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Port of Antwerp looks to develop infrastructure for carbon storage

The Port of Antwerp is aiming to further reduce CO2 emissions after signing a collaboration agreement as the first move towards the possible development of a Carbon Capture, Utilisation & Storage (CCUS) infrastructure. Eight players in the port area – Air Liquide, BASF, Borealis, INEOS, ExxonMobil, Fluxys, Total and the port authority – are part of the consortium which will ... Read More »

Port of Rotterdam trials shore power for coasters

The trial will last five months

The Municipality of Rotterdam and the Port of Rotterdam Authority have begun a trial to supply small sea-going vessels with electricity on Parkkade in the centre of Rotterdam. During the five month trial, which will test five different systems, vessels will then not need to run their diesel generators to generate power for use on board, in an effort to reduce ... Read More »

Gaussin to deliver 24 terminal trailers to Hamad Port

QTerminals, which operates Qatar’s Hamad Port, has ordered 24 terminal trailers from Gaussin for its new container terminal. There is also an option for an additional 33 units at Container Terminal 2 (CT2). The operator was awarded the concession for the design, development and operations of CT2, which constitutes Hamad Port’s second phase, in November 2018 by Qatar’s Ministry of ... Read More »

APMT opens new terminal in northern Italy

Vado Gateway terminal

The Vado Gateway container terminal, operated by APM Terminals (APMT), has opened in northern Italy. Vado Gateway is a semi-automated terminal and will initially operate on a 450 m part of the quay but as of July 2020 the whole 700 m extension will be available for use. Its container storage yard is the first in Italy to be fully ... Read More »

Abu Dhabi Ports announces US$1.1bn expansion at Khalifa Port

Abu Dhabi Ports has announced that Khalifa Ports is to undergo a further AED4bn (US$1.1.bn) expansion, as competition for transhipment volumes in the Middle East heats up. The development includes the investment of AED2.2bn (US$600m) in the development of South Quay and Khalifa Port Logistics, as well as the AED1.6bn (US$440m) expansion at Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT). The South Quay development, ... Read More »

MSC hits back over climate criticism

MSC has claimed it is strongly committed to reducing CO2 emissions and supporting long term goals to fully decarbonise shipping following criticism from NGO Transport & Environment (T&E) over its environmental record. Research from T&E found that the carrier would be the eight biggest carbon emitter in the EU if shipping was part of the bloc’s emissions trading system (ETS), after emitting 11m ... Read More »

Report identifies Northport as best solution to take on New Zealand’s growing freight needs

A container ship at Northport

Northport should be developed to take on much or all of Auckland’s existing and projected future freight business as significant growth is projected for New Zealand’s freight needs, a report has recommended. Released by the Upper North Island Supply Chain Strategy Working Group, the report identifies that the Port of Auckland’s CBD freight operation is no longer economically or environmentally ... Read More »

US West Coast ports see volumes slip, citing tariffs

Volumes are down at the San Pedro Bay complex

Container volumes dropped in November at the biggest ports on the US West Coast, as the effects of tariffs continue to impact US trade. The Port of Los Angeles handled 728,918 teu last month, representing a 12% decrease compared to last year. After 11 months of 2019, total volumes are down 0.4%. Port of Los Angeles executive director Gene Seroka ... Read More »

Gaussin to supply 70 tonne driverless electric vehicles to Russia

Gaussin has signed an agreement with the Port of Bronka, Russia, to supply it with 70 tonne driverless electric vehicles. The port, which is located on the Baltic coast 40 km away from Saint Petersburg, has an annual freight capacity of 25 tonnes. With the new vehicles, the Port of Bronka aims to improve the efficiency of its container flows ... Read More »

New US$4m mobile harbour crane for Port of Progreso

The crane arrived on the BBC Switzerland

APM Terminals (APMT) Yucatán has commissioned a US$4m mobile harbour crane (MHC) that, once fully implemented, should increase operational efficiency by around 40%. The Terex 5506, which measures 36 m high, has a 51-m boom and a 125 tonne lifting capacity, arrived at the Port of Progreso, Mexico, on the BBC Switzerland. Martijn Koolen, general director of APMT Progreso, said: ... Read More »