Cranes & Material Handling


Fourth Delivery of Hybrid-Electric Cranes Arrive at Port Houston

Jun 25, 2024

Port Houston has announced the arrival of six hybrid-electric rubber-tired gantry (RTG) cranes.Including this most-recent delivery, the Port has acquired 26 new RTGs since December 2023, which have been deployed across its Barbours Cut and Bayport Container Terminals…

Marcor Stevedoring Takes new Harbor Cranes

Mar 22, 2024

The LHM 800 will be used for handling dry bulk commodities such as agri-bulk, biomass, fertilizers, and mineral bulk cargoes. The crane will increase the throughput and efficiency of the terminal, which is expected to reach 10 million tonnes per year by 2025…

Dutch Terminal Places Largest Single Crane Order to ABB and Kuenz

Mar 14, 2024

ABB and crane builder Kuenz have secured the largest single order of automatic stacking cranes ever made by a European terminal, as part of the ‘phase 2’ expansion of APM Terminals Maasvlakte II facility in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.The companies…

MITSUI E&S Develops Digital Crane Inspection Management System

Dec 21, 2023

Mitsui E&S has developed CREWS (crane engineer workflow service) for port crane inspections.Trials of the system have begun for crane inspection operations at Hakata Port Island City Container Terminal in Japan.CREWS enables digitization of…

MARAD Awards $2.25 Million to Ports of Indiana-Mount Vernon

Sep 28, 2023

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has awarded Ports of Indiana a $2.25 million grant to assist in the purchase of a heavy-lift crane at Ports of Indiana-Mount Vernon. This is the first federal grant for the Mount Vernon port…

Vancouver RTG Crane to be Powered by Fuel Cell

Sep 13, 2023

Corvus Energy has been selected by TYCROP and their hydrogen technologies partner H2 Portable to supply the battery energy storage system component of a hydrogen fuel cell RTG crane scheduled for retrofit at Vancouver Fraser Port in 2024.This…

Riga Central Terminal Takes Delivery of Six Self-Discharging Containers

Sep 07, 2023

After renting Graviti’s automated dry bulk containers for two years and being fully satisfied with the results, the Rigal Central Terminal (in the Freeport of Riga, Latvia) has taken delivery of six SDC 40 units from Latvian bulk handling equipment specialist Graviti…

Port of Savannah Takes Delivery of More Ship-to-Shore Cranes

Aug 25, 2023

The US Port of Savannah has taken delivery of four Super Post-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes, upgrading the crane fleet to 34 machines at Garden City Terminal after four older cranes are retired and recycled.Along with the completion of our project to improve Berth 1…

Victoria International Container Terminal Expands Crane Fleet

Aug 21, 2023

Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) at the Port of Melbourne, Australia’s first fully automated container terminal, is expanding its equipment fleet with the addition of six new automated stacking cranes (ASC).Purchased as part of VICT’s ongoing expansion project…

Netherlands-Based ZHD Stevedores Orders All-Electric Crane

Jul 12, 2023

ZHD Stevedores orders first all-electric transshipment crane CBG 500 E from Liebherr.The crane, which was recently launched on the market, has a lifting capacity of up to 105 tonnes in hook operation and a maximum grab capability of up to 90 tonnes…

Konecranes to Deliver Mobile Harbor Crane to Guyana

Feb 22, 2023

Finland's Konecranes reports it has received an order to deliver two mobile harbor cranes to Guyana's Port of Georgetown.In Q3 2022, two port operating companies in Guyana – Muneshwers Ltd. and John Fernandes Ltd. – made a joint order for two…

Port Canaveral Orders Liebherr Mobile Harbor Crane

Nov 02, 2022

Port Canaveral has signed an agreement with the Liebherr Group to acquire another mobile harbor crane from the company to support the Port’s growing cargo operations. The 320-foot-tall Liebherr LMH 600 is the second mobile harbor crane to be…

Retrofitted Electric Cranes Go to Work at the Port of Long Beach

Oct 25, 2022

Longshore workers are using nine electric cranes to stack containers at one of the Port of Long Beach’s busiest terminals in a large-scale demonstration project as the Port and its partners pursue a goal of a zero-emissions cargo handling fleet by 2030…

Port Houston Orders Hybrid Konecranes RTGs

Oct 06, 2022

Port Houston has ordered 14 hybrid Konecranes RTGs for its Barbours Cut Container Terminal and 12 hybrid Konecranes RTGs for its Bayport Container Terminal. The order supports the port’s expansion as it gets ready to receive larger container ships and higher volumes of container traffic…

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