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10 hours ago by arnekiel

Skangass granted permission for LNG Terminal
The Swedish Government has granted Skangass permission to build and operate a new Terminal for LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) within the harbour in Gävle, Sweden.

10 hours ago by arnekiel

Kalmar to supply four all-electric RTGs to Super Terminais in Manaus, Brazil
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, will deliver four E-One2 Zero Emission rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) to Super Terminais in Manaus, Brazil. The 8 million USD order was signed in August 2014 with a delivery and start-up date in July 2015,

11 hours ago by arnekiel

Hamburg 5/6 berth ready for18,000-TEUers with Shanghai mega cranes
THE Port of Hamburg has opened berth 5/6 at Container Terminal Burchardkai (CTB) with the gantry cranes that can handle 18,000-TEU ships, Hamburger Hafen und Logistik (HHL) has announced. "We are able to handle the world's largest containerships quickly and efficiently. The increase in handling capacity helps us to manage the peak loads from the ever-growing number of increasingly larger ships," said HHL terminal chief Stefan Behn. Berth 5/6 is now equipped with five Shanghai ZPMC gantry cranes with their 74-metre jibs can span 24 rows, well able to traverse the 23 container rows on a 18,000-TEUer. One hub makes it possible to move two FEUs or four TEUs. Each gantry crane weighs 2,400 tonnes and can handle of 110 tonnes. Berth 5/6 is 595 metres long with more than 1,400 metres of quay and 15 container gantry cranes available at CTB's port of Waltershof to handle mega-ships, HHL said. Modern, semi-automatic block storage facilities increase capacity two and a half times that of a traditional straddle carrier yard, said HHL. Every one of the 380-metre long storage blocks has a capacity of up to 2,200 TEU. Eight storage blocks were already in operation since the end of 2012.

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