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TMEIC automates RMGs at Global Container Terminals

Automation specialist TMEIC, a joint venture between Toshiba and Mitsubishi Electric headquartered in Tokyo, is providing the systems for 20 Konecranes automatic rail mounted gantry (RMG) cranes, as part of the expansion of the Global Container Terminals’ facility in Bayonne, New Jersey. By go-live in the second quarter of 2014, the expansion will increase the terminal’s capacity to 1.1m lifts ... Read More »

Liebherr STS cranes to Chile’s TPS

The cranes are the biggest Liebherr has supplied to South America's west coast

Ireland-based Liebherr Container Cranes is to supply three ship-to-shore (STS) container cranes to Terminal Pacífico Sur Valparaíso in Chile. The cranes, which are the largest the company has ever manufactured for the west coast of South America, have an outreach of 62 m and a safe working load of 65 tonnes under twin lift spreader. The new units will allow ... Read More »

AGCT’s deeper draught attracts larger ships

CMA CGM Cendrillon is the largest container vessel to call at Rijeka

The 8,500 teu capacity CMA CGM Cendrillon has become the largest container vessel in history to call at the Croatian Port of Rijeka, when it berthed at the International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) Adriatic Gate Container Terminal (AGCT) last week. The vessel’s arrival at Rijeka, which has become a core port in the Adriatic, followed the announcement that a ... Read More »

Felixstowe for Evergreen

Evergreen has launched its China Europe Shuttle (CES) service with the first call of its 8,452 teu Ever Laden at the Port of Felixstowe at the end of last month (May). The CES Service links North Europe to Asia with calls in Taiwan as well as China and has recently only been calling at ports in continental Europe. Scott Chang, President of Evergreen Marine Corp. said:  “We ... Read More »

TCP receives four portainers for new berth

The four cranes arrive from China

Container Terminal of Paranaguá (TCP), the third largest container terminal in Brazil, has received four new super-post Panamax gantry cranes, the latest generation to be installed at the new TCP berth that will begin operations later this year. Manufactured in China by ZPMC, the cranes, which have the capacity to handle the latest generation of mega-container vessels, cost approximately R$72m ... Read More »

Yilport moves in on the Baltic

The Turkish terminal operator Yilport has added the Gävle Container Terminal (GCT) in Sweden to its portfolio, having acquired an 80% stake in the country’s second largest container terminal after Gothenburg.  The remaining 20% shares are held by the Gävle Municipality. The move removes the recent uncertainty over the ownership of the Swedish company.  Yilport, which has plans to upgrade the container terminal equipment ... Read More »

Thamesport gains West African Ro-Ro service

The ro-ro vessel Dresden made the first call

Netherlands-based RMR Shipping has chosen London Thamesport to handle the UK call of its North West Europe – West Africa ro-ro service, with the first call of the service made by the 176 m long ro-ro vessel Dresden earlier this week. The vessel has the versatility to handle a wide variety of cargoes through quarter and side ramps, which allow cargo to ... Read More »

IAPH and BIFA applaud IMO container weighing decision

The International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) and the British International Freight Association (BIFA) have welcomed the adoption of the Amendment of SOLAS Regulation VI-2 regarding Mandatory Weighing of Gross Mass of Containers by the Maritime Safety Committee of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). The amended rule requires shippers to submit verified gross weight of containers before loading onto ... Read More »

Kalmar raising the game in Barcelona

The three cranes will reach 47 m under spreader

Kalmar has been awarded the contract to increase the operating height of three ship-to-shore (STS) cranes by six metres for Terminal de Contenidors de Barcelona, S.L. (TCB) in Spain. The project has been initiated in anticipation of increased container traffic brought about by the arrival of larger vessels at the Port of Barcelona. The order was signed in April and ... Read More »

APMT signs Angolan JV

A new chapter for Angolan ports has been opened with the signing by APM Terminals and the Sociedade Gestora de Terminais S.A. (Sogester) of a 20-year concession joint-venture to operate, maintain and develop the Port of Namibe, Angola, which serves the hinterland from Namibe to Menongue and through the city of Lubango. Sogester, the leading operator in Luanda, will invest ... Read More »