Tag: Ports

Singapore retains number 1 position on maritime centre performance index
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Singapore retains number 1 position on maritime centre performance index

Singapore has retained its number 1 place in the 2019 Xinhua-Baltic International Shipping Centre Development (ISCD) Index for the sixth year running. The index ranks the performance of the world’s largest maritime centres, based on their port throughput and facilities, depth and breadth of professional maritime support services, as well as general business environment. Singapore...

AI to assist harbour operations
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AI to assist harbour operations

PortX and Helm Operations are teaming up to combine PortX’s AI-based port dispatching system, OptiPort, with Helm CONNECT software for harbour dispatching and operations. OptiPort, which improves the scheduling of harbour towage operations by using artificial intelligence (AI) to optimise vessel dispatch based on crew working hours, currents, tides, vessel characteristics, fuel consumption and availability,...

Saft batteries chosen for Russian icebreakers
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Saft batteries chosen for Russian icebreakers

Russian port operator Federal State Unitary Enterprise Rosmorport has selected Saft batteries to provide critical engine starting and backup power for eight icebreaking vessels that enable year-round navigation for Russia’s ports in the Azov Sea. The new batteries will replace the current ones that were delivered by Saft more than 30 years ago. The new...

LR launches airborne noise notation for ships in ports
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LR launches airborne noise notation for ships in ports

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has released a new airborne noise emission notation (ABN) and ShipRight procedure to meet demand for a standard and methodology to control airborne noise emissions from ships. The new notation defines a set of limit levels for airborne noise emission from ships. This enables ports to better monitor overall noise levels from...

Port of Valencia electrifies operations
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Port of Valencia electrifies operations

The Port of Valencia is taking delivery of a Hyster Europe zero-emission reachstacker featuring a Hydrogen fuel cell as part of the European Horizon 2020 programme and H2Ports project, which aims to implement fuel cells and Hydrogen technologies in ports. The full electric Hyster ReachStacker will contain a Hydrogen fuel cell to support port operations,...

Port of Dover orders new environmental monitoring system
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Port of Dover orders new environmental monitoring system

A collaboration between OceanWise and Marico Marine is expected to result in the delivery of a new environmental monitoring system to the Port of Dover. OceanWise will design, integrate, and install a new system to monitor, manage and publish environmental data at the port. Robert Proctor, Oceanographer at OceanWise commented: “We will install a new...

Portugal enhances port efficiency with Wärtsilä VTS solution
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Portugal enhances port efficiency with Wärtsilä VTS solution

Wärtsilä has completed the installation and operational staff training for its Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) solution in the ports of Lisbon and Setúbal / Sesimbra in Portugal. The VTS systems increase the efficiency of ports by reducing waiting times for vessels and allowing just-in-time pilotage. The project includes two VTS control centres, seven remote sites...

South Florida terminal takes delivery of zero emission cranes
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South Florida terminal takes delivery of zero emission cranes

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed a deal to supply six Kalmar zero emission rubber-tired gantry cranes (RTGs) to South Florida Container Terminal (SFCT). According to Kalmar, this will make the container terminal the first in the United States that has 100 per cent zero-emission RTG cranes. The RTG cranes, which are also the first...

Yanmar develops auto-navigation robotic boat
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Yanmar develops auto-navigation robotic boat

Yanmar and JAMSTEC are developing technologies for robotic boats and auto-docking that are expected to be used for maritime surveys and dangerous water operations. The Robotic Boat demonstration vehicle developed by Yanmar uses Fiber Reinforced Plastic (FRP) for a compact, low cost manufacturing process. The FRP design also provides additional stability, allowing the vessel to right...

Netherlands launches Get Ready for Brexit campaign
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Netherlands launches Get Ready for Brexit campaign

The Port of Rotterdam and PortBase, the cooperating sector organisations in Dutch ports, have launched a campaign website to help exporters, importers and their logistics service providers transport cargo quickly to the United Kingdom after Brexit. The website, www.getreadyforbrexit.eu, focuses on informing and activating parties in the logistic chain, such as importers, exporters, carriers and...

Port of Hamburg deploys hybrid straddle carrier
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Port of Hamburg deploys hybrid straddle carrier

The Port of Hamburg has begun operating with the first of two hybrid low emission straddle carriers. The carriers are expected to use 15 per cent less diesel than their predecessors and reduce CO2 emissions by 30-50 tonnes per straddle carrier per year. The carriers feature lithium-ion batteries, which store surplus energy during braking or...

UK launches Maritime 2050 strategy
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UK launches Maritime 2050 strategy

The UK government has made technological innovation a key element of its newly published Maritime 2050 strategy, which will include the creation of a ‘Maritime Innovation Hub’ at an as yet unnamed port by 2030. Maritime 2050 is the first long term national strategy for the sector, setting roadmaps as to how the government can...