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600-ton crane now stationed in Port of Hamburg

Enhanced capacity for handling ultra-heavy cargoes Since the beginning of the year the Port of Hamburg has offered an optimized service portfolio for handling ultra-heavy loads. With an unit load capacity of 600 tons, ‘Enak’ is the most powerful salvage/floating crane in Germany. This heavyweight was formerly stationed in Bremerhaven. The

Djiboutian government hits back at DP World

The government of Djibouti has rubbished DP World’s claims that it illegally seized the Doraleh Container Terminal (DCT) and said it had the legal right to assume management. The government has hit back at DP World’s assertions and said it assumed operations at the terminal in light of its recent poor performances and

Port Of Hull To New Heights

The arrival of two state-of-the-art cranes worth £10.5 million will enable ABP’s Hull Container Terminal to handle double the volume of trade by increasing capacity to more than 400,000 units per year. The giant 600 tonne and 50 meter high ship-to-shore gantry cranes made an impressive entrance as they arrived fully

New Structure for Swissterminal Group

Swissterminal will change its company structure and bundle its activities into two divisions, one for operational and the other for non-operational activities. To this end a new holding will be founded, operating under the name 2M-Holding. To facilitate the incorporation of the new holding the current Swissterminal Holding AG will

COSCO switching Jebel Ali for Port Khalifa

Abu Dhabi Ports and COSCO Shipping Ports Limited (CSP) held a ground-breaking ceremony for the CSP Abu Dhabi Container Terminal at Port Khalifa, marking the start of the shipping giant’s plan to expand Port Khalifa’s annual container handling capacity by 3.5-million TEU.  A new agreement between CSP, the world’s leading ports operator, and

Swissterminal AG increases capacity in greater Zurich

Swissterminal AG has decided to resume operations at the container terminal Niederglatt, located in the municipal district of Niederhasli close to Zurich, with effect from 1.11.2017. The move is in line with an increased customer demand for rail freight solutions in one of the most important markets in Switzerland.  From 2012, Swissterminal has

Shippers: Services Lag ASEAN’s Growth

Despite significant growth among Association of Southeast Asian Nations countries, the ASEAN region still faces significant challenges in securing and maintaining services for its manufacturers and engineering, procurement and construction service companies. While the ASEAN region is a comparatively burgeoning region for the project industry, compared to the overall global downturn,

Jumbo Moves Richard Bay Loader

Heavy-lift firm Jumbo has transported two over-dimensional ship loaders from China to South Africa. The giant units weighed 830 tonnes each and were carried aboard the heavy-lift vessels Jumbo Javelin and Jumbo Jubilee. A specialist team from Jumbo arranged the transport from Tianjin to Richards Bay. “This project required detailed engineering because of the width of the

Hansa Heavy Lift delivers six large RTG cranes to Turkey

HANSA HEAVY LIFT has transported six rubber tyred gantry (RTG) cranes, each weighing 135 metric tonnes and measuring 28.9 x 11.3 x 26.6 m, from Japan to Turkey. All units were loaded onto the vessel HHL Kobe at the port of Saiki in southern Japan, with two of the cranes being discharged at the

Greece Considering 3 Bids For Port In Thessaloniki

The state privatizations agency said, as the country tries to privatize parts of its infrastructure to meet bailout terms, Greece has received three binding bids for a majority stake in its second-largest port in Thessaloniki. The offers came from Philippines-based International Container Terminal Services (ICTS); Dubai-based Peninsular and Oriental Stream Navigation