Month: February 2017

Spanish dockers to start the largest strike since 1980s

Valencia port

Spanish ports face severe disruptions during March, as dockworkers plan to protest government reforms to allow ports to hire non-unionised labour. The Spanish government has been under pressure since December 2014, when the Court of Justice of the EU ruled that the country’s current dock labour system breaches the EU legislation on the freedom of […]

Konecranes to deliver RTGs to Paraguay

Last week Konecranes signed an agreement with Terport S.A. (Terminales Portuarias S.A.) in Paraguay, South America to deliver 2 BOXHUNTER Rubber Tired Gantry cranes (RTGs), as announced by Konecranes’. The equipment is to be delivered in early 2018. The parties have agreed not to disclose the value of the deal. Terport S.A. is a multipurpose […]

New Kalmar straddle carriers for Southampton

8 brand new straddle carriers have arrived at DP World Southampton as part of an extensive investment and modernisation programme, reports the terminal operator. The new 1 over 2 Kalmar straddle carriers are more fuel efficient and can perform twin lifts giving the terminal the advantage of having more machines that are able to undertake […]

Moscow welcomes transport professionals at TransRussia-2017

The 22nd International Exhibition “TransRussia” will be held in Moscow, Russia on 18-20 April 2017. TransRussia is the country’s largest exhibition of transport and logistics services and technologies. 13,214 professionals from 74 Russian regions and 51 countries took part in the event in 2016. The list of participants included 335 companies from Russia and 27 countries. The exhibition […]

Russian port capacity grows with new projects

The total handling capacity of the Russian sea ports has increased in 2016 by 32 mln tons, reaching 715-720 mln tons, according to the estimates of the Federal Agency Rosmorrechflot. The capacity growth was provided by the construction of new terminals as well as by the expansion of the operating ones. But the current changes […]

Liebherr delivers the largest mobile harbor crane in Copenhagen area

The Danish company A. Henriksen Shipping A/S has signed a contract for a new multi-purpose Liebherr mobile harbour crane, type LHM 550, announced today’s press release of Liebherr Maritime Cranes. The new crane with a total lifting capacity of 144 tonnes will be the largest mobile harbour crane in the Copenhagen area and at Zealand. […]

Wilhelmshaven welcomes 6 new shipping lines

Eurogate Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven

Eurogate has announced that since April, 2017 six more container shipping lines will call at its Wilhelmshaven terminal in Germany’s only deep-water JadeWeserPort. The six lines are COSCO Shipping, OOCL, CMA CGM and Evergreen forming the newly established OCEAN Alliance, as well as Hamburg Süd and Hyundai Merchant Marine. The OCEAN Alliance has included Wilhelmshaven […]

DP World to apply Tesla solutions at terminals

DP World Group Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem and Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk met last week at the World Government Summit in Dubai, as announced in DP World’s statement. At the meeting, they discussed potential application of Tesla’s state-of-the-art technology in port operations. In particular, the discussion concerned the use of Tesla […]

Hanjin declared bankrupt, HMM consolidates its 4 terminals

Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has entered into a contract with Hanjin Shipping and Marine Terminals Investment Limited (MTIL) to acquire Hanjin Pacific Corporation’s 100% stake in terminals in Tokyo and Kaohsiung, announces the company’s press release. Hanjin Pacific Corporation (HPC) is owned by Hanjin Shipping (60%) and Marine Terminals Investment Limited (40%) and operates container terminals in […]

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