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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 »

TBA Group: Las Palmas brownfield container terminal can triple capacity without expansion

Tripling quay capacity at Operaciones Portuarias Canarias S.A. (OPCSA) terminal can be easily achieved without the need for investment in quay expansion or dredging the existing facility, a study by TBA Group has found. Currently, the terminal handles approximately 800,000 teu but the port software simulation specialist found that this could be increased by at least three times through the ... Read More »

Global shipping industry responds to proposed modifications to Panama Canal Tolls

The global shipping industry has responded to the Panama Canal Authority (ACP)’s consultation on a proposal to adjust the Panama Canal tolls for vessels. While charges to containerships and cargo ships will remain unchanged, ACP has proposed toll increases for other sectors such as dry bulk (iron ore), tankers, chemical tankers, roll-on roll-off cargo and cruise ships among others. The ... Read More »

Yilport Holding signs 49-year concession for Port of Taranto

Robert Yuksel Yildirim, Yilport Holding's Chairman, right, and Sergio Prete, the President of Taranto Port Authority

Yilport Holding has signed a 49-year concession with the Port Network Authority of the Ionian Sea (PNAIS) for the Port of Taranto, Italy. The Port of Taranto is the 22nd marine port in Yilport Holding’s portfolio and its first terminal in Italy. Chairman Robert Yuksel Yildrim said: “Being able to enter Italy and work here in Taranto is like filling ... Read More »

New petrochem clients call at ICTSI Argentina


TecPlata, a subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) Argentina, has signed agreements with two big petrochem companies to handle their cargo and service their import/export needs. State-owned energy firm Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales (YPF) has started to export lubricant products to the city of Santos in Brazil and import raw materials from Pecem while its chemical division has started ... Read More »

Portuguese government approves Port of Sines’ expansion

The Port of Sines' expansion plans

The Portuguese government has approved the new Vasco de Gama Terminal and expansion of the existing Terminal XXI at the Port of Sines. The aim is to increase capacity and to respond to the existing demand in containerised cargo at the port, in compliance with the Strategy for Increasing the Competitiveness of Continental Ports Network – Horizon 2026. Concessionaire PSA ... Read More »

Dredging of the River Elbe begins

The Scheldt River hopper dredger

Dredging of the River Elbe has officially begun at the Port of Hamburg as the hopper dredger Scheldt River started the adjustment of the fairway. After the fairway adjustment, ocean-going ships will be able to leave the port with a draft of 13.50 m and, using flood tide, with one of 14.50 m. It will provide one extra metre of ... Read More »