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Dangers of Neglecting Onboard Welding Equipment

Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) conducts safety inspections of on-board welding equipment and consumables at 26 ports throughout the world. Its findings reveal how a lack of maintenance, respect and care for this essential, yet highly dangerous, technology is putting safety, efficiency and even lives at risk everyday. WSS offers inspections at a network of...

PEMA Reaches 100 Members

The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) has recently welcomed Merford Cabins as its 100th member company. The historic milestone was reached in March, less than 12 years after the Association was first conceived by five founding members as a neutral voice and forum for suppliers of port crane and handling equipment. A change to the Constitution in 2008 also...

Kalmar Wins Largest Ever Crane Upgrade Contract

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has been awarded the contract to upgrade seven ship-to-shore (STS) cranes at the Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) in Malaysia. With a value of more than EUR 20 million, the order is the largest crane upgrade project to date globally for Kalmar. Site work is scheduled to commence in the...

New Generation Curtain-Sided Container Shows Tougher Side

Samskip has committed to enhancing multimodal as a transport option by introducing the next generation of 45ft curtain-sided containers, after full trials of new units designed for enhanced endurance. The 45ft curtain-sided container meets transportation needs where ease of side access for loading and discharging of goods is a must. However, its unique advantage...

Delicate Load-Out Operation

Mammoet, one of the world’s largest service provider specializing in engineered heavy lifting and transport, has successfully completed the load-out and transport of heavy components for Marathon Oil’s Alba B3 compression platform. The components include a topside and jacket built in the Netherlands and a flare and bridge built in Equatorial Guinea. The topside and jacket...

Upgraded Port of London Ship’s Bridge Simulator to Boost Trade and Growth

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has invested GBP 250,000 upgrading its ship’s bridge simulator, adding a full tug bridge simulator in a move that is set to enable a boost in port trade and helps terminals verify their expansion plans. The Thames is the UK’s busiest waterway, handling over 45 million tonnes of...

Cavotec and ABB join forces to offer shore-to-ship power solutions

Cavotec and ABB have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly offer complete shore-to-ship power solutions globally. Such solutions allow vessels to plug into onshore power supply and shut down their engines, eliminating noxious emissions, noise and vibrations while berthed in ports that are often located in city surrounds. The technology ensures a seamless switch from on-board...

PD Ports’ further expansion of container terminal capacity with GBP 10m investment

PD Ports has significantly increased the volume of containers it can handle at Teesport with the installation of new multi-million pound cranes, offering global shipping lines direct access to UK Northern markets. As part of its continued growth, GBP 3.2m has been invested in three 24.6m tall rubber tyre gantry cranes (RTGs) which each...

Breakbulk Europe – new announcements

Breakbulk Europe is the largest exhibition in the world designed for the project cargo and breakbulk shipping industry, attracting participants from more than 100 countries. From its start in 2006, Breakbulk Europe was bigger than expected. “A program similar to Breakbulk Americas was designed based on the requests of European attendees at Americas and...

DP World and P&O Maritime win Cyprus port concession agreements

DP World and the Government of the Republic of Cyprus have today entered into two separate concession agreements for the commercialisation of activities within Limassol port, Cyprus. DP World Limassol has been awarded a 25 year concession for the exclusive right to operate the multipurpose terminal, whose activities include break-bulk, general cargo, ro-ro and...

RescueSim Advanced Fire Fighting Simulators for Greece

A RescueSim Advanced Fire Fighting Simulator was purchased by Danaos Corporation and Prime Marine as an addition to their current NAUTIS Bridge Simulators. The new simulators will allow both shipping companies to add STCW AFF training to their current curriculum. The simulators will be delivered and installed by VSTEP engineers at the premises of Danaos and Prime in...

New Managing Director of SAL Singapore

SAL is pleased to announce Mr Mischa Tchang as their new Managing Director for SAL Singapore. With more than 15 years of experience in heavy lift shipping he will be a great asset to SAL Singapore and to the organisation in general. Mischa Tchang joined Jumbo Shipping in 2000 and continued there as a...

DP World ready to implement international container weighing rules across global portfolio

DP World is prepared for the implementation of the new International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) regulation which comes into effect on 1 July, 2016. The new regulation mandates that shippers of goods must obtain the Verified Gross Mass (VGM) of laden export containers and communicate it to ocean carriers...

Terex Port Solutions acquires terminal tractor product line from CVS Ferrari

Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has acquired the assets of the terminal tractor product line from CVS Ferrari S.R.L. (CVS), which has been part of Manitex International, Inc. since 2010.  The acquisition strengthens TPS’ position as a leader in integrated solutions for ports and terminals. The existing range of terminal tractor models will be further...

Samskip Logistics opens new US head office in New York

With a presence on the US market since 1994, Samskip Logistics has taken the next step by opening a new US head office in New York under the management of Paul Dean. For over two decades, the company has operated two offices in Norfolk, VA and in Seattle, WA. Samskip Logistics now plans to...

Port of Hamburg Rail Network Setting European Benchmark

In their “Best route market study for containerised imports to South Germany”, published at the beginning of March, the Drewry Group’s supply-chain consultants investigated via which ports containers imported from Shanghai can be transported fastest and cheapest to southern Germany, i.e. Munich, Freiburg, Stuttgart, Ulm and Nuremberg. In almost all markets under consideration, Hamburg comes...

Terex Port Solutions presents new-generation reach stacker

Terex Port Solutions (TPS) will present the Terex 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...

Liebherr mobile harbour cranes spread in Scandinavia

The recent deliveries of three Liebherr mobile harbour cranes underline the strong demand for innovative cargo handling solutions in the Scandinavian region, tailor-made by Liebherr. 37 years after the first delivery of a Liebherr mobile harbour crane to Scandinavia the demand for Liebherr products remains constant. In 2015 three Liebherr mobile harbour cranes have...

LNG Bunkering Pilot in the Port of Vlissingen

On Monday April 11th, the pilot for the bunkering of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) via the Truck to Ship method was successfully launched in the port of Vlissingen. Bunkering of this renewable marine fuel emphasises port authority Zeeland Seaports’ objectives to reduce overall emissions. The pilot began with LNG being refuelled from a truck...

Argentinian power plant operator opts for technology

Terex Port Solutions (TPS) achieves another success in South America. The Argentinian power plant operator AES Argentina Generacion S.A. (AES) has ordered a Terex Gottwald Model 2 portal harbour crane in the G HSK 2224 variant from TPS. From the end of 2016, AES will use the cargo handling machine in its 1,540 MW power plant in San Nicolás...

Tugboat Petergof of PORT FLEET CJSC redeployed to Port Bronka

On March 17 tugboat Petergof of PORT FLEET CJSC was redeployed to its permanent location at Port Bronka (MSCC Bronka, Big Port St. Petersburg). In view of growing number of calls to Port Bronka terminal the management of PORT FLEET CJSC has decided to redeploy its tugboat to the new terminal for continuous operation....

Foundation of the global port network ChainPORT

In the era of global networking, the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) consistently pursues the digitisation strategy for the Port of Hamburg. As host of the IAPH World Ports Conference in 2015, the HPA has implemented numerous innovative pilot projects as part of the SmartPORT concept. Based on these experiences, the thought of the future-oriented,...

Aqaba Container Terminal wins Jordanian National Workplace Health and Safety Award

The Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT), the Kingdom of Jordan’s primary port, has been named the winner of the Workplace Safety and Health Award by the Jordanian Social Security Corporation. The achievement was recognised at a ceremony in Amman on March 29th sponsored by the Jordanian Minister of Labor and Board Chairman of the Social Security...

Kotug and Boskalis start joint european harbour towage operations

KOTUG International and Royal Boskalis Westminster have announced that they have successfully formalised a joint venture for their European harbour towage operations. The joint operations are transferred to a 50/50 joint venture, combining the European harbour towage activities of KOTUG and Boskalis’ subsidiary SMIT. In order to retain both strong brand names and to...