Konecranes and Yilport announced that inked a contract for the delivery of automated RTG systems to three of Yilport’s European container ports. Specifically, the order was booked back in December 2019 and concerns the following container terminals: Yilport’s Gävle in Sweden, Liscont and Leixões in Portugal.
The Global Ports Group will renew and upgrade the handling equipment at its terminal network in the North-West and the Russian Far East, in order to increase the effectiveness of its cargo handling capabilities.
Hutchison Ports will operate two brand new super-post-Panamax cranes at the container terminal at the Stockholm Norvik Port. The container cranes started their journey from Shanghai on 10th January and will arrive for installation at the new port at the end of March.
As part of its infrastructure upgrade, South Florida Container Terminal (SFCT) in Miami, US, is expecting delivery of six new electric Rubber Tire Gantry cranes (E-RTGs) in early January, to enhance environmentally-friendly operations.
According to a recent statement, all operations have now resumed at the Port of Antwerp, after the collapse of a crane at the DP World Antwerpen’s quay earlier this week. According to the Port of Antwerp, the shipping situation went back to normal on Tuesday, December 10, adding that all operations on the Scheldt and the terminals had been resumed.
On Monday 9 December, a huge ship-to-shore container crane collapsed after being hit by the container ship “APL Mexico City”. The collision took place in the port of Antwerp, with the container vessel being unmoored, since its mooring had broken due to squally weather.
Denmark’s Lindø port of Odense recently placed an order for a mobile harbor crane with a lifting capacity of up to 308 tonnes and a lifting height of 96.7 meters above quay, as part of its efforts to cope with the huge offshore wind turbines of tomorrow.
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.
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.
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.
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