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Kalmar wins fleet solution order from ACFS Port Logistics
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has won an order to provide Kalmar Fleet Solution of mobile equipment to Australian Container Freight Services (ACFS) operations in Adelaide, Fremantle and Melbourne. This order, comprising a total of 3 units of DCG100 Empty Container Handlers and 2 units of DRG450- Reachstackers, has been booked into Cargotec 2018 Q2 order intake. ACFS is the largest privately owned Container Logistics operator in Australia. With extensive knowledge and experience across the warehousing, transport and freight logistic sectors. ACFS facilities are strategically located close to port locations nationally, as they are fully committed to provide a “full port to customer door” container freight logistic service throughout the nation.
Adelaide to Make Way for Larger Ships
South Australia’s Adelaide Outer Harbor Channel is to undergo a widening, starting in autumn 2018, as the port strives to welcome larger ships, according to Flinders Ports. The project involves removing 1.55 million cubic meters of material from the shipping channel and placing it 30 kilometers offshore. More at https://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/241302/adelaide-to-make-way-for-larger-ships/
Port exemption for Cargill in Adelaide
IT IS not likely to garner the same headlines as Emerald Grain’s proposed new port on the Eyre Peninsula, but another grain exporting facility in SA quietly took another step forward last week. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has made a draft recommendation that Patrick’s Berth 29 facility at Port Adelaide, used by Cargill with its mobile grain loading equipment, be exempt from the port access code. Cargill successfully trialled a mobile ship loader at Port Adelaide at the Patrick berth last year and now the site is being formally assessed as an ongoing grain exporting concern. Spokesman for Cargill Peter McBride said the mobile loader was used to allow the company to move grain from its GrainFlow storage and handling sites directly onto ships. However, those expecting Berth 29 to become a serious competitor to Viterra’s stranglehold on port logistics will be disappointed. It is believed there is capacity to export around 200-250,000 tonnes of grain out of the Berth 29 facility, out of an estimated SA crop of 7.18 million tonnes last year. http://www.northqueenslandregister.com.au/story/3765928/port-exemption-for-cargill-in-sa/?cs=4770Upload News