GE on Genoa crane

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GE has commissioned its first full ac-drive system for a ship-to-shore container crane - the new OMG Venezia Srl post-Panamax crane at SECH ...

Stretch the rubber band

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As noted in the latest WorldCargo News RTG market survey (October 2000, pp28-30), the two RTGs being supplied to Maersk-Sealand in Houston w...

Play the generation game

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Modern crane drives incorporate regeneration as a useful means of retaining unwanted power caused during lowering, when either the dc hoist ...

Even Smarter still?

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Kalmar has been building all its RTGs for more than a year with the capability to use Smartrail technology at some time in the future....

Driving autos into the future

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Potentially "bad debts" from Daewoo Motor notwithstanding, after some 16 months of operational "fusion" the Wallenius Wilhelmsen (WWL) partn...

King of the trailer kingpins

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Kalmar Germany, in conjunction with Hamburg-based RMM, has developed an automatic air and electrical coupling between a terminal tractor and...

Harwich terminal to be automated?

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No details of the terminal operating systems at either Shell Haven or Bathside Bay are known but, clearly, as its own drawing suggests, Hutc...

Traffic up, capacity up even more

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Two more "runners" will soon enter the Italian container terminal stakes, although one runner is still on the starting blocks...

Hard times for Steveco

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These are difficult times for Steveco and the company has been forced to cut back....

Concor gearing up for box growth

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The Container Corporation of India (Concor), which moves containers between the hinterland and ports on Indian Railway wagons, will start th...

Changes at the top

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The town council, provincial government and Chamber of Commerce of Salerno have agreed to nominate 43 year-old lawyer Fulvio Bonavitacola as...

Indian ports battling to cope

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Nine years after India opened up its economy, the country's ports are still suffering from inadequate capacity and low productivity. New por...

Attending to unFinnished business

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Kotka and Hamina are often regarded as "twin ports" because of their proximity and their common operation by Steveco Oy. Today, however, the...