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Asia’s first fully-automated terminal starts operations

Asia’s first fully-automated container terminal has started operations at the Port of Qingdao, China, local media reported. Following completion of its automated phase 4, Qingdao New Qianwan Container Terminal (QQCTN), which has a total annual capacity of 5.2m teu, handled the 13,386 teu COSCO France. The automated terminal features 660 m of quay equipped with seven remotely-controlled ship-to-shore (STS) cranes, ... Read More »

New container lifting system developed

The system uses the same principles as the lifting of beer cans

A British company has developed a new system to lift four or six empty containers as a single block. BLOK Container Systems (BCS) developed the system using the same principles as the lifting of a six pack of beer cans. The empty containers are lifted as a single block by using the company’s BLOK-Locks to link them, and specially designed ... Read More »

Navis launches N4 3.4

Navis has launched the latest version of its flagship terminal operating system (TOS) N4. N4 3.4 includes new features and enhancements in the areas of automation and optimisation; scalability and platform consolidation; performance, upgrades and support; and administrative processing. The new system is expected to allow customers to handle greater container volumes in a more stable and scalable platform environment, ... Read More »

Hutchison Ports Sohar launches new smart gate

The system features cameras using OCR technology

Hutchison Ports Sohar has launched a new auto gate system at its container facilities at the Port of Sohar, Oman. The new gate will use smart technologies to allow drivers to go through the gates with no documentation and avoid delays. The system features machine-readable cards storing driver information, cameras using optical character recognition (OCR) to recognise trucks, gate kiosks reading shipping ... Read More »

Liebherr delivers new LHM 800 cranes to Montevideo

Liebherr Maritime Cranes has completed a four-year project to design, build and install two customised mobile harbour cranes (MHCs) for Montecon, a terminal operator at the Port of Montevideo in Uruguay. According to Liebherr, the two LHM 800 units, which the company claimed are the biggest MHCs in the world, were developed at Montecon’s request as there were no cranes of ... Read More »

Adani’s Ennore terminal to open by mid-June

Adani Group’s new INR 1,270 crore (US$197m) container terminal at Ennore Port (also known as Kamarajar Port) is set to start operations within a month, the port’s chairman and managing director told local media. The terminal, which will have an annual handling capacity of 1.4m teu with a 730 m quay at its completion, will provide a new option for ... Read More »

FMC: Alliances are good for US trade

Marine terminal alliances and carrier ones like the recently formed THE Alliance and OCEAN Alliance can be very beneficial for US exporters, importers and consumers, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC)’s acting chairman has claimed. According to Michael Khouri, evidence shows that members of the alliances obtain efficiencies and cost-savings which have been historically passed on to domestic consumers, particularly if there ... Read More »

TOTE Maritime selects remote-monitoring reefer system

TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico will be using ORBCOMM’s VesselConnect solution to remotely manage its fleet of smart refrigerated containers at sea. The carrier, which specialises in moving cargo between the US mainland and Puerto Rico, will use the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)-based solution to monitor and control its refrigerated container fleet along the cold chain both on land ... Read More »

DP World London Gateway to open new storage yard

DP World London Gateway is set to open a new off-dock container storage yard at the Port of London, UK. The five ha yard, which will be operated and managed by Solent Stevedores, will be located on Berth 7, outside of the terminal’s ISPS perimeter and adjacent to the port’s main gate. The new facility, for which works are set ... Read More »

New container terminal to be built in Cambodia

The terminal will increase the port's annual capacity to 1m teu

A US$200m container terminal is expected to be built at the main deep sea port of Cambodia, local media reported. The Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (SAP)’s new container facilities, which are part of an expansion project expected to be completed by 2022, will increase the port’s annual capacity to around 1m teu. The new development is set to meet increasing growth in the ... Read More »