Tag: productivity

DP World to revolutionize container stacking at terminals

multi-storey container stacking system

The Dubai-based global port operator has announced a disruptive technology that would radically improve operations, efficiency and capacity at container terminals. The world’s first multi-storey container stacking system is suggested by the joint-venture formed by DP World and SMS group, a German family-owned industrial engineering company. The new technology will be first implemented at DP […]

Gulftainer’s Sharjah Container Terminal achieves record productivity

Sharjah Container Terminal

Gulftainer, a privately owned United Arab Emirates port operator, registered a record gross crane productivity of 32.2 crane moves per hour in April 2018 at its flagship gateway terminal, Sharjah Container Terminal (SCT), in Port Khalid, informs Thomson Reuters Middle East edition Zawya. Compared to the industry average of 25 crane moves per hour, this significant […]

Tecon Rio Grande heads for 100 moves per hour

Tecon Rio Grande

Navis, a leading provider of operational technologies for terminal operators and ocean carriers (part of Cargotec Corporation), has announced this week that Brazilian Tecon Rio Grande container terminal (Tecon RG), a subsidiary of Wilson Sons Group, successfully upgraded to the N4 terminal system. Focusing on modernizing operations, Tecon RG has recently invested over USD 40 […]

A 6-at-a-time spreader to handle empties

A new container handling system has been announced by UK-based ports consultants, writes Maritime Executive. The locking system, called BLOK-BEAM, enables a standard single spreader ship-to-shore crane to lift and transport six containers as one single block. BLOK-BEAM comprises a pair of steel beams unitizing three containers horizontally, three more can be interconnected directly below. […]