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New box-dumping spreader

New box-dumping spreader

New equipment offers a cost effective solution for tipping loose bulk material out of a box with a single hook crane.
ORBCOMM rolls out LoRa on vessels

ORBCOMM rolls out LoRa on vessels

ORBCOMM has deployed a vessel-based LoRa system to communicate with IoT devices on containers onboard.

Liftech addresses a key fatigue point on STS cranes

Liftech has come with a solution that would allow the structural detail that failed in the Bremerhaven crane collapse to be visually inspected.
Gothenburg to implement Port Optimizer

Gothenburg to implement Port Optimizer

The web portal being developed by Wabtec and the Port of Los Angeles, and its business model to commercialise data exchange, has found its first customer in Europe.
Los Angeles sees huge import spike

Los Angeles sees huge import spike

A flood of Chinese imports drove its container volume up 27.3% in October, but the Port of Los Angeles is not losing focus on its long-term challenges.
The size of container vessels “may exceed the Port of Vancouver’s terminal infrastructure capacity to accommodate them safely”.

The size of container vessels “may exceed the Port of Vancouver’s terminal infrastructure capacity to accommodate them safely”.

The investigation into a vessel hitting a crane at the Vanterm terminal highlights a need for regulations that include the safe setback of the waterside rail for STS cranes.
LA pushing for zero-emission drayage trucks

LA pushing for zero-emission drayage trucks

Despite concerns from shippers, BCO’s and terminal operators about the cost of green technology, Los Angeles and the state of California are pushing hard for zero-emissions drayage trucks.
Hybrid retrofit for Termont

Hybrid retrofit for Termont

After a successful pilot, Termont Terminal in Montreal plans to retrofit hybrid drive technology from effenco to its fleet of over 60 terminal tractors
South Carolina’s big bet

South Carolina’s big bet

The South Carolina Ports Authority has invested $2 billion in expansion and now needs to find cargo to fill its facilities.
New CEO and executive director for Virginia endorses its automation path

New CEO and executive director for Virginia endorses its automation path

Coming from TraPac, which has fully automated part of its Los Angeles facility, Stephen Edwards said Virginia’s mix of ASCs and manned shuttle carriers is the right one for the East Coast market.
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