• 2016 November 18 17:05

    Konecranes finalizes the order from the Virginia Port Authority for 86 Automated Stacking Cranes

    On the 15th of November, the Board of Commissioners of the Virginia Port Authority approved the award of contracts to Konecranes for 86 Automated Stacking Cranes (ASCs) in two contracts. The signing of the contracts took place on the 17th of November, the company said in its press release.

    The award covers the provision of 86 ASCs in two contracts, the first for 60 ASCs for Norfolk International Terminals and the second for 26 ASCs for Virginia International Gateway. Deliveries are scheduled in phases for 2018-2020. The value of the contracts exceeds EUR 200 million, making this the largest deal ever won by Konecranes in its history.

    The Virginia Port Authority, marketed as The Port of Virginia, is the fifth largest port in the USA, and is one of the largest economic engines for the Commonwealth of Virginia. The port has experienced record growth over the past two years and is in the midst of two large-scale infrastructure projects at its largest container terminals. Virginia Governor Terry R. McAuliffe said, “Once the construction is done and these cranes are in place and operational, our port will have the capacity to process an additional 1 million containers annually, have the channel depth to handle the biggest ships in the Atlantic trade and double-stack rail service offered by Norfolk Southern and CSX to some of the nation’s most important markets.”

    The agreement between Konecranes and the VPA covers two projects. The first is redevelopment of container handling operations at Norfolk International Terminals (NIT). The second is expansion at Virginia International Gateway (VIG). Konecranes supplied the Automated Stacking Crane system currently working at Virginia International Gateway. It has been working, reliably and productively, for ten years.

    Both projects involve the establishment of new automated container handling operations. Konecranes will supply the Automated Stacking Cranes (ASCs) based on Automated Rail Mounted Gantry cranes (ARMGs). Sixty ASCs will be delivered to NIT. They will stack containers 1-over-5, 9 containers wide. Twenty-six ASCs will be delivered to VIG. They will stack containers 1-over-5, 8 containers wide. Globally, Konecranes has delivered 174 ASCs of the same type in 11 projects.

    “Konecranes is able to take complete responsibility for this type of very large delivery because the company has extensive crane knowledge and experience from similar large projects,” stated John F. Reinhart, CEO and executive director of The Port of Virginia. “The product is field-proven, the delivery is on-time and ultimately, on-budget. We’re looking forward to putting them into use and further increasing our ability to serve as an economic engine for the Commonwealth.”

    “I’m proud of the great confidence that The Port of Virginia has placed in us. We will make sure that we deserve their confidence as these projects move forward and the new terminals go online,” said Panu Routila, President and CEO of Konecranes.

    The USA is a strategically important country for Konecranes across many industries, including container handling. With its Americas headquarters in Springfield, Ohio, Konecranes has over 2,100 employees in the USA and branch offices in 44 states that carry out sales and service activities.

    About Konecranes
    Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers, including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports and terminals. Konecranes provides productivity-enhancing lifting solutions as well as services for lifting equipment and machine tools of all makes. In 2015, Group sales totaled EUR 2,126 million. The Group has 11,100 employees at 600 locations in 48 countries. Konecranes is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.




2019 December 6

09:49 Bunker prices go down at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:36 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Dec 06
09:30 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.44% to $63.11, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.33% to $58.23
09:14 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,575 points
08:31 DNV GL awards Hudong-Zhonghua AiP certificate for gas-fueled 25000 TEU containership design

2019 December 5

18:05 ABS, MAN & SDARI join forces to develop ammonia-fueled feeder vessel
17:46 Throughput of Rostov-on-Don port in 11M’19 fell by 7% Y-o-Y to 21.1 million tonnes
17:21 Extraordinary general shareholders meeting of LUKOIL approves interim dividend
17:05 NORDEN enters new biofuel collaboration with Kvasir Technologies
16:28 Cargo traffic on Northern Sea Route can grow to 160 million tonnes by 2035 – Aleksandr Krutikov
16:05 ABS and CATL sign battery research agreement
15:54 Port of HaminaKotka published its statistics for November 2019
15:30 Ministry for Development of Russian Far East and Arctic expects special economic regime to come into force in Arctic in 2020
15:03 DNV GL and Huangpu-Wenchong sign JDP on 5,000 TEU LNG dual-fuel containership
14:49 Global project launched to tackle plastic litter from ships and fisheries
14:33 IMO Assembly approved renewal of Kitack Lim’s appointment as secretary-general of UN body
14:06 Torqeedo powers all-electric harbour water clean-up boat
13:06 YILPORT Puerto Bolívar now operates with four mobile harbor cranes
12:44 Bunker prices increase at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:25 Norfolk, Virginia to host Port & Terminal Technology USA on 21-22 April 2020
12:17 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Dec 05
12:08 Inmarsat launches Fleet LTE service in the North Sea
11:50 Forum «Arctic: Today and the Future» kicked off in Saint-Petersburg
11:29 “K” Line completes additional development (Phase-2) of “Kawasaki Integrated Maritime Solutions”
11:05 PIL upgrades Redsea Gulf Service and Intra-Redsea Feeder 5
10:37 DNV GL and GSI cooperate on AI-based solution to improve welding NDT efficiency
10:01 Bunker sales at port Vladivostok in 11M’19 grew by 53.2% to 1.58 million tonnes
09:36 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.1% to $62.94, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.38% to $58.2
09:18 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,599 points
09:03 CMA CGM and Total sign a major agreement
06:49 Ocean Yield ASA announces delivery of three LR2 product tankers with long-term charters

2019 December 4

18:30 North Carolina Ports Chief Commercial Officer retires
18:09 Diana Shipping announces time charter contracts for m/v Myrsini with Ausca and m/v Artemis with Koch
17:26 Freight turnover of Neva-Metal (Saint-Petersburg) in 11M’19 fell by 1% Y-o-Y to 2.93 million tonnes
17:09 ABS presents its innovative work at the annual meeting of the ABS South East Asia Regional Committee
16:48 Traficom: new study published on indicative analysis methods used in the control of ships’ ballast water treatment
16:32 Port of Gdynia increased container handling by 13% to 750.439 thousand tons in 10M’2019
16:09 Nexans, Eversource and Ørsted sign Framework Agreement for North American Offshore Wind Farm development with the opportunity to provide up to 1,000 kilometers of export cable for multiple Ørsted projects till 2027 in United States
15:52 Jotun A/S and COSCO Shipping International HK renew JV agreement
15:31 Cargo traffic within Azov-Don Basin of Russia’s IWWs down 9% to 9.57 million tonnes in 11M’19
15:10 The opening of Port Said tunnel under the Suez Canal provides faster access to SCCT
14:47 Port of Gdynia completed modernization and redevelopment of its video surveillance system
14:30 Port of Ipswich celebrates new partnership milestone with Metsä Wood UK
14:09 Maersk launches new visibility tool “Captain Peter”
13:51 ABP appointed new Head of Operations for Humber International Terminal
13:28 Moscow Canal completed project on digital mapping of Russia’s inland water ways
13:09 Georgia Ports Authority set to exceed 4.6M TEUs for the first time in a calendar year
12:47 Russian Maritime Register of Shipping takes part in Marintec China 2019
12:30 Crew of IBSV Gennadiy Nevelskoy rescued three men in Sea of Okhotsk
12:08 GTT and WISON sign a Technical Assistance and License Agreement for the construction of membrane tank systems
11:53 AS Tallink Grupp reports increase of passenger and cargo turnover in November 2019
11:26 Russian Railways: Loading of export cargo bound for domestic ports up 3.4% to 281.4 million tonnes in 11M’19
11:08 LR collaborates with DSIC and Man Energy Solutions for first ammonia-fuelled ULCS in China
10:47 Bunker market at the port of Saint-Petersburg sees mixed price movements, Russia (graph)
10:30 Hapag-Lloyd to revise the Currency Adjustment Factor for North Europe as of January 1, 2020
10:08 HEP to build the first hydrogen station at the Port of Amsterdam
10:03 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Dec 04
09:56 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,606 points
09:38 Lloyd’s Register grants AiP to CMES, CNOOC, DSIC and GTT for LNG dual-fuelled VLCC design
09:20 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.74% to $61.27, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.68% to $56.48