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Abu Dhabi Terminals achieves 10m container record at Khalifa Port

Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) has set a new record of 10m containers at Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT1), following a 51% year-on-year increase in container volume during the third quarter of 2019. The 10m container record was achieved while serving the MV MSC Alexandra which is operated by MSC and deployed on the 2M DRAGON/AE20 service. ADT’s acting CEO, Abdullah ... Read More »

ABP Southampton adds 12 new electric vehicles to its fleet

Electric vehicles make up a majority of Southampton's fleet

Electric vehicles now make up the majority of the Port of Southampton’s fleet due to ABP acquiring an additional 12 new electric vehicles. There are now 28 ABP zero-emission vehicles operating at the port as part of commitments to improve air quality across the facility. The new vehicles are intended for staff to travel around the port and replace the ... Read More »

Kalmar introduces automated truck handling for straddle carriers

Kalmar has introduced Automated Truck Handling (ATH) to its Kalmar AutoStrad offering to allow for a fully automated container flow between quay cranes and trucks. ATH automates the placement of containers from automated straddle carriers onto trucks in the terminal’s truck interchange zones and aims to help to improve safety, predictability and cost efficiency of terminal operations. A Truck Lane ... Read More »

Shore-based power units for Hamburg receive state government approval

Shore-based power will be available from 2022

Hamburg’s state government has approved a large-scale expansion of shore-based power supply at the Port of Hamburg to help facilitate a shift from shipboard diesel power supply to ecological electric power during lay times. The port aims to be the first in Europe to offer shore-based power supply for both cruise liners and mega-containerships from 2022 with a total of ... Read More »

CMA CGM lays out plans for IMO’s 2020 regulation

CMA CGM Group has opted to use compliant fuels with 0.5% or 0.1% sulphur as its main solution to be compliant with the International Maritime Organisation (IMO)’S 2020 low sulphur regulation. The group will also use liquid natural gas (LNG) powered vessels and advanced air quality systems onboard its vessels to help with the IMO’s goal of having all sea-going ... Read More »

King Abdullah Port welcomes 23,000 teu vessel

MSC Mina

King Abdullah Port has welcomed one of the world’s largest container ships, the 23,656 teu MSC Mina, on its first visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The ship measures 400 m long, has a breadth of 61 m, a draft of 16.5 m and is able to accommodate 24 rows of containers with a height of 13 containers per ... Read More »

Konecranes appoints new CEO and president

Rob Smith, Konecranes new CEO and president

Konecranes’ board of directors has appointed a new president and CEO, Rob Smith, who will take over his new role as of February 1, 2020. Smith has joined the company from AGCO Corporation, where his latest position has been senior vice president & general manager for Europe and Middle East. Prior to this he has worked in business leadership roles ... Read More »

Liebherr to deliver two megamax STS cranes to Bremerhaven

Liebherr STS cranes work on an ultra large container vessel

MSC Gate Terminal Bremerhaven has ordered two megamax ship-to-shore (STS) cranes from Liebherr Container Cranes in order to handle the world’s largest container vessels. The cranes, which are due for handover before the end of 2020, have an outreach of 73 m (25 container rows), a backreach of 25 m, a span of 30.48 m and a lift height over ... Read More »

Los Angeles tests world’s first zero-emissions top handlers

The Port of Los Angeles has demonstrated the world’s first zero-emissions top handlers which will be tested at the Everport Container Terminal as part of the port’s effort to achieve clean cargo handling operations. The two pre-commercial battery-electric top handlers were designed and built in the US by Taylor Machine Works Inc, the largest supplier of top handlers at the ... Read More »

P&O Ferrymasters enters partnership to prepare for no-deal Brexit

A P&O Ferrymasters trailer

P&O Ferrymasters has entered into a strategic partnership with SGS Maco to offer customers declaration services to its customers with the aim to maintain easy and fluid trade in the event of a “no-deal” Brexit. If the UK leave the European Union (EU) without a deal at the end of October, goods may have to be declared to customs and ... Read More »