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Cavotec to deliver automated mooring system to the Port of Turku

A similar system at Port of Helsinki has been in service since 2016

The Port of Turku, Finland, has ordered Cavotec’s MoorMaster automated mooring technology for use in its Viking Line ferry berth. Cavotec will design, supply, commission and service a multi-unit MoorMaster automated mooring system which is scheduled to be delivered in 2020. Patrick Mares, president Cavotec ports & marine, said: “The MoorMaster system is the only proven and widely used automated ... Read More »

Volva Penta presents emission-free terminal tractor

The terminal tractor on display at TOC Europe

Volvo Penta presented an emission-free terminal tractor featuring an electric driveline at the TOC Europe 2019 exhibition in Rotterdam. The company converted the terminal tractor to fully electric using proven electro mobility technology from Volvo’s bus and truck applications. Peter Grangvist, CTO of Volvo Penta, said: “We strive for sustainable power solutions not only from an environmental standpoint but also ... Read More »

DP World begins construction of 231,000 sq ft warehouse at London Gateway

Construction began in May 2019

DP World has begun construction on a new 231,000 sq ft warehouse at its London Gateway Logistics park, which will be ready for occupation in December 2019. Situated on the north of the 9.25m sq ft logistics park and located just 25 miles from Central London the facility, named LG231, is located at the heart of the UK’s densely populated, ... Read More »

Cyberlogitec launches new multi-purpose TOS

Cyberlogitec has launched OPUS Terminal M, a multi-purpose terminal operating system (TOS) able to handle container and a range of cargo including breakbulk, project and bulk cargo and roll-on roll-off (ro-ro) cargo. The solution also supports multi-terminal operators that run more than one facility including container ports, inland container depots and empty depots. Jason Hyeon, managing director of CyberLogitec Global, ... Read More »

ONE to implement Navis’ Stowman stowage planning solution and Xvela

Ocean Network Express (ONE) has planned to implement the world’s first cloud-based collaborative network for ocean carriers and terminal operators, Xvela, and upgrade its existing stowage planning tool. To begin with, Xvela will be implemented on ONE’s Latin America services before expanding into Asia and throughout its global terminal network. Navis’ StowMan stowage solution, which is fully integrated with Xvela, ... Read More »

ICTSI Croatia to “future-proof” terminal

Adriatic Gate Container Terminal

International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) Croatia has drawn up plans for a two-phase dredging scheme that will enable the Port of Rijeka to berth vessels of up to 20,000 teu capacity. The first phase has already been approved and entails the dredging of 130 m of quay over berths one and two, operated by ICTSI’s subsidiary Adriatic Gate Container ... Read More »

Dunkerque launches new rail service to east of France

The service will initially run a weekly round trip

The Port of Dunkerque has launched a new rail service to the east of France, the Flandres Express (FLEX), as part of continuous development for its combined transport plan. Operated by Nord Port Shuttle (NPS) the FLEX service will offer a weekly round trip during the start-up phase with Metz, an inland port within the Lorraine region. Stéphanie Raison, president ... Read More »

Hull receives new US$4.4m hybrid crane

The Port of Hull has received a £3.5m (US$4.4m) hybrid Liebherr harbour crane that aims to support growing business and eco-friendly operations. The new crane allows Thor Shipping & Transport, which has just committed to a new 10 year agreement, to work on two vessels simultaneously in order to meet the needs of its customers 24 hours a day, seven ... Read More »

DP World Southampton aims to halve NOx emissions by 2020

The hybrid straddles use 20% less fuel than standard machines

DP World Southampton’s new hybrid equipment that will cut the port’s emissions and reduce its carbon footprint has begun operations. The 12 new hybrid straddle carriers use 20% less fuel than standard machines and, according to DP World, are the most efficient on the market. The company invested in the equipment as part of its aim to make global supply ... Read More »