First all-electric terminal tractor at a British port

DP World has announced the arrival of the first ever all-electric terminal tractor at a British port. The Terberg YT203-EV terminal tractor which is entering service at London Gateway will primarily be used for transporting goods the two mile distance from the quayside to a distribution facility at the adjacent logistics park. DP World plans …

Nominations are Open for AntwerpXL’s 40 Under 40 

AntwerpXL is looking for its next group of forty rising stars under the age of 40 from across the breakbulk and heavy lift industry.  Those working within the industry are encouraged to self-nominate if they are under 40, or nominate any colleagues that they believe have provided a significant contribution to the sector in recent …

Fincantieri to expand Port of Livorno

The Temporary Grouping of Companies (RTI), comprising Società Italiana Dragaggi (pilot), Fincantieri Infrastructure Opere Marittime, Sales and Fincosit, have signed a contract with the North Tyrrhenian Sea Port Authority for the construction of sea defense works and dredging related to the first implementation phase of the “Europe Platform”. The contract has an overall value of …

More space for ‘green’ companies at Port of Rotterdam

Marine engineering company Van Oord has recently started with the project at Maasvlakte 2 where 55ha of land is being raised for companies that make renewable fuels and chemical products. Preparation of the site followed the Finnish company UPM’s recent announcement that it is now only looking at Rotterdam as a location for establishing its …

Impact of Russia-Ukraine conflict on port of Rotterdam 

The conflict in Ukraine has prompted the European Union and other bodies to impose a number of sanctions on Russia. The extensive import of energy (crude oil, oil products, LNG, coal) is not (yet) affected by sanctions, but the export and transhipment of containers in particular suffers from the uncertainty caused by the conflict and …

First Konecranes all-electric mobile harbour cranes in North America

Port of San Diego has purchased two all-electric Konecranes Gottwald Generation 6 Mobile Harbor Cranes to replace the diesel-powered crane currently in use at the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal (TAMT). The all-electric, battery-supported mobile harbor cranes will be the first in use in North America and will support the Port’s Maritime Clean Air Strategy (MCAS) …

Hutchinson Ports ECT Rotterdam orders 3 new Sany ship-to-shore container cranes

Hutchinson Ports ECT Rotterdam, one of the leading and most advanced container terminal operators in Europe, has purchased 3 new Sany remote controlled automatic ship-to-shore-cranes. The company handles a majority of the containers at the port of Rotterdam and operates the ECT Delta terminal, the first automated terminal in the world.  The Sany ship-to-shore container …

Port of Bandirma in Turkey orders Konecranes

Turkish terminal operator Çelebi Bandirma Uluslararasi Limani Isletmeciligi A.S. (Çelebi Port of Bandırma) has ordered two eco-efficient Generation 6 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes for their terminal on the coast of the Sea of Marmara, Turkey.  The two Generation 6 cranes will be Konecranes Gottwald ESP.7 Mobile Harbor Cranes, with a working radius of up …