Marine Link
Monday, January 22, 2018

Delta Terminal News

ECT Delta Terminal Receives Three Mega-Ship Cranes

Pic: ECT Delta Terminal

After a voyage of more than two months, yet another three new giant  super post panamax ship-to-shore cranes from Shanghai arrived at the ECT Delta Terminal at the Maasvlakte, in Rotterdam. The remotely-operated cranes have a lifting height of 50 meters under the spreader and can reach across 24 containers wide, making them capable of handling even the world’s largest containerships. Furthermore, the cranes can be remotely controlled from the office by ECT’s crane operators. With this subsequent investment, ECT is further expanding its facilities to handle Ultra Large Container Ships (ULCS's).

Liebherr Container Cranes Commission Seven in Rotterdam Terminal

Straddle carrier: Photo courtesy of Liebherr

Ireland’s Liebherr Container Cranes say they have recently commissioned seven straddle carriers at ECT Delta Terminal in Rotterdam. The straddle carriers operate in the landside interface zone, shuttling between the automatic stacking cranes and trucks. In addition the straddles will handle multi trailers for intra terminal transfer for onward transport by train or barge. The Liebherr straddle carriers are linked to a remote positional tracking system, providing real-time accurate information on the position and handling rates of containers within the terminal.

Liebherr Delivers Seven Straddle Carriers in Rotterdam

Liebherr Container Cranes has secured an order for the delivery of seven (7) straddle carriers to ECT Delta Terminal in Rotterdam. ECT has placed the order for the Liebherr SC340S. These machines will stack 1 over 2 high and are supplied with a 40 t Stinis single lift spreader. The straddle carriers will mainly operate in the landside interface zone, shuttling between the automatic stacking cranes and trucks. In addition the straddles will handle multi trailers for intra terminal transfer for onward transport by train or barge.

Kalmar Wins Large Order

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed an order for 11 automatic stacking cranes with Europe Container Terminals (ECT) in the Netherlands. The order is part of ECT's investment program, which aims at further modernizing its Delta Terminal at Maasvlakte in Rotterdam. The cranes will be delivered during 2014 and they will replace part of the existing automatic stacking cranes that have been in operation since the early 1990s. The order has been booked into Cargotec's 2013 first quarter order intake. "This order builds on the long-term partnership between the companies as well as on the decades of Kalmar automated container handling expertise.

Rotterdam: News From The World's Largest Port

Baltica Line has risen the frequency of its Saint Petersburg service . By deploying a third vessel it is possible to offer a sailing from Rotterdam every five days instead of 10. Mr. Peter van Dijk will temporarily replace Mr. Hans Simons as Alderman for the Port and Economic Affairs. The latter has been seriously ill for some time. So far Van Dijk was leader of the social democrat party in the municipal council. Morcon intends to take over Uniport container terminal. The latter is not considered part of the core business of its present owner Kühne & Nagel anymore. Morcon already owns a distribution terminal in Moerdijk and three empty depots and a container terminal in Rotterdam. Last year this terminal handled 115,000 containers. Uniport expects to handle 200,000 containers in 2000.

Port of Rotterdam Takes Steps to Stop Delays

Port of Rotterdam

The Port of Rotterdam is taking measures to eliminate congestion at the ECT Delta Terminal and the Euromax Terminal. Inland waterway vessels and feeder vessels have been experiencing delays at these terminals for some time. Improvements implemented at these terminals have not had the desired effect up until now. The inconvenience experienced by the port's customers and users is of such magnitude that the Port of Rotterdam Authority has taken the initiative of developing solutions to this problem. It became clear that all parties involved wanted to cooperate in order to improve the situation.

Maersk to Expand Rotterdam Terminal

In July Maersk Delta Terminal will be expanded to 70 ha. (+16), with 1,250 meters of quay (+300 m.) and 8 (+3) gantry cranes. Capacity rises from 500,000 to one million containers a year. In 2001 the terminal handled 440,000 boxes (660,000 TEU). It is not expected that maximum capacity (1.3 million moves, 85 ha., and 1,700 meters of quay) will be reached before 2004.

Double Maiden Call

On January 22, the port of Rotterdam welcomes two maiden calls of post-Panamax container vessels at the same day. "K"Line's "Rotterdam Bridge" (5500 TEU) is moored at Morcon Rotterdam Terminal in the Waalhaven area. The "Debussy" (6600 TEU) of CMA CGM will get its name at the ECT Delta Terminal. Lady Sponsor is Kerstin Larsson, wife of Schenker CEO Håkan Larsson.

Rotterdam Trials Radiation Detection Equipment

February 10, tests with four radiation detection gates started at the Delta terminals at Maasvlakte. The four can handle check some one million containers per year. The tests are technical as well as aimed at minimizing the impact on logistic operations and will last into April. If successful a plan will be drawn up to install a few dozen of gates at the vital locations in the port area.

Redesigned LaGuardia Airport to Include Ferry Terminal

Rendering shows plans for LaGuardia's new Marine Air Terminal site (Image: Governor Cuomo’s office)

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and Delta Air Lines are set to overhaul New York’s notoriously outdated and publically criticized LaGuardia Airport, replacing four separate terminals with a single, connected one that will include a ferry terminal. The first phase of the $4 billion construction project, announced Monday by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, is scheduled to break ground in early 2016 pending Port Authority’s approval.

New Center for Empty Containers

In June a dedicated terminal for empty containers was opened on the Maasvlakte. The company Delta Container Services (DCS) is a joint venture between Kramer Container Depots and ECT. It is based at the end of the Amazone dock and borders on the Delta Terminal of ECT. Both feeders and inland shipping can be received at DCS. The terminal demanded an investment of EUR 14 million. The quay is 320 meters long and has a water depth of ten meters. The total area covers nine hectares. There is a Noell-crane with a lifting capacity of forty tons and an outreach and a backreach of 28 meters. DCS can accommodate two barges lying alongside each other. The terminal will be shortly equipped with a video portal system including Cargocard. It has a storage capacity for 10,000 containers.

Spectre of European Container Port Congestion: Analysis

Schedule Reliability, Asia-Europe Services, Q1 2014 (% of calls on time): Image DMR

The North European ports of Rotterdam and Hamburg are experiencing significant congestion, an echo of the issues last seen around the world during the boom of the early/mid 2000s – before the global financial crash took over. The causes of the current congestion are numerous, but poor carrier schedule reliability is high on the list. Are these port congestion problems just temporary, or indicative of a new paradigm for the industry? Drewry Maritime Research considers possibilities in their latest 'Container Insight Weekly'.

Niger Delta Avengers: Attacks Against Nigeria's Oil Sector Coming

Nigerian militant group Niger Delta Avengers said on Wednesday it will launch attacks on the country's oil sector in the next few days.   "This round of attacks will be the most deadly and will be targeting the deep sea operations of the multinationals," it said in a statement on its website.   In November, the group, which attacked oil facilities in 2016, said it had ended a ceasefire.   Reporting by Tife Owolabi 

Container Transport By Rail Remains Stable

According to the annual report of the Dutch organization of rail operators container transport by rail was constant in 2001. Within the Netherlands it declined with 2 percent to 225,000 TEU. On the one hand the bankruptcy of operator Deltalogic played a role, on the other hand the start of the Shortline shuttle Rotterdam-Eindhoven had a positive effect. International transport was practically constant: 560,000 TEU. Volume especially rose on the destinations far away such as Italy. This compensated the decline of maritime containers. On the short distances, for example Rotterdam-Antwerp, rail experiences fierce competition from inland shipping. Koole Tankstorage Pernis is going to expand its terminal for storage and distribution of edible oils and fats.

APM Terminals Poti to Build Cargo Terminal

Photo: APM Terminals

APM Terminals Poti and Poti New Terminals Consortium signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a USD 100 million dollar investment in a new bulk cargo terminal that can process 1.5 million tons of dry bulk cargo annually and generate new trade opportunities for customers in the Georgian transit corridor. The new terminal is expected to be built on APM Terminals Poti land and infrastructure and will entail the construction, development and operation of a new breakwater, dry bulk cargo terminal and related infrastructure to serve bulk cargo customers.

Vancouver to Install Shore Power for Containerships

Photo: Port Metro Vancouver

Funding for the installation of shore power facilities for container vessels at two Port Metro Vancouver container terminals has been announced by Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, Canada’s Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament for Delta-Richmond East, on behalf of Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, and Port Metro Vancouver President and Chief Executive Officer Robin Silvester. Also present for the announcement were partners BC Hydro, Global Container Terminals – operators of Deltaport terminals – and DP World Vancouver, operators of Vancouver’s Centerm.

Delta Wave Launches dTrac

Delta Wave Communications, Inc. announced their new web based dTrac asset tracking solution. dTrac supports a variety of  satellite communications technologies for global asset tracking requirements. dTrac allows  assets and personnel to be tracked and managed through one login, or user defined groups, from any internet-connected PC or smart phone. Customers may track assets using their existing Inmarsat and Iridium satellite terminals, or any of Delta Wave's line of tracking products. End users are given more direct control over mapping options, such as grouping of assets and geo-fencing, which reduces support costs. Most recently, dTrac has become compatible with the NAL Research Iridium Shout Product…

Shell Resumes Crude Exports from Forcados Terminal

Royal Dutch Shell has resumed crude exports from the Forcados terminal in Nigeria's restive Niger Delta following repairs after a militant attack, the Nigerian presidency said on Tuesday.   "The Shell Director, Mr. Andrew Brown, informed the President of the resumption of oil exportation through the Forcados terminal following its restoration," the presidency said after a meeting between Brown and President Muhammadu Buhari.   (Reporting by Felix Onuah; Writing by Ulf Laessing; Editing by Ruth Pitchford)

PSA's Port Inks Solar Deal with Sunseap

Photo: PSA Singapore

PSA Corporation and Sunseap Group Pte Ltd have signed a 21-year solar power purchase agreement that will enhance the eco-friendliness of the container port and ancillary buildings in PSA’s Singapore facilities. Sunseap will construct and install a 4 Megawatt peak solar system across five sites in PSA’s Singapore terminals, including terminal buildings, gates, maintenance base and workers’ dormitories at Pasir Panjang Terminal. Under the contract, Sunseap will install and maintain…

MedPort Tangier Cranes to Reach APM Soon

Photo: APM Terminals

The first group of three, of a total of 12 advanced remotecontrolled ship-to-shore (STS) cranes, has departed China for delivery on February 15 to the new APM Terminals MedPort Tangier, Morocco terminal. Manufactured by ZPMC in Shanghai, the super post-Panamax cranes will be able to accommodate 20,000 TEU vessels, giving the facility an annual container throughput capacity of five million TEUs. “Our goal is to use proven technology to create highproductivity for our clients on one of the world’s most strategically important trade lanes on the Strait of Gibraltar…

Trac-Wheels Signs Contract for 10 Kalmar Tractors

 TL2 terminal tractor. Photo: Kalmar

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed a contract with  Malaysia-based supply and installation company Trac-Wheels (M) Sdn Bhd, for an order of ten units of Kalmar TL2 terminal tractor. The order was booked into Cargotec's 2017 fourth quarter order intake and it is scheduled for delivery in the second quarter of 2018. The Kalmar TL2 terminal tractor is specifically built for Asia-Pacific and was launched to the market in November. Trac-Wheels will lease the new machines to its Miri Port and Tanjung Manis Port terminals in East Malaysia…

Delta Scientific Barriers to Protect Sydney Harbor

Delta Scientific announced that its anti-terrorist barriers are now protecting the international cruise ship terminal at the Port of Sydney Harbor in Australia. Delta’s DSC501 barriers lie flat in the road until activated, at which point they spring up at a 45-degree angle and effectively stop a speeding vehicle in its tracks. The DSC501 barricade stops and destroys a 15,000 lb (66.7 kN) vehicle traveling 50 mph (80 kph). Set in a foundation only 18 inches (46 cm) deep, the Delta DSC501 is able to survive and operate after a 1.2 million foot pound impact. Upon extracting the vehicle after its crash test, the barricade was fully functional and performed a resounding 27,000 additional cycles.

Port Metro Vancouver Gets Asia-Pacific Gateway Funds

Port Operations: Photo credit Port Metro

Canadian government partners with Port Metro Vancouver to improve movement of exports through the Asia-Pacific Gateway. Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Member of Parliament for Delta, Richmond East, on behalf of the Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway,  announced that the Government of Canada is funding an important new project in Delta, B.C., which builds on its commitment to open new markets for Canadian exports and increase transportation and trade capacity through the Asia-Pacific Gateway.

Maritime Reporter Magazine Cover Dec 2017 - The Great Ships of 2017

Maritime Reporter and Engineering News’ first edition was published in New York City in 1883 and became our flagship publication in 1939. It is the world’s largest audited circulation magazine serving the global maritime industry, delivering more insightful editorial and news to more industry decision makers than any other source.

Subscribe
Maritime Reporter E-News subscription

Maritime Reporter E-News is the subsea industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email three times per week

Subscribe for Maritime Reporter E-News