In the Port of Vado Ligure, in Northeastern Italy, the dredging company Co.Ed.Mar is using for some time its self-propelled barge « Wise », in which a brand new Liebherr duty cycle crawler crane HS 8130 HD is installed in order to remove the sediment. Fitted with a hydraulic clamshell bucket, the machine has a handling performance of 400 cubic meters per hour, which is equal to the barge loading capacity, and has cycle times of only 45 seconds. These operations take place within the port expansion, wishing to extend its capacity and welcome more and larger vessels.
For this edition of the MIPIM Awards 2018, real-estate exhibition rewarding the best projects and infrastuctures of the year, European institutions are numerous with 26 of the 44 projects, shared in eleven categories. In the Best Healthcare Development and the Best Refurbished Building categories, they are only european. France is the most represented country with five projects, followed by four Italian, four Belgian and three German projects. The winners will be announced on Thursday, 15 March at 6.30 pm in the Grand Auditorium of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France. The jury will be chaired by Gecina CEO Méka Brunel.
The Onorato Armatori Group, European provider of passenger and freight maritime transportation, ordered nine Kalmar TR618i terminal tractors. It has been booked during the first quarter of 2018 and the machines will be delivered in the second quarter. Seven of them will work in the Livorno Terminal Maritimo (LTM) and two at the CPS terminal in Catania, both operated by the Onorato Armatori Group. The TR618i tractors, which minimize atmospheric emissions, will be used to unload wheeled cargo from roll-on/roll-off vessels. According to the manufacturer, these machines are perfect for the ro-ro operations, « where fast and efficient ship turnarounds are critical to maintaining profitability ».
In Italy, the Deca S.r.l company, specialized among others in rental equipment for green areas maintenance with public and private companies, just owned a Palazzani access platform of 32 meters high, the XTJ 32/C ECO spider, which is the first one powered with lithium batteries. Delivered in the Lazio region in Italy, this investment has been made thanks to the official dealer of the Italian manufacturer, N.G Air S.r.l, and done for two reasons. According to the Technical Manager of D.E.C.A Emilio Campoli, batteries make the XTJ 32/C ECO « unique and innovative on the market ». The ECO mode ensures a functioning mode « completely electric, without diesel engine, with zero emissions in the air ». The after-sale service is also an argument because thanks to the « Lift Service, with whom I have been collaborating for at least 20 years, I am sure I get a sharp and effective support service », explained the Technical Manager.