Tag: Ports

Trio sign agreement to develop Italy’s port facilities
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Trio sign agreement to develop Italy’s port facilities

Cassa depositi e prestiti (CDP), Fincantieri and Snam have signed a preliminary collaboration agreement to identify, define, and implement medium-term strategic projects for the innovation and development of port facilities in Italy. The consortium will also develop sustainable technologies for maritime transport in line with the provisions of the National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan...

South Louisiana announces $2.2bn methanol project
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South Louisiana announces $2.2bn methanol project

South Louisiana, USA, has announced plans to pursue a US $2.2 billion methanol complex in St.James Parish. Preliminary work began on the project last year. Formal construction could start later this year, subject to successful negotiations with a new joint venture partner, a Houston-based subsidiary of Saudi Arabia-based SABIC. South Louisiana Methanol and SABIC aim...

DP World introduces smart container storage system
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DP World introduces smart container storage system

DP World and industrial engineering specialists SMS Group have formed a joint venture to optimise handling of containers in ports. The venture includes the development of a High Bay Storage System, which places each shipping container in an individual rack compartment, instead of stacking them directly on top of each other as is global standard...

CargoMate and Konecranes partner to optimise port calls
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CargoMate and Konecranes partner to optimise port calls

Shipping technology start-up CargoMate is partnering with Finnish gantry crane and port solutions provider Konecranes to pilot their port call optimisation technology. The collaboration, which will begin in Q1 2019, will focus on using digital technology to minimise delays and idle time for containerships in port. Nick Chubb, head of growth, CargoMate Technologies, said: “We...

Progress made on standardisation of port call data
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Progress made on standardisation of port call data

An industry workshop to discuss global data standards (GDS) for port call data has highlighted support from industry members that standardisation is essential for meeting emissions reduction targets and optimising shipping. Standardisation of port call data, including vessel-berth compatibility information, and information related to availability of berth, fairway, nautical and vessel services, would enable machines...

ZIM reports highest revenue in four years
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ZIM reports highest revenue in four years

Global ship operator ZIM has reported a 4.7 per cent increase in total revenue in Q3 compared with Q2 2018. In Q3 the total revenue stood at US $840.7 million, the highest in the last 4 years. ZIM says that significant uncertainties in the global trade market driven by instability and volatility are continuing to...

Holland America upgrades vessels with shore power connectors
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Holland America upgrades vessels with shore power connectors

Holland America Line has announced it will retrofit three of its vessels with ABB shore power connectors to enable the ships to plug into the electrical grid when in port. The ABB shore connection technology allows ships to turn off all engines and switch to electricity generated in a power plant on shore. This both...

IMO launches ship and port emissions toolkits
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IMO launches ship and port emissions toolkits

Toolkits to tackle ship and port emissions have been launched by the GEF-UNDP-IMO Global Maritime Energy Efficiency Partnerships (GloMEEP) project in collaboration with its partners, the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) and the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH). The toolkits aim to assess and address emissions from international shipping and...

ESPO welcomes European Parliament’s efforts to strengthen polluter pays principle
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ESPO welcomes European Parliament’s efforts to strengthen polluter pays principle

The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) has welcomed a proposal by the Transport Committee of the European Parliament to strengthen the ‘polluter pays’ principle by discouraging the delivery of unreasonable quantities of garbage at port, including dangerous waste, for a fixed fee. The proposal aims to improve the protection of the marine environment by increasing...

ClassNK launches tool to improve PSC performance
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ClassNK launches tool to improve PSC performance

ClassNK has released PrimeShip-PSC Intelligence software to help shipping companies improve their Port State Control (PSC) performance. The software is provided free of charge to ClassNK customers and is based on the database of PSC reports inputted by ship managers, shipowners, and ClassNK. The tool allows users to view PSC findings and view trends across...