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Leading port authorities launch climate action programme

The project is a response to the Paris Climate Agreement

The port authorities of Antwerp, Barcelona, Hamburg, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Rotterdam and Vancouver have launched a collaborative initiative to address global warming. The World Ports Climate Action Program is a response to the Paris Agreement, which calls signatories to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions to ensure that global warming will be limited to well below 2°C. The new initiative ... Read More »

BT delivers wireless backbone solution for DP World Antwerp

BT has delivered a wireless backbone solution for DP World Antwerp that aims to help analyse and optimise processes and operations. The solution is designed to meet the growing demands of connected devices and to provide secure and resilient connectivity for the 900 people working at Antwerp Gateway. Based on Rajant Corporation’s Kinetic Mesh, it aims to enable always-on communications ... Read More »

Road traffic responsible for majority of emissions at ports

London Gateway has invested in electric cranes

Port operations in the UK only make up a small proportion of total air quality emissions, particularly in urban locations, according to research from consultancy Arup. The study found that air quality around ports is dominated by road traffic emissions, predominantly diesel cars and HGVs (including but not confined to port related traffic). Michael Bull, global environmental consulting leader at ... Read More »

Port Freeport invests in LED lighting

Georgia-based manufacturer Bright Light Systems (BLS) has completed Phase 1 of the transition to high-mast energy-efficient LED lighting at Port Freeport, Texas. The two-phase project began with the replacement of the legacy 1000-watt high pressure sodium lights in the Inner Harbour Area and the next phase, scheduled to begin in October, will replace the high mast lighting in the Velasco ... Read More »

Transnet to commence berth deepening project at Durban

ZPMC cranes in Durban

The Port of Durban will be able to accommodate larger container vessels as Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) plans to deepen and lengthen berths at Durban Container Terminal (DCT) by 2023. Currently larger vessels can only enter the channel at high tide while super post-Panamax vessels with a capacity of 9,200 teu take up two berths of the North Quay, ... Read More »

Container volumes fall in Long Beach

The Port of Long Beach has recorded a 1.9% year-on-year fall in container volumes with throughput in August falling to just under 680,000 teu. Imports declined 3.6% to 343,000 teu, exports grew by 1.9% to just under 120,000 teu, and empty containers fell by 1.1% to just under 217,000 teu. Mario Cordero, Port of Long Beach executive director, said: “Our ... Read More »

APMT begins drone use in Chile

The drones have cameras, speakers and sensors for night-flying

APM Terminals’ (APMT) Inland services facilities in San Antonio and Santiago, Chile, have begun using drones to monitor safety and drive operational efficiency. Previously, safety supervisors at these faculties monitored activities on the ground. Hector Espinoza, director for Latin America at APM Terminals’ subsidiary Container Operators S.A., said: ““Our safety supervisors are the ones tasked with keeping the people and ... Read More »

STS cranes to be heightened at terminal in Le Havre

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has won a contract to heighten four ZPMC ship-to-shore (STS) cranes operated by Generale de Manutention Portuaire (GMP), a joint venture between DP World and Terminal Link (CMA-CGM), located in the port of Le Havre. GMP Terminal de France is expanding its capabilities and capacity in order to be able to handle the new mega container vessels operated ... Read More »

Port of Rotterdam invests in Pecém

Pecém's breakwater and berths are already available

The Port of Rotterdam Authority is investing €75m in the Port of Pecém in Northeast Brazil in return for a 30% stake. The Dutch port will have joint control of strategic decisions and positions at executive board, supervisory board and management level. Ceará state and the port authority are expected to sign an agreement in September 2018 while the following ... Read More »

Busan Port Authority appoints new CEO

Busan Port Authority (BPA) has appointed Ki-chan Nam as its new CEO with immediate effect. Nam, who has served as a member of the BPA commissioners, will aim to drive the Busan Newport Development, old port integration and Busan Old Port redevelopment project as scheduled. He also stated that he will focus more on improving port efficiency and productivity based ... Read More »