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.
The implementation of new standard operational procedures for container lashing at APM Terminals Gothenburg has managed to cut quay crane waiting times by as much as 90%. This translates to a reduction from 38 minutes to just four. Completing the operation faster, allows ships vessels to resume their onward journey sooner, also having significant cost savings.
According to SSA’s Oakland International Container Terminal announced, on July 2, that its $6 million conversion to hybrid yard cranes would cut GHG emissions by 96%. Specifically, the marine terminal, which handles 61% of Oakland’s cargo, now converts 13 massive cargo handlers, also known as rubber tired gantry cranes, from diesel to battery-powered hybrid engines.
APM Terminals has invested €47 million in the Port of Barcelona over recent months. The most recent investment was the acquisition of 29 new straddle carriers, which will help APM Terminals Barcelona improve efficiency once operational this month.
North Carolina Ports received last month a new port equipment simulator to run training packs for Reach Stacker and Ship-to-Shore crane, as the need for efficient, cost-effective training becomes increasingly relevant, announced Montreal-based CM Labs Simulations.
A crane collapsed at Yangzijiang Shipbuilding’s Yangzi Xinfu yard, on June 10, falling into a bulk carrier which was under construction at the time. The accident caused extensive damages to the ship, while two workers were injured, one of whom died. Yangzijiang Shipbuilding provided a comment into the incident, saying that the crane collapsed due to overweight lifting operations.
A barge with a pair of 100-foot-high cargo cranes will dock at the Port of Everett next week, after conducting a 1,400-mile ocean journey from Los Angeles. By the end of the year, they cranes will become part of the Port’s working waterfront. The cranes will go into storage for a few months, as they will wait for the completion of a $37 million project to upgrade the South Terminal dock, this December.
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