• 2016 August 30 18:08

    New tunnels for reefer container maintenance put into operation at HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder

    A total of five tunnels have gone into operation at Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG’s (HHLA) Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA), which are required to maintain reefer containers, says press center of HHLA. This is giving the CTA additional storage capacity equivalent to a quarter of a storage block. The tunnels were built by Hamburger Container- und Chassis-Reparatur-Gesellschaft mbH (HCCR), a subsidiary of HHLA.
    In order to be able to carry out work on reefer containers, the employees responsible for maintenance at HCCR need to be able to access the storage blocks. Until now, roadways had to be kept clear to allow employees access to the reefer containers within the storage blocks. The innovative construction now also allows the space required for the roadways to be used for the storage of containers. Instead of using the roadways, the container tunnels built by HCCR allow staff to access the reefer containers on foot. Additional containers can be stored on top of the tunnels. Tunnels with a total length of 776 metres have been built. Two of the tunnels stretch as far as the total length of a storage block, while the other three are just over half a storage block in length each. Eighty-eight containers were rebuilt and reinforced in the process.
    Oliver Dux, Managing Director of the Container Terminal Altenwerder, is delighted with the additional storage capacity: “We need all available storage space, especially during peak loading times. With the additional capacity, we are in an even better position to be able to cover these peak loading times, which arise from the increasing number of large vessels, and offer our customers a high level of productivity. Realising the construction measures while the terminal was in operation proved a major challenge for all those involved. It is therefore even more pleasing that HCCR stayed within the allocated budget and reacted flexibly to all the requirements.”
    The construction work came to a total of approximately € 1.5 million. One particular challenge was that there are also pipelines and supply lines underneath the roadways where the tunnels were installed. The tunnels therefore had to be constructed in such a way as to ensure that these tracks and supply lines could also be accessed during operations.
    Dr. Georg Böttner, Managing Director of HCCR: “With the building of the tunnels at the CTA, we have once again proved our expertise in activities beyond our core business. In contrast with comparable projects in other ports, the tunnel solution at the CTA could not be considered when the terminal was initially designed. The project involved designing and building tunnels which could be completely dismantled, and which in turn included a lot of adapting to local and operational conditions.”

2018 March 22

12:25 MAN Diesel & Turbo partners with Hyundai to build new test-engine facility in Ulsan
12:00 Workshop on prevention and control of shipping and port air emissions being developed as part of GloMEEP-IAPH partnership
11:36 19 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 21-22
11:21 Russian Trade and Economic Development Council sign MoU to further strengthen commercial ties with Abu Dhabi Ports
11:14 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
10:53 The Maritime Standard announces a special discount for the 2018 Awards
10:27 Brent Crude futures price up 0.01% to $69.48, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.09% to $65.23
10:05 Ukraine’s water transport carried 1,000 passengers in 2M’18, down 64.7%, Y-o-Y
09:41 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport grew by 41.2% to 0.3 million tonnes in 2M’18
09:19 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,117 points

2018 March 21

18:29 Wight Shipyard wins second order for fast ferry duo from Mexican ferry operator
18:16 Dorian LPG announces third Japanese financing
18:14 GasLog Partners LP announces acquisition of GasLog Gibraltar for $207 million and repayment of intercompany loan
18:04 ABP South Wales achieves new ISO 9001:2016 standard for bulk handling operations
17:42 Port of Gdansk to breathe new life into Dworzec Drzewny Quay
17:20 ABB wins contract to equip two next-generation shuttle tankers with future-proof solutions
17:13 Finnlines decides to exercise the options to lengthen two more ro-ro vessels
17:03 Throughput of Chinese ports up 4.7% to 1.45 billion tonnes in 2M’18
16:39 Pavel Bezmaternykh elected as Director of Eastern-Siberian Inland Navigation Company
16:18 Port of Gdansk overhauls its quays
16:00 Novikombank provides a $100 million loan to STLC
15:47 Huntington Ingalls names two vice presidents
15:21 Gulf Island Fabrication secures contracts for two specialized vessels
15:04 Seatrade Maritime Middle East 2018 to be held in Dubai on 29-31 October as part of UAE Maritime Week
14:42 LUKOIL’s profit in 2017 more than doubled YoY to RUB 418.8 bln
14:23 Wärtsilä and Crowley extend maintenance agreement for 11 articulated tug barges
13:56 IMO launches a video outlining how GMN initiative is uniting MTCCs into a global network
13:29 Ulstein built SOV Acta Auriga completes sea trials
13:11 Dubai will host MARACAD Maritime Innovation Awards on 3 October 2018
13:02 MARACAD 2018 will be held in Dubai on 2-3 October
12:30 17 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 20-21
12:09 Port of Quebec to cooperate with Port of Zeebrugge
11:47 Port of Immingham and partners hosted Driving Safety Forward forum
11:39 Vostochny Port JSC exported 5 million tonnes of coal YTD (photo)
10:50 Claimants and defendants in the case on allision of Delta Pioneer tanker with a pier at Primorsk port come to amicable agreement
10:31 Finnlines plans to lengthen two more Ro-Ro ships
10:15 Brent Crude futures price up 0.24% to $67.58, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.25% to $63.7
09:51 ABP's Port of Ayr took delivery of Liebherr crane
09:44 Bunker prices are going up at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:17 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,122 points
08:08 Scottish ports secure AEO status for Leith, Rosyth and Grangemouth
00:32 Ontario Government accepts Damen proposal for full ferry electrification

2018 March 20

18:20 Sirius Petroleum announces delivery of compact well head systems for Ororo-4 and Ororo-5
18:02 Leningrad Region Governor visits Vyborg Shipyard
17:56 PSA’s Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals enhances Nhava Sheva connectivity with first barge and train volumes
17:40 Van Oord posts results for 2017
17:25 Nevsky Shipyard designed a unique test stand
16:58 Multi-Link Terminals Ltd Oy orders Konecranes ship-to-shore crane for its Helsinki terminal
16:40 SMM 2018: green shipping makes headway
16:01 Transit shipments of containers on Russian Railways' network increased by 40% in January-February 2018
15:36 Rotterdam, the Netherlands will host 21st Ballast Water Management Conference on 7-8 November, 2018
15:13 NWSA container volumes grow 6 percent in February 2018
14:50 IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim spoke at International Shipping Summit in Istanbul
14:24 More than half of spaces at icebreaker Arktika being built by Baltiysky Zavod are ready for outfitting (photo)
14:12 Maersk Line increases FAK rates from Far East to North Europe
13:35 Dredging works to be performed at seaport of Vladivostok
13:13 BP charters Safe Caledonia for West of Shetland
12:47 Traffic of passenger cars and buses through Crimea Bridge to be launched in May 2018 – RF Transport Ministry (photo)
12:01 Wan Hai Lines to launch new China to Vietnam service
11:51 40 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 19-20