Using electrical power for ships at berth instead of diesel-burning engines, ‘cold ironing’ can greatly reduce air pollution from ships. When ships use shore power, they connect into landside electricity for their power needs at berth, avoiding to run diesel-fueled auxiliary on-board engines. According to estimations, shore power is able to limit air pollution from ships at berth by 95%.
A barge with a pair of 100-foot-high cargo cranes will dock at the Port of Everett next week, after conducting a 1,400-mile ocean journey from Los Angeles. By the end of the year, they cranes will become part of the Port’s working waterfront. The cranes will go into storage for a few months, as they will wait for the completion of a $37 million project to upgrade the South Terminal dock, this December.
The port of Hamburg handles more than 135 million tonnes of seaborne cargo; A big portion of this freight is arriving or departing the port by rail. The rail is in pole position in Hamburg with 48.2%, with the 41.4% of trucking following and inland waterway shipping holding the 10.2%.
Ronald Paul, COO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority commented on the ban of using the Nitrogen Approach Program, when granting permits, that it will affect potential customers and will have negative impacts on the agriculture, business climate in Port of Rotterdam and also on the development of the energy transition.
APM Terminals Algeciras, one of the largest container terminal in the Mediterranean, is renewing and increasing its fleet of terminal tractors. The company has began introducing the new Terberg YT222 model, which features better ergonomics, safety and environmental impact.
Navis, a provider of operational technologies and services, announced that it provided 31 automated rail-mounted gantry cranes to Five Continents International Container Terminal (FICT), all of them already operating on its N4 terminal operating system. The retrofitting of the 31 automated RMGs was completed in a record time, with the intelligent equipment going live on April 30, 2019.
Port of Rotterdam and the DeltaPort port announced that will jointly open up the North Rhine Westphalian hinterland even better with the aid of digitalisation in order to cut CO2 emissions in transport and logistics through the optimal use of waste heat. Both participants signed a Memorandum of Understanding.
Eurogate Container Terminal Limassol Ltd has finalized the first phase of investments at the Limassol Container Terminal, amounting at a total worth of over €30m. In addition, two new super post panamax cranes that are already operating, along with 17 new straddle carriers have been bought.
The Port of Vancouver reminds the shipping industry that as of June 1 the commercial shipping sector is alerted to begin voluntarily slowing their ships southern resident killer whales return to Haro Strait and Boundary Pass to feed for the summer.
The Hamburg Port Authority along with IAPH launched a study focusing on the impact the autonomous vehicles have on port infrastructure requirements. The study presents what needs to be done in the sectors of road, rail, waterborne, and aerial transportation, so that the port industry adapts automation. The study also provides recommendations on steps to be taken for port authorities being prepared for the technological progress.
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