Konecranes Receives Order for Six RTG Cranes from Colombia

first_img此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 zoom In December 2013 Konecranes received an order for six Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes from Sociedad Portuaria Terminal de Contenedores de Buenaventura, S.A. (TCBUEN) in Colombia. This will be Konecranes’ first delivery of container handling cranes to Colombia.“We are very enthusiastic about this first order to TCBUEN and Colombia. TCBUEN is part of Grup Marítim TCB S.L. It started operation in Buenaventura in 2010 with seven RTGs and two Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes. The six new Konecranes RTGs will almost double TCBUEN’s container yard capacity and significantly boost productivity,” says Kim Salvén, Sales Director, Europe. The parties have agreed not to disclose the value of the order.The 16-wheel RTGs have a lifting capacity of 40 tons and can stack one-over-six containers high, and six plus truck lane wide. They will be equipped with Konecranes’ Active Load Control technology for premium container handling performance. They will be fully electric, powered by a busbar system. Network braking will be included, further improving the crane’s already excellent eco-efficiency. Network braking takes the energy generated by the crane during braking and feeds it back to the grid, saving energy.Crane operation will be backed up with full-size diesel generator sets and Konecranes’ Diesel Fuel Saver technology in case of electrical blackouts. Print  Close My location Konecranes, January 13, 2014last_img read more

Community Easements Act Enhances Access Oped

first_imgNova Scotians share a beautiful province. It is a big part of what makes this a great place to live and work. We are surrounded by natural beauty in our coastlines, our lakes, our woods. Nova Scotians want access to this land, for a variety of reasons. Many have longstanding traditions of hunting, fishing, recreation, tourism and forestry. Last week, the government delivered on a promise to enhance access to our province. It introduced a new legislative tool called the Community Easements Act to empower community groups, municipalities and the Mi’kmaq to preserve access to lands traditionally used for community purposes. By paying landowners for the right to control how the land is used, a community easement can allow groups to preserve things like agricultural land, community access to places of interest, working forests, scenic views, wetlands and woodlots. These easements may also be used to conserve lands with cultural significance, or archaeological or palaeontological sites. An easement lays out specific conditions about land use, and those conditions remain attached to the property in the future, even if the land is sold. We made a commitment to preserve our land when we took office in 2009. Government has delivered on that commitment by dedicating $25 million toward acquiring land from Bowater and $75 million for large land purchases. The province has already secured 40,000 acres in support of wilderness protection, heritage conservation, tourism, recreation, community use, fishing, hunting and potential Mi’kmaq uses. Last week, we extended that commitment, further preserving Nova Scotians’ access to, and enjoyment of, our province’s natural beauty. For generations to come. This is another example of how the province is making life better for Nova Scotia families, in every region of our great province. -30-last_img read more

Security tightened at DR of CongoBurundi border UN reports

The new UN Organization Mission in the DRC (MONUC) military spokesman, Maj. François Ouedraogo, told journalists yesterday that security has been reinforced along the border in the wake of the killing of some 160 Banyamulenge (Congolese Tutsi) refugees at the Burundian transit centre at Gatumba during the night of 13 August.MONUC’s Force Commander, Gen. Iliya Samaila, had toured eastern DRC and visited Burundi’s capital, Bujumbura, to talk with UN troops and Congolese officers and to explore, with his counterpart of the UN Operation in Burundi (ONUB), further joint activities on the ground.In the framework of the Disarmament, Demobilization, Repatriation, Resettlement and Reintegration process, meanwhile, a high-level Ugandan delegation has arranged for the repatriation of the remaining 100 troops from Kananga Province, according to MONUC spokeswoman Patricia Tomé.The mission had repatriated the majority of them to Entebbe, Uganda, last December, she said. read more