Tag: <span>Ports</span>

Port of Antwerp uses drones to monitor pollution
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Port of Antwerp uses drones to monitor pollution

Port authorities in Antwerp, Belgium, are making use of the European Maritime Space Agency’s (EMSA’s) Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) to support day-to-day monitoring of port operations and rapid response to pollution incidents in the port area. The RPAS will enable the authorities to inspect at a distance their complex port environment which extends over...

Just In Time Arrival Guide issued to support smarter shipping
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Just In Time Arrival Guide issued to support smarter shipping

A new Just In Time (JIT) Arrival Guide that aims to provide both port and shipping sectors with practical guidance on how to facilitate JIT Arrivals has been released. The Guide has been developed by the Global Industry Alliance to support low carbon shipping (Low Carbon GIA), based on research and discussion amongst its membership....

Flow batteries viable and cost effective for ships, finds feasibility study
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Flow batteries viable and cost effective for ships, finds feasibility study

Findings from a 6-month feasibility study have demonstrated that flow batteries, which store energy in fluid electrolytes, could offer a more cost effective and flexible solution to reducing emissions from ships when compared with conventional solid batteries. The Shore Power for Shipping (SPIDS) project was conducted by Swanbarton and Marine South East, with funding from...

Anglo-Eastern extends DNV GL’s Navigator Port technology to fleet
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Anglo-Eastern extends DNV GL’s Navigator Port technology to fleet

Ship manager Anglo-Eastern has completed the successful roll-out of DNV GL’s Navigator Port to its fleet of more than 600 vessels.  Navigator Port software is used onboard several thousand ships for management of port documentation, assisting seafarers in navigating the administrative and regulatory complexity of port clearance and passage through controlled waters. “One of the...

Wärtsilä and partners test Just-in-Time sailing solution
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Wärtsilä and partners test Just-in-Time sailing solution

Wärtsilä, together with project partners Carnival Maritime and HVCC Hamburg Vessel Coordination Centre (HVCC), have announced successful implementation and testing of a new solution for Just-in-Time sailing. The partners have achieved the seamless exchange of data between ship and shore under real-life conditions, thereby enabling optimal port arrival. The applied solution, Wärtsilä Navi-Port, has received...

French ports secure deal with Wärtsilä to increase efficiencies
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French ports secure deal with Wärtsilä to increase efficiencies

Wärtsilä has confirmed it will supply its Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) solution to two of France’s large ports, Calais and Boulogne. Calais is the leading port in France for passenger traffic and the second largest port in Europe for RoRo vessel traffic, while Boulogne-sur-Mer is the leading fishing vessel port in France. The Wärtsilä VTS...

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,...