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ICTSI Manila expands equipment fleet

The equipment arriving at ICTSI Manila

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI)’s flagship Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) has received a new quay crane and eight hybrid rubber-tyred gantries (RTGs). The additional equipment brings its total fleet to 18 quay cranes and 58 RTGs, establishing Manila has having the largest fleet of modern container handling equipment in the Philippines. Christian R. Gonzalez, ICTSI Global corporate head, ... Read More »

King Abdullah Port receives 28 cranes to increase annual capacity to 5m teu

King Abdullah Port has received 28 Liebherr cranes, marking the start of the expansion of its container terminals and with the aim to help raise the port’s annual capacity to 5m teu. The cranes are part of the first phase of the expansion, which was decided through a Memoriam of Understanding (MoU) signed with National Container Terminal, and are scheduled ... Read More »

Kalmar to deliver its first eco reachstacker in Indonesia

A Kalmar Eco reachstacker

Kalmar has signed a contract with Cikarang Dry Port for the delivery of the first Kalmar Eco Reachstacker in Indonesia, which is expected to arrive at the facility in July 2019. Launched in 2018, Kalmar’s Eco Reachstacker is designed to reduce fuel consumption and emissions while maintaining a good performance. Benny Woenardi, managing director of PT. Cikarang Inland Port which ... Read More »

Contargo makes preparations for the “extreme” summer

Contargo has prepared for the next “extreme summer” by having four barges in its fleet modified so that they have 10-15 cm more water beneath the keel in very low water conditions. The hinterland logistics company, which uses barges for about 75% of its container transports, expects another hot summer with weeks of drought and low water on the Rhine ... Read More »

Haina International Terminals implements Xvela’s Collaborative Berth Window Management application

Haina International Terminals (HIT) has implemented Xvela’s Collaborative Berth Window Management application with the aim to reduce idle time, improve the use of berth space and increase the service quality for customers. Xvela’s Collaborative Berth Window Management application provides real-time visibility and estimated time of arrival (ETA) values aligned with validated berth prospects. The application enables carriers, terminals, agents and ... Read More »

Ashdod Port invests around US$16m in port equipment

The largest STS crane in Israeli ports

Ashdod Port has received the largest ship-to-shore (STS) crane in Israel and 15 new forklifts, representing a combined total investment of approximately US$16m, in order to improve its operational facility. Manufactured in Shanghai by ZPMC, the crane is designed to handle ships with a capacity of 18,000 teu and it is expected to improve working speeds by about 15%, with ... Read More »

RAM Spreaders launches fully automated twistlock handling system

The Ram PinSmart II

RAM Spreaders has launched a fully automated twistlock handling system, the PinSmart II, which aims to improve an otherwise dangerous, slow and expensive process for container terminals. Container terminals remove and fit more than 2bn twistlocks from shipping containers per year, according to RAM Spreaders, and the PinSmart II aims to reduce the risk of injuries, cost and improve productivity. ... Read More »

Hapag-Lloyd launches new Africa service

The MIAX service's route

Hapag-Lloyd has launched a new Middle East-India-Africa Express (MIAX) service, scheduled to start in 2019, which will include direct connections between the Arabian Gulf, India, Colombo, La Réunion, South Africa and West Africa. The service will be jointly operated with Ocean Network Express and is integrated into the global mainline network with the central ports Jebel Ali (Dubai) and Colombo ... Read More »

Port authority of New York and New Jersey unveils 30-year plan

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has unveiled its “Port Master Plan 2050” which outlines a roadmap of land-use and infrastructure development projects at the port for the next 30 years. The five guiding principles include ensuring sustainability and resiliency in all operations and future developments, promoting regional economic generation, establishing state of the art facilities, providing ... Read More »

Maritime Anti-Corruption Network launches Port Integrity Campaign in Indian Ports

The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN), with the support of the government of India, has launched a Port Integrity Campaign which aims to reduce and (in the long term) eliminate integrity issues and bottlenecks to trade during operations at Indian ports. Key activities of the campaign, a pilot of which will take place in Mumbai ports (MbPT and JNPT) until October ... Read More »