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The Port of Rotterdam Authority is to sign a deal with UK-based freight specialist Rhenus Logistics for the construction of a new quay at its Rhenus Deep Sea Terminal at Antarcticaweg on the Maasvlakte.

Filipino port management firm International Container Terminal Services, Inc (ICTSI) has broken ground for expansion work at its Laguna Gateway Inland Container Terminal (LGICT).

German technology conglomerate Siemens and port operator Duisburger Hafen (Duisport) have signed a strategic cooperation agreement to develop new means of optimising traffic for multimodal transportation hubs.

Construction at Russia’s Bronka mega-port project is reported to be on course  for commissioning in the third quarter of this year, with assemblage of the heating systems at the container and Ro-Ro terminals now underway.

Tecon Santos, the largest container terminal in South America, and a key part of Brazil’s Port of Santos has announced the launch of a new software tool that allows service requests, queries and monitoring operations via smartphones and tablets.

Port operator APM Terminals has officially opened its new Maasvlakte II terminal at the Port of Rotterdam which it announced as the “world’s most technologically advanced” container terminal.

GCT Deltaport in Port Metro Vancouver is to install an additional four Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes by next spring in response to growing traffic at the site. 

Finnish equipment developer Kalmar has announced it will invest €3 million to create a port automation testing and development platform at its Technology and Compete Centre in Tampere, Finland.

The implementation of rail-based maintenance platforms for Ship-to Shore (STS) cranes offers the potential to cut downtime by over 80%, according to manufacturer Bemo Rail.

Swiss engineering firm Cavotec has announced orders for its advanced crane technologies and shore power systems totalling €10 million. The largest orders placed were from Chinese equipment manufacturer ZPMC for equipment destined for the Port of Singapore Authority (PSA).


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