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ABP: Smart companies should boost UK ports’ innovation

Associated British Ports (ABP) calls all British technology companies to overcome any operational challenges in the shipping industry and focus on bringing innovation and digitalization; It collaborates with  the Knowledge Transfer Network, to run the EnSiX Challenge Competition, which invites UK businesses to provide innovative solutions to help boost efficiency and sustainability.

Port of Rotterdam: 1% increase in cargo handling in Q3

The Port of Rotterdam published its 2019 Q3 results, according to which it saw a 1% rise in cargo handing, after it handled 112.4 million tonnes of freight, meaning that the total of 353.5 million tonnes were transmitted up to the end of the third quarter. 

Partnership sparks 5G future to Belfast Harbour

On Friday, October 18, BT together with mixed reality partners Ubimax and VRtuoso demonstrated the apparent benefits that 5G can deliver to business and industry, with live demonstrations of augmented and virtual reality, for the first time throughout the UK, to the Belfast Harbour.

Ports of Antwerp, Zeebrugge examine possible merger

The Port of Antwerp, Europe’s second busiest port, and the Port of Zeebrugge have started discussions on a potential merger after almost two years of exploratory talks and a study regarding how the two ports could collaborate more. As the two ports said in a joint statement, the negotiations on the possible merger could last another two years.

Deepening of Port of Virginia to start in 2020

The attempt to make the Port of Virginia the deepest port on the US East Coast begins in January 2020, after the finalization this week of a contract with an international dredging company that will take on the project’s initial phase.

GCT joins TradeLens

Global Container Terminals (GCT), a container terminal operator in North America, has joined the TradeLens supply chain platform. By taking part in TradeLens, GCT aims to securely connect with supply chain partners including ocean carriers, beneficial cargo owners, and railways.

Washington’s first maritime accelerator to be launched

Washington Maritime Blue, the Port of Seattle and WeWork Labs have collaborated to launch Washington’s first maritime accelerator to help maritime companies innovate and grow. The accelerator, which is currently accepting applications through November 18, aims to help maritime companies innovate and grow, establish Washington as a leader in maritime innovation, and increase the sustainability of maritime businesses in both Seattle and beyond.

Port of Tanjung Pelepas plans to expand

Malaysia supports the plan by the Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) to expand its operations and capacity. As Transport Minister Anthony Loke said, the Port will play a crucial role in attracting investments in several sectors to the southern part of Malaysia.

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