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ZIM joins Maersk and IBM’s blockchain platform TradeLens

ZIM is already working on a blockchain-based Bill of Lading initiative

ZIM Integrated Shipping Services has signed on as a member of TradeLens, a blockchain-enabled digital shipping solution jointly developed by Maersk and IBM. The carrier is looking to push towards digitising its processes to enable efficiencies and cost savings to the company and the customers by enabling greater transparency and more efficient processes. TradeLens uses blockchain technology to enable trust ... Read More »

Strong 2018 financial results set Le Havre up to invest in development programme

The Port of Le Havre recorded strong financial results in 2018, putting it in a good position to carry out its ambitious €600m (US$677.8m) investment programme which includes the completion of Port 2000. The increase in turnover to €195m (US$220.4m) is a result of the effectiveness of the pricing policy that has been set up, particularly with regard to the ... Read More »

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 »