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SSA Marine extends lease at Oakland to 2027

SSA Marine has signed an agreement with the Port of Oakland to extend its lease at the US West Coast port to 2027, with an option to further extend it to 2042. Key elements of the deal include a 19 acre expansion at SSA’s Oakland International Container Terminal (OICT) and the purchase of three new ship-to-shore cranes by the terminal ... Read More »

Aqaba targets Iraq-bound cargo

Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT) in Jordan is looking to become a gateway for Iraq-bound cargo following new pre-arrival clearance protocols and reduced terminal handling charges for containers in transit. Containers imported into Iraq will no longer have to be trans-loaded onto new trucks as they cross the Jordanian/Iraqi border. ACT is 550 km, equivalent to 36 hours by road, away ... Read More »

Liebherr extends reachstacker portfolio

The Liebherr LRS 545 - 35 unit

Liebherr Maritime Cranes has launched two new reachstackers at TOC Europe: one unit with a lifting capacity of 35 tonnes in the second container row and a log handler for timber handling. The machines are additions to the LRS 545 range, which was first presented three years ago. According to the manufacturer, the range’s most important facet is its hydrostatic ... Read More »

Maersk Container Industry launches service app

Maersk Container Industry (MCI) has launched an app to support technicians working on Star Cool reefers with diagnosing the condition of boxes. MCI’s Star Cool Service app allows technicians to look up alarm codes and access trouble-shooting information while also providing guides, manuals and service videos for assisting with servicing or repair work. The app can provide these services both online ... Read More »

Felixstowe hit by delays after TOS go-live goes wrong

Felixstowe is the UK's largest container port

Update (June 18): According to Hutchison Ports, performance across all areas of the container division; vessel, road and rail, has improved significantly over the last 72 hours. The average turnaround time for trucks at its container terminals is down to 48 minutes while quayside productivity is double that achieved in early part of last week and rail operation has stabilised.  The Port of Felixstowe is currently experiencing ... Read More »

Kalmar launches Eco reachstacker with fuel saving guarantee

The model was launched at TOC Europe

Kalmar has launched a reachstacker with a fuel saving guarantee to customers, with the manufacturer offering to pay back the difference in fuel if an agreed reduction is not met. The Eco Reachstacker is the first solution in the Finnish company’s eco-efficient portfolio – the Kalmar Eco Range. Customers can either buy the machine with Kalmar Fuel Saving Solution or lease ... Read More »

Konecranes to deliver 26 RTGs to South Carolina Ports Authority

Konecranes has received an order for 26 rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes from the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) for its Wando Welch Terminal in the Port of Charleston and Inland Port Greer. Once the 26 new RTGs are operational after deliveries have taken place over 2019 and 2020, the SCPA will operate a fleet of 81 Konecranes RTGs. SCPA owns and operates ... Read More »

Gaussin launches three new vehicles

Gaussin has launched two autonomous vehicles and another variable vehicle for transporting containers, with all three vehicles being presented at TOC Europe. The APM Autonomous vehicle is aimed at both brown field and green field ports and is equipped with technology that indicates the vehicle’s location without requiring any infrastructure. To do so it uses the Lidar sensor while also utilising ... Read More »

Port of Rotterdam trials new container scanning system

The portal collects different types of data

The Port of Rotterdam Authority has begun trialling new scanning portals developed by Certus Port Automation at the inland Barge Terminal Tilburg. All trucks arriving at or departing from the facility over the next three months will pass through an optical character recognition (OCR) portal which will scan truck registration numbers and container numbers as well as provide images and time stamps. ... Read More »

ITF criticises Panama Canal Authority

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has criticised the Panama Canal Authority (ACP)’s handling of tug boat crew reductions and said the local union should have been consulted. The ACP has removed the additional captain position from its tugboats’ crews and claimed the move would provide captains with an improved working schedule and reduce the demand to perform overtime, but ... Read More »