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Port of Rotterdam trials new container scanning system

The portal collects different types of data

The Port of Rotterdam Authority has begun trialling new scanning portals developed by Certus Port Automation at the inland Barge Terminal Tilburg. All trucks arriving at or departing from the facility over the next three months will pass through an optical character recognition (OCR) portal which will scan truck registration numbers and container numbers as well as provide images and time stamps. ... Read More »

ITF criticises Panama Canal Authority

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has criticised the Panama Canal Authority (ACP)’s handling of tug boat crew reductions and said the local union should have been consulted. The ACP has removed the additional captain position from its tugboats’ crews and claimed the move would provide captains with an improved working schedule and reduce the demand to perform overtime, but ... Read More »

Uruguayan APMT facility goes green

Pre-Trip Inspection stickers will be placed on the facility's containers to reflect the use of clean energy

APM Terminals (APMT) Inland Services Uruguay will reduce its CO2 emissions by almost 50 tonnes a year after installing 648 solar panels. The facility, also known as Montevideo Port Services SA, turned on the panels earlier this month and said they were capable of producing 228.6 MWh per year, enough to meet around 80% of the facility’s annual consumption. Juan ... Read More »

Marseille secures European investment

Marseille Fos CEO Christine Cabau Woehrel and EIB vice-president Ambroise Fayolle

The European Investment Bank (EIB), a European Union (EU) institute, has granted France’s Marseille Fos a €50m (US$59m) investment to support five projects. The projects, which require a total investment of €136m (US$160m), include connecting the two existing 2XL deep-sea container terminals to provide a continuous quay length of 2,600 m, increasing the facility’s capacity by 15-20%. Chrstine Cabu Woehrel, ... Read More »

CMA CGM to develop AI tech for vessels

CMA CGM will collaborate with San Francisco-based startup Shone to develop artificial intelligence (AI) systems for its vessels. Under the agreement, Shone will collect and analyse on board data from CMA CGM vessels to create an AI system that facilitates the work of crews on board, whether in decision support, maritime safety or piloting assistance. Shone will also combine the ... Read More »

Mundra terminal achieves efficiency boost

India’s Mundra International Container Terminal (MICT), operated by DP World, has reported increases in gross crane rate (GCR) and berth productivity after improving its infrastructure. The terminal, located in Mundra Port, added a new quay crane and India’s first rail-mounted gantry (RMG) crane in November, 2017, and since then GCR has risen by 10% and berth productivity has increase by ... Read More »

Savannah signs off RTG order

The cranes will arrive in 2019

Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has ordered ten Konecranes rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes for the Garden City Terminal at the Port of Savannah. Following the arrival of the cranes, the Garden City Terminal will have a total of 156 Konecranes RTGs, with the new units being used in three new rows that will increase annual capacity at the Port of Savannah ... Read More »

CMA CGM and PSA announce collaboration

French carrier CMA CGM and Singaporean operator PSA have agreed to collaborate to support each other and address industry problems after signing a Memorandum of Agreement (MoU). The MoU states that CMA CGM’s start-up investment arm, Ze Box, and PSA’s external innovation and corporate venture capital arm, PSA unboXed, will share resources to support growth and collaborate on each other’s ... Read More »

SICK announces hydraulic solution

The MAX48

SICK has launched a new solution for hydraulic machinery that it claims will deliver space-saving, operating costs and maintenance gains. The MAX48 is a sensor that SICK said can achieve a longer piston stroke length within the space of a standard-sized hydraulic cylinder while also increasing the amount of data can be monitored in real time and recorded for later ... Read More »

COSCO to operate new Peruvian facility

COSCO Shipping Holding will build and operate a US$2b facility near Chancay, Peru, as part of US$10bn worth of Chinese investments in the South American country. The announcement, reported by Reuters, was made by China’s ambassador to Peru who also said that China Railway Engineering Corporation (CREC) plans to build a port in Ilo, in the south of the country. ... Read More »