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Port of Hamburg to accommodate mega boxships with new cranes

Terminal operator of Port Hamburg acquired three new container gantry cranes in the Container Terminal Burchardkai (CTB), boosting its existent capacity to be able to accommodate mega boxships, with a cargo volume surpassing the 23,000 TEUs.

Record of movements set at APM Terminals Barcelona

APM Terminals Barcelona announced a new milestone registering a total of 5,394 movements during one port call, on the container ship ‘Millau Bridge’. This is the highest level of activity registered on a ship in the Catalan terminal since 2017.

Crane at Auckland Port falls into the sea

A crane toppled off a wharf in Auckland’s Seaview Wharf, on October 2, with the driver of the crane, being inside the crane. Luckily the driver was not injured, while local authorities have launched and investigation to determine the causes of the incident.

Port of Hamburg uses floating cranes on expansion project

The Port of Hamburg informs that Finkenwerder is currently expanding the waiting point for larger vessels, enabling two ships in the future that are 400 and 450 metres long to be moored at the same time. The floating cranes project is one of the largest projects the past few years, measures in working days and revenue, as the Port comments.

Wharfies at port of Newcastle protest over new crane

Dockworkers from three stevedoring corporations at the Port of Newcastle in Australia, held a 4-hour stop work meeting in order to protest for the arrival of a new bulk uploading crane which according to the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA), could potentially threaten job security.

Port Commission gives the nod for Houston Ship Channel expansion

The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority authorized “critical-path” professional services for the Houston Ship Channel expansion project. The expansion of the ship channel, the busiest in the United States, is seen as a driver for safety and future growth of commerce.

Yilport Puerto Bolívar welcomes giant mobile harbor cranes

Two mobile harbor cranes from Gottwald left from Westdore, Holland on July 31, 2019. The cranes arrived at Yilport Puerto Bolívar in Ecuador on August 27, bringing the number of MHCs to four cranes. These two cranes will start operations in November 2019.

Exceeding planned weight causes crane boom failure

The US NTSB issued an investigation report on the boom failure aboard the crane barge ‘Atlantic Giant II’ while at the Brownsville Ship Channel, Texas, causing three injuries. The investigation found that the lift exceeded the planned weight, identifying also a lack of risk assessments.

ICTSI Manila welcomes more container-handling equipment

Manila-based terminal operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) equipped its Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) with another new quay crane (QC) and eight new hybrid rubber tired gantries (RTGs).

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