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Reachstacker market expected to grow 7% in 2019

The reachstacker market, which witnessed sales of 1,364 units in 2018, is estimated to grow by 7% this year, according to research from Fact.MR. Increased traction for port material handling equipment, coupled with rapid expansion of a growing number of sea ports, in line with the proliferating sea borne trading is continues to augment market growth, noted the report. Rapid ... Read More »

CMA CGM pledges not to use Northern Sea Route

The route provides a "major competitive advantage" to users, noted CMA CGM

Ahead of the G7 meeting in France, CMA CGM pledged not to use the Northern Sea Route, citing climate considerations and the need to preserve the Arctic. In the statement the shipping line said that using the Northern Sea Route would represent a significant danger to the region’s unique natural ecosystems, mainly due to the numerous threats posed by accidents, ... Read More »

Konecranes to supply yard and quay cranes to terminal in the Philippines

Kudos Trucking Company (KTC) has ordered two Konecranes Noell rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes and two Konecranes Gottwald Model 5 mobile harbour cranes (MHCs) for their terminal in Davao City, the Philippines. KTC placed the order in June 2019 with the aim to better cope with a surging volume of containers now that the Philippines’ economy is experiencing rapid growth. Jefferson ... Read More »

DP World profits up 27% in half year

Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, CEO of DP World

DP World’s profits attributable to the company owners soared by 27% to US$753m in the first half of 2019, bolstered by acquisitions and growth in non-containerised revenue. Conolidated throughput was up by 4.9% across the terminal portfolio to 19.5m teu although it was down by 1.7% on a like-for-like basis, highlighting the contribution of new investments. The terminal operator’s like-for-like ... Read More »

Peel Ports group gains AEO status ahead of Brexit

UK port operator Peel Ports Group has been officially accredited with the internationally recognised quality mark of Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) at all its principal ports, confirming its efficient and robust processes to customers worldwide. The Liverpool based port operator has achieved AEO status for the following ports: Clydeport Operations Limited, Port of Sheerness Limited, The Mersey Docks and Harbour ... Read More »

Maersk to provide online marketplace for containerised trucking in India

Maersk has partnered with BlackBuck to provide an online market place for containerised trucking in export-import (EXIM) logistics in India. The Indian government is targeting a reduction in logistics costs from 14% of GDP to less than 9% by 2022. The new platform will be owned and operated by BlackBuck, which is India’s largest online trucking marketplace, with Maersk supporting ... Read More »

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 »