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Sunday, February 17, 2019

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Container Terminal Tollerort: HHLA puts first hybrid straddle carriers of the Port of Hamburg into operation. © HHLA

First Hybrid Straddle Carriers at Hamburg Port

The port of Hamburg has for the first time introduced two straddle carriers with environmentally friendly hybrid engines.The first two energy saving, low emissions straddle carriers with hybrid engines are being used to transport containers between the ship, the yard, the rail terminal and the truck gate at the HHLA Container Terminal Tollerort (CTT).According to a press release frm the company, the two prototypes are expected to use at least 15 percent less diesel than their predecessors.

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CargoMate, Nyris Win Konecranes's Startup Program

Konecranes startup program, REACH, which  seeks to find fresh ideas and opportunities for collaboration with some of the most innovative startups, scouted over 2000 startups.For the REACH Program’s finals, on December 12th, Konecranes selected four of the startups from REACH applications, and gave one fast pass to a startup found from Slush.Konecranes REACH Program’s finalists were CargoMate Technologies, DeepEyes, Nyris, Visualix and Xetal. All solutions had potential, but CargoMate…

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Konecranes Hybrid RTGs for Port Houston

Konecranes has won an order from long-term customer Port Houston, USA, for eight Konecranes RTGs equipped with hybrid power packs. These will be the first Konecranes hybrid RTGs to be delivered. The cranes will be delivered in Q1 2020 to the Barbours Cut Terminal. The order will be booked in Q4 2018. Port Houston, the international port of Texas, has been a Konecranes customer for over 15 years. The port currently operates 90 Konecranes diesel-electric RTGs.The new RTGs will be hybrid, for eco-efficient operation without compromising crane performance.

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Konecranes Introduces ARTG System Version 2.0

Konecranes has introduced the next evolution of its Automated Rubber Tired Gantry (ARTG) System, version 2.0.It can be retrofit to most brownfield container terminals. It fits most container stack envelopes. And truck handling is automated, with remote supervision.In 2013, Konecranes was the first company in the world to introduce an Automated Rubber Tired Gantry (ARTG) System on a wide commercial scale. A number of container terminal operators are now using the system. Recently…

Automated RTG (ARTG). Pic: Konecranes

Konecranes Wins New Order for RTG System from Indonesia

The smart terminal solutions provider Konecranes has received another order for the delivery of an Automated RTG (ARTG) System to PT Prima Terminal Petikemas, a subsidiary of state-owned port operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia I (Persero).The ARTG system on order includes 12 ARTG cranes with associated software, interfaces and services, said a press release from the company.The 12 ARTGs will be delivered in January 2020 to Belawan Container Terminal, Phase 2 in Medan, North Sumatra.

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Konecranes Wins Abu Dhabi Terminal Automation Deal

Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) has selected Konecranes to be the supplier of an Automated Stacking Crane (ASC) system for the second phase of the building of its container terminal in Khalifa Port: the Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT).This is an order for a total of 54 Automated Rail Mounted Gantry (ARMG) cranes. The parties involved have agreed not to disclose the value of the deal. The order will be booked in Q4 2018.Konecranes earlier successfully delivered 52 ARMG cranes, on time and on budget for the first phase of KPCT container terminal, which went live on 12/12/12.

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Konecranes to Install Container Cranes in Lithuania

JSSC Klaipedos Smelte in the Port of Klaipeda, Lithuania, has placed a large repeat order with Konecranes for ten Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes and two Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes.The delivery of the RTG cranes will be completed in November 2019 and the STS cranes in December 2019. The parties have agreed not to disclose the value of the order.In August 2018 Konecranes signed a contract with JSSC Klaipedos Smelte in the Port of Klaipeda, Lithuania, for the supply of ten Konecranes…

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Konecranes to Deliver RTGs to Slovenia

The Port of Koper operator in Slovenia, Luka Koper d.d., has ordered five electric Konecranes RTG cranes. The cranes will be equipped with cable reels featuring an auto plug-in system.They will be delivered in the summer of 2019. The contract was signed in June and the order was booked in Q2 2018.Luka Koper’s new Konecranes RTGs will offer important environmental benefits thanks to their electric operation: regenerative power feedback to the local grid, ambient lighting with LED lights and low noise.The cranes will also have driver-assistance features that boost productivity: Auto-steering…

Konecranes Gottwald Model 2 Mobile Harbor Crane with motor grab for handling coal. The crane was commissioned recently in the new terminal of SIR in Brindisi, Italy. Photo:  Konecranes

Konecranes Gottwald Model 2 Mobile Harbor Crane Delivered in Italy

Konecranes recently commissioned the mobile harbor crane in in the new terminal of SIR in Brindisi, Italy, where it will handle coal destined for power generation in continuous-duty operation. SIR srl (SIR), a leading provider of industry-related environmental services, purchased in May 2018 the eco-efficient diesel-electric crane to be the backbone of its new port business. Antonio Roma, Managing Director and owner, SIR, explains, “We won a tender to provide a coal-fired power…

From left, SC Ports Authority Senior Vice President of Operations and Terminals Barbara Melvin and CEO Jim Newsome celebrate the purchase of 26 rubber-tired gantry cranes with Konecranes representatives Mika Mahlberg, Executive Vice President of Port Solutions and Jussi Suhonen, Regional Sales Director Americas, Port Solutions. (Photo: SCPA)

SC Ports Plans for 5% Container Growth

Today, the South Carolina Ports Authority Board of Directors adopted a 2019 fiscal year financial plan that includes five percent pier container growth, $280.8 million in operating revenues, $42.9 million in operating earnings, and capital expenditures of $277.6 million. The plan projects a pier container volume, or boxes handled, of 1.305 million during FY2019, as well as a five percent increase from the 1.24 million pier containers that the SCPA expects to handle in FY2018, which ends June 30.The Port is planning for strong volumes at both inland rail facilities in FY2019.

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Malta Freeport Orders Fifteen RTGs

Malta Freeport Terminals, one of the busiest ports in Europe, has ordered 15 Konecranes Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes as part of its steady expansion. The first cranes will be delivered at the end of 2018 and the rest during beginning of 2019.Established in 1988, Malta Freeport is located in Birzebbugga on the southeastern coast of Malta. It has grown remarkably in recent years, and is now the Mediterranean’s third largest trans-shipment port. It currently operates a fleet of 50 Konecranes RTGs.

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First New Crane Begins Work at Port of Savannah

The first of Georgia Ports Authority’s four new Neo-Panamax cranes came online this week, bringing GPA’s operating fleet to 27 — more than any other single terminal in the nation. “Georgia’s ports are dedicated to staying a step ahead of market demand,” said GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch. The super-sized crane is tall enough to lift containers 152 feet above the dock. The crane started work before dawn Wednesday on a 13,300 twenty-foot equivalent container unit Hapag Lloyd vessel.

The first of Georgia Ports Authority's four new Neo-Panamax cranes started work before dawn Wednesday at Garden City Terminal. A Hapag Lloyd vessel with a capacity of 13,300 twenty-foot equivalent container units was the first vessel served by the new crane. Photo Georgia Ports Authority Stephen B. Morton

Savannah Port's First Super Crane Starts Up

The first of Georgia Ports Authority's four new Neo-Panamax cranes came online this week, bringing GPA's operating fleet to 27 - more than any other single terminal in the nation. "Georgia's ports are dedicated to staying a step ahead of market demand," said GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch. The super-sized crane is tall enough to lift containers 152 feet above the dock. The crane started work before dawn Wednesday on a 13,300 twenty-foot equivalent container unit Hapag Lloyd vessel.

Boxporter RMG (Photo: Konecranes)

Georgia Ports Authority Orders 8 RMG Cranes

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) in the USA has embarked upon the Mason Mega Rail Project that will double the Port of Savannah’s on-dock rail lift capacity to 1 million containers per year. As part of the project, the GPA has ordered 8 Konecranes Boxporter RMG cranes for the expanded intermodal container handling. Delivery will occur in two parts, one in the second half of 2019 and one in the second half of 2020. Work on the GPA’s Mason Mega Rail Terminal project in Savannah is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2020.

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Spanish Port Operator Adds Another Mobile Harbor Crane

Noatum Terminal Castellon, part of Spanish port operator Noatum Maritime, has added another Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane to its fleet. The Model 6 machine was put into operation in May in Castellon, where it handles mainly bulk but also a number of other cargo types. The new 125 t diesel-electric machine will contribute to the further growth of the terminal, situated some 80 km north of Valencia. Joaquin Ramon Lestau, CEO, Noatum Terminal Castellon, said: “With this Model 6 crane, we aim to extend and optimize our bulk activities.

Goliath Gantry Crane. Photo: Konecranes

Konecranes for Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals

Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals Pte Ltd (BMCT), a wholly owned subsidiary of PSA International Pte Ltd (PSA), exercised its option to purchase a further 18 Konecranes Noell Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes. This order follows upon an initial order for 18 RTG and 4 RMG cranes that will be delivered by the end of this year. The 18 RTGs currently on order will be delivered in two lots: 9 units will be delivered by August 2018, and the remaining 9 by end-2018. At this time BMCT will operate a total of 36 Konecranes Noell RTG cranes and 4 Konecranes Noell RMG cranes.

Konecranes Signs Service Agreement with MPET

In August 2017, Konecranes signed a major service agreement: the company’s Antwerp-based service organization will perform all of the maintenance and repair work on more than 150 Konecranes Noell Straddle Carriers of different generations for MSC PSA European Terminal (MPET), the single largest container terminal in Europe. The purpose of this service agreement is to achieve consistently high availability of the entire machine fleet. MPET, which handles the majority of containers in the Port of Antwerp, saw steady growth in 2016.

India's Plan to Develop Iranian Port Faces US Headwinds

Western manufacturers are shying away from supplying equipment for an Iranian port that India is developing for fear the United States may reimpose sanctions on Tehran, Indian officials say, dealing a blow to New Delhi's strategic ambitions in the region. Lying on the Gulf of Oman along the approaches to the Straits of Hormuz, the port of Chabahar is central to India's hopes to crack open a transport corridor to Central Asia and Afghanistan that bypasses arch-rival Pakistan. India…

The Port of Savannah has commissioned the first of four new ship-to-shore cranes at Garden City Terminal. Each new crane can lift 65 long tons to a height 152 feet above the dock.(Georgia Ports Authority)

First of Four New Cranes Starts Work at Port of Savannah

The Georgia Ports Authority has commissioned the first of four new Neo-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes at the Garden City Terminal, bringing its fleet to 23 -- more cranes than any other U.S. terminal -- with three machines yet to come online. "Expanding our capabilities means we are able to grow along with our customers, and adjust to changes in the logistics marketplace, such as increasing vessel sizes," said GPA Chief Operating Officer Ed McCarthy. Designed by Konecranes of Finland, these enormous cranes can work the largest ships calling on the U.S. East Coast.

The 13,092 TEU Maersk Elba is the largest ship to call in Israel (Photo: Haifa Port Company)

Maersk Ship the Largest to Ever Call in Israel

The 13,092 TEU containership Maersk Elba arrived at Haifa Port's Carmel Terminal, becoming the largest ship ever to dock in Israel. Maersk Elba entered the Carmel Terminal Thursday, and was operated on by four STS cranes with an average productivity of 136 containers per ship hour. This ship is part of the weekly service line operated by the 2M Alliance of Maersk and MSC linking the ports of South Korea, China and Singapore to Haifa Port, and from there continues to the Adriatic ports. A video of Maersk Elba entering Haifa Port is available here.

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Drives, Automation Selected for Virginia’s New Port Cranes

Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corporation (TMEIC) has been selected to provide industrial drive and automation solutions for The Port of Virginia’s historic expansion project, totaling 86 Konecranes Automated-Stacking Cranes (ASC) at the Norfolk International Terminal (NIT) and Virginia International Gateway (VIG) facilities. This is the largest ASC order TMEIC has received to date and the largest single ASC order ever placed by a port. “TMEIC has been a longtime…

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Södertälje’s New Reach Stacker: Comfort Leads to Efficiency

The Port of Södertälje’s brand-new Konecranes reach stacker, delivered at the beginning of May, is already having an impact on operator efficiency. The new reach stacker (model SMV 4531 TC5), which is widely available throughout Australasia, benefits from a unique cab design, making for greater operator comfort leading to more efficient cargo handling. Bertil Jansson, supervisor at Port of Södertälje, Sweden, says, “We discussed in-depth what we wanted and what was important. We realized that the ergonomics of the cabin, the workspace itself, was a very important aspect.

Boskalis vessel Teal transports four new ship-to-shore cranes up the Savannah River past historic River Street to Garden City Terminal at the Port of Savannah. Photo Georgia Ports Authority Stephen B. Morton

Four Post Panamax Cranes Arrive in Savannah

Four new Super Post Panamax ship-to-shore cranes arrived at Garden City Terminal yesterday, bringing the Port of Savannah's total to 26, more than any other terminal in the U.S. "For customers, it means the capacity to move up to a thousand containers per hour across a single dock at America's largest terminal - allowing us to work more vessels, more quickly," said Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch. Designed by Konecranes of Finland, these enormous cranes can work the largest ships calling on the U.S. East Coast, reaching across vessels 22 containers wide.

Officials from Konecranes and the Georgia Ports Authority commemorated the 1,000th rubber-tired gantry crane produced by the company, and completion of the latest phase of GPA's electric RTG infrastructure. The eRTGs use 95 percent less diesel than standard RTGs, saving on fuel costs and emissions.  (Photo: GPA)

GPA Completes Latest Fuel-saving eRTG Phase

At an event commemorating the 1,000th rubber-tired gantry crane produced by Konecranes, the Georgia Ports Authority announced the completion of the latest phase of its electric RTG infrastructure. "We're excited to expand on our eRTG program, the first of its kind at a North American port," said GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch. Electric RTGs use up to 95 percent less diesel fuel than conventional RTGs. GPA is in the process of electrifying its entire fleet, which will number 170 RTGs by 2026.

Virginia Port, Konecranes Ink Largest ASC Deal

Governor Terry R. McAuliffe announced that The Port of Virginia will finalize the $217 million contract with Konecranes for that company to build and deliver 86 specialized cranes that will be at the center of the port’s expansion projects at Virginia International Gateway (VIG) and Norfolk International Terminals (NIT). The contract is the largest one-time order for automated stacking cranes (ASCs) in industry history. “The work on making The Port of Virginia the US East Coast’s leading gateway for world trade is truly underway,” McAuliffe said.

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Leadership Change at Terex Corporation

Terex Corporation today announced that Steve Filipov will assume the role of President of Terex Cranes effective immediately. Mr. Filipov will also continue with his responsibilities as President of the Terex Material Handling and Port Solutions segment until completion of the announced sale of that segment to Konecranes Plc. Ken Lousberg, currently President, Terex Cranes, will be leaving the Company to pursue other opportunities. “We thank Ken for his dedicated service and leadership over many years within the AWP segment…