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UAE lifting firm Al Faris announced it would purchase USD$50m (€40m) worth of cranes in 2013, enlarging its specialised energy rental fleet.
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Gottwald has launched the first of a new series of small mobile harbour cranes, the 80t Model 2. The new crane is also the first rubber-tyred portal crane built by the German firm, now part of Terex's port solutions division.
Results from Demag Cranes, now majority owned by Terex, showed it had continued to increase new orders and revenues in the second quarter of financial year 2011/2012, thanks in part to a productive port technology segment.
Cargotec has developed a new smart device for cargo handling, the MacGregor Active Rotation Control (ARC), which it claims can reduce handling times by 20–30% during ship loading operations.
Port equipment manufacturer Cargotec, headquartered in Finland, said it has completed the transfer of component manufacturing operations in Estonia to systems supplier Komas.
The US Port of West Sacramento has bought a new Liebherr LHM 420 mobile harbour crane to enable it to handle intermodal containers for import and export beginning 2012.
Demag Cranes has delivered its first mobile harbour cranes to Papua New Guinea after receiving an order for four Gottwald G HMK 6407 Model 6 cranes from PNG Ports Corporation.
Liebherr’s maritime and small crawler division has unveiled designs for a new hybrid crane concept that can be used both as an offshore crane and as a mobile harbour crane.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has formed an Indian joint venture, Anupam-MHI Industries, to make cost-effective container cranes targeting markets in the Middle East, Africa and parts of Asia, including India.
Terex’s Q3, 2011 results signaled overall growth, as net sales of $1803.6m represented a 67.7% year on year increase. It improved crane sales in almost every crane category this quarter and also in the category of aerial work platforms. It boosted net figures with its new Materials Handling and Port Solutions segment formed by acquiring Demag Cranes.
Terex has delivered 10 rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes to Chinese shipping company COSCO Pacific to help increase container traffic handling capacity at the Ocean Gate Container Terminal in Xiamen, China.
After maintenance workers were seriously injured while working on a dockside crane, UK health and safety regulator, the HSE, has warned that high voltage cranes should be clearly labeled and staff working on them should be properly trained.
A programme of dredging and refurbishment along at ports lining Nigeria’s Niger River is gathering pace with the delivery of two Liebherr LHM 180 mobile harbour cranes to Onitsha River Port.
Vycon, the American energy storage system manufacturer, has updated features on its Regen flywheel systems for Rubber Tyred Gantry cranes (RTGs). The systems can be used to reduce fuel consumption by 30%.
Two harbour crane operators from New Zealand’s Port of Napier were among the first to try out elements of Gottwald Port Technology’s new three-stage harbour crane operator training course.
Polish rental firm Viatron used a 1,000t gantry crane to lower a new GTK1100 into the dry dock at the congested Remontowa shipyard.
Cargotec has announced it is planning a joint venture with one of its Chinese suppliers, Jiangsu Rainbow Heavy Industries (RHI), to further establish its products in China’s lifting market.
Demag Cranes AG management has recommended its shareholders accept a revised takeover bid from Terex Corporation that includes an increased share price offer while safeguarding employee jobs, existing sites and Demag AG’s operational autonomy within Terex.
UK hire firm and Zoomlion importer Crowland Cranes tested the newest and largest crane in its rental fleet, a Tadano ATF220G-5, during its first job at Port Sutton Bridge.
Demag Cranes AG subsidiary Gottwald Port Technology are to supply Puerto Angamos in the Chilean mining community of Mejillones with what they claim will be the largest mobile harbour crane for container handling in the Americas.