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MSC’s largest containership completes first voyage from Asia to Europe

MSC Gülsün

The world’s largest container ship, the MSC Gülsün, has completed its landmark maiden voyage from the north of China and has arrived in Europe, MSC announced. Built by Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) at its Geoje shipyard in South Korea, MSC Gülsün is the first of a new class of 23,000+ teu vessels to be added to MSC’s 2019-2020 global shipping ... Read More »

USA boosts Port of Hamburg’s 2019 half year container throughput

A total of 3,046 containerships berthed at the port in the first half of 2019

Container volumes for the first half of 2019 rose 7.5% year-on-year at the Port of Hamburg, primarily boosted by new services to ports in the USA, Canada and Mexico. The USA has become the port’s second most important partner for container services due to the 283,000 teu handled in Hamburg with the country since the beginning of the year. The ... Read More »

ICTSI’s volumes rise in half year results

ICTSI's Manila terminal

International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI)’s revenue from port operations for the first half of 2019 has risen 14% year-on-year to US$751.8m as throughput exceeded the 5m teu mark. Volumes rose 7% from 4.7m teu in the first half of 2018 to 5.04m teu with the increase mainly attributed to continuing ramp-up at ICTSI’s operations in Melbourne, Australia and Manzanillo, ... Read More »

Yilport Puerto Bolívar to receive two Gottwald mobile harbour cranes

Yilport Puerto Bolívar has expanded its mobile harbour crane (MHC) fleet to four, with two new Gottwald MHCs scheduled to arrive at the Ecuador facility at the end of August 2019. The two cranes, scheduled to begin operations in November, offer a 58 m working radius, 100 tonnes safe working load, 60 m boom length and are capable of serving ... Read More »

South Carolina Ports Authority celebrates strong start to FY20

Ships at Wando Welch container terminal

Last month was recorded as South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA)’s strongest July in Port history, with volumes up 5% year-on-year at its Wando Welch and North Charleston container terminals. The two facilities handled 210,542 teu within the month and, as measured by the total number of boxes handled, SCPA moved 119,700 pier containers in July – also up 5%. SCPA ... Read More »

APMT Barcelona set to receive 29 Konecranes straddle carriers

Konecranes has started to deliver a fleet of 29 diesel-electric Noell straddle carriers, all equipped with the Noell twin-lift spreader, to APM Terminals (APMT) Barcelona. The first batch of 16 machines were ready for acceptance in June 2019 and the second batch is expected to be ready in October 2019. Peter Kania, head of straddle carrier sales at Konecranes Port ... Read More »

Sany Europe: UK customers boost sales in first half of 2019

A Sany 4540 Jacked reach stacker at ABP Hams Hall

Sany Europe has secured several orders for container handling equipment within the first half of 2019, with a total of 15 reachstackers and empty container handlers booked for UK customers alone. UK-Based Goldstar Transport Ltd took delivery of three 4531 reachstackers as part of the expansion of its off-dock container storage across the UK, giving it a total of six ... Read More »

Hapag-Lloyd posts good half-year operating results

Ballin House, Hapag-Lloyd's headquarters

Hapag-Lloyd has recorded a significant year-on-year improvement in its operating results for the first half of 2019. The group net result increased from -€101m (US$113.4m) to €146m (US$164m) in 2018 while earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) rose to €956m (US$1bn) from €427m (US$479.5m). Included within the €529m (US$594m) EBITDA increase was the positive effect of €217m (US$244m) ... Read More »

Kalmar set to deliver 25 electric terminal tractors to California

A Kalmar Ottawa electric T2E terminal tractor

NFI Industries has ordered 25 Kalmar Ottawa Electric T2E Terminal Tractors to use at its selected distribution centres in California. The equipment uses lithium-ion battery technology and a fully electric powertrain that produces zero emissions at source and its onboard invertor charger allows it to be ‘opportunity charged’ during work breaks. The order was booked in the second quarter of ... Read More »

Abu Dhabi Ports partners with Chinese bank to offer financial services for investors

H.E Falah Al Ahbabi, chairman of Abu Dhabi Ports

Abu Dhabi Ports and Jiangsu Overseas Cooperation Investment Co. Ltd (JOCIC) have signed a five-year agreement with Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) to simplify business at the Khalifa Industrial Zone (KIZAD) for Chinese companies. The agreement will see ICBC – through its branches in Abu Dhabi and Jiangsu – provide services for firms being incorporated at KIZD by ... Read More »