Month: April 2018

APMT Elizabeth receives new STS cranes

APMT Elizabeth

APM Terminals Elizabeth in New Jersey, USA, took delivery of 4 STS cranes of the newest generation designed for operations on today’s largest container vessels, the port operator informs. The cranes reach 23 containers across the vessel beam and constitute part of the facility’s USD 200 mln infrastructure investment plan scheduled for completion this year. […]

Government to invest in UK port accessibility

UK port

This week, the UK government has published the Department for Transport’s report on port connectivity, entitled “Transport infrastructure for our global future: a study of England’s port connectivity”. The analysis aims at examining the current level of access to ports, the key transport and economic corridors serving ports, how port connectivity issues are managed and […]

Kalmar launches AGV on Li-ion battery

Kalmar FastCharge AGV

Today, Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is introducing an innovative fully automated guided vehicle (AGV) for transporting containers between quayside and landside operations. The new FastCharge AGV will be officially launched at the TECH TOC Conference within the TOC Asia terminal operations conference taking place 24-25 April 2018 at the Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore. […]

Piraeus used by Chinese criminal firms to smuggle imports

Piraeus Cosco

The European Union and Italian authorities are investigating a large-scale tax fraud by Chinese criminal gangs importing goods via the port of Piraeus, South China Morning Post informs. The news comes as the port’s majority stakeholder, China’s state-run company Cosco Shipping Ports faces problems in the USA with the takeover of Orient Overseas International Lines […]

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