Cargotec and Konecranes cancel planned merger

The UK Competition & Markets Authority (“CMA”) has blocked the merger between Cargotec and Konecranes. According to the CMA’s final report issued today, the remedies - which would have removed all overlapping businesses of the two companies and were accepted by the European Commission (“EC”) - would not be effective in addressing the CMA’s concerns …

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 …

DP World signs agreement with second major tenant in three months

London City Bond today becomes the second leading business in three months to take advantage of the financial benefits of freeport status and locate at DP World London Gateway’s rapidly expanding port-centric logistics park. The lease shows the growing demand for space at London Gateway, where the speculative 146,000 sq ft green warehouse was fast-tracked …

DP World completes £40M Southampton investment

DP World has just announced that 11 of the most sustainable straddle carriers yet manufactured will go into service at Southampton with immediate effect, completing a £40m investment over the last 12 months in Britain’s second largest container terminal. The vehicles, which lift containers moved by the quay cranes and then service onward forms of …

DP World marks the start of construction of new port in Senegal

DP World and the Government of Senegal have laid the first stone to mark the start of the construction of the new Port of Ndayane. The ceremony follows the concession agreement signed in December 2020 to build and operate a new port at Ndayane, about 50 km from the existing Port of Dakar. The investment of …

Konecranes receives 6th order for additional AGVs to CTA in Hamburg

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), one of the leading European port and transport logistics company, has ordered an additional 11 Konecranes Gottwald automated guided vehicles (AGVs) for operations at its Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA) in Hamburg. They are part of a long-term project to replace old diesel-electric AGVs with new ones powered by lithium-ion …

Volvo Penta continues to pass milestones

Volvo Penta is accelerating its efforts to reach zero emissions through fossil-free, renewable fuels, hybrid, and electric technology. In the latest development, the company has delivered and integrated its electric driveline into the first of a series of prototype fully electric terminal tractors to U.S. customer, TICO who will be testing the prototypes with a …

Mugharraq Port Recognised as an International Port Facility

Mugharraq Port, located in the Al Dhafra Region, has been recognised as an international port facility. Issued under the provisions of the International Code for the Security of Ships and of Port Facilities (ISPS Code) by the UAE’s Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure. With the new certification, Mugharraq Port can now receive international and local vessels …

Seafrigo Group continues its development in the port area of Le Havre in partnership with Haropa Port

Seafrigo Group inaugurates a new 60,000m² (650,000 sq.ft.) ambient temperature logistics platform in Le Havre, in the port area and in the immediate vicinity of their PLS flagship (Parc Logistique Seafrigo). The two new buildings, 30,000 m² each, owned by AG Real Estate and operated by Seafrigo for a fixed 12-year period, will be operating …