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Konecranes wins deal with Fridenson in Israel for two BOXHUNTER RTGs
Fridenson Logistics of Israel, a logistic services provider based in Israel, has purchased two Konecranes BOXHUNTER RTGs for its inland container terminal near the port of Ashdod. The cranes will be delivered in autumn 2019. The BOXHUNTER RTG is becoming popular in Israel, with two units already delivered to another inland container terminal.
Ashdod Port workers go slow
Workers at Ashdod Port began an “Italian strike” on May 1, 2018 in protest at the ports reform taking shape, sources inform “Globes”. Internal figures on shift output indicate that loading and unloading of ships were at about half target rates. “The workers are anxious about their livelihoods. Unless they talk to us on operating the two ports, the situation will only deteriorate,” a source at Ashdod Port told “Globes” today. “I fear that the workers will take the law into their hands and we will lose control because they are fed up that they have been toyed with for four years. They don’t want to end up like the Broadcasting Authority.” According to the source, the workers started to work “according to the safety rules”, and thereby deliberately caused a fall in the port’s output. “For example, a ‘Stop’ sign means ‘stop’. You can’t tell the workers to work faster,” he explained. Nevertheless, the source, who is close to the Ashdod Port management, said that “if anyone takes industrial action in connection with the reform, they are in contempt of the National Labor Court.” In hearings over the past three years, the court has refused to allow labor sanctions over the ports reform. The background to the go-slow at Ashdod Port is growing fear of competition from the new ports to be constructed as part of the ports reform, which will not only be more modern, but will be privately-owned and much leaner as far as manpower is concerned. The committee of the mechanical equipment workers at Ashdod Port sent a letter to Ministry of Transport director general Keren Terner last week demanding that they should operate the new port due to open in three years’ time.
Konecranes Wins BOXHUNTER Order from Ashdod Port
Konecranes has signed an agreement with The Gold Bond Group Ltd (Conterm) in Israel for the supply of two BOXHUNTER Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes to Conterm’s logistics center in Ashdod. The cranes are to be delivered at the end of 2017 and the parties involved have agreed not to disclose the value of the deal. https://www.porttechnology.org/news/konecranes_wins_boxhunter_orderUpload News