World’s largest crane vessel arrived to Rotterdam

Sleipnir, the world’s largest semi-submersible crane vessel, has arrived in the Port of Rotterdam on Sunday, March 22. The construction of Heerema’s Sleipnir was completed in July 2019 and since then, the vessel has been busy across the globe. Named after the Norse God Odin's eight-legged stallion, Sleipnir stands at 220 meters long, 102 meters …

Eight Liebherr RTGs for DP World’s terminal in Berbera

Liebherr Container Cranes will supply eight RTGs to DP World’s terminal in Berbera, Somaliland, following a recently signed contract. The new cranes are part of a phased expansion of the port, with phase one including a new 400 m quay and a 250,000 m2 yard extension. The variable speed diesel RTGs are six containers plus …

Kalmar delivers to Tanzania, Africa

Kalmar will supply Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) with a total of six Kalmar rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes for use at Dar es Salaam port following an order booked in Q1 2020. The units delivered to TPA will be configured to handle 6+1 wide with 1-over-5 high stacking and will have a lifting capacity of 40 …

Abu Dhabi Ports to develop world’s first unmanned autonomous commercial tugboats

Abu Dhabi Ports announced the collaboration with a global commercial vessel designer and one of the world leaders in tug building industry, Robert Allan Ltd., to develop the world’s first fully unmanned autonomous commercial marine tugs. Once developed, the tugs will join SAFEEN, Abu Dhabi Ports’ maritime service arm, which maintains an expanding fleet of …

Kuenz delivers two more intermodal cranes for Metrans

Metrans, one of the leading companies for intermodal transport, has recently took a delivery of a Kuenz intermodal crane in Prague. Another crane was delivered to Budapest shortly before. Metrans connects the seaports of Rotterdam, Hamburg and Bremerhaven with the hinterland (southern Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary and Austria). Since 2006 a total …

Italgru supplies two more cranes to Africa

After the successful delivery of its 80t crane model, IMHC1580, to the Mediterranean Port of Tenes in Algeria, the Italian manufacturer wins a new order for two Italgru cranes, IMHC2120E, destined for the Port of Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania. This model has a maximum capacity of 125t and is equipped with electric drives. Acquired …

Liebherr’s largest port handling machine operates in China

The world’s largest, electrically-operated Liebherr port handling machine with gantry undercarriage, the LH 150 ET Gantry Port Litronic, has been commissioned and handed over in Da Feng Port in the Chinese province of Jiangsu. The LH 150 ET Gantry Port Litronic is the first electrically-operated port handling machine in its weight class entirely supplied by …

Ports of Normandy installs new guiding system worth €12M

Ports of Normandy launched the first stage of works on Ouistreham’s outer harbour, installing a guiding structure that would meet the new standards for global maritime traffic and enable wider ships (24 to 27.4 m wide) to travel through the locks at Ouistreham. The works cost €12M (€10M financed by Ports of Normandy and €2M …

Rhenus Logistics in Rotterdam orders Konecranes

Rhenus Logistics B.V. opted for an eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 mobile harbor crane for their operations at the Rhenus Deep Sea Terminal at the Maasvlakte in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. “For this new order, we wanted a comparable crane as the previous one bought in 2017, but with even better energy efficiency, to correspond with …

Gaussin signs contract with QTerminals, Qatar

Gaussin has announced a contract for 22 Terminal Tractor APM 75T HE with an option for additional 30 APM 75T HE for QTerminals, operator of Phase 1 of Hamad Port in Qatar. QTerminals was awarded the concession for the design, development and operations of Hamad Port’s Phase 2 (Container Terminal 2) in November 2018 by …