How many rugby players can you squeeze into an old GPO telephone box, or students into a Mini? It was a question that came to mind when I read about the arrival on the scene of the monstrous container ship MSC Gulsun, freshly delivered and soon to inflict its 23,000 teu upon the waiting world of container terminals.

China’s top port equipment manufacturer Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries (ZPMC) has signed a contract with Anaklia Development of Georgia to supply 12 wholly-electric rubber tyre gantries (RTG) for Port of Anaklia.

Chinese heavy equipment manufacturer Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (ZPMC) signed the contract for two shipbuilding factory gantries with Karachi Ship Building and Engineering Construction Plant of Pakistan.

Energy storage solutions provider Corvus Energy has won an order to supply its energy storage system (ESS) for 20 battery-hybrid RTG port cranes in Chinese ports to help cut emissions.

DP World’s new deepwater terminal being built at Posorja, Ecuador has purchased a new fleet of Kalmar mobile equipment.

Puerto Coronel received this two new 23-row-cranes on Monday which it recently acquired to reinforce its infrastructure.

The Port of Felixstowe has taken delivery of its first two remote control ship-to-shore gantry cranes.

Handling equipment supplier MacGregor is acquiring the major marine and offshore businesses of TTS group for EUR87m.

Automation, optimisation and digitisation are going to be the new buzz words in the port sector, Kalmar Asia Pacific senior vice-president Peter McLean told Seatrade Maritime News.

Malaysia’s Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) became the first Southeast Asian port to operate super post-panamax cranes, with the delivery of the first four of a series of eight.

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