Three additional container gantry cranes for Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG’s (HHLA) Container Terminal Burchardkai (CTB) have arrived in Hamburg on 14 August at 9 p.m.. They can handle the latest generation of mega-ships. This means that HHLA now has a total of eight of these gantry cranes at the CTB. As soon as the three new gantry cranes have gone into operation, CTB will be able to handle ships with a capacity of 20,000 standard containers (TEU) and more at two berths.
London, UK, 1 August 2016 – Softening demand growth coupled with larger liner shipping alliances and bigger ships is moving the container ports industry towards a value sector from growth sector, albeit still highly profitable, according to the Global Container Terminal Operators Annual Review and Forecast 2016 report published by global shipping consultancy Drewry.
2015 was a very good year for the Port of Cork and subsidiaries. The combined traffic amounted to 11.02 million tonnes compared to 10.15 million tonnes in 2015 which represented an increase of 871,713 million tonnes or 8.6%. Container traffic at the Tivoli Container Terminal increased by a further 8% following a 13% increase in 2014, oil traffic increased by 21%, trade car imports increased by 48% and 56 cruise liners with a gross tonnage of 4 million tonnes, brought a record 144,000 passengers and crew to the region in 2015.
Ports America, the largest U.S. stevedore and terminal operating company and the current operator of Florida’s Port Tampa Bay Container Terminal, has signed an amended container agreement that will be valid through May 2046. In a signing ceremony on July 22, the company also agreed to a new breakbulk concession of five years, which includes two one-year extension options.