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  1. 1. news WorldCargoMAY 2013 NEWS Freeport’s hybrid straddles 2 Special mobiles for Napier 4 ZPMC going direct 7 Delay for Lekki 10 Turf dispute in Táranto 11 Queensland ports for sale 13 LoadPlate in Raahe 14 Djibouti master plan 18 ICT FOCUS Symeo collision avoidance 27 WiMESH in Le Havre 29 Janus Gate in Antwerp 33 Malta takes Telematics 34 SPARCS N4 for Auckland 35 IDENTEC reefer monitoring 36 PORT DEVELOPMENT Holland/Belgium survey 39 Black Sea/Turkey report 45 Singapore’s prize award 49 Singapore in pole position? 50 Brazil congestion worsens 51 Rijeka gears up 52 Wilhelmshaven pressure 55 Global stevedores review 59 INTERMODAL Calais as UK railhead 63 Hupac stresses P400 65 CARGO HANDLING Playing the power game 67 Braking cranes on the run 71 New crane brakes 72 3D technology from Lase 73 Orlaco in Antwerp 74 Step up to the next tier 77 A way back in for crossply? 79 Container weighing options 81 INSURANCE Losses and leviathans 82 New container cover 83 West African piracy 83 IN THIS ISSUE Netherlands-based engineering and consultancy Group Royal HaskoningDHV (RHDHV) has been appointed lead consultant for the construction of an ambitious expansion project, estimated at US$2.47B,forTanjung Priok (Ja- karta), Indonesia’s leading port. Dubbed North Kalibaru Termi- nal Development Project,the new 400-ha, man-made island is sched- uled to accommodate 13M TEU of container handling capacity, a liquid bulk berth and tank farm. RHDHV was awarded the su- pervision contract by state-owned Indonesian Port Corporation II (Pelindo II), which is the sole project developer.On completion in 2023,North Kalibaru will have increased Tanjung Priok’s con- tainer capacity by more than threefold.The port handled 6.1M TEU in 2012 and the forecast for this year is around the 7M TEU mark, although nominal installed capacity today is“only”5MTEU. The project is a key part of the national “Master Plan for the Ac- celeration and Expansion of In- donesian Economic Develop- ment.”Indonesia’s president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono broke ground on the project in March and the first parcel of the first phase is scheduled to come on stream during 2014.The construc- tion, financing and operation ten- der for this 1.5MTEU/year con- cession was won in March by Ja- pan’s Mitsui & Co Ltd,outbidding APMT and ICTSI. Pelindo II plans to open tenders for the sec- ond and third 1.5M TEU termi- nals this November. The 4.5M TEU/year first phase is planned for completion in 2018. RHDHV will supervise ma- jor construction works,including land reclamation, construction of breakwaters,quay walls and shore protection and reinforcement,plus the bridge linking Kalibaru with the mainland. The Dutch group will also take charge of finishing the first container terminal’s on- shore infrastructure to allow Mitsui to move in quickly. The Mitsui terminal has to be operational before the land to be reclaimed stabilises naturally, said Herman Pals, RHDHV’s project director in Jakarta.The seabed is of poor quality, so it would take time for the landfill to be perma- nently settled to allow infrastruc- Tanjung Priok super port PrototypeVDL hybrid driveAGV at ECT,Rotterdam.The production run machines will be fitted with a 150 kW EuroV road truck engine The Port ofTilbury,part of Forth Ports plc, has awarded a contract for two panamax Paceco Portainer cranes to Paceco España SA.The 40t SWL cranes will operate at the short sea terminal and will bring the number of Paceco Portainers at Tilbury to 10, of which six are from Paceco España. This includes four post- panamax cranes - two built in 2001 and two in 2004.The new 13-wide Portainers are expected to be in op- eration inApril/ May 2014. The picture (right) shows a similar Portainer supplied last year to IMT in Antwerp. This crane, Paceco España’s most recent de- livery outside the Iberian penin- sula,is also panamax,but is slightly bigger than the cranes forTilbury. Forth Ports has also taken de- livery of 14 new 4-high,50t SWL diesel-electric drive Kalmar strad- dle carriers in Tilbury. As previ- ously reported, these model ESC 450W straddle carriers are equipped with Kalmar’s standard W-type front cabin and they in- terface directly with theTOS.The investment cost is supported by an EU Marco Polo short sea “Mo- torways of the Sea”grant awarded jointly to the ports ofTilbury and Bilbao in an amount of €7.299M (£5.75M). The machines were fabricated at Cargotec’s MAUT assembly plant in Poland and shipped to Tilbury in erect mode.Forth Ports’ ECT opts for truck engine AGV Paceco books Tilbury TheTilbury Portainers will be similar, albeit slightly smaller, to the one supplied to IMT Antwerp last year Eyes on the prize!This is a screen shot from the US$1M winning entry, announced during Singapore MaritimeWeek inApril,in MPA Singapore’s and Singapore Maritime Institute’s “Next Generation Container Port Challenge.”There is a full report on page 49 ture construction without the risk of subsidence.To overcome this, the initial container terminal will be built with a suspended deck, with the piles reaching down to firm ground.The rest of Kalibaru Island will be built in the tradi- tional land reclamation way,allow- ing for settlement on landfill. Soil dredged for the new basin and the access channel will be the main feedstock for the landfill.At peak around 50 consultants and supervisors will be on site,of which around 20 will be RHDHV staff and the remainder consultants/su- pervisors from local sub-consultants PT Atrya Swascipta Rekayasa. Down the track, the award of the first construction, manage- ment and operating concession to Mitsui may create opportunities for Mitsui Zosen to provide Paceco cranes, while the engineering and port operations know-how of Portek may also be tapped. As previously reported, last year ECT Rotterdam placed an order with Dutch firmVDL for 22 hy- brid AGVs, following acceptance of the prototype machine earlier in the year.The first two produc- tion run AGVs will be delivered this October and, following their extensive operational testing, the third will be delivered in January 2014.AnAGV will then be deliv- ered every seven working days until delivery is completed in July. The order from ECT included options for a further 62 AGVs. Seven companies within the VDL Group worked on the de- sign and development of the hy- brid AGV. Siemens was the part- ner for the hybrid power manage- ment (using a similar concept to its ECO-RTG hybrid drive) and FROG was the partner for the navigation and steering. In line with VDL’s drive to- wards optimisation, ECT has opted to fit the production series with a 150 kW EuroV road truck engine, similar to the engine fit- ted toVDL passenger buses,rather than the 257 kW Stage IIIb en- gine fitted to the prototype AGV. This means that diesel fuel consumption will be lower than the value of 4.8 litres/hour quoted byVDL for the prototype, but by the same token the demands placed on the ultracaps (recharged automatically during travel) to generate extra power when nec- essary, particularly when starting up long travel,have become more important. In the prototype the engine running hours are quoted as 55% of operational hours and the ultracap as 45%. The prototype hybrid AGV already uses significantly less die- sel fuel than ECT’s first genera- tion of diesel-hydraulicAGVs and less fuel than the later,more fuel- efficient diesel-electric AGVs. The extra fuel savings with the 150 kW engine and the ratio of the running hours of the engine and energy store cannot yet be stated, says VDL, as long-term measurements are ongoing.How- ever, AGV performance is unaf- fected by fitting the smaller en- gine,and top speed of 6 m/sec and acceleration of 0.5 m/sec2 are unchanged. The smaller engine saves around 1t in tare weight and servicing is easier as there is more space to access filters, belts, etc. The 150 kW engine is less ex- pensive to buy and as the 275 kW engine never really gets to its op- erational rpm in this application, there can be soot build-up,affect- ing cylinders and pistons.The 150 kW engine runs at normal opera- tional rpm,so exhaust temperatures are higher and emissions are fewer. investment programme for the new cranes, straddle carriers and new IT systems at Tilbury Lon- don ContainerTerminal comes to around £20M in total. British transport minister Stephen Hammond, MP has“cut the turf”to mark the start of con- struction of the 70-acre London Distribution Park (LDP) at Tilbury. As previously reported, LDP is a joint venture of Forth Ports and Roxhill Developments and is aimed at fostering portcentric logistics activities. 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  2. 2. May 20132 CARGO HANDLING NEWS Four Konecranes superpost- Panamax STS cranes have been shipped semi-erect on board a DockWise teal class ship to the Port of Savannah, operated by the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA). The 65 LT SWL (twin 20 mode)- 61m outreach (22-wide deck coverage) cranes are part of an order that Konecranes received in 2011. In addition to the four STS cranes, the order included 20 Konecranes RTGs that have already been delivered to the cus- tomer. The design of the STS cranes is identical to the STS cranes that Konecranes delivered to the GPA a few years ago. According to Konecranes, these have turned out to be among the most pro- ductive cranes in the US.The Port of Savannah currently operates 116 Konecranes RTGs and 23 Konecranes STS cranes. Separately, Konecranes has re- ported a recent order for four more RTGs from an existing customer in Valencia, TCV Ste- vedoring Company SA, which is part of Grup TCB. This will be Konecranes’ fifth RTG delivery to TCV and will bring its RTG complement to 23 machines. “Our cooperation with TCV started in 2004 when the first Konecranes RTGs were ordered and delivered,” said Kim Salvén, Konecranes’sales director,Europe. Delivery will take place in the fourth quarter of 2013. The 16-wheel RTGs are equipped with Konecranes’ Ac- tive Load Control technology, diesel fuel saver technology, auto- steering and crane management system.They have an SWL of 50t and stack 1over 5 high and 6 + 1 wide. At the time of writing, anoth- er five Konecranes 16-wheeler, 40t SWL, 7 + 1/1 over 5 RTGs are being erected at the Merid- ian Port Services (MPS) con- tainer terminal in Tema, Ghana. This follows the delivery of four fully-erect Konecranes RTGs to MPS Tema in March this year. All nine machines are equipped with Konecranes “Smarter Cab- in,” autosteering and Diesel Fuel Saver. The container positioning systems are connected to theTOS and the RTGs are also equipped with remote access technol- ogy for ready remote diagnosis by Konecranes’ engineers. As previously reported,the Port of Houston Authority (PHA) re- cently placed an order worth al- most US$50M with Konecranes for four STS cranes for Barbours Cut Container Terminal. In addi- tion, PHA has varied upwards a separate order with Konecranes for eight RTGs for its Bayport Terminal to 13 machines, adding US$5.9M to the contract value. Germany’s Römer Fördertechnik GmbH has launched a new rope rocker device to provide protec- tion against a falling load in the case of a wire rope failure. The rope rocker is designed for hoists with a minimum of two load bearing ropes.In the case of a fail- ure of one rope,“the second rope must bear the entire load while being stressed by a load shifting pulse” said Römer. The rope rocker acts to reduce the effect of the load being sud- denly shifted to one rope.“Rope rocker dampers will be mounted parallel to both ropes,” stated the company. “These dampers are linked with the rope sweep and the supporting structure by joints.The integrated automatic switching valve guarantees fast apply times and very low reset forces during normal operation.In case of a rope failure the rope rocker dampers damp immediately so that a free- fall of the load can be avoided.” Hybrid straddles for Freeport Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has reported a recent order for 10 Terex NSC 634 E ECO hybrid straddle carriers from Freep- ort Container Port (FCP), the Hutchison Port Holdings affiliate in the Bahamas, with an option to purchase an additional 12 ma- chines.The first machines, which have a top unladen travel speed of 30 kph, stack 1 over 2 and have an SWL of 60t under twin 20, are slated for delivery during May. This is believed to be the big- gest single order for Noell hybrid drive straddle carriers, following earlier deliveries to customers in Germany and in Antwerp. The drive comprises a diesel-powered generator and an array of ultraca- pacitors, which provide transient storage and recycling of energy re- covered during braking and low- ering. This results in significantly reduced fuel consumption and ex- haust emissions compared to a tra- ditional drive system. Load surges on the primary energy source,the diesel-generator set, are lower, al- lowing it to run in a smoother, energy-efficient manner. According to TPS, opera- tors are reporting up to 20% less fuel consumed (and hence lower emissions) with Terex straddle carriers fitted with hybrid drives compared to Terex’s conventional diesel-electric drives, depending on terminal and operating condi- tions.They also reported reduced noise emissions. “For some years, our hybrid straddle carriers have proven their worth in everyday cargo han- dling,” stated Guido Luini, man- aging director of TPS, Würzburg factory.“The fact that we have re- ceived this order from Freeport for a fleet of machines equipped with this technology is confirmation of the acceptance for it and, at the same time,of our leading position in this segment of the market.” Freeport is an existing custom- er for Noell straddle carriers,with a fleet of 25 diesel-hydraulic NSC 644 H machines, so it is mak- ing a fuel-saving “jump” by opt- ing for hybrids, as diesel-electric drives are more fuel-efficient than diesel-hydraulic drives in straddle carrier applications. According to TPS, as FCP gradually expands its operations, it is placing particular empha- sis on the cost-effectiveness and environmentally compatible op- eration of the handling machines used. In view of this approach, it was, said Luini, logical that the customer ordered Terex straddle carriers with hybrid drives. Noell hybrid straddle carriers in Free- port, Bahamas Portek to lease new cranes New rope rocker damper En route to Savannah Konecranes STS cranes being shipped by DockWise to Savannah Singapore-based Portek Group, part of Mitsui & Co, is preparing to step up its activities in the crane leasing market by offering long term lease arrangements for new STS and RTG cranes. Portek has long offered leases on used, refur- bished cranes, but it is now look- ing to broaden its leasing activity to include new STS and yard crane fleets large enough to operate a terminal handling over 1M TEU. Leasing new equipment has been done before, but Portek CEO Takao Omori said most at- tempts by leasing companies have failed because leasing new cranes will not work as a purely financial arrangement. Leasing companies have the commercial strength to buy new cranes, but they have no expertise in crane operating and maintenance, no way to protect the asset and are not able to guar- antee equipment availability. Portek’s executive director and CEO of Portek Systems & Equipment, Tok Soon Chong, believes leasing a large fleet of brand new cranes can be a viable option if the lease terms combine financial and engineering/opera- tional conditions.What terminals want, he said, is guaranteed crane uptime over an extended pe- riod, up to 20 years. Removing the uncertainty over the cost of this is a very attractive proposi- tion as it takes some of the risk out of concession arrangements. Now that it is owned by Mit- sui & Co, Portek has the financial backing to finance big crane or- ders. It is working on an arrange- ment for up to seven STS cranes and a commensurate number of RTGs. Portek would design and specify the cranes,supervise fabri- cation and installation,and service them for 20 years. Having control of the crane design,specification and construc- tion enables Portek to lease new equipment with confidence it can manage the life cycle costs and guarantee availability. Portek has experience specifying and super- vising crane fabrication and it has a lease fleet of around 10 cranes in service at any time,all of which are used cranes on shorter duration leases.Italsohasseveralcranemain- tenance contracts in Indonesia. Leasing STS cranes with guaranteed uptime begs the question whether Portek might supply labour to operate the cranes as well. Omori said Portek is not looking, at least initially, at this type of arrangement but it could be possible at some stage. Contracting a certain level of pro- ductivity, however, is likely to be too problematic as crane produc- tivity depends on more than just the cranes and their operators. Schematic of new rope rocker TUKAN K 2,400 TONNES PER HOUR WITH ADVANCED ENERGY RECUPERATION AND BOOM EQUALIZER SAVING UP TO 70 % - COMPAREDTO MOBILE HARBOUR CRANES (MHC) ARDELT XL EFFICIENCY ARDELT IS A MEMBER OF KRANUNION. (ENERGY CONSUMPTION) TUKAN MHC Anzeige_124x175_Ardelt_neu3_06_WorldCargoNews 22.05.13 08:29 Seite 1 02_WCN_May_2013.indd 1 14/06/2013 03:06:33
  3. 3. May 2013 3 CARGO HANDLING NEWS Kalmar refurbishment deals Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has completed the heightening of six quay cranes at MSC Home Terminal. The project in- volved increasing the hoisting height of all the Kalmar quay cranes by 4m from 38m to 42m above quay level.All modi- fications were completed within a 12 month time frame Work initially started in April 2012.The first crane was recom- missioned in September and the sixth crane was recommissioned in March.The cranes were jacked up by Kalmar’s special- ist crane services team and leg extensions were added just below the gross gird- ers. In order to maintain stiffness, the sill beam was strengthened and bracers were installed on the waterside portal frame. The project included extension of the personnel lift and staircase,partial renewal of the electrical wiring and software modifications. Essential maintenance work to the cranes was also undertak- en to minimise production downtime. Disturbance to quayside operations was minimised as the cranes were transported by self-propelled modular transporters (SPMT) to a designated construction site.Once modified,the cranes were then transported back to the original position on the quay.The cranes are more than 10 years old and were among the first orders placed (by the then Hessenatie) with Ka- lmar after it acquired Nelcon in 2001. Kalmar has also announced that it has acquired total ownership of the Spanish crane refurbishment and maintenance service company Mareiport SA. Kalmar has owned 30% of Algeciras-based Ma- reiport since 2007 and this takeover is described as a strategic step for the com- pany to become a major global crane refurbishment and services provider. Mareiport, which was privately- owned, has provided maintenance serv- ices for ports and terminals and refurbish- ment and heightening services for a large variety of different cranes, including quay cranes, RTGs, bulk cranes and large ship- yard cranes especially in the Mediterrane- an area. Last year its sales came to around €20M. It employs some 250 people. “There are around 5000 quay cranes in operation globally,” said Olli Isotalo, president of Kalmar.“Most of them have been in operation over 10 years and are in need of refurbishments and upgrades. At the same time, our customers are looking for modifications and upgrades to their existing quay cranes to handle ever larger vessels.” Kalmar has also announced an order from Terminales Rio de la Plata (TRP) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for the ex- tension of the booms on two STS con- tainer cranes supplied by ZPMC. It is not clear whether this award is in any way connected to the Mareiport devel- opments.TRP is part of DP World. To handle the larger container vessels cascading into north-south trades TRP needs longer cranes and in this award the outreach of the cranes will be ex- tended from 45m to 51m. Kalmar’s team has started work on detailed engineering plans so that the ZPMC cranes can be recommissioned before the end of 2013. “Boom extension is one of our focus products and we are working with many enquiries globally,” said Marcelo Massa, managing director of Kalmar Argentina. � Kalmar has won an order worth around €10M for 25 DRF450 reach stackers from the Algerian port procure- ment company, Groupement D’Intérêt Commun des Entreprises Portuaires (GICEP). Delivery is scheduled over the next six months to five of the most im- portant ports in Algeria:Annaba, Skikda, Algiers, Mostagannem and Ghazaouet. � Port Otago in New Zealand has or- dered two Kalmar ESC 450W straddle carriers along with the Smartfleet main- tenance support system. Crane lift height has been raised by 4m to 42m at MSC HomeTerminal,Antwerp Italgru has delivered a model IHC 2120 mobile harbour crane to Mormugao Port Trust in Goa. Supplied in 4-rope con- figuration to handle bulk as well as gen- eral cargo and containers, the crane has a maximum SWL (hook load) of 120t and outreach is 11m -51m.The crane was assembled and erected and fully tested in Porto Marghera (Venice) and shipped fully-erect from there for customer test- ing and final commissioning. A second, similar crane remains under option. Still in the Indian market, Cochin Port Trust has an option for a second Italgru IHC 850 mobile harbour crane.The first crane, supplied in 4-rope configuration and with a 12 m3 mechanical grab, is also equipped with a cable reeling system, so the customer can plug it into the mains and run it fully electrically when required. Crane outreach is between 9m and 36m and SWL under hook at 18m is 40t. Elsewhere,CCI de Rochefort in south west France (River Charente) is testing its first IHI 850 (two on order).Three IHC 2120S cranes for TCDD in the Port of Izmir are presently under construction. These cranes are similar to the IHC 2120s previously supplied to IFA in Ravenna, but have a specially reinforced load curve. It’s a Goa for Italgru IHC 2120 in container mode in Mormugao TRAILER DESIGN and MANUFACTURE ROLLTRAILERS GOOSENECKS DRAWBARTRAILERS CHASSIS LIFTTRAILERS CASSETTES SEACOM AG Berbiceweg 5 CH - 8212 Neuhausen Switzerland Tel: +41 (0) 52 632 04 00 Fax: +41 (0) 52 632 04 09 www.seacom-marine.ch 03_WCN_May_2013.indd 1 14/06/2013 03:08:17
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Telephone: +81 3 3479 6131 Fax: +81 3 3479 6130 E-Mail: nmi@tka.att.ne.jp KOREA AGENT JO,YOUNG-SANG, BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS INC. Telephone: +82 2 739 7840 Fax: +82 2 732 3662 E-Mail: biscom@unitel.co.kr PUBLISHED BY WCN PUBLISHING Northbank House, 5 Bridge Street, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 8BL, England.Telephone: +44 1372 375511 Fax: +44 1372 370111 SUBSCRIPTIONS Subscriptions are available from the address above or via our website: www.worldcargonews.com Entire contents © WCN Publishing 2013 Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has reported an order for two Terex Gottwald G HMK 6408 Model 6 mobile harbour cranes from long- standing customer in New Zea- land, Port of Napier Ltd.The two cranes,each with lifting capacities of up to 100t and radii up to 51m, will be modified by TPS to meet the specific conditions of the quays in the port and, from late summer 2013, will be handling mainly containers. Napier Port is expanding its fleet of cranes as a result of business growth, and is currently the second larg- est in New Zealand’s North Is- land in terms of the volume of total export cargo handled. Napier currently operates a fleet of four Gottwald HMK 280 E and HMK 300 E MHCs that were originally supplied with options including an extended tower and special chassis. With the two new cranes, the chassis will be fitted with a special set of axles that are spaced further apart than normal to take account of the site conditions. The chassis will also be equipped with eight axles,which will prevent the per- mitted loading of the quay from being exceeded. For the same reason, the extended propping system will provide an increased area to take into account the spe- cific quay conditions. TPS has also delivered and commissioned the first of two Terex Gottwald HMK 170E mo- bile harbour cranes ordered by St Peter Port Harbour in Guernsey, as part of a turnkey contract that Liebherr confirms repeat orders Liebherr Container Cranes in Ireland has confirmed a brief report in the November 2012 edition of WorldCargo News (p1) that existing customer HPC Exolgan will shortly take delivery of its ninth Liebherr STS crane Ukraina, part of HHLA, has or- dered three more STS cranes for the new project of Odessa Con- tainer Terminal along the port’s Karantinny (Quarantine) Mole. HPC Ukraina already operates four Liebherr STS cranes at the existing container terminal.This has a capacity for 0.7M TEU/ year and the new facility is esti- mated at 0.6M TEU/year. The cranes will have an out- reach of 54.5m (20-wide), a lift height over rail of 41.5m and a SWL of 65t in twin-20 mode. HPC Ukraina already operates four Liebherr ship-to-shore cranes at the existing terminal. These have a 17-wide deck cov- erage (46m outreach), their lift height is 34m and SWL in twin- 20 mode is 50t. In Buenos Aires, Dock Sud container terminal operator Exolgan has confirmed the or- der for its ninth STS crane from Liebherr. Like the eighth crane handed over last September, this has an outreach of 51.5m (20- wide), a lift height of 40m and a SWL of 62.5t in twin-20 mode. Again the “upsizing” is signifi- ciant. Nos 6 and 7 delivered in 2010 have an 18-wide deck cov- erage (50.5m) and a lift height of 30.5m, although SWL in twin- 20 mode is understood to be 65t. As previously reported, the Karantinny Mole project fi- nally got underway in April 2010, after five years of pro- tractions and delays. In August 2011 a US$70M dredging and hydraulic engineering contract was awarded to Hamburg-based Josef Moebius.The total project is estimated at US$200M and the three new cranes, said to be worth US$35M, are the second big ticket item after the Moe- bius award. The new terminal is being built on a raised beach occupy- ing 19.3-ha and will offer 650m of berthing space with a depth of 16m alongside. The paved yard will occupy 11.24-ha and will have a static storage capac- ity of 16,000 TEU. Special Gottwald mobiles for Napier includes demolition of a quayside portal crane and a 32t quayside scotch derrick, along with civil reinstatement. The second new HMK 170E is slated for delivery this November, and TPS will de- molish two more old cranes. Practically all Guernsey’s trade with the rest of Britain and the world passes through St Peter Port and the harbour is currently undergoing a £13.75M refur- bishment of its freight handling facilities. The modernisation in- cludes replacement of four exist- ing cranes with the two Gottwald cranes,which will handle 50,000t of container freight per year. The 63t configuration HMK 170E MHCs have a radius of 38m and feature self-powered diesel generators. For increased efficien- cy and to avoid exhaust emissions within the port, the cranes can be hooked up to 11 kV electrical shore supply power connections. The cranes for Guernsey are built in Düsseldorf and transport- ed to Antwerp for onward trans- fer by sea-going barge to St Peter Port.The port’s Harbour Master, Captain Peter Gill, stated that TPS provided the lowest cost, technically acceptable proposal as part of the open tender process. “When fully operational, the two cranes will be doing the work of the four former cranes, with obvious benefits in terms of the utilisation of available space and operational efficiency,” said Gill. “The transfer of the [first] crane from the barge to the quayside was carried out during a limited window of opportu- nity, dictated by the 10m tidal rise and fall that we experience at the harbour.The delivery and commissioning processes were carried out in a thoroughly pro- fessional manner.” TPS’s recently appointed UK director Alex Stogianidis added: “Our ability to provide tech- nology-led solutions, backed by turnkey engineering and logistics packages,places us in a strong posi- tion to continue to win significant high profile contracts, reinforcing our position as a market leader.” The chassis and propping system, seen here at the Gottwald plant in Düs- seldorf, has been adapted to special on-site conditions in Napier Available from WorldCargo News “Container Terminal Planning - A Theoretical Approach” A major study by Dr Itsuro Watanabe (Container System Technology) This comprehensive 245 page study is an in-depth analysis of capacity constraints, productivity, selectivity and flexibility of different container handling systems in terminals of different types and sizes: common-users or dedicated; hub centre (transshipment and/or relay) or import/export vocation; gateway or feeder port;intermodal rail or truck distribution inland; with or without CFS, etc. Profusely illustrated with charts,figures and explanatory tables. 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  5. 5. “Control Techniques helped raise our efficiency” Paolo Mussi Technical Manager, La Spezia Container Terminal EMERSON. CONSIDER IT SOLVED. TM To find out more about this and other successful Control Techniques projects visit www.controltechniques.com Paolo Mussi, Technical Manager at La Spezia Container Terminal, is delighted with the partnership between the terminal and Control Techniques; a relationship that is now ten years old. “All our cranes are equipped with Control Techniques drives, and by sharing their expertise with our key electrical staff, they have helped us to improve our efficiency and productivity.” M3k9506_A3_Control_Techniques_ItaliaGroup_A3.indd 1 04/03/2013 15:30 05_WCN_May_2013.indd 1 14/06/2013 03:11:17
  6. 6. May 20136 NEWSCARGO HANDLING NEWS Liebherr-Werk Nenzing reports that Spanish customer Galigrain SA in the Port of Marín is regularly reaching a peak rate of 1800 tph with its 4-rope LHM 550, which is used to unload bulkers up to panamax size. The crane, which is fitted with Liebherr’s hybrid Pactronic drive, was supplied in 2011. With a maximum outreach of 54m and a maximum lift capacity of 144t, the crane is also used to handle general car- goes. Galigrain opted for the LHM 550 with the Pactronic hybrid power booster to improve the efficiency of bulk handling. The hybrid drive system, says Liebherr, allows for more turnover and less fuel consumption at Liebherr toasts Galigrain bherr, helped us to optimise operational parameters,” said García. “As a result of the harmonisation of Galigrain’s bulk transportation chain, the utilisation of the crane capacity has significantly im- proved, leading to new turnover peaks.” As previously reported, the Pactronic hydraulic hybrid drive system includes an accumulator as a secondary energy source instead of a bigger or additional diesel engine and it regenerates the re- verse power while lowering the load. In addition, the surplus power of the primary energy source is also used for charging the accumulator. The stored energy is transferred back to the system when the crane requires peak power during hoisting. In terms of turnover capacity, that means a plus of 30% com- pared to a conventional machine with equal power rating of the primary en- ergy source. In addition, Pactronic leads to a re- duction of fuel/energy consumption (litre/tonne) as well as CO2 and exhaust emissions in the range of 30% depend- ing on the operation. The hybrid drive system is claimed to be virtually maintenance-free, as it just needs visible inspection every 10 years. 100% recyclability as well as re- duced noise exposure are additional eco-friendly benefits. Galigrain’s success highlights the benefits of the LHM 550 and Pactronic Drive,states Liebherr New GPA simulator Earlier this year GlobalSim delivered an advanced crane training simulator to the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) facility at Garden City Terminal in Savannah, Georgia. The simulator is configured with two separate models to provide training for both a Konecranes STS cranes and a Konecranes RTG. “The modular design of the simulator allows for a wide degree of custom hard- ware and software components,” said GlobalSim’s SVP sales and marketing, Clyde Stauffer. “Specifically, GlobalSim was able to tailor the system to provide a training tool that matches the hardware layout and equipment functionality of both crane configurations.This includes the integration of a cross-reeved spread hoist cable model with an accurate phys- ics model and realistic visual model.” The simulator replicates the critical functions required to train crane person- nel for normal, advanced, and emergen- cy operating procedures of each crane. The training arena was specially devel- oped to replicate the GPA’s Garden City Terminal, including a dogleg in the quay crane rail path, its reefer rack configura- tion and intermodal rail yard. Stauffer said the level of visual real- ity and physics modeling in GlobalSim’s products continues to evolve.The GPA will benefit from new modeling of night operations that recreates the yard high mast and equipment-mounted flood- lights that are used during night opera- tions. GlobalSim is now working with GPA to define integration of its new eRTG s with the Conductix-Wampfler drive-in system into the training system. While around 50% of the simulators GlobalSim supplies are now container- ised, the GPA system will be housed in its own training centre. GlobalSim will supply a training records management database permitting comprehensive col- lection, assessing, and reporting of all student performance data. The GPA student training station is housed in the port authority’s own training centre the same time, each in the range of 30%. “The LHM 550 has enlarged the ca- pacity and performance of our terminals and fits perfectly into our efforts towards more efficient and environmentally friendly operations,” Galigrain’s manag- ing director Ceferino Nogueira García said.“The performance of the crane ex- ceeded by far our expectations and we are frequently reaching a peak turnover of 1800 tph.” High productivity has at- tracted more business. In Marín, Liebherr engineers ana- lysed the port infrastructure and the logistics processes in detail in order to increase speed of bulk transportation throughout the port.“A detailed analy- sis of the crane data, carried out by Lie- www.ttsgroup.com Container terminal technology for horizontal transport Our systems are designed with a committed responsibility to safety as well as to the environment in and around container terminals. These two considerations combine to improve capacity and system reliability, generally advancing the cost-efficiency of container port logistics. 06_WCN_May_2013.indd 1 10/06/2013 14:34:04
  7. 7. May 2013 7 NEWSCARGO HANDLING/PORT NEWS ZPMC going direct ZPMC is moving to rationalise its net- work of agents and spare parts suppliers and will be setting up a network of 15 offices worldwide to service customers in large markets directly. ZPMC has never really sought ex- clusive arrangements with agencies and crane service companies, some of which are operated by its biggest cus- tomers, for the supply of crane spare parts. This has at times created confu- sion among customers as competing companies have claimed they are the exclusive agent for ZPMC parts in a particular region. In some instances ter- minals have opted to purchased direct from ZPMC in Shanghai rather than deal with agents, despite Customs issues and longer delivery times. With such a large number of cranes in service there is obviously enormous potential in the spare parts market, which to date ZPMC has not capital- ised on fully. It has now set up ZPMC Netherlands as a 100% daughter com- pany under the leadership of Tony To- masouw as director of operations. He was formerly at ZPMC Europe. Tomasouw said ZPMC will have more than one subsidiary in Europe and its former arrangement with ZPMC Europe (which was an independent company and not a ZPMC subsidiary) has been discontinued. Geographical boundaries are still being finalised, but Tomasouw said the Netherlands office will serve Holland, France, Belgium and the UK, while a German branch will serve Germany, Russia and Scan- dinavia. In Rotterdam the company formerly known as ZPMC Europe has changed its name to “EPMC Europe” and is still advertising itself as the “official agent from ZPMC Shanghai” and advertis- ing the full range of ZPMC cranes and spare parts. ✉ A team from ZPMC, the national University of Singapore and Shang- hai Maritime University has won the US$1M “Next Generation Container Port Challenge” prize from the Marine and Port Administration of Singapore and Singapore Maritime Institute (see page 49). Australia’s first Terberg 6 x 4 Through its Australian distributor and service agent, Clark Equipment, Ter- berg Benscop recently supplied what Clark claims to be the first 6 x 4 Ter- berg YT in the country, to Toll Inter- modal, part of Toll Group, in Western Australia. Toll required low axle weights and it also specified a EURO 5 compliant engine. According to Toll Intermodal the decision to specify the 6x4 axle con- figuration was influenced by the need to allow the yard tractor unrestricted access throughout the terminal and connecting roads when handling laden trailers. The first Terberg YT220 6x4 EURO 5 compliant yard tractor in Australia The 6x4 configuration effectively delivers lower axle loads and ground bearing pressure compared to the more popular 4x2 twin axle models. Toll Intermodal also specified the option of the EURO 5 compliant Cummins ISB 162kW six cylinder die- sel engine. Clark also offers a range of Terberg 4x2 and 4x4 tractors which, depend- ing upon the model selected, are of- fered with the option of a Cummins or Mercedes Tier IIIA engine or EURO 5 compliant engine. Honduran tender off The tender to build a dry bulk termi- nal at the Honduran port of Cortés has been cancelled and will begin again. The three companies overseeing the process - the Commission for Public- Private Alliances (Coalianza), the Na- tional Port Authority (ENP) and Banco Atlántica - judged that the two bidders had not entered a bid complying with the tender requirements. The Mexican consortium composed of Multisur and Grupo Naviera Pe- ninsular offered the lowest tariffs, but its financial offer was viewed as being incomplete. Chile’s SAAM Puertos wanted tariffs that were viewed as too high. Neither company has yet declared whether they will bid for a new con- cession. SAAM stressed that its proposal met conditions set out in the tender document. Boost for Karlskrona Stena Line plans to build a new rail ter- minal in the Swedish port of Karlskrona to connect with Gothenburg and Stock- holm. The Stena group bought the port of Karlskrona in southern Sweden in 2012. Stena’s Jacob Koch-Nielsen, freight commercial manager, said that being able to offer intermodal solutions and connected rail capacity over Karl- skrona “will open new doors into the market.” Stena Line carried almost 87,000 cargo units in its Gdynia-Karlskrona liner service in 2012,an increase of 7.3% compared with the previous year. The line added that it is too early to give detailed information as to the in- vestment and capacity of the new rail- head, but the facility will enable it to of- fer a through transport deal to customers. Separately, Stena’s UK and Ireland freight manager, Richard Horswill, has said that the company is placing more emphasis on its entire network services rather than route-by-route. 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  8. 8. May 20138 WorldCargonews CARGO HANDLING/PORT NEWS Finland-based Oy Meclift Ltd has come up with another niche product,based on its proven ML36CM Container Mover range.Movers have been around for a long time (since the mid-1980s) and they pro- vide terminal tractors with the ability to ground or pick up containers, transport them over long distances and load or un- load road chassis.They are either fixed or telescoping, to handle 20ft, 30ft and 40/ 45ft containers. In this new development, designated ML36CMt,Meclift has provided the ter- minal tractor with the ability to tip the bulk contents of a 20ft dry can container. Lifting capacity is 36t and lifting height is 1800mm,or 1500mm in the event that TTS Group has, through its subsidiary TTS Port Equipment AB, signed an agreement to supply seven 2-axle translifters together with 90 cassettes for the PT Terminal Petikemas Surabaya in Indonesia (Pelindo III,Tanjung Perak). Pelindo III will be the first lo-lo con- tainer terminal operator inAsia to use the cassette/translifter system.The equipment will be used mainly to transport contain- ers to and from the yard and the customs inspection area. “This order demonstrates that the TTS cassette system can be a good so- lution for brown field terminals that need to boost their productivity,” said CEO Johannes D Neteland.This state- ment effectively confirms that the order is not associated with Pelindo III’s auto- mated terminal project at Lamong Bay, which is a “green field” development (WorldCargo News,March 2013,p41). TTS has designed the translifters for Pelindo III in such a way that they fit the existing equipment used in the terminal, thus the investment cost for changing the mode of operation is kept to a minimum. Delivery of the equipment is scheduled for November 2013. The cassettes themselves are designed to support containers safely while being quickly transported, and containers can be stacked and carried on a single cas- sette in a variety of configurations. The translifters will be equipped with a lifting gooseneck so that it can be fitted to the standard road trucks (with fixed fifth wheels) that are used to move the containers within the terminal today. The Tanjung Perak terminal will be the third lo-lo container terminal in the world to utilise the TTS cassette system. Pelindo III will join APMTerminalsVir- ginia (APMTV) in the USA and (the or- der confirmed recently) DPWorld’s new London Gateway terminal in the UK. In the latter two cases, the system is (will be) deployed to shuttle containers between the container yard (the landside end of the automated stacking crane stacks) and the on-dock rail yard. DP World has ordered 10 2-axle translifters and 115 cassettes for London Gateway, phase 1. APMTV took its first delivery of 10 translifters and 220 cassettes in 2007 and placed a repeat order for the same numbers of equipment in 2011. New bulk tipping Container Mover The ML36CMt has an SWL of 36 tonnes. The maximum tilt angle is 42 deg the 20ft container is a 9ft 6in high cube. Depending on the terminal tractor, the lifting speed is 1 m/sec and the tilting speed is equivalent to 1.5-2 deg/sec.De- pending on lifting height, the maximum tilting angle is 42 deg.The sideways move- ment of the top lift units is ± 150mm. The ML36CMt has an overall length of 10m and is 4120mm wide,and the dis- tance between its wheels is 3m. Overall height is 4120mm with a container and 3800mm in unladen travel mode.Options include a weigh scale (for example, if proof-of-load is required), a rear view camera and monitor to assist the tractor driver, automatic lubrication and auto- matic levelling of drive height. TTS for Pelindo III Prior to tilting, the container doors are opened and secured to the sidewalls by the tractor operator or other worker, using a manually operated chain and hook combination. However, as an other op- tion the ML36CMt can also be fitted with semi-automatic, hydraulically-operated door securing latches attached to the rear toplift unit. The horizontal forces caused by the load during tilting,which are directed to the upper corners of the container, are compensated by hydraulic tightening of the chains, the hooks of which are fas- tened to the lower rear corner castings. The chains are tightened simultaneously with the door opening. 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  9. 9. PARTNERS IN PRODUCTIVITY Man Meets Machine In Hamburg The creators of the future in container handling will be the innovators – teams with the imagination to join man with machine to achieve more productive performance. HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA), with its pioneering automation and dual-cycle container handling, is one of these elite organizations. Part of HHLA, which also includes other highly-efficient terminals, CTA can move 130+ containers an hour on mega-vessels. In 10 years the facility has rapidly and reliably handled more than 20 million TEU. High-throughput automated terminals demand the highest reliability in equipment, which is why you will find 170 Bromma crane spreaders at HHLA today, with 95 of them at automated CTA. To create a “gold standard” terminal you need the right equipment, the right support, and the right imagination. You need a partner in productivity. In Germany, and everywhere, Bromma is committed to helping our customers succeed. 09_WCN_May_2013.indd 1 10/06/2013 14:31:53
  10. 10. May 201310 NEWSPORT NEWS Transiidikeskuse (TK), the company that operates Muuga Container Termi- nal (MCT) in the Estonian port (Noviy Tallinn), has acquired Rail Garant Estonia (RGE), up to now the local af- filiate of Russia’s major privately owned industrial rail carrier Rail Garant (RG) and the designated operator of Muuga’s prospective second container terminal. TK’s chairman Erik Laidvee said that MCT will soon reach the limit of its capacity. The facility occupies just 21-ha, but traffic has grown very quick- ly in the past 2-3 years. In 2012 MCT handled almost 225,000 TEU, 15% more than the figure in 2011, which it- self was 30% up on 2010,so the acquisi- Hold-up for LekkiConstruction of the new port of Lekki in Nigeria has been delayed.The project was originally scheduled to open last year and latterly was expected to be completed in 2015.This date has now been put back to 2016 at the earliest and, given the delays that have affected development to date, it may not open until sometime after that. No official explanation has been given for the slippage in the timetable, but some sources in Nigeria have sug- gested that there could be funding diffi- culties. Responding to such reports, the managing director of Lekki Free Trade Zone, Haresh Aswani, said that con- struction would begin as soon as World Bank approval and the full environmental impact assessment had been received. As previously reported, the deep water port is being developed by Singapore’s Tolaram Group, which aims to promote it as a transhipment port, as well as an entrepôt for trade in Lagos State. Locat- ed about 60 km east of Lagos, the port will be ideally situated to serve one of the world’s biggest cities. The container terminal, set to be operated by ICTSI under contract from Tolaram, will have handling capacity of 2.5M TEU a year, which will make it the biggest contain- er facility in Nigeria. China Harbour Engineering Company has been awarded the EPC turnkey contract to develop the entire port, including the container, dry bulk and liquid bulk terminals. Aswani said that US$800M out of the required US$1.55B funding had already been put in place and that 33 out of the 36 required permits had been received, allowing the project to be completed by 2016. He added that the project would “create close to 163,000 new jobs and spur economic development.” The Lekki project is subject to further delay Muuga acquisition deal tion allows TK to increase its business. Initially the new terminal will occupy 27-ha, but there is a further 44-ha in reserve. “Our company’s development plan has always called for an expansion of the [existing] container terminal,” said Laidvee, “so now we can achieve our ambition to develop one of the Baltic region’s largest container terminals.” TK has taken over not only the building rights on the new terminal, but has also concluded a stevedoring agreement with RG enabling it to han- dle the Russian group’s container traffic via Muuga. It will proceed immediately with phase 1, with an installed capacity of 150,000 TEU. Completion is slated for July 2014. This is somewhat later than the port’s plan.RG started building the new facil- ity in January last year and committed to have the first stage ready by the first quarter of this year, but the work came to a virtual standstill in the second half of 2012. The value of the transaction between TK and RG has not been disclosed, but the deal puts an end to the dispute between the two companies stirred up in April 2011 when RGE beat TK in the tender for the concession rights over the new facility. Under fire from TK, the port authority stated that it had chosen RG because the Russian trans- portation group would be able to secure steady container traffic over Muuga.TK countered that RG had no experience of port operations and could not make any guarantees on transit business. On the basis of RG’s plans to build a network of inland container rail terminals in Russia, the port authority undertook to develop a new rail yard adjacent to Muuga railway station with new approach lines and four or five 1000m long tracks to handle full length trains. New port for Walvis Bay? The government of Namibia is considering the development of an entirely new port in Walvis Bay, about 3 km north of the existing harbour. Plans to construct a new container terminal at the existing port had been delayed, apparently because of funding difficulties. However, it appears that government uncertainty over the project stemmed from consideration of the far more ambitious scheme. There is little room for expansion around the existing port, which is hemmed in by residential areas. Apart from a container terminal with handling capacity of 2M TEU/year, a coal terminal is expected to be con- structed to handle coal exports from Botswana, along with liquid bulk, break- bulk and multi-purpose terminals. Officials have hinted that the port will be operated by the state-owned Namibia Port Authority (Namport) on land that is already owned by the state. There is sufficient available land for both the port and a proposed industrial park. A harbour entrance channel and part of the deepwater harbour basin must be dredged and about 10 kms of quay wall constructed. Reports in the Namibian press sug- gest that the Chinese government will help to fund the project. Located much further north west than any South Af- rican port, trade via Walvis Bay would shave days off shipping between North America or Europe and Southern Af- rica. However, China’s involvement could suggest that the coal terminal, which will primarily handle coal bound for Asia, is a key part of the vision.The Export-Import Bank of China had of- fered to provide funding for the new container terminal at the existing port via a 20-year loan with an interest rate of just 2% a year.This funding may now be transferred to the new venture,as long as a Chinese company is awarded the con- struction contract. 3 3 3 3 3 1-3 October 2013 MACC, Miami, USA Closing the Infrastructure Gap Investment, Innovation & Inland Efficiency Join the conversation at the TOC CSC Americas Conference & Exhibition More info & to book: www.tocevents-americas.com Who attends? 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  11. 11. May 2013 11 PORT NEWS Táranto dispute As if the corruption scandal en- gulfing ILVA, Europe’s largest steel plant,and the damage caused by the huge tornado last Novem- ber were not enough, the Port of Táranto has been hit by legal action by bulk operator Con- sorzio Terminal Rinfuse Táranto (CTRT), a sister company of quarry company Italcave and ship agent Carmed within the privately-owned Caramia group. The regional tribunal in Lecce (TAR Lecce) has upheld a claim brought by CTRT against the port authority (APT) over the non-renewal of a concession to operate a dry bulk terminal on a 46,695 m2 parcel, with a 300m long quay,at the port’s Multisector Dock (Molo Polisettoriale).TAR Lecce has put a stop to €100M of infrastructure works and dredging to take depth to -16.5m - projects aimed at relaunching the Ever- green container terminal (TCT). APT's appeal will be heard by the Council of State on 23 Oc- tober, so it is hoping this will be a temporary delay.At risk is around €200M of new investment, in- cluding Evergreen’s commitment to new equipment and other improvements. In theory at least, another €219M earmarked for the adjacent logistics park is not affected, but its fortunes are in- evitably tied up with those of the container terminal. CTRT’s facility is located at the neck of the MultisectorWharf and wasoriginallydedicatedtopetcoke trades. APT awarded it to CTRT for two years and the concession expired at the end of 2011, al- though CTRT originally asked for four years and has continued op- erations there pending the review. The key to this dispute is that the facility has become a ma- jor revenue earner for Caramia since the tornado that hitTáranto on 28 November last year. The ILVA coal and iron ore recep- tion wharf was badly damaged and two gantry grab unloaders were destroyed. Until the berth can be put back into action ILVA is using CTRT and Caramia is reported to be earning €50,000/ day by virtue of a price of €3/ tonne unloaded.Materials are un- loaded directly to dumper trucks via hoppers and driven to the ILVA plant. Port observers in Italy say Cara- mia is putting a temporary“wind- fall” ahead of future revenue streams,since Carmed is the agent for all Evergreen group’s con- tainer traffic over TCT. Its action could damage Carmed’s credibil- ity in the eyes of Evergreen and weaken the Taiwanese carrier’s commitment to the port. Last year judges ordered €1B of steel and steel products seizure from ILVA as part of an ongoing corruption investigation linked to serious breaches of environmen- tal law.The authorities ordered a partial closure of the steelworks last July over pollution levels and eight executives were placed un- der house arrest. In January this year a top ILVA executive was ar- rested in London. The steel company has em- barked on a 2-year clean-up op- eration after prosecutors charged that toxic emissions from the plant have led to abnormally high levels of cancer and respiratory ill- nesses in the region. Progress on Lamu A consortium of Chinese compa- nies has been awarded a contract to begin construction work on the new port of Lamu in Kenya. China Communications Con- struction Company is the lead contractor, while China Road and Bridge Corporation will build the first phase of the con- tainer terminal with three berths. The port is designed to be the centrepiece of the far larger Lamu Port, South Sudan, Ethio- pia Transport (LAPSSET) corri- dor project, which will include an industrial zone, agro-indus- trial projects, road and rail links to Ethiopia and South Sudan, and an oil pipeline from South Sudan to the new port.Telecoms and power lines are planned to run alongside the main roads and railways. The government of land- locked South Sudan,which is the world’s newest country,is keen to see Lamu develop as its main port. The chief executive of LAPSSET, Silvester Kasuku, said:“We called for contractors and the best was a consortium headed by China Communications. We are do- ing the seed investment by con- structing the first three berths, just to break the ground. This will demonstrate there is govern- ment commitment and invest- ment and provide incentives for private sector investors to come on board.”The container termi- nal has been designed to provide scope for 32 berths in the long term. The ancient town of Lamu on the island of Lamu has a long his- tory as a port, but has not been developed as a commercial port since independence. The new port project will be built on Manda Bay on the mainland, op- posite the island. However, con- tracts on the project were award- ed by the government of Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki, which lost power in the April elections. It remains to be seen whether the new government will honour the existing plans. APMTerminals’newly completed 600m quay at Liberia’s Freeport of Monrovia has been officially opened by President Ellen John- son Sirleaf. The 17-ha terminal is APMT’s first 100%-owned port concession in Africa, which will operate under a 25-year deal agreed in 2010.A three-year deadline for completion of the new wharf was stipulated in the concession agreement, concluded on a build-operate-transfer model. APMT said it was a tight deadline which it met ahead of schedule. Infrastructure investments will include roadway reconstruction, yard paving, new offices and gates and cargo handling technology. APMT is obliged to invest around US$120M over the term of the concession, but the company said it will invest an additional US$25M to upgrade the contain- er yard, buildings, gates and safety activities. 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  12. 12. May 201312 NEWSPORT NEWS South African transport utility Transnet has taken the first steps towards developing Africa’s big- gest container terminal on the site of the old Durban International Airport (DIA). The airport site, which is located south of the ex- isting Port of Durban, was made available when DIA closed and the new King Shaka International Airport opened. The details re- main to be finalised, but Transnet believes that a 9.6M TEU/year capacity container terminal could be developed as a public private partnership over about 20 years at a cost of R75B (US$8.16B). Transnet has begun to hold meetings with stakeholders in the project, including the general public and local businesses. Marc Descoins, Transnet’s programme director for the project, said:“In- volving key stakeholders at this early stage of the process is essen- tial as it ensures strategic participa- tion in the discussion around the project’s environmental and so- cio-economic issues and impacts. “The objective of engaging during the concept phase is to share project information, open lines of communication with stakeholders, and actively engage key representatives of the various stakeholder groups with the view to initiate dialogue on the project. We believe that the recent sessions were valuable in gaining a better understanding of the needs of the local communities.” Government ownership of Transnet and support for the project should ease progress on the scheme. The company has already set out a preliminary timetable for development and a shortlist of likely design options should be finalised over the next three months, allowing the pre- feasibility study to begin. Four phases are planned for the container terminal, each with four berths.The first phase is due to open for business in 2020 and the fourth by 2037, although this timetable could be adjusted ac- cording to demand. A dedicated roro terminal is also planned. As always, there have been en- vironmental objections, although some of these concern the site’s proposed new oil terminal, rather than the container terminal at the heart of the venture. The government intends to promote the project as part of the wider development of the Durban-Gauteng corridor, in- cluding new high speed rail and upgraded road connec- tions between South Africa’s biggest port and its industrial heartland. In a separate development, Tran- snet has rejected calls for South African ports to be privatised. Responding to press reports that Bolloré Africa Logistics (BAL) was seeking to gain control of Transnet terminals in South Af- rica, Transnet’s chief executive Brian Molefe stated:“We are sit- ting on natural monopolies. The country isn’t big enough to have anything else than what we have. The ports handle what a country of our size can handle.” Transnet owns and manages all eight main SA ports, including the oil port of Mossel Bay. It also operates almost all large terminals, with the exception of Richards Bay Coal Terminal and a handful of smaller terminals, such as Dur- ban coal terminal. The transport utility’s position on private sector management has remained consistent over many years. The only area of possible The recent commissioning of seven new tandem-lift super post- panamax ship-to-shore gantry cranes from ZPMC at South Af- rica’s largest port Durban, should, according to the nation’s public enterprises minister, Malusi Gi- gaba, boost the much needed im- provements in productivity and efficiency levels at the port. He said the new equipment will allow gross crane moves per hour (GCH) - a key measure of terminal efficiency and how well equipment is used - to jump from the current 26 moves to 33 over the next three years, a 27% improvement in productivity. He added:“Ship working hour (SWH),the rate at which a termi- nal is able to load and offload con- tainer ships in an hour and a key consideration for our customers, will also improve, rising from the current 68 containers to 85 once our operators are fully conversant with operating the equipment and when newer generation ves- sels with larger parcel sizes call at our ports. This will represent a 25% jump in efficiency.” The optimism is a far cry from recent cargo-handling perform- ance levels at Durban, a port which some of its customers have described as being among their worst performing and most ex- pensive in their liner networks. The decision by Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) to order new cranes in 2011 was itself an ad- mission that old, outdated and poorly-maintained equipment was a principal reason for poor and deteriorating performance levels in Durban. The new cranes, which have First steps for new Durban terminal... …Durban expects on productivity Explosion-proof Phoenix New DLX LED fixture from Phoenix Phoenix Products Company has expanded its range of LED lights with three new fixtures that have explosion-proof rat- ings. Using 39 watts, the SLXP, SLX and DLX LED fixtures are designed to replace HID and INC floodlights, savings 56% energy when compared to a 70W metal halide equivalent. 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Applications include crane walkways,outdoor wet environ- ments, etc. cooperation could be the planned new port on the site of the former Durban International Airport, where a public private partnership is one of several options.However, Transnet is becoming more com- mercially viable year on year and Pretoria hopes that it can become consistently profitable without the need to begin offering private sector concessions. South Africa’s powerful trades union movement also opposes any further privatisation of state- owned entities. At its national conference, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) released a statement: “We demand an end to any priva- tisation of Eskom, Telkom, Tran- snet and railway lines as envisaged in the NDP [National Develop- ment Plan] in the name of private public partnership. Sometimes we hear it called “concessioning” or “unbundling,” but it is just privatisation by other names.The death of Margaret Thatcher must signal the end of these Thatcher- ite policies.” been installed at Durban’s Pier 2 facility, have an SWL of 80t and can simultaneously handle 2 x 40ft or 4 x 20ft containers. How- ever, according to TPT officials, “through further innovation and optimum planning,the cranes’ca- pabilities can be stretched to lift 4 x 40ft empty containers simulta- neously through vertical twin lift procedures.” They have an out- reach capable of processing vessels stowed with 24 containers across the deck. The new equipment pur- chased for Durban is a part of TPT’s parent company’s Tran- snet’s ZAR300B seven-year roll- ing investment programme aimed at meeting demand and enhanc- ing productivity levels across all of its operating units. 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  13. 13. May 2013 13 NEWSPORT NEWS The Queensland Government is like- ly to privatise the ports of Townsville and Gladstone after an audit of the state’s finances recommended asset sales as a key contributor to regaining a AAA credit rating. The Queensland Commission of Audit (QCA), undertaken by former federal treasurer Peter Costello, argued that public ownership of GOCs (gov- ernment-owned corporations) is not necessary once these businesses are “es- tablished and mature.” It also said GOCs represent “commercial risks” to govern- ment,given the“entrenched public serv- ice culture that lacks the flexibility re- quired to compete in the private sector.” The report’s executive summary - all that was initially released for public scrutiny - focused on the possible sale of government-owned energy assets, but included funds management (the Queensland Investment Corporation), public transport (Queensland Rail Lim- ited) - and ports. These comprised a list of businesses “capable of being owned and managed efficiently by the private sector” where there is no need for government to tie up scarce capital nor be required to pro- vide additional capital to support ongo- ing viability. No GOC ports were identified in the executive summary, but in the QCA’s interim report, released late last year, the following were named: Far North Queensland Ports Corp, North Queens- land Bulk Ports Corp, Port ofTownsville Limited and Gladstone Ports Corp. Although FNQPC was subsequently ruled out, and NQBPC excluded be- cause parts of its portfolio are already privatised (eg Abbot Point Coal Termi- nal), the government was less than de- finitive about Townsville and Gladstone. In response to vociferous local op- position, state treasurer Tim Nicholls refused to rule out privatisation,but pre- mier Campbell Newman told a Glad- stone function his “personal view” was that ports should remain in public hands: “I have a very firm view that ports are a vital part of the mix for any govern- ment in how you get economic out- comes. Once you sell them off, you have no policy control over them,” Newman said. However, he went on to stress that this was his personal position and that the government could decide otherwise - which it did. Releasing the full QCA report at the end ofApril,the government announced it would adopt most recommendations, including the effective privatisation of the two ports - not, technically, via a sale but through the offer off 99-year leases (as has already occurred with Brisbane and recently, in NSW, with Port Kembla and Port Botany). In Townsville a Pricewaterhouse- Coopers business survey found 66% op- posed any port sell-off while Gladstone’s mayor said “We are devastated this as- set will be lost to the community for generations to come.” The Queensland Government has stated no sale will oc- cur ahead of the next state election, due in 2015. Western Australia’s government has hinted it will follow its New South Wales and Queensland counterparts in “transferring” some port assets to the private sector, in a quest for increased efficiencies, but does not want to lose the returns they generate for taxpayers. Addressing a Perth conference at which the government released its Re- gional Freight Network Strategy, treas- urer Troy Buswell revealed that some of WA’s eight port authorities were al- ready looking at the possibilities, but he denied the process could be de- scribed as privatisation. Quoted in local media, Buswell said he had a strong view on the need to generate returns for taxpayers: “I did some sums the other day and over the last 10 years the ports and by exten- sion, their users, have very generously through tax and dividend payments contributed A$400M to state finances. This year I expect our ports will gener- ate A$170M profit.” As previously reported, WA’s port amalgamation plan, which will see seven existing authorities (other than Fremantle) merged into four, is due to take effect from 1 July. Boswell said that as part of the reform package external financial advisers had started working with port authorities“to help gauge the value of the assets and the rate of return required.” Queensland ports now for sale … …and West Oz too? Asciano cuts back budget still expected to be higher than the last corresponding period. This was con- ditional on “no further changes in the economic outlook or customer com- mitments.” At the time of writing, Patrick is in the process of taking delivery of a fur- ther four ZPMC post-Panamax STS cranes for its Australian terminals. ZHEN HUA 21 arrived at Fremantle on 15 May to discharge one unit before sailing, depending on weather forecasts, either northabout or southabout, to Brisbane to unload a second. The two partly- erected cranes are destined for Mel- bourne, where they must pass beneath the West Gate Bridge to reach Patrick’s Swanson Dock facility. The 104.5m tall cranes have a 50m outreach and a backreach of 18m. The Fremantle and Brisbane cranes are expected to be op- erational by late June,with Melbourne’s up-and-running in August. Subdued market conditions at wharves and onshore have led Australia’s Asciano to shave more than A$250M from its capital expenditure budget over the next two years. Releasing 3Q/FY13 data at a Syd- ney conference,Asciano chief executive John Mullen said the planned current year spend of A$700M-$800M would be cut to A$575M-625M “in line with tougher economic conditions,” while FY14 investment would drop from A$800M-900M to A$700M-800M. The period represented an investment peak due to the Patrick Port Botany terminal redevelopment and significant replacement capex catch-up, but ongo- ing annual expenditure was expected to be A$300M from FY15. The group reported a 4.1% fall in container lifts compared to the previ- ous comparable quarter (444,000 TEU v 463,000 TEU in 2012), with Mel- bourne and Brisbane Patrick terminals showing positive results, but Fremantle and Port Botany lower, the latter de- spite continued productivity improve- ment. Ahead of the part-automation of Port Botany and considering the reduced volumes - one client service closed and VSA contracts shed throughput - the company will accelerate some redun- dancies into 4Q. Pacific National intermodal volumes slipped 3.4% on a net-tkm basis, but steel volumes rose. PN Coal saw strong contract growth in Queensland and south-eastern Australia, but actual vol- umes slipped. There was strong growth in vessels stevedored at bulk ports (up 27.5%), imported vehicle movements (up 20%) and storage days (78.4%), the latter as vehicle importers took advantage of favourable currency exchange rates to grow their local market. 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  14. 14. May 201314 PORT NEWS Finland’s Gulf of Bothnia Port of Raahe has completed the installation and com- missioning of its automated 20ft and 40ft container loading system from Actiw LoadPlate. As previously reported, Actiw has supplied a Multi LoadPlate loading system system, similar to one previously supplied to the Port of Kotka. Four containers can be loaded in “one shot” one after another with the Load- Plate unit on a single track,enabling more loads to be stored and more containers to be simultaneously dispatched. Empty container imports and loaded container exports can be handled more efficiently than before. The LoadPlate system is designed for the loading of timber,steel products,awk- LoadPlatecommissioned ard loads and generally long and heavy items, although of course the platform can also be loaded by FLTs on each or one side with pallets, paper rolls, etc. In the Raahe installation, the entire con- tainer load is placed on the plastic loading plate in one go with a bridge crane.The plate with the load slides into a container, the load is held inside while the loading plate is pulled out, and the container is ready to leave. Loading a container takes less than five minutes. A key customer is Ruukki Metals, which is shipping structural steel gird- ers,plate,pipes and profiles for commer- cial and industrial applications. “With LoadPlate we have been able to reduce lift truck and work force resources in The Actiw Multi LoadPlate handling a Ruukki steel shipment (Photo: Port of Raahe) container stuffing,” said HarriTuomela, Ruukki’s logistics and delivery man- ager. “We are now able to stuff steel products into containers more easily, more safely, and more gentl and also and clean in the containers when leav- ing Raahe.” As previously reported, the terminal measures 132m x 45m (ca. 6000 m2 ) and is equipped with a number of au- tomated doors. Actiw’s managing director Reijo Vii- nonen made the point that extra savings are made in freight costs because open top containers are no longer needed to load long loads from overhead, while safety is increased and the risk of cargo damage is reduced.No modifications to the inside of standard containers or trailers are required. Port director Kaarlo Heikkinen said: “Our services will notably improve over- seas transports, which gives the Port of Raahe a significant competitive position in the Bay of Bothnia area.”Raahe is con- nected with regular feeder and shortsea services to Hamburg, Bremerhaven and Antwerp for onward transhipment all over the world as required, as well as to Vejle, Hull, Ravenna and Szczecin. The port has a new 10m deep fairway and quay and has good motorway and rail connections. The railway is electrified and the port says that rail traffic to Rus- sia functions well, particularly via Kos- tomuksha to the Kola Peninsula. SCTtoinvest Mexico’s transport and communications authority, Secretaria de Comunicaciones yTransportes (SCT) is planning to invest PES5.5B (US$454M) in ports in Tama- ulipas state over the next three years.The plan will be fully co-ordinated with the state government and private compa- nies will also be encouraged to invest. Altamira, Tampico and Matamoros will all benefit from the Government’s capital expenditure programme, which includes a mix of channel improvement, infra- structure upgrade and terminal mod- ernisation work. Under the investment plan, around PES1.5B is being allocated to the coun- try’s most north easterly located port of Matamoros, which is on the border with the US. It is also close to the country’s burgeoning oil and gas exploration in- dustries in the Gulf of Mexico and the port is seen as having a support role for these as well as serving the city which has a population of just under 500,000 people. Most of the investment will be targeted at extending the port’s two breakwaters by at least 2.5km each so that full operations at the port can com- mence in 2015. In Tampico, the main focus is on ex- panding the port’s Terminal de Usos Multiples which handles mainly break- bulk, project cargo and some contain- ers. It currently handles about 6 Mtpa of cargo, a volume SCT would like to see rise to 9 Mtpa by 2016. At Altamira, the largest container port inTamaulipas, SCT’s main goal is to im- prove the port’s connectivity and ability to handle larger ships. Consequently, the main navigational channel and cargo berths will be dredged, new access roads constructed, including an underpass, and the port’s railway reconfigured.The lat- ter step will increase the port’s intermo- dal capacity and streamline cargo move- ments between the container yard and rail depot. This should allow Altamira to become more competitive in serving inland locations, including Mexico City and Guadalajara. Commenting on the state invest- ment at the port, Guillermo Ruiz de Teresa, general coordinator of ports and merchant marine at SCT, stressed that it was a vital part in developing the area and exploiting business opportunities in the region. He also highlighted the holistic nature of its plan, with SCT issuing a statement that said: “Our objective is focused on developing a comprehensive port system between Matamoros,Tampico and Altamira, with piers in the Gulf of Mexico looking to avoid competition and rather com- plementing each other.” In 1Q/2013, Altamira handled 140,027 TEU, up 0.8% on the corresponding period of 2012.This followed a 6% rise in its box throughput to 578, 685TEU last year. In contrast,Tampico’s first quarter contain- er traffic volumes plummeted by 62% to just 53 TEU. take them off containers more easily. “LoadPlate gives us better possibili- ties and we can carry out all container stuffing under cover. 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  17. 17. May 2013 17 NEWSPORT NEWS Lübecker Hafen Gesellshaft (LHG), the operator of the Port of Lübeck, has introduced its own intermodal block train serv- ice, catering for shipping con- tainers, swap bodies and semi- trailers, to the heart of the Ruhr. The service will operate be- tween Duisburg-Hohenbudberg and Baltic Rail Gate (BGT) at Lübeck-Travemünde. BGT was originally built by HHLA along with a dedicated lo-lo feeder terminal to offer customers an alternative to the Kiel Canal for feedering into the Baltic. Lübeck Ruhr rail service Attempts by the PNG Ports Corporation Ltd (PNGPCL) to introduce new foreign competi- tion into Papua New Guinea’s stevedoring sector have been sharply rebuffed by local tribes invested in existing companies. In March PNGPCL advertised widely, seeking expressions of interest from “experienced and qualified operators” interested in stevedoring access agreements in the nation’s two main container ports, Lae and Port Moresby. PNGPCL said its volumes had increased by 28% over the past five years and it had invested in four MHCs for the two ports, which it needed to ensure “full and proper use” through steve- doring operations conducted in a modern and efficient manner “which optimises the benefits to all port users.”Amongst respond- ents is believed to have been Asciano’s Patrick, which was re- ported to have been in joint ven- ture negotiations with a breaka- way group of shareholders from Lae stevedore Riback. Tribal leaders of the Ahi peo- ple of six villages who claim tra- ditional ownership of Lae city took large advertisements in the PNG press in late April threaten- ing to close the port down.They claimed interests associated with the governing People’s National Congress Party were manoeu- vring, under the cover of the Lae port modernisation project, to push the Ahi-owned Riback Ste- vedores Ltd out of the port. The six leaders said via press release that the Ahi were proud shareholders and beneficiaries of the investment in the nationally- owned Riback, which in Lae provides jobs and opportunities PNG push against Patrick for many previously unemployed youths. However,“certain people with vested interest” were now active- ly working to displace landowner involvement at the Lae port, the advertisements stated. The Ahi claimed the new group,led by a local PNG branch president and former Riback company director, in a joint ven- ture with some village splinter interests,was establishing a fourth stevedoring company that was seeking preferential treatment. “Why give this company pref- erential treatment over long- established Papua New Guinean majority-owned companies?” the leaders asked. “These people are engaged in a divide-and-rule tactic to divide our people so they can move in and set up their own joint venture with foreign interests.” The Ahi group threatened to close the port of Lae if the gov- ernment did not respond - and duly did so for 48 hours in early May. This brought a quick re- sponse from Ben Micah, minister for ports, public enterprises and state investment, who suspended the EOI process, pending the ap- pointment of a“special investiga- tion” by an independent party into the allegations made by the Ahi. Patrick has declined to comment on the situation. Riback has a number of major clients, including ANL, Maersk, Sofrana, Carpenters and Kyowa and as well as stevedoring it op- erates a depot on the site of the old Lae airport. The other Lae stevedores are Lae Port Services, a joint venture between local interests and Steamships (Swire) and United Stevedoring, which is a Consort Express Lines (also Swire-controlled) affiliate. As previously reported, last November Mitsui & Co Ltd’s affiliate Portek International signed an agreement with PNG- PCL to collaborate with it in the operation of the Lae and Port Moresby container terminals for a 5-year period. The new service is aimed at strengthening Lübeck’s position on the Sweden- Ruhr axis View over Port Moresby.The main dispute centres on Lae The New South Wales Govern- ment has vowed to continue its Port Botany Landside Improve- ment Strategy (PBLIS), despite the recent A$5.07B lease of Port Botany (and Port Kembla) to the NSW Ports consortium. “PBLIS, which drives more ef- ficient coordination of road and rail freight in and out of Port Botany, is now set to continue its future successful program of works through Transport for New SouthWales,” said treasurer Mike Baird. Introduced by Sydney Ports Corporation, PBLIS is ac- knowledged as instrumental in improving freight efficiency in and around the Port Botany precinct, delivering 30% faster truck-turnaround times and “benefitting industry and cus- tomers tens of millions each year in cost savings including increased equipment utilisation and reduced demurrage costs.” Prior to its implementation, PBLIS was expected to deliver in its first 10 years a Net Present Value (NPV) benefit to NSW and industry of A$21.2M. After an independent review in 2012 of its first year of operation, the PBLIS NPV increased by over A$33M to A$54.7M. The on-time performance of trucks arriving at Port Botany PBLIS stays in NSW has also increased from 72% be- fore PBLIS to 93% in March 2013, the government claims. It also says the PBLIS rail strategy to grow rail mode share is gain- ing solid momentum through voluntary participation in the Port Botany Rail Team by in- dustry. “PBLIS has been instrumental in both supporting smarter road freight movements and work- ing with the rail operators and network providers to improve freight coordination in the port rail supply chain,” the govern- ment said. We look forward to this work continuing through Transport for New South Wales and building on the program’s successes more widely in the NSW freight network.” The new block train, which is aimed at strengthening Lübeck’s position in Sweden-Ruhr trades, is operated by LHG affiliate Eu- ropean Cargo Logistics (ECL), whose managing director Jörg Ulrich remarked:“With this new rail connection we can offer our customers another alternative for environment friendly and effi- cient transport via Lübeck. On this route, a load of 26 tons pro- duces 426.7 kgs of CO2 by truck and only 128.1 kgs by rail. This is a reduction of 70%.” Tobias Behnke, ECL’s intermodal serv- ice manager,added that the com- pany hopes to increase frequency to two pairs/day in due course. ECL already operates a service between Lübeck andVerona,on a five pairs/week basis, in coopera- tion with DHL.The rail traction contractor on this route is ERS Railways. 600+ STS cranes worldwide are operating with MALMEDIE couplings… www.malmedie.com MALMEDIE. SIMPLY THE ORIGINAL. HOW ABOUT YOURS? 17_WCN_May_2013.indd 1 10/06/2013 15:05:56

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