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.
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.
APM Terminals accomplished a record 150 BMPH (berth moves per hour) servicing a latest-generation vessel, marking the terminal’s productivity and performance by 100% from its latest €47 million investment now being operational.
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).
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Port (KAP) is set to boost its annual container throughput capacity to 5m TEU as the port has received 28 Liebherr cranes. Now, technical experts are assembling the cranes, which are expected to begin operations at the beginning of 2020, as part of the container terminal’s expansion.
As Australia’s Maritime Union reported, a crucial safety incident took place at DP World’s Port Botany container terminal, in Australia. The wire ropes of the crane used to load and unload shipping containers slipped; Yet, there were no injuries.
A container ship collide with a pier at Terminal Petikemas Semarang in Indonesia on July 14. Namely, ‘Soul of Luck’ hit a gantry crane that was located at the terminal. Due to the collision, the crane collapsed. After the accident, the area was closed, with relevant authorities starting an investigation to find out the events that led to the collision.
The Sleipnir is scheduled to depart Singapore and head to Spain. According to its owner, the world’s largest semi-submersible crane vessel (SSCV) will take about 45 days to reach its journey, where it will be prepared for its first installation project in the Mediterranean.
An Asia-Pacific container handling terminal is looking towards the future for ports, as it seeks to automate rubber-tyred gantry container handling systems to increase efficiency and safety benefits. Terminal Petikemas Semarang (TPKS) in Semarang, Central Java, extended the world’s first commercially operated fleet of Konecranes Automated Rubber Tyre Gantry cranes with nine new ARTGs.
Titan LNG, Dutch LNG supplier, conducted the largest LNG bunkering in the world with Heerema Marine Contractors’ new semi-submersible crane vessel. The vessel was supplied with over 3,000 tonnes of LNG.
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