Kalmar launches new range of shuttle and straddle carriers

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 ...
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HHLA acquires Estonian port operator

HHLA acquires Estonian port operator
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 exe...
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DP World to build facility in Democratic Republic of the Congo

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 ...
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Puerto Coronel to invest US$30m in new cranes

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 ...
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Philadelphia receives twin super post-Panamax cranes

Philadelphia receives twin super post-Panamax cranes
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. (...
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Dutch logistics operator orders Kalmar terminal tractors

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 ...
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Port of Rotterdam invests in railway expansion

Port of Rotterdam invests in railway expansion
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 ...
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Multi-Link Terminals orders new STS crane for Helsinki berth

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 ...
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Abu Dhabi Ports signs MoU with Russia

Abu Dhabi Ports signs MoU with Russia
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)...
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DP World acquires Peruvian logistics provider 

DP World acquires Peruvian logistics provider 
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 dis...
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Simatech Shipping goes live with Xvela app

Simatech Shipping goes live with Xvela app
Simatech Shipping, a leading container feeder operator in Asia, has gone live with Xvela’s cloud-based stowage planning application. Dubai-based stowage planning for Simatech’s fleet of container vessels is now performed “in the cloud” using Xvela’s collaborative SaaS stowage solution. Captain Suhail Mukadam, operations manager at Simatech Shipping...
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Strong volume growth boosts PSA’s financials

Strong volume growth boosts PSA’s financials
PSA International handled 74.24m teu across its global portfolio last year, representing an increase of 9.8% from the previous year and helping to drive positive financial results. Throughout at its flagship facilities in Singapore increased by 9% to 33.35m teu, while volumes at its terminals outside Singapore reached 40.89m teu, representing doubl...
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Carrier Transicold and Singamas introduce PrimeLINE ONE reefer

Carrier Transicold and Singamas introduce PrimeLINE ONE reefer
Carrier Transicold and Singamas Container Holdings have developed a new refrigerated shipping container, the PrimeLINE ONE, through a joint initiative. To make the new units, refrigeration system components are assembled into custom-configured Singamas containers in a new Carrier Transicold factory located adjacent to Singamas’ new refrigerated con...
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Dunkirk awaits gantry crane as expansion kicks on

Dunkirk awaits gantry crane as expansion kicks on
France’s Port of Dunkirk will receive a new gantry crane in May 2018 as part of its Flanders Terminal expansion project. Shortly after receiving the crane the facility will begin dredging to a depth of 16.5 m, with the deepening expected to be finished by the end of autumn. A total of 4m m3  of ...
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Antwerp to train Brazilian workers

Antwerp to train Brazilian workers
The Port of Antwerp will provide training for maritime professionals in Brazil after signing an agreement with the Brazilian government. A memorandum of understanding between the Antwerp Port Authority and the Brazilian ministry of transport, ports and civil aviation outlines that Antwerp will run a special series of seminars in two already-existin...
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DP World throughput up by more than 10% in 2017

DP World throughput up by more than 10% in 2017
Last year DP World experienced its highest throughput growth rate since 2011 as container volumes rose by 10.1% to 70.1m teu. The operator’s consolidated throughput, from terminals the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) recognises as being controlled by DP World, rose by 24.7% to 36.5m teu. DP World group chairman and CEO, Sultan Ah...
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Main Sri Lankan facility experiences January boost

Main Sri Lankan facility experiences January boost
The Port of Colombo in Sri Lanka recorded a 16.4% year-on-year increase in throughput in January 2018, with transhipment volumes acting as a key driver in the growth. Total volumes at the facility hit 564, 155 teu, with transhipment trade rising by 20.4% to 436,303 teu. The Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) controlled Jaya Container ...
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Abu Dhabi Ports launches new warehouse solution

Abu Dhabi Ports launches new warehouse solution
Abu Dhabi Ports has unveiled a new pay-per-use warehouse service located adjacent to Khalifa Port which the operator described as the Middle East’s first “on-demand” warehouse solution. The Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports, revealed that the warehouse facilities can be booked without the need for long-term...
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Global Ports’ volumes accelerate into the New Year

Global Ports’ volumes accelerate into the New Year
The container throughput of Global Ports, the Russian terminal operator, rose by 16% to 4.4m teu in 2017 following strong performances in both imports and exports. The second half of 2017 proved crucial to this growth as throughput rose by 11.8%, while in the first half of the year container volumes grew by 6.8%. This acceleration ...
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Rotterdam outlines green energy plans

Rotterdam outlines green energy plans
The Port of Rotterdam has outlined its plans to bring down CO2  and NOx emissions within its facility, with the aim of making it carbon-neutral. The facility has unveiled a range of new initiatives which include carbon capture and storage, the conversion of waste into ‘green’ methanol, the use of residual heat from the facility ...
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CVS Ferrari completes Asian deliveries

CVS Ferrari completes Asian deliveries
Italian handling equipment company CVS Ferrari delivered four reachstackers to three Asian customers in the final quarter of 2017. Kudos Trucking in the Philippines received its third F500.RS2 reachstacker of the year, which was put to use at the General Santos Port. The Filipino company also received an ECH8.08 empty container handler, and also pl...
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Somali government rules against DP World

Somali government rules against DP World
The Government of Somalia has declared that all contracts with DP World are “null and void” following controversy surrounding the country’s Port of Berbera. Nearly all 170 members of the Somali parliament voted in favour of the motion, declaring that a recent agreement to sell a 19% stake in the Berbera facility to land-locked Ethiopia ...
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OOCL volumes up as parent company returns to profit

OOCL volumes up as parent company returns to profit
Container volumes at Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) grew by 3.6% to 6.3m teu in 2017, while the carrier’s parent company returned to profit. Volumes on OOCL’s Trans-Pacific and Asia-Europe routes performed considerably well, growing by 16.3% and 19.7% respectively. Orient Overseas (International) Limited (OOIL), which counts OOCL as a subsid...
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Navis and COSCO Shipping Ports strike agreement

Navis and COSCO Shipping Ports strike agreement
Software company Navis will supply COSCO Shipping Ports’ (CSP) facilities with its N4 terminal operating system (TOS) following a subscription agreement signed by the two companies. CSP, the Chinese state-owned terminal operator, said the agreement was aimed at improving the performance and efficiency at its global terminals, which are spread acros...
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Holograms suggested as route to tackling counterfeit trade 

Holograms suggested as route to tackling counterfeit trade 
Holograms could be used as part of a track and trace system to help crack down on counterfeit shipments, according to an international trade body. The International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) suggested using holograms in the maritime sphere after the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) outlined plans to tackle counterfeit volumes...
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