23,000+ teu vessels to be added to MSC’s 2019-2020 global shipping ... Read More »

Lase installs new detection system for unremoved twistlocks in Busan

Lase has launched the Lase Unremoved Cone Detection (UCD) system, which detects whether twistlocks are still connected to the container while being from terminal chassis by yard cranes. Following a successful trial, PNC Busan Port has ordered 69 units of the system, which also detects open doors of containers. The laser specialist highly recommends the system, which is retrofittable for ... Read More »

Solid quarter for Maersk with rate and volume growth

Maersk delivered solid progress in the second quarter 2019 with underlying profit increasing from US$15m to US$134m on the back of increases in volume and freight rates. Total revenue increased slightly to US$9.6bn on par with last year while EBITDA rose by 17% to US$1.4bn. During the first half of 2019, the company formed on sales organisation, with a focus on ... Read More »

USA boosts Port of Hamburg’s 2019 half year container throughput

A total of 3,046 containerships berthed at the port in the first half of 2019

Container volumes for the first half of 2019 rose 7.5% year-on-year at the Port of Hamburg, primarily boosted by new services to ports in the USA, Canada and Mexico. The USA has become the port’s second most important partner for container services due to the 283,000 teu handled in Hamburg with the country since the beginning of the year. The ... Read More »

Port of Tanjung Pelepas breaks its record for container vessel utilisation

The Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) has broken its record for container vessel utilisation following the implementation of the Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS). PTP handled the MSC Gulsun, the largest container ship in the world, last month, departing with 19,574 teu. The terminal, which is a joint venture between MMC Group and APM Terminals (APMT), has an annual ... Read More »