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Crowley Receives New 40-ft. Reefers

Crowley Maritime Corporation's liner services group has begun to take delivery of 929 new 40-ft. refrigerated (reefer) high-cube containers, 1,453 new 45-ft. containers, 1,453 chassis and 347 generator sets. The equipment, all of which is arriving in Jacksonville, FL, during the next four months, is being deployed in the company's Latin America, Caribbean and Puerto Rico liner services as soon as it is received to meet increased customer demand. The new containers will complement an order received in 2006 for 5,942 new 45-ft. (102-in. wide) dry containers, 40- and 45-ft. chassis, 40-ft. high cube refrigerated containers and gensets. Like the containers delivered in 2006, the new boxes were built to Crowley's high security specifications.

Kursiu Linija Expands

services by shifting its Belgian operations from Oostende to Zeebrugge. States/Russia markets. and Ireland.. high-cube pallet wide units our industrial clients want. through our alliance with C2C. States and Russia. feeder cargo from Zeebrugge to the Baltic, benefiting APL clients. also offer direct services linking Rotterdam and Teesport with Zeebrugge. Baltic/Europe routes with all high cube container capacity. containers, bringing its fleet of modern containers to over 3,000 units. driving our expansion. Poland, the CIS and the UK and Northern Europe. Rotterdam, Hamburg and Bremerhaven.

Crowley Adds Vastly to its Fleet Cargo-Handling Equipment

New Shipping Containers: Photo credit Crowley

Crowley Maritime Corporation’s liner services group is adding more than 3,000 pieces of cargo handling equipment to its diverse fleet. The additional resources will allow the company to better meet increasing customer demand throughout Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and Latin America service areas. The equipment  includes 200 53-foot (102-inch wide) dry containers, 200 45-foot (102-inch wide) dry containers, 500 20-foot dry containers, 1,000 40-foot dry high-cube containers, 337 40-foot refrigerated high-cube containers…

Terex Port Solutions Debuts New Reach Stacker

Liftace 5-36 reach stacker Photo Terex

Terex Port Solutions (TPS) will present the Liftace 5-36 reach stacker, the next machine of its line of new-generation lift trucks at bauma trade fair (11 to 17 April in Munich). Besides Liftace reach stackers, this new generation also includes Terex Stackace empty container handlers. The technologically mature, agile and maneuverable cargo-handling machines of a compact design offer users a high degree of cost-effectiveness, ease of maintenance and ergonomics. The Liftace 5-36 reach stacker offers low fuel consumption and low wear…

Crowley Deploying New Container Equipment

         Photo courtesy of Crowley Maritime Corporation

Crowley Maritime Corporation’s liner services group is deploying an influx of new container equipment, including hundreds of chassis, ISO tanks and high-cube containers, for use in the company’s services between the U.S., Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and Central America, the company announced today. To date, 534 of 1,300 40-foot chassis have been received, with the remaining 766 scheduled to arrive in Jacksonville by April 1. Additionally, 240 new 20’ ISO tank containers have also been delivered, replacing 145 units that had served customers for over 30 years.

Crowley to Order More Container/Chassis Combinations

Crowley Liner Services will acquire 750 new and 45-ft. (102" wide) high-cube container/chassis combinations. 53-ft. (102" wide) and 45-ft. combinations already received this year. lease of this equipment at a meeting last week in Oakland, Calif. providers and delivery dates have not yet been finalized. Islands. additional bolt-type seal to lock the door to the doorframe. doors, making it especially difficult for anyone to gain illegal access. identify as members of the Crowley fleet. address has been added.

Crowley Acquires 400 Additional 53' Containers

Increases Company Equipment Fleet to More than 45,000 Units. To better serve customers shipping cargo between the U.S. mainland and Puerto Rico, Crowley Maritime Corporation has acquired 400 53-foot (102' wide) dry high-cube containers and 375 53-foot chassis, adding to the company's already robust equipment fleet of more than 45,000 modern units. The containers, which have a capacity of 3,931 cubic feet and 42,660 pounds, were delivered in Jacksonville last week. "This significant acquisition is part of our continued commitment to the U.S.

Crowley Equipment Fleet Expansion to Add 500 New Containers in 2011

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; April 18, 2011) - Crowley Maritime Corporation's liner services group is adding 500 new containers to its already robust equipment fleet in order to better serve the growing needs of its customers in Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and throughout Central America. Once received, the company's equipment fleet will include over 46,000 pieces. This recent acquisition represents growth of nearly 4 percent in the company's fleet of 45-foot (102" wide) containers and nearly 5 percent of the 40-foot high-cube container fleet.

Thompson Joins Crowley

Crowley Maritime Corporation said that Tommy Thompson has joined the company's liner service group as director of maintenance and repair (M&R). Thompson is domiciled in Jacksonville and reports to Rob Grune, senior vice president and general manager, Puerto Rico and Caribbean and John Hourihan, senior vice president and general manager, Latin America. In this position, Thompson is responsible for overseeing domestic M&R. He is charged with introducing best practices and new technologies along with process review and change intended to further improve current operations and garner greater efficiencies. He will also support the company's new build program…

Crowley Acquires 500 New 40' Containers

Brings Company Investment in New Equipment for 2011 to more than $23 Million. Crowley Maritime Corporation's liner services group is continuing to grow and update its equipment fleet to better serve customers with the addition of 500 new 40-foot, high-cube containers. The acquisition adds to the company's already robust equipment fleet of more than 45,000 units, as well as phases out some older containers. The new containers, which have a capacity of 2,700 cubic feet, will be used in all liner service operations in Latin America, the Caribbean and Puerto Rico.

Report: 40ft High Cubes Dominate the Market

Image: Great White Fleet Liner Services

High cube 40-foot containers are stealing a march on traditional 40-foot equipment and by the end of 2013 represented just short of 50% of the maritime container fleet, according to Drewry’s recently published Container Census report. The overall fleet of maritime 40-foot high cube containers grew by more than 7% in 2013, a much faster pace than the global container fleet whose growth was limited to just 4.3%. “Gains made in the maritime standard fleet came wholly at the expense of standard 40-foot equipment…

Equipment Shift Understates Demand in Box Trades

Demand for 40ft high-cube containers continues to grow, creating stowage problems for ocean problems for carriers and entities requiring an accurate assessment of demand, according to Drewry. This week’s Container Insight Weekly from Drewry highlights the growing share of 40ft high-cube (9ft 6in high) containers in the global maritime container fleet and how the phenomenon is causing problems for carriers and forecasters alike. The popularity of 40ft HCs is easy to understand.

Liebherr Scores Several RTG Orders

Photo: Liebherr Container Cranes

DP World Asian Terminals Inc. has placed an order with Liebherr Container Cranes for a further five RTGs at its Manila facility following an order of two units that were commissioned earlier in 2014 at the port. The RTGs feature numerous environmental, safety and productivity technologies, Liebherr said. An eco-friendly variable speed drive will reduce both emissions and fuel consumption per box moved, and the advanced DGPS auto steering and box positioning system is complemented by auto steering…

Liebherr to Deliver RTGs to Mayotte and Manila

Photo courtesy of Liebherr

Liebherr confirms orders for variable speed RTGs and electric RTGs. DPWorld Asian Terminals Inc. has placed an order with Liebherr Container Cranes for a further 5 RTGs at its Manila facility. The RTGs follow on from an order of two units that were commissioned earlier in 2014 at the port. The advanced RTGs feature numerous environmental, safety and productivity technologies. An eco-friendly variable speed drive will reduce both emissions and fuel consumption per box moved. An advanced DGPS autosteering and box positioning system is complemented by auto steering…

Hamburg Süd Order 6,500 Carrier 'Fridge Containers

Photo credit Hamburg SĂĽd

Hamburg Süd, one of the top refrigerated container carriers worldwide, has ordered 6,500 new containers equipped with Carrier Transicold’s PrimeLINE® refrigeration unit featuring the new energy efficiency-boosting EDGE technology option. EDGE, which stands for Enhanced Digital for Greater Efficiency, includes a set of design enhancements that improve on the industry-leading PrimeLINE unit’s track record for energy efficiency. The EDGE option reduces energy consumption for perishable cargoes by 20 percent compared to a standard PrimeLINE unit in normal operation.

Crowley Acquires 4,300 Pieces of Liner Equipment

Photo: Crowley

In response to continuing high customer demand, Crowley Maritime Corporation’s liner services group has placed orders for additional equipment, including hundreds of new chassis and containers for use in the company’s U.S., Puerto Rico, Caribbean and Central America trade lanes. This latest equipment acquisition includes nearly 400 gensets – both nosemounts and underslungs – which will begin arriving in Jacksonville between July and September. Also scheduled to arrive in Jacksonville are 700…

BWTS in a Box Fits in Cargo Hold

BWTS Box Technology: Image credit MHI

New ClassNK-approved container-type Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) installation technology. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), working jointly with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL), has developed installation technology of a ballast water treatment system (BWTS) enclosed in a standard-size freight container for installation in the hold of container ships. The new technology will significantly reduce BWTS retrofitting turnaround time in comparison to engine-room BWTS installation.

Hapag-Lloyd Rate Increases

The rate erosion for Far East services already apparent in 2008 has continued at the beginning of this year. In the meantime freight rates worldwide have reached a level that no longer covers costs. Hapag-Lloyd has therefore decided to raise rates in important trades in order to be able to continue to offer customers the accustomed reliable service and a comprehensive liner network. New tariff rates for incoming services from East Asia, based on Hong Kong to Mediterranean / Europe (westbound trade) will be $1,000 for a 20 ft, $2,000 for a 40 ft and $2,100 for a 40 ft high cube container with effect from April 1st 2009. At the same time new tariff rates for services from Europe to Asia will be implemented: $250 (20 ft) resp. $500 (40 ft).

Wärtsilä Extended Engineering Design Contract for New Crowley Ships

Rendering credit Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä is to supply the extended engineering scope for the initial, basic, and production designs for two Container RoRo vessels to be built for US-based owner, Crowley Maritime Corporation. The vessels will be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), and are to be built at the VT Halter Marine's shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Wärtsilä Ship Design's WSD CRV 2400 WB enables the new ships to carry conventional 20 ft, and 40 ft containers, as well as the special 45 ft and 53 ft wide body high cube container developed for the American market.

Rate Increase, Transatlantic Trade

As a result of market instability in the transatlantic trade, Maersk Line is announcing the following general rate increase, effective 1 April 2009. The filed increases are as follows between Northern Europe and the East Coast and Gulf Coast of North America: •    $160 per 20 ft dry container •    $220 per 40 ft container/high cube/45 ft container/reefer The filed increases are as follows between Northern Europe and the West Coast of North America: •    $200 per 20 ft dry container •    $300 per 40 ft container/high cube/45 ft container/reefer  The increases apply equally to all Eastbound and Westbound cargo moving between the US & Canada and Northern Europe.

MacGregor's Improved Lashings Storage System

MacGregor's new 40ft flat rack system offers improved storage capacity

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has developed a new 40ft flat rack loose lashings storage system that is designed to make better use of available deck space. "An overall trend for twistlocks, stackers and midlocks is their weight reduction," explains Perttu Jokinen, Lashing Portfolio Manager, Cargo Stowage and Securing Systems, MacGregor. "This can often lead to the maximum volume of a storage bin being reached before its maximum payload. MacGregor's new flat rack system meets ISO standards and can accommodate a total of 16 storage bins that are colour-coded for twistlocks…

15 Terex Straddle Carriers for Liverpool Terminal

Peelports Terminal -Liverpool to receive Terex Straddle Carriers

Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has received an order for 15 diesel-electric Terex N SC 634 E straddle carriers from the British terminal operator Peel Ports Group Ltd (Peel Ports). Five of these machines have already been in use at the Peel Ports terminal in Liverpool since June this year, ten more will be delivered to the Liverpool port with commissioning scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2015. The straddle carriers are designed for handling 1-over-2 high-cube containers and incorporate particularly eco-friendly diesel engines…

Maersk Increase Transatlantic Container Rates

Maersk Line announce that they find it necessary to implement general rate increases from the base rate. The new container freight rates will be effective 1, April 2013 as follows: US to Northern Europe General Rate Increase: USD 200/300/300/300 per 20′/40′ standard/40′ high cube/45′ high cube dry Northern Europe to East and Gulf Coast of US General Rate Increase: USD 200/300/300/300 per 20′/40′ standard/40′ high cube/45′ high cube dry Northern Europe to West Coast of US General Rate Increase: USD 400/500/500/500 per 20′/40′ standard/40′ high cube/45′ high cube dry Maersk Line adds that the increase is a necessary measure to meet service requirements.  

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