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Kalmar launches new range of shuttle and straddle carriers

Kalmar has launched the latest generation of its shuttle and straddle carriers featuring new mobile drives and a redesigned electrical system for the upper frame and spreader. The machines also have a more spacious electric cabinet layout as well as LED working lights as standard. Shuttle and straddle units made by the Finnish manufacturer now share common electrical components and ... Read More »

HHLA acquires Estonian port operator

The Port of Muuga

Hamburg Hafen und Logistik (HHLA) has acquired an Estonian port operator and subsequently become the leading container handler at the country’s main port. The German operator acquired Transiidikeskuse after the two signed a contract on March 26, and the Estonian company now function as a subsidiary of HHLA. Angela Titzrath, chairwoman of HHLA’s executive board, said: “Estonia is one of the fastest-growing economies ... Read More »

DP World to build facility in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Terminal operator DP World will build a deep-water, multi-purpose port in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after winning a 30-year concession. The concession, which can be extended by a further 20 years, is to manage and develop a greenfield site in Banana with a capacity of 350,000 teu and 1.5m tonnes of general cargo after the first phase ... Read More »

Puerto Coronel to invest US$30m in new cranes

Chile’s Puerto Coronel will add two new container gantry cranes in 2019, aiming to go from moving 85 to 120 containers per hour. The US$30m will cover the cost of the ZPMC cranes, which will be able to serve super post-Panamax ships, as well as the construction of associated infrastructure. The cranes have a range of 65 m, equivalent to 23 rows ... Read More »

Philadelphia receives twin super post-Panamax cranes

The cranes at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal.  Credit: iskyimages

The Port of Philadelphia (PhilaPort) has received its first two super post-Panamax cranes at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal. The new units, manufactured by ZPMC, are 13 m taller than the neighboring Walt Whitman Bridge with their boom in the upwards position. PhilaPort, along with Packer Avenue Marine Terminal’s operator – Astro Holdings, Inc. (a Holt Logistics affiliate) – have purchased the cranes as ... Read More »

Dutch logistics operator orders Kalmar terminal tractors

St. van den Brink BV has ordered four Kalmar T2 terminal tractors as it looks to shunt trailers along a 2 km route between the Ahold distribution centre and the Kuehne + Nagel distribution centre in Zaandam. The order was booked in Cargotec’s Q1 2018 order intake with delivery scheduled to take place in the early part of Q3 2018. ... Read More »

Port of Rotterdam invests in railway expansion

An artist's impression of the route

The Port of Rotterdam Authority has awarded consortium SaVe the contract to construct the substructure for the Theemsweg route, hoping tp improve the railway connection between the western port area and the hinterland. The re-routing of part of the port railway line will result in the increased freight train traffic no longer being hindered by shipping traffic, it noted. The ... Read More »

Multi-Link Terminals orders new STS crane for Helsinki berth

Multi-Link Terminals (MLT) has ordered a Konecranes ship-to-shore (STS) crane for its facility in the Port of Helsinki for delivery in 2019. The unit order will have a railspan of 48 m, a lifting height of 31 m, an outreach of 40 m and a backreach of 20 m, making it the biggest widespan STS crane ever made by Konecranes. ... Read More »

Abu Dhabi Ports signs MoU with Russia

Abdulla Al Hameli, Abu Dhabi Ports and Igor Egorov, TEDC

Abu Dhabi Ports and Russia’s Trade and Economic Council have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen trade links between the UAE and Russia and stimulate economic cooperation between companies from both countries. The MoU will increase awareness amongst Russian companies about investing in Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD) and Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone (KPFTZ). Igor Egorov, ... Read More »

DP World acquires Peruvian logistics provider 

DP World CEO, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem

DP World has acquired Peruvian logistics company Cosmos Agencia Maritima S.A.C. (CAM) for US$315.7m. CAM owns a fully integrated logistics service business (Neptunia S.A and Triton Transport S.A) that offers end-to-end solutions to its customers. The logistics division offers solutions in activities related to foreign trade, product storage and distribution, as well as freight services that facilitate development and implementation of ... Read More »