Port of Hamburg’s Hamburg Vessel Coordination Center (HVCC) is developing a digital platform for inland waterway vessels, to allow ship calls to be coordinated centrally in the future. The concept will be presented in 8 May, along with the celebrations for the 10th anniversary of the HVCC.
Cargo ships are not able to navigate a large part of the Rhine in Germany when fully loaded, as dry weather has caused a drop in water levels. However, rain is expected in southern Germany this week, which could increase the water levels once again. Traders have informed that from Duisburg and Cologne to south Germany, the Rhine is far too shallow to allow normal sailings.
New York City Comptroller has called the US Department of Transportation to immediately explore taking over NYC Ferry, raising concerns on transparency and fiscal responsibility, as a result from the Economic Development Corporation’s contract with a private operator.
Short sea container services between the UK and EU could provide alternative capacity to alleviate possible congestion at the Port of Dover post-Brexit, according to a study by global shipping consultancy Drewry. These latest findings follow an earlier study by Drewry.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority, Multimodal Coordination Foundation and Brabant Advice Centre (MCA Brabant) signed a partnership agreement. The goal of the partnership is to realise increased container transport via inland shipping between Rotterdam and North Brabant.
North Sea Port announced the addition of two new shore-based power units in Ghent, meaning that shore-side power is now available in Terneuzen and Ghent. North Sea Port is currently taking measures to improve air quality in the port, as it already provides shore-side power for inland waterway vessels. These shore-based power units were commissioned on 1 March.
The Port of Dover has the resilience to cope with moderate disruption arising from Brexit and there is latent short sea capacity to absorb significant overflow at the port in the event of capacity constraints, according to an independent study by global shipping consultancy Drewry.
Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) and Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for jointly developing infrastructure for fuels, lubricating oil, LPG, natural gas and any other related fuel and gas for meeting the requirement of Indian Waterways.
Every year 15,000 containers are transported with a direct inland navigation service between Rotterdam, Vlissingen, Terneuzen and Ghent, the Port of Rotterdam reported. This increase is due to a new connection the port of Rotterdam and North Sea Port invested in, in 2016. This connection made it possible to transfer more cargo via inland shipping.
TMA Logistics, CTU and VCL will collaborate to establish the North West Central Corridor. This cargo consolidation aims to lead to a more reliable barge product, more sustainable transport and less handling delays at the terminals. The initiative is supported by the deep sea container terminals in Rotterdam, Port of Amsterdam, the Port of Rotterdam Authority and the sustainable logistics programme Lean & Green Europe.
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