Euroports Receives New Konecranes Gottwald Model 7 Mobile Harbor Crane in Antwerp

Euroports new Konecranes Gottwald Model 7 Mobile Harbor Crane Jan. 25, 2020 - On December 9, 2019, Euroports received a new Konecranes Gottwald Model 7 Mobile Harbor Crane and high volume grab for their dry bulk operations at the Euroports Terminal TA168 in Antwerp, Belgium.

The crane can operate at a reach of more than 50m with a lift capacity of more than 30T at a fast slewing, lifting and travelling time. This supports the increasing market expectations for loading, unloading and transshipment operations. 

“We are very excited about choosing the G HMK 7408B. The choice was made after a detailed analyses of the available crane competences on the market and possible fit with Euroports’ dry bulk needs,” said Karel Leysen, Terminal Manager TA168, Antwerp at Euroports.

“The GHMK 7408B showed the strongest value proposition in supplying safe, qualitative, reliable and cost-efficient operations.  It will be a key element in Euroports’ strong dry bulk offering at quay 168," Leysen added.

The acquisition of the crane is a logical step in the expansion of Euroports’ dry bulk location in Antwerp.

In 2020, a new 100T dry bulk warehouse and additional rolling equipment — including a new high speed Panamax ship loader — will also be introduced.

About Euroports

Euroports is one of the largest port-infrastructure companies in Europe, handling more than 60 million tons of liquid, bulk, breakbulk and containerised goods per year. Euroports developd, operated and managed global maritime supply-chain solutions for international customers in specific industry sectors.


Maritime and Port Authority Singapore Begins Coronavirus Fightback

Port Authority SingaporeJan. 24, 2020 - The Maritime and Port Authority Singapore (MPA) has implemented temperature screening at all sea checkpoints for all inbound travelers following the coronavirus in China.

In a statement, MPA said the measures will affect all maritime traffic, including container, ferry and cruise vessels and will come into effect on 24 January 2020 at 1200 local time.

They will be implemented across all terminals, including those run by PSA and Jurong Port.

The measures will involve temperature screening by on-site healthcare assistants; suspect cases will be immediately referred to hospital for further assessment.

As 24 January 2020 there have 830 reported cases of the coronavirus since the outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan, with 26 deaths.

There have been reports of suspect coronavirus cases as far away as the UK but none have yet been confirmed.


Port of Vancouver USA Welcomes the M/V Gallop on her maiden voyage


VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Port of Vancouver USA welcomed the M/V Gallop, commanded by Capt. Choi Jung-Hoon of South Korea, on her maiden voyage to the U.S. Feb. 28.

The M/V Gallop is crewed by 21 seafarers from Myanmar and South Korea. She is owned and operated by MOL Chemical Tankers and was represented in the Columbia River by Nora Pasca with Norton Lilly International.

The vessel, which is 180 feet long with a deadweight capacity of 37,343 metric tons, was built in Japan and launched Jan. 15.

The M/V Gallop discharged approximately 7,888 liquid metric tons of sodium hydroxide at the Port of Vancouver. Her final destination on her maiden voyage is Los Angeles, California.


Photo credit: Port of Vancouver USA


From left to right: Rachelle Askman, Port of Vancouver USA; Nora Pasca, Norton Lilly International; Capt. Choi Jung-Hoon; Alex Strogen, Port of Vancouver USA; Tom Davis, NuStar Energy LP; Zack Chaffin, NuStar Energy LP.

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Source: The Port of Vancouver USA is one of the major ports on the Pacific Coast, and its competitive strengths include available land, versatile cargo handling capabilities, vast transportation networks, a skilled labor force and an exceptional level of service to its customers and community. For more information, please visit us at www.portvanusa.com.


Port of Savannah Moves 1M TEUs in First Quarter

At Georgia’s deepwater ports, container trade grew by 5.8 percent in the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2018.
Port of Savannah Moves 1M TEUs in First Quarter


The Port of Savannah moved more than 1 million twenty-foot equivalent container units across Garden City Terminal in the first quarter of FY2018 (July 1-Sept. 30), growing by 5.8 percent or 55,629 TEUs over the same period in FY17. In September alone, the GPA moved 325,141 TEUs, an increase of 5.4 percent or 16,792 TEUs compared to the same month last year.


Steve Cernak Elected AAPA Chairman

Steve Cernak Elected AAPA Chairman

Steve Cernak, chief executive and port director for Florida’s Port Everglades, has commenced his one year term as the 2017-18 chairman of the board for the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA).

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