When price alone determines contract success, purchasers beware. This rarely yields economic value throughout the lifecycle and will ultimately suffocate innovation, argues Mattias Gunnarsson, Vice President, MacGregor Cargo Handling, calling for the industry to address this trend and focus on longer-term value.
Cargotec’s MacGregor, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company and Guangzhou Wenchong Dockyard have signed a contract aiming to upgrade the cargo systems on six 16,000 TEU container ships, which MSC owns and operates. The Cargo Boost orders will be booked into MacGregor’s second quarter 2019 order intake and the upgrades will be applied during drydocking in 2020.
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has entered into an agreement to acquire the major businesses from TTS Group, a global provider of cargo handling equipment and services for merchant and offshore ships for an enterprise value of EUR 87 million.
Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, together with Microsoft China, terminal equipment manufacturer ZPMC, and global infrastructure advisory firm Moffatt & Nichol, joined forces to explore automated solutions to serve the ocean supply chain.
Kalmar and Navis announced the delivery of the first OneTerminal automation solution to ICTSI, at the Port of Melbourne. The deployment was completed ahead of schedule, making Victoria International Container Terminal the world’s first fully automated international container handling facility.
Navis announced that North Sea Terminal Bremerhaven has successfully upgraded from Navis Express to the N4 terminal system. Located in Bremerhaven, Germany and offering complete intermodal connections to 130 ports worldwide, NTB is one of Northern Europe’s busiest container terminals.
MacGregor and ESL Shipping Oy have agreed to jointly develop and test an autonomous discharging feature on MacGregor bulk handling cranes, designed to offer safety and efficiency advances. The cranes will be fitted on board ESL Shipping’s two new liquefied natural gas-powered handysize bulk carriers.
The maritime industry and broader ocean supply chain are suffering from major and costly inefficiencies, due to ineffective data sharing and poor cross-industry collaboration, according to a new report released by the Business Performance Innovation Network, in coordination with Navis and XVELA, both part of Cargotec.
Navis announced that Qingdao New Qianwan Container Terminal Co., Ltd, Asia’s first fully automated terminal, successfully implemented the Navis N4 terminal system, under phase one of its larger automation project, to leverage advanced functionality for automated equipment, including optimized scheduling and dispatching, and analytics.
Top players from marine and IT-industry have teamed up to jointly develop world’s first system of autonomous ships. The shared vision for the ecosystem partners is to enable fully remote controlled vessels in the Baltic Sea in three years and to achieve autonomous commercial maritime traffic by 2025.
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