The Netherlands: Big Step Forward for Rotterdam Container Port

Never before, anywhere in the world, have nine Super Post Panamax container cranes been delivered at the same time in a port by the builders.

Seven were built by ZPMC and two by Kalmar, all in China.

ZPMC divided its shipment over its own special transport vessels the Zhen Hua 14, which will start unloading 2 cranes for Rotterdam World Gateway (RWG) on Sunday, and the Zhen Hua 26, which will start unloading 5 cranes at the ECT Delta Terminal on the quayside of the Amazonehaven on Tuesday.

The Cosco Da Kang started unloading 2 cranes at and for APM Terminal Maasvlakte on Sunday. Whereas ZPMC is delivering its cranes fully erect, Kalmar is supplying them in parts, which will be assembled at the terminal. RWG expects the following shipment of 14 cranes in total in February. During the first phase of the terminal, APMT will have 8 cranes at its disposal. ECT has a further 6 on order.

All of the cranes will be able to handle containers on vessels (yet to be built) where they can be stacked 25 wide. With the arm raised, the cranes are around 135 metres high, the height of a building with over 40 storeys.

Press Release, January 20, 2014

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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