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APM Terminals Vado Orders 19 Straddle Carriers

Kalmar straddle carriers Photo APM Terminals Vado

APM Terminals has signed a contract for the delivery of 19 advanced container handlers which will employ advanced diesel/electric power sourcing to increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions for Italy’s newest container terminal.   Vado, Italy – APM Terminals has concluded a contract with Finnish-based container handling equipment manufacturer Kalmar for the delivery of 19 Hybrid Straddle Carriers for the new 800,000 TEU annual capacity deepwater APM Terminals Vado facility now under construction on northern Italy’s Ligurian Coast. The facility will be the world’s first container terminal to employ an entirely hybrid straddle carrier fleet. The advanced regenerative energy system designed for the hybrid (diesel-electric) straddle carriers converts energy from operational braking and lowering of the spreader into electric power which is then captured and stored through new and innovative battery technology. An automated computer-assisted power system determines the most efficient balance between the diesel engine and battery power.   “The enhanced hybrid power will result in an estimated 30% reduction in fuel consumption, as well as a reduction of an estimated 50 tons of CO2 annually per unit, compared with conventional diesel/electric-powered straddle carriers”, noted APM Terminals Vado, Managing Director Carlo Merli.  


Maersk Line To Order Five Containerships

Maersk Line will reportedly build five new container ships at the group’s Odense Staalskibsvaerft shipyard. The new vessels, all of the big S-type class, are scheduled for delivery in 1999 and 2000. In 1998, Maersk Line took delivery of four new S-type container ships built at the Odense shipyard.


New Dry-Freight Box Prices on the Rise

File image CCL3

Prices for new dry freight containers increased in the opening months of 2014 for the first time in two years, observes Drewry's latest 'Container Leasing and Container Census'. Standard box prices declined gradually throughout 2013, falling by late in the year to their lowest point since 2009, and they have so far barely managed to recover 10% by April 2014. They presently stand at much the same level as one year ago.


NOL to Help Develop a New Container Terminal

Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) has been advised by the Port of Rotterdam that a consortium comprising NOL, Hyundai Merchant Marine, Mitsui OSK Lines, DP World and CMA CGM has been awarded the right to equip and operate the first container terminal to be developed at Maasvlakte 2 in Rotterdam. The 156 hectare terminal will have a capacity of around 4 million TEU and is expected to be operational in 2013. NOL’s share of the consortium will be 20%.


ECT And P&O To Team Up On Container Terminal

Port and shipping companies ECT and P&O Nedlloyd said on Tuesday they had agreed to develop a new container terminal in Rotterdam. The joint venture will be called EuroMax and will be operational in the beginning of 2004, adjacent to Rotterdam's MOT crude oil terminal. The initial capacity will be about 1.7 million, 20 teu moves per year and total investment will be approximately $194.3 million. At a later stage, the terminal will be extended to a capacity of at least 2


First Order for New Containership Series

Nordseewerke GmbH, a company of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, received to new orders for a 3,400 TEU container ships. These orders mean the development, design and building of a new generation of compact container ships with a capacity from 3,100 to 3,700 TEU. The contractor of this order is the GEBAB, which is based in Meerbusch. A total of 28 container ships have been delivered to GEBAB since 1987, and 11 additional ships are still to be built by the ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems’ shipyards


APL Buys Land for Intermodal Container Terminal in Ill.

APL, the world’s seventh largest container shipping carrier, confirmed a land purchase in the city of Joliet, Ill., to develop its latest intermodal container terminal in the United States. The 43 acres of space was acquired from CenterPoint Properties within the CenterPoint Intermodal Center, the largest inland port in the U.S.   APL’s new container yard will be advantageously located close to the Union Pacific and BNSF Intermodal Rail Terminals


Busan LNG Bunkering Terminal by 2020

Photo Source: Busan New Container Terminal

 A new liquefied natural gas (LNG)-bunkering terminal may become operational at South Korea's Busan New Port by 2020.    South Korean shipping company Polaris Shipping will reportedly invest $500 million (KRW 600 billion) to construct the facility.   According to IHS, the terminal will occupy a 185,700 m² site in Busan New Port and is to have four berths and two LNG tanks. Busan Port Authority and Busan Regional Oceans & Fisheries Administration had received a


Container Cranes Pass Under Bridge with Feet to Spare

Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Port of Los Angeles. Two new container cranes from Japan were delivered Thursday evening to the Port of Los Angeles and carefully navigated under the Vincent Thomas Bridge on the way to the TraPac terminal. The cranes came within five feet of the bridge's undercarriage but passed under without incident as television helicopters and film crews captured the scene. This delivery, precisely timed for the lowest tide possible


Terminal Operator HHLA Prepares for Big Vessels

Photo:  Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG

Port of Hamburg terminal operator Hamburger Hafen und Logisitik AG (HHLA) is making further preparations for the latest generation of mega-ships.    It has ordered two new container gantry cranes for its Container Terminal Tollerort (CTT), which will be able to handle ships with a capacity of 20,000 standard containers (TEU).    HHLA had only just recently ordered three new cranes for HHLA Container Terminal Burchardkai


Mobile Crane for ICTSI Congo

Matadi Gateway Terminal (MGT), the new container and general cargo terminal on the Congo River, DR Congo, has received the first of two new mobile cranes scheduled to go into service at the terminal.   The Terex Model 5 crane is the largest member of the medium size crane family available


Jakarta's New Container Terminal Starts Operating

A new container terminal at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia

On August 18, a new container terminal built by NYK Line together with PT. Pelabuhan Indonesia II (Persero) (IPC), Mitsui & Co. Ltd. and PSA International Pte Ltd  opened for commercial service at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia.


South Carolina is Getting Big-ship Ready

SCPA celebrated the arrival of two new super post-Panamax cranes in the Charleston Harbor on Friday. (Photo: SCPA)

The delivery of two super post-Panamax cranes at South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) on Friday marked another step in the port’s push for big ship readiness, to be followed in the coming years by the completion of the Wando Welch wharf project and harbor deepening to 52 feet. 


NYK Selects INTTRA eVGM Service

eVGM INTTRA

INTTRA, the world's ocean shipping electronic marketplace, and NYK Line, informed that NYK has joined the rapidly growing INTTRA eVGM network for facilitating compliance with new container weight requirements adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), which went into effect on July 1


First Post-Panamax Reaches SC Ports via Expanded Canal

The K Line vessel Hannover Bridge arrives in Charleston, the inaugural call of a post-Panamax size vessel to South Carolina Ports Authority after transiting the newly-opened Panama Canal expansion. Photo SC Ports

Today South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) welcomed the Hannover Bridge, first post-Panamax size vessel to call Charleston after transiting the newly-opened Panama Canal expansion.   "SCPA is already benefiting from the upsizing of vessels in response to the expansion


Port of Barcelona Looks to Panama, Cuba for Growth

Photo: Panama Canal Authority

Panama and Cuba, both in the midst of growth and international expansion, are examples of two different economic models that are helping to attract foreign companies through government initiatives providing investor security.   Seeking to generate business opportunities and strengthen


CargoSmart Partners with Ningbo E-port for SOLAS VGM

Image: CargoSmart Limited

 The Port of Ningbo has integrated CargoSmart’s software for shippers and forwarders to meet new container weight requirements with its electronic platform for exchanging data between logistics providers, as well as between logistics providers and government agencies, the port said.


32 Wärtsilä Gensets for Chinese Vessels

The Wärtsilä Auxpac 32 generating set. Photo Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä has been awarded the contract to supply newbuild Chinese container vessels with a total of 24 9-cylinder Wärtsilä 32 Auxpac generating sets. The engines will power six 21,000 TEU ships being built at the Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipyard (SWS) for China Shipping Container


Peak Season to be Muted Says Drewry Shipper Survey

 Carriers hoping for a respite from difficult market conditions with the traditionally buoyant peak season may be disappointed as a recent survey has revealed that shippers expect this year’s peak season to be subdued.   Shippers tell Drewry survey they don’t expect much of


Cordero Urges ‘Obvious Path’ to VGM Compliance

File photo: Port of Long Beach

With the implementation date for new container weighing requirements 14-days away, Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission Mario Cordero said the time has come for ocean carriers to embrace the obvious solution to achieving compliance that Marine Terminal Operators can offer.  


Canadian Con-Ro Pair Drydocked in Gibraltar

Oceanex Sanderling  (Photo: Gibdock)

Gibdock's ro-ro and container ship repair work continues, following the drydocking of two con-ro vessels operated by Canadian shipowner, Oceanex. Oceanex provides intermodal transportation services to the Canadian Atlantic provinces of Labrador and Newfoundland. 


Weight for Delays

Photo: International Institute of Marine Surveying

 Drewry survey finds that confusion reigns over new container weighing rule with most stakeholders expecting some delays after its implementation in July.   There is just over a month to go before new safety regulation comes into effect that will mandate container weighing from 1 July


New Tug Equipped for US Tonnage Boom

Photo: JonRie

 Petchem, Inc. has taken delivery of its new Farrell & Norton 80’ 5,000HP ASD tug from Gulf Coast Steel Boat Builder’s in Bayou La Batre, Ala. Petchem’s new  vessel and equipment help prepare East Coast ports for the increased tonnage coming through the canal in the


Port Everglades Equipped for SOLAS Weight Verification

Terminal operators at Broward County's Port Everglades say they are already equipped to help shippers handle the new international container weight verification requirements that go into effect on July 1, 2016.   Certified scales are available at several locations throughout Port Everglades


Container Equipment Prices Nosedive - Drewry

Container newbuilding prices (US$) Source Drewry Maritime Research

Prices for new dry freight containers declined to their lowest point since 2002 during first-quarter 2016 and are still going down, according to the latest edition of the Container Equipment Insight, published by global shipping consultancy Drewry.






 
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