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DP World and SMS Group launch high bay container storage system ‘Boxbay’

An overview of the 'Boxbay' system with waterside and landside interface

A joint venture between DP World and industrial engineering specialist SMS Group has launched ‘Boxbay’, a new high bay storage (HBS) system that will be ready in time for the Dubai Expo 2020 with a pilot project scheduled at Jebel Ali Terminal 4. The patented design and rack structure of the system aims to create unique advantages with containers stored ... Read More »

Port of Felixstowe receives remote-controlled RTGs

The port is to receive eight remote-controlled RTGs in total

Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe has received its first four remote-controlled rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes. The electric-powered cranes were built by ZPMC in Shanghai and are the first of eight similar machines to be delivered over the next few weeks. The port also has two remote controlled ship-to-shore (STS) gantry cranes currently undergoing manual testing before being deployed in full ... Read More »

Khalifa Port opts for 60 Bromma spreaders for new ASCs

Khalifa Port Container Terminal has ordered 60 all-electric, single-lift spreaders for the automatic stacking cranes (ASCs) to be commissioned in its terminal expansion. Vikram Raman, vice president of sales and service for Bromma in the EMEA region, stated that the repeat order proved “our equipment is performing well and the customer is happy”. The units on order are YSX45E models, ... Read More »

Digital platform simplifies shipper-owned container sourcing

Online platform Container xChange aims to streamline the process of sourcing shipper-owned containers (SOCs) for a growing number of market participants who wish to save costs and gain control of logistics processes. Traditionally, sourcing an SOC can be long-winded as a shipper would have to reach out to companies, set up legal agreements, negotiate terms, add container insurance and use separate ... Read More »

BP, Nouryon and Port of Rotterdam combine on green hydrogen project

BP Refinery overview

BP, Nouryon and the Port of Rotterdam have partnered in an attempt to make ‘green hydrogen’ via water electrolysis for BP’s refinery in Rotterdam, which has the potential for reductions in CO2 emissions. The refinery currently uses hydrogen made from hydrocarbons, to desulphurise products. Replacing this entirely with green hydrogen produced from water using renewable energy could potentially result in ... Read More »

NWSA approves Terminal 5 modernisation programme at the Port of Seattle

The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) has voted to approve lease agreements and authorise construction on the Terminal 5 modernisation programme to remain competitive in the shipping industry and expand cargo-handling capabilities. Once phase one of construction is complete in 2021, LLC, a joint venture entity owned by Seattle Terminals (SSA Terminals) and Terminal Investment Limited (TIL) will begin operating at ... Read More »

bremenports to develop Icelandic port catering to Arctic shipping route

A computer generated image of the future port

bremenports has signed an agreement to enable the development of a deep-water port at Finnafjord in the north-east of Iceland, a long-term project which relies on shipping becoming more viable in the Arctic. If the North-East Passage between Asia and the US becomes navigable all year round, the journey times between these continents will be reduced by more than two ... Read More »

PSA unboXed and theDOCK to tap into promising startups for the port, maritime and supply chain sector

Founders of theDOCK Innovation Hub: Hannan Carmeli, Noa Schuman  and Nir Gartzman. Photo by Ezak Line Photographers

PSA unboXed, the Singapore-based company’s innovation and corporate venture capital arm, and Israeli-based theDOCK have entered into an agreement to leverage technologies that will benefit the port, maritime and supply chain sector. Global ports, shipping and maritime logistics innovation hub theDOCK connects creative startups with worldwide leading maritime corporations through matching technology solutions with the challenges and needs of its ... Read More »

CyberLogitec: New solution improves logistics operations

CyberLogitec has launched OPUS Logistiscs SaaS – a new, more robust version of its logistics operations solution designed for ease of use, implementation and IT infrastructure management. The solution is aimed at freight forwarders, Non Vessel Owning Common Carriers (NVOCCs), third-party logistics and warehousing operators to help meet the increasing demands of their customers’ requirements. As international, ecommerce and online ... Read More »