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UK unveils targets to cut shipping emissions

UK maritime minister Nusrat Ghani at the launch

All new ships for UK waters ordered from 2025 should be designed with zero-emission capable technologies, in new plans set out by the British government, aiming to cut pollution from the country’s maritime sector. The government is also looking at ways to incentivise the transition to zero-emission shipping and will consult on this next year. The commitment is set out ... Read More »

Vado Gateway presented to customers

Vado will be the first semi-automated terminal in Italy

APM Terminals (APMT) has confirmed to customers that its new Vado Gateway terminal, located in the Vado Ligure Port Complex, North Western Italy, will be inaugurated on December 12 this year. Once operational, the Vado Gateway Terminal will be fully integrated with the existing Vado Ligure Reefer Terminal. Vado Ligure will become the first semi-automated port in Italy with a ... Read More »

JLT Mobile Computers to install computers at ICTSI in Papua New Guinea

The computers are validated for use with Navis N4

JLT Mobile Computers has deployed its VERSO 12 computers at International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) container terminals in Papua New Guinea. JLT partner Autepra delivered and installed the computers, which are specialised for harsh environments, at South Pacific International Container Terminal Ltd (SPICT) in Lae and Motukea International Terminal Ltd in Port Moresby. ICTSI is undertaking an ongoing initiative ... Read More »

Quay crane waiting times down by 90% at APMT Gothenburg

The implementation of new standard operational procedures for container lashing at APM Terminals (APMT) Gothenburg has reduced quay crane waiting times by 90%. Using ‘Lean’ methodology, which is being adopted across all of the company’s terminals around the world, a ‘transformation team’ at the facility identified the root cause of the time delay – inaccurate information provided to the vessel ... Read More »

Hapag-Lloyd orders 13,420 new reefers

The carrier will also start equipping its reefers with IoT technology

Hapag-Lloyd has ordered 13,420 new refrigerated containers, bringing its reefer fleet to more than 100,000 containers with delivery set for November 2019 in time for reefer season when the harvest begins in southern hemisphere countries. Production of 970 20-ft containers and 12,450 40-ft containers is already scheduled to commence in July. The carrier expects to primarily transport fruits and vegetables ... Read More »

Hapag-Lloyd and ONE to join Maersk and IBM’s blockchain platform TradeLens

TradeLens' scope now covers more than half of the world’s ocean container cargo

Hapag-Lloyd and Ocean Network Express (ONE) are to join TradeLens, giving the blockchain-enabled digital shipping platform developed by Maersk and IBM a considerable boost. The world’s fifth and sixth largest carriers respectively join CMA CGM and MSC, which both recently announced they are joining TradeLens. With these additions, the scope of the platform now extends to more than half of ... Read More »

Dunkerque quay extension inaugurated

The extension of the Quai de Flandres at the Port of Dunkerque has been inaugurated enabling the French hub to simultaneously berth two ultra large container ships (UCLS) of 400 m in length in all tidal conditions. The quay length is now 1,785 m, of which nearly 1,000 m has been dredged to a depth of 17.3 m. Berthing conditions ... Read More »

Blockchain consortium launched to tackle misdeclaration of dangerous goods

Nearly 25% of all serious incidents onboard containerships are attributable to misdeclared cargo.

Maritime Blockchain Labs (MBL), founded by blockchain technology and governance experts BLOC and the Lloyd’s Register Foundation (LRF), has established a consortium to explore the use of blockchain in tackling the misdeclaration of dangerous goods. According to the Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS), nearly 25% of all serious incidents onboard containerships were attributable to misdeclared cargo. In light of this, ... Read More »

Maersk introduces online product to simplify buying process for customers

Maersk has launched Maersk Spot, a fully digitally enabled online product that aims to provide customers a cargo loading guarantee at a fixed price upfront. Silvia Dang, global head of ocean products at Maersk, said: “It is not uncommon to see overbookings to the tune of 30%, and often this leads to rolling of the customers’ cargoes since there is ... Read More »