On March 28th, during the IJGlobal Awards ceremony, the future deep-water port in Tibar Bay in Timor Leste was awarded the Best Public-Private Partnership in Asia-Pacific. Begun in August 2018, the work includes the construction of a 630m wharf with a 15m draught. The commissioning of this new infrastructure, able to operate 7,500 TEUs container ships, is scheduled for 2021. A total of $ 490 million (about € 436 million) will be invested over a 30-year period in this project.
Kalmar has extended its collaboration with the global terminal operator DP World by placing a new order for 33 terminal tractors, three empty container handlers, three reach stackers and one forklift. The new fleet of Kalmar mobile equipment will serve DP World’s port at Posorja, the first deep-water port in Ecuador that is currently in its first phase of development. Once complete the terminal will feature a 480-metre berth and have an annual capacity of 750,000 TEU.
The new Kalmar mobile equipment will also be connected to the Kalmar Insight performance management and optimisation tool, which will provide personnel at DP World Posorja with a real-time view of the terminal’s productivity and performance.
The order delivery is scheduled to begin during the second quarter of 2019.
On Wednesday, February 13th 2019, Eiffage Génie Civil Marine teams successfully completed the installation of the sixth out of 18 concrete caissons for the future offshore extension of Anse du Portier in Monaco.
It was necessary to respect a tolerance of 15cm to install the caisson of 11 000 tons. It’s length and width measure 30m, which culminates to 25m of height: the equivalent to a building of 8 floors high.
In the long term, this extension will gain around 6.5 hectares of new land into the sea.
The Civitavecchia Fruit & Forest Terminal SpA company (CFFT), subsidiary of the Belgian holding company Noord Natie, just ordered one new eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald Model 5 mobile harbor crane as well as a Konecranes used mobile harbor crane to carry out its growing fruit handling activities. The Gottwald Model 5 has a 125t lifting capacity and a 51m outreach. The used crane provides a capacity up to 150t and a maximum outreach of 51m.
« Our long-term strategy foresees the successive expansion of our infrastructure to strengthen our position as a leading terminal for importing bananas and pineapples to Italy. As the backbone of this infrastructure, we have now opted for an impressive solution based on a new and a used crane from Konecranes. The benefits include immediate availability of the cranes, which will lead to improved quayside handling capacity in the short-term », stated the CFFT Managing Director Steven Clerckx.