Port of Felixstowe to trial 5G technology

Port of Felixstowe to trial 5G technology
The Port of Felixstowe is to deploy a 5G private network as part of a UK government trial to drive investment in 5G and support the development of new use cases and commercial deployment. The project will test the potential of 5G across two use cases: enabling remote-controlled cranes via the transmission of CCTV and ...
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MSC joins Hydrogen Council to work towards decarbonisation in shipping

MSC joins Hydrogen Council to work towards decarbonisation in shipping
MSC has joined the Hydrogen Council as a steering member to foster cross-sector collaboration, aiming to accelerate research and development related to clean hydrogen derived fuels and solutions. The initiative is part of the carrier’s wide approach to decarbonisation, which has so far featured the use of biofuels as a blended marine fuel. The Gene...
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Abu Dhabi Ports expands relief measures

Abu Dhabi Ports expands relief measures
Abu Dhabi Ports has frozen rent escalation during 2021 for all businesses in its Industrial Cities and Free Zone cluster to provide further relief measurements and boost the Abu Dhabi economy. The effective freeze on rent for its Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD) and ZonesCorp follows several measures made by Abu Dhabi Ports throughout ...
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Maersk looks to cut rail transport emissions in Germany

Maersk looks to cut rail transport emissions in Germany
In a bid to minimise CO2 emissions, Maersk has extended its sustainability support for German rail customers with a new CapO2 free intermodal transports solution, which is now available on 85% of its German inland rail services. The cost neutral system aims to reduce CO2 emissions to zero and save around 9,100 tonnes of CO2 ...
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Hammar launches electric sideloaders globally

Hammar launches electric sideloaders globally
Hammar has launched its electric power pack (ePP) for sideloaders on a worldwide scale, representing the first major push towards green alternatives in the sideloader industry. The ePP, which can be charged by the truck while driving and by plug-in (230V), lasts for around 20 consecutive lifts with a weight of 35 tonnes. Electric power ...
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HHLA PLT Italy starts on schedule

HHLA PLT Italy starts on schedule
The 50.01% acquisition of the Italian multi-function terminal Piattaforma Logistica Trieste (PLT) by Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) has been completed and is due to start extended operations in February. Located at the Port of Trieste, the terminal will now operate as HHLA PLT Italy following the approval by the Italian Council of Ministers...
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Nokia to deploy Digital Automation Cloud at Port of Seattle

Nokia to deploy Digital Automation Cloud at Port of Seattle
Nokia has made an agreement with Tideworks Technology to deploy Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) at Terminal 5 at the Port of Seattle. Through its platform with high-performance, industrial grade LTE/5G private networking Nokia aims to deliver major increases in efficiency, worker safety and terminal handling performance. The private wireless n...
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Port of Antwerp tests 3D sonar sensors for autonomous shipping

Port of Antwerp tests 3D sonar sensors for autonomous shipping
The University of Antwerp (UAntwerp) and the Port of Antwerp have begun testing 3D sonar sensors to enable automated navigation, which is seen as the future of inland shipping. Inspired by the way bats see the world, Prof Jan Steckel at CoSys-Lab, a research group in UAntwerp’s Faculty of Applied Engineering, is developing advanced sensor ...
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TT Club urges shippers to take more responsibility for supply chain safety

TT Club urges shippers to take more responsibility for supply chain safety
TT Club has urged cargo owners to be more aware of safety issues arising from poorly packed containers and misdeclared goods, which accounts for two thirds of incidents related to cargo damage. The international freight transport and logistics insurer noted that such supply chain malpractice results in multi-million dollar losses, including tragic...
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Camco to supply quay crane OCR and gate automation at Chinese greenfield terminal

Camco to supply quay crane OCR and gate automation at Chinese greenfield terminal
ZPMC has awarded Camco Technologies two contracts for its greenfield project at Beibu Gulf Port Qinzhou, which will be China’s first fully automated terminal for sea-rail transportation. The contracts cover the ship-to-shore (STS) crane optical character recognition (OCR) and the gate automation at the facility. The construction of two automated co...
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Gaussin enters North American market with new dedicated subsidiary

Gaussin enters North American market with new dedicated subsidiary
Gaussin has created a dedicated subsidiary, Gaussin North America Inc, to lead its commercial deployment across the North American region. The strategically structured corporate entity will facilitate the commercialisation of Gaussin’s range of Battery Electric (BEV) and Fuel Cell Electric (FCEV) vehicles and is the first step in a large-scale depl...
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Maher Terminals orders 42 straddle carriers for New Jersey terminal

Maher Terminals orders 42 straddle carriers for New Jersey terminal
Maher Terminals has ordered 42 next-generation electric (NGE) straddle carriers from Kalmar for use at its container terminal in New Jersey. The new units form part of Maher’s fleet renewal programme and will bring the total number of Kalmar straddle carriers in current operation by Maher Terminals to close to 250. The order was booked ...
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Adriatic Gate Container Terminal reaches 300,000 teu milestone

Adriatic Gate Container Terminal reaches 300,000 teu milestone
Adriatic Gate Container Terminal (AGCT) in Rijeka, Croatia, delivered double digit growth last year to surpass 300,000 teu, buoyed by strong growth in rail volumes. The facility hit the milestone in late December, growing by 12% to set a new record annual terminal volume following a significant increase in rail capacity. A 30% jump in ...
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STI to invest US$46.6m to extend concession at the Port of San Antonio

STI to invest US$46.6m to extend concession at the Port of San Antonio
San Antonio Terminal Internacional (STI) has signed an amendment to the Concession Agreement with Puerto San Antonio (EPSA) to develop a new investment plan. Once complete, this investment plan will extend the concession for five more years with the original concession, set to expire in 2025, continuing until 2030. Instead of construction of an esp...
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Hapag-Lloyd invests US$1bn in six LNG mega vessels

Hapag-Lloyd invests US$1bn in six LNG mega vessels
Hapag-Lloyd has signed a US$1bn order for six ultra large container vessels, with a capacity of 23,500+ teu, which will be powered by LNG dual fuel. The Korean shipyard Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering will build the ships and deliver them to the carrier between April and December 2023. The vessels will be deployed on ...
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SSA invests in large STS cranes at Port of Oakland

SSA invests in large STS cranes at Port of Oakland
Stevedoring Services of America (SSA) has invested in three giant cranes for its marine terminal at the Port of Oakland, which are the tallest ever at the port and represent an estimated investment of US$30m. The container cranes are expected to be delivered by the end of December to Oakland International Container Terminal (OICT) on ...
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Navis makes predictions for 2021

Navis makes predictions for 2021
More investment in cloud-based technology, the rise of smart technology, accelerated automation adoption and an increased focus on sustainable operations among Navis’ top predictions for 2021. The provider of operational technologies and services expect these will be the most impactful for meaningful operations in the coming year. Andy Barrons, chi...
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IMO hits out at charterers’ “no crew change” clauses

IMO hits out at charterers’ “no crew change” clauses
International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Secretary-General Kitack Lim has denounced “no crew change” clauses in charterparties, claiming that such clauses exacerbate the dire situation of stranded seafarers and undermine efforts to resolve the ongoing crew change crisis. So-called “no crew change” clauses, which are demanded by certain charterers,...
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APM Terminals launches truck appointment API

APM Terminals launches truck appointment API
APM Terminals (APMT) has begun to roll out its truck appointment API starting with data for its terminal in Los Angeles, as it looks to drive supply chain efficiency. The API automatically connects the customer’s transport management system directly to TERMPoint, the terminal operator’s standard truck appointment system. By looking to deliver seaml...
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MSC calls for urgent crew change for bulk carrier Anastasia

MSC calls for urgent crew change for bulk carrier Anastasia
MSC has called for an urgent crew change solution for the bulk carrier Anastasia, which is stuck off the coast of northern China. China has prohibited crew changes at Chinese ports due to COVID-19 and Anastasia is among dozens of vessels in a waiting line near the port of Caofeidian. MSC, as the technical operator ...
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Port of New Orleans set to acquire new land for potential new container terminal

Port of New Orleans set to acquire new land for potential new container terminal
The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) is set to acquire new property for a potential new US$1.5bn multimodal container terminal. Port NOLA intends to acquire property in St. Bernard Parish and begin a two-year due diligence and permitting period that will include robust community engagement. The container terminal will help to serve the largest ...
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Port of Valencia business plan commits to rail and green projects

Port of Valencia business plan commits to rail and green projects
The Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) has presented its business plan for 2020-2024, setting out a total investment of €822m (US$1bn), prioritising railway projects and the development of environmentally sustainable infrastructures. The plan, which has been approved by Puertos del Estado, features €552m (US$675m) corresponding to new projects while...
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Retailers and food manufacturers call for inquiry into UK port disruption

Retailers and food manufacturers call for inquiry into UK port disruption
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) and the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) have demanded an urgent inquiry into the ongoing disruption at UK ports and across the shipping market, with supply chain costs spiking by 25% week-on-week. The COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on carrier schedules and the shipping sector’s workforce, along with an empty containe...
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ICTSI Pakistan welcomes CWX service

ICTSI Pakistan welcomes CWX service
The China India West Coast X-PRESS (CWX) service has made its inaugural call at Pakistan International Container Terminal (PICT), located at the Port of Karachi. Operated by Xpress Feeders, KMTC AND T.S. Lines, the fixed-day weekly service made its first call at PICT in November 18, 2020, with the arrival of the 5,470 teu MV ...
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TOTE’s Jacksonville terminal goes live with Tideworks Mainsail 10

TOTE’s Jacksonville terminal goes live with Tideworks Mainsail 10
TOTE Jacksonville has gone live with the Mainsail 10 terminal operating system (TOS) from Tideworks Technology, representing the first cloud-based deployment of its latest TOS solution. Tideworks provided implementation services for the go-live at Jacksonville on a fully remote basis. This included project management, software configuration and ins...
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