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European ports face a succession of challenges

An atmosphere of cautious optimism was apparent when European port executives in the ESPO port association met in Gothenburg last week for their annual conference. Following a ballot, 78% of delegates felt that the worst of the crisis was behind them. However, although a long-awaited recovery of the European economy is gradually emerging after a number of difficult years European ... Read More »

Sea Star chooses Tideworks TOS for its Jacksonville and San Juan terminals

The Port of Jacksonville, Florida

Tideworks Technology’s Terminal Operating System (TOS) has been chosen by Sea Star Line, for its Jacksonville, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico terminals in order to update the terminals’ technology, streamline processes and boost customer service levels. The project includes implementation of Tideworks’ Mainsail Vanguard, Spinnaker Planning Management System, Traffic Control, and GateVision. In addition, Tideworks will provide its managed ... Read More »

Houston’s Barbours Cut channels dredging imminent

The US Army Corps of Engineers has given the geo ahead for Houston Port Authority’s (HPA) Bayport and Barbours Cut channel improvement projects and the federal assumption of channels’ maintenance when construction is completed. The improvement projects at HPA’s two container terminals will deepen the channels from 40 to 45 feet (12.2 to 13.7 m), matching the depth of the ... Read More »

Michelin treads carefully

X-Straddle 2 has been developed for single spreader straddle carriers

Taking note of the demanding environment in which tyres have to operate in container terminals and following recommendations through customer feedback, Michelin has launched a new X-Straddle 2 tyre. Developed specifically for use on single spreader straddle carriers, the new 16.00 450/95 R25 radial has been designed to improve safety while increasing productivity by more than 30%.  Currently the tyre ... Read More »

Second berth opens at London Gateway

Berth 2 at London Gateway is open for business

Five new shipping routes to North America, South America East Coast & West Coast, the Middle East, and Europe have been announced as the second berth at the UK’s newest port DP World London Gateway opens for business. G6 Shipping Alliance, Hamburg Sud and Hapag Lloyd, X-Press Feeders, Freightliner, DB Schenker, Maritime, Pentalver, & Prologis have all announced new services. ... Read More »

Zuidnatie inaugurates Antwerp’s largest mobile harbour cranes

The cranes have a maximum lift capacity of 200 tonnes each

Antwerp terminal operator Zuidnatie NV (Zuidnatie) has inaugurated its two new large Terex Gottwald G HMK 8710 variant mobile harbour cranes. With a maximum lift capacity of 200 tonnes each they are the most powerful in the Port of Antwerp. For handling heavy project loads up to 400 tonnes, the Model 8 cranes will be equipped with the Terex Gottwald ... Read More »

Helsinki and Tallinn sign MoU

The Ports of Helsinki, Finland and Tallinn, Estonia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop a cargo route between Vuosaari and Muuga ports in the near future. The MoU between the two ports was signed on Wednesday May 12, 2014 during a visit to Helsink’si Vuosaari Harbour by Estonian president Toomas Hendrik Ilves’s. With the shipping sulphur directive ... Read More »

Bromma off to a good start

Significant spreader orders have been received during Q1

Bromma has reported a Q1 unit order intake 20% higher than the corresponding period in 2013. The mix of Yard and STS spreaders indicates a fair amount of replacement business for existing STS cranes, a trend which was seen also throughout most of 2013. The company has also seen increasing activity and interest in its Weight Verification solution with sensors ... Read More »

MSC transfer to Deurganck dock approved

The Antwerp Port Authority board of directors has given the go ahead for MSC to consolidate all its activities in the port of Antwerp in Deurganck dock, on the left bank of the Scheldt. The transfer is necessary in order to permit further expansion by MSC in Antwerp. MSC announced at the end of 2013 that it wished to have ... Read More »

Double digit Algerian order for Liebherr

LHM fleet ready for departure to Algeria

Liebherr Maritime Cranes has received an impressive order for 20 mobile harbour cranes (LHM) from an association of seven Algerian ports. To be delivered to Algiers, Annaba, Béjaia, Ghazaouet, Mostaganem, Oran and Skikda, the cranes will be used for a variety of tasks including the handling of general cargo, dry bulk and containers. All 20 LHMs will be operational during ... Read More »