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

Konecranes to boost eco-efficiency at DP World Liége 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 ...
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Kalmar helps Eurogate Tanger prepare for mega vessels through STS enhancement

Kalmar helps Eurogate Tanger prepare for mega vessels through STS enhancement
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 ....
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Suez Canal Container Terminal to open reefer repair hub to all brands

Suez Canal Container Terminal to open reefer repair hub to all brands
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 .....
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Death of worker at Dublin Port calls for urgent action

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

MSC’s largest containership completes first voyage from Asia to Europe
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 ...
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Lase installs new detection system for unremoved twistlocks in Busan

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...
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Solid quarter for Maersk with rate and volume growth

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

USA boosts Port of Hamburg’s 2019 half year container throughput
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 ...
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Port of Tanjung Pelepas breaks its record for container vessel utilisation

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 ...
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PSA Thailand and SCG Logistics launch joint venture

PSA Thailand and SCG Logistics launch joint venture
PSA Thailand and SCG Logistics are investing in the development and operation of the Thai Prosperity Terminal and rebranding it Thai Connectivity Terminal (TCT) as part of an agreement which involves the setting up of a joint venture company called SCG-PSA Holdings. The company will serve as a springboard for potential joint exploration and investm...
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Yang Ming records another loss despite volume growth

Yang Ming records another loss despite volume growth
Yang Ming recorded a net loss of NTD1.95bn (US$63m) during the first half of 2019, citing weaker demand owing to the US-China trade war along with market overcapacity. The result actually means that the carrier has reduced its financial losses by 66% compared to last year, with consolidated revenues rising by 17% to NTD75.48bn (US$2.4bn). ...
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ICTSI’s volumes rise in half year results

ICTSI's volumes rise in half year results
International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI)’s revenue from port operations for the first half of 2019 has risen 14% year-on-year to US$751.8m as throughput exceeded the 5m teu mark. Volumes rose 7% from 4.7m teu in the first half of 2018 to 5.04m teu with the increase mainly attributed to continuing ramp-up at ICTSI’s operations ...
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Yilport Puerto Bolívar to receive two Gottwald mobile harbour cranes

Yilport Puerto Bolívar to receive two Gottwald mobile harbour cranes
Yilport Puerto Bolívar has expanded its mobile harbour crane (MHC) fleet to four, with two new Gottwald MHCs scheduled to arrive at the Ecuador facility at the end of August 2019. The two cranes, scheduled to begin operations in November, offer a 58 m working radius, 100 tonnes safe working load, 60 m boom length ...
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APM Terminals Yucatan to expand terminal in Progreso

APM Terminals Yucatan to expand terminal in Progreso
APM Terminals (APMT) Yucatan has announced a significant investment to expand and modernise the Progreso container terminal, featuring a 20% increase in yard capacity. It is hoped that the US$714,000 investment will help to support trade growth and economic development in the Yucatan peninsula. The expansion will also see the acquisition of two new...
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South Carolina Ports Authority celebrates strong start to FY20

South Carolina Ports Authority celebrates strong start to FY20
Last month was recorded as South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA)’s strongest July in Port history, with volumes up 5% year-on-year at its Wando Welch and North Charleston container terminals. The two facilities handled 210,542 teu within the month and, as measured by the total number of boxes handled, SCPA moved 119,700 pier containers in July ...
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APMT Barcelona set to receive 29 Konecranes straddle carriers

APMT Barcelona set to receive 29 Konecranes straddle carriers
Konecranes has started to deliver a fleet of 29 diesel-electric Noell straddle carriers, all equipped with the Noell twin-lift spreader, to APM Terminals (APMT) Barcelona. The first batch of 16 machines were ready for acceptance in June 2019 and the second batch is expected to be ready in October 2019. Peter Kania, head of straddle ...
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Sany Europe: UK customers boost sales in first half of 2019

Sany Europe: UK customers boost sales in first half of 2019
Sany Europe has secured several orders for container handling equipment within the first half of 2019, with a total of 15 reachstackers and empty container handlers booked for UK customers alone. UK-Based Goldstar Transport Ltd took delivery of three 4531 reachstackers as part of the expansion of its off-dock container storage across the UK, giving...
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Port of Rotterdam to take its digital shipping app worldwide

Port of Rotterdam to take its digital shipping app worldwide
The Port of Rotterdam Authority has launched its new company PortXchange Products, which will offer the digital shipping app Pronto to ports around the world over the next few years. The establishment of a separate company will enable partnerships with a variety of global players, noted the port authority. Together with Shell and Maersk, PortXchang...
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Hapag-Lloyd posts good half-year operating results

Hapag-Lloyd posts good half-year operating results
Hapag-Lloyd has recorded a significant year-on-year improvement in its operating results for the first half of 2019. The group net result increased from -€101m (US$113.4m) to €146m (US$164m) in 2018 while earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) rose to €956m (US$1bn) from €427m (US$479.5m). Included within the €529m...
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Khalifa Industrial Zone cuts fees for over 75% of services

Khalifa Industrial Zone cuts fees for over 75% of services
Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), an Abu Dhabi Ports subsidiary, has waived charges for over 75% of its services, in line with the Abu Dhabi Government directive to encourage further investment into the emirate. Three quarters of services will be offered free of charge, while fees for a significant number of the remaining services ...
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Cleanest container ship to visit US calls at Long Beach

Cleanest container ship to visit US calls at Long Beach
The MSC Jewel, the cleanest container ship to visit the US, which emits 75% less than previous generation vessels, has visited the Port of Long Beach. The vessel, which has a capacity of 14,436 teu, arrived at Total Terminals International’s Pier T facility last month. It is powered by Tier III diesel engines (main propulsion ...
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Kalmar set to deliver 25 electric terminal tractors to California

Kalmar set to deliver 25 electric terminal tractors to California
NFI Industries has ordered 25 Kalmar Ottawa Electric T2E Terminal Tractors to use at its selected distribution centres in California. The equipment uses lithium-ion battery technology and a fully electric powertrain that produces zero emissions at source and its onboard invertor charger allows it to be ‘opportunity charged’ during work breaks. The...
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Red Sea Gateway Terminal to collaborate with Bangladesh shipping ministry

Red Sea Gateway Terminal to collaborate with Bangladesh shipping ministry
Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Gateway Terminal (RSGT) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Bangladesh’s ministry of shipping, covering planned investment in multiple port and related infrastructure projects. The agreement also encompasses the sharing of operational expertise for the Bangladeshi maritime sector by RSGT, which is the newest t...
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