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Cargotec joins UN Business Ambition for 1.5°C

Cargotec committed the United Nations Global Compact’s Business Ambition for 1.5°C, in order to face climate change, develop efficient solutions and boost a low-carbon economy environment.

Major shipping players partner with startups on tech projects

According to a recent statement, the corporate innovation and venture development firm, Rainmaking, matched five maritime giants with eight startups as part of its Trade & Transport Impact Program.  Namely, Cargotec, HHLA, Inmarsat, Shell, and Wärtsilä will all work together with startup teams from eight different countries, on 13 separate projects with the aim of “accelerating innovation that delivers genuine business results.”

What price to put on value?

When price alone determines contract success, purchasers beware. This rarely yields economic value throughout the lifecycle and will ultimately suffocate innovation, argues Mattias Gunnarsson, Vice President, MacGregor Cargo Handling, calling for the industry to address this trend and focus on longer-term value.

MSC to upgrade cargo systems to reduce emissions

Cargotec’s MacGregor, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company and Guangzhou Wenchong Dockyard have signed a contract aiming to upgrade the cargo systems on six 16,000 TEU container ships, which MSC owns and operates. The Cargo Boost orders will be booked into MacGregor’s second quarter 2019 order intake and the upgrades will be applied during drydocking in 2020.

Cargotec acquires marine and offshore business from TTS Group

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has entered into an agreement to acquire the major businesses from TTS Group, a global provider of cargo handling equipment and services for merchant and offshore ships for an enterprise value of EUR 87 million.

Partners to study terminal automation projects

Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, together with Microsoft China, terminal equipment manufacturer ZPMC,  and global infrastructure advisory firm Moffatt & Nichol, joined forces to explore automated solutions to serve the ocean supply chain.

World's first fully-automated terminal completed

Kalmar and Navis announced the delivery of the first OneTerminal automation solution to ICTSI, at the Port of Melbourne. The deployment was completed ahead of schedule, making Victoria International Container Terminal the world’s first fully automated international container handling facility.

Bremerhaven upgrades terminal system to boost production

Navis announced that North Sea Terminal Bremerhaven has successfully upgraded from Navis Express to the N4 terminal system. Located in Bremerhaven, Germany and offering complete intermodal connections to 130 ports worldwide, NTB is one of Northern Europe’s busiest container terminals.

MacGregor, ESL to develop autonomous cranes

MacGregor and ESL Shipping Oy have agreed to jointly develop and test an autonomous discharging feature on MacGregor bulk handling cranes, designed to offer safety and efficiency advances. The cranes will be fitted on board ESL Shipping’s two new liquefied natural gas-powered handysize bulk carriers.

Shipping industry needs better data sharing and collaboration

The maritime industry and broader ocean supply chain are suffering from major and costly inefficiencies, due to ineffective data sharing and poor cross-industry collaboration, according to a new report released by the Business Performance Innovation Network, in coordination with Navis and XVELA, both part of Cargotec.