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Shore-based power units for Hamburg receive state government approval

Shore-based power will be available from 2022

Hamburg’s state government has approved a large-scale expansion of shore-based power supply at the Port of Hamburg to help facilitate a shift from shipboard diesel power supply to ecological electric power during lay times. The port aims to be the first in Europe to offer shore-based power supply for both cruise liners and mega-containerships from 2022 with a total of ... Read More »

CMA CGM lays out plans for IMO’s 2020 regulation

CMA CGM Group has opted to use compliant fuels with 0.5% or 0.1% sulphur as its main solution to be compliant with the International Maritime Organisation (IMO)’S 2020 low sulphur regulation. The group will also use liquid natural gas (LNG) powered vessels and advanced air quality systems onboard its vessels to help with the IMO’s goal of having all sea-going ... Read More »

Port of Gothenburg urges customers to prepare documentation for Brexit

Ahead of a potential no-deal Brexit on October 31, the Port of Gothenburg has warned importers and exporters to ensure their goods are ready for customs clearance, otherwise face significant delays. Elvir Dzanic, Gothenburg Port Authority chief executive, stated: “The exporter must ensure its goods are ready for clearance through customs before they reach the Port of Gothenburg and our ... Read More »

King Abdullah Port welcomes 23,000 teu vessel

MSC Mina

King Abdullah Port has welcomed one of the world’s largest container ships, the 23,656 teu MSC Mina, on its first visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The ship measures 400 m long, has a breadth of 61 m, a draft of 16.5 m and is able to accommodate 24 rows of containers with a height of 13 containers per ... Read More »

Porto Itapoá recognised for expansion work

Cassio Schreiner (second from right), president of Porto Itapoa, collecting the award

Porto Itapoá has received an award, recognising successful fund-raising for its expansion work, which has enabled capacity to double to 1.2m teu per year. The port from Santa Catarina state in Brazil was honoured at LatinFinance Magazine’s annual awards, winning in the the Port Project Funding category. Expansion work included the addition of 100,000 sq m of land, giving the ... Read More »

Konecranes appoints new CEO and president

Rob Smith, Konecranes new CEO and president

Konecranes’ board of directors has appointed a new president and CEO, Rob Smith, who will take over his new role as of February 1, 2020. Smith has joined the company from AGCO Corporation, where his latest position has been senior vice president & general manager for Europe and Middle East. Prior to this he has worked in business leadership roles ... Read More »

Marseille Fos completes blockchain trial

Completion of a blockchain pilot scheme coordinated and part-financed by the Marseille Fos port authority has indicated the solution’s scope for enhancing intermodal freight movements on the Mediterranean-Rhone-Saone (MeRS) corridor. Results from trials held over recent months demonstrated that harmonisation of the digital transport chain improved fluidity, reliability and competitiveness of pre- and post-forwarding on the crucial hinterland axis, according ... Read More »

Liebherr to deliver two megamax STS cranes to Bremerhaven

Liebherr STS cranes work on an ultra large container vessel

MSC Gate Terminal Bremerhaven has ordered two megamax ship-to-shore (STS) cranes from Liebherr Container Cranes in order to handle the world’s largest container vessels. The cranes, which are due for handover before the end of 2020, have an outreach of 73 m (25 container rows), a backreach of 25 m, a span of 30.48 m and a lift height over ... Read More »

Los Angeles tests world’s first zero-emissions top handlers

The Port of Los Angeles has demonstrated the world’s first zero-emissions top handlers which will be tested at the Everport Container Terminal as part of the port’s effort to achieve clean cargo handling operations. The two pre-commercial battery-electric top handlers were designed and built in the US by Taylor Machine Works Inc, the largest supplier of top handlers at the ... Read More »

Ground broken at Singapore’s Tuas Port

Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong, placing a torch on the grounds of Tuas Port

PSA Corporation has celebrated a significant milestone with the Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong placing a torch on the grounds of Tuas Port, the long term home of the country’s mega port operations. As the biggest port project in the world, Tuas is designed to meet and exceed the future demands of the world’s largest mega-vessels, mega-alliances and mega-networks. ... Read More »