APM Terminals Yucatán, in the Port of Progreso, Mexico acquired a new mobile harbour crane, in a USD 4 million investment, which will boost the terminal’s operational efficiency by 40% when it is fully implemented.
Norsepower Oy Ltd., announces a joint development project with Shanghai Waigaoqiao Ship Building Co., Ltd (SWS) both developing an energy efficient dual fuel very large crude carrier (VLCC) design, aiming to enhance fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. Under the agreement, Rotor Sails were implemented in the VLCC design for improving the fuel efficiency and reducing emissions.
Operational efficiency is crucial for ports, given that about 90% of global trade relies on maritime transportation. Industry 4.0 and Internet Plus drive ports to transform and upgrade to digital, automated, and smart operation. With 5G, Huawei and Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company (ZPMC) will collaborate to promote this transformation and upgrade to build efficient and environment-friendly smart ports.
A containerized 600 kWh marine battery system will be equipped in a trial on board the Maersk Cape Town in December 2019 to improve ship performance and reliability while at the same time reducing CO2 emissions. The battery system will be shortly transported to Singapore and installed on board the Maersk Cape Town.
Versiant, a provider of software and support services for enterprise IT infrastructure, announced a partnership with North Carolina Ports, aiming to enhance the latter’s operational efficiency and security. Versiant also informed that they have successfully completed the first phase of an infrastructure refresh,
During a National Seminar on Facilitation of Maritime Traffic, September 24-26, shipping stakeholders from Georgia had the chance to discuss and get a better insight into the maritime single window and electronic data exchange.
The implementation of several measures to streamline shift changes at APM Terminals Pipavav has reduced vessel idle times, added capacity and reduced impact on crane moves per hour because of a shift change by around 16%. In the meantime, it has also improved trailer driver and crane operator safety.
Kongsberg Maritime has successfully adapted a propeller concept used in naval applications, aiming to provide operational and environmental benefits to commercial shipping customers. By deploying such a technology can significantly reduce cavitation-induced noise and erosion risk.
Speaking at the CIMAC conference in Vancouver recently, Dr Alexander Knafl, MAN Energy Solutions, presented the results of a new study, which examined the potential of using batteries in a container feeder vessel, to assess if it is possible to both reduce emissions and save operational costs.
Japanese joint venture Ocean Network Express (ONE) revealed plans to implement the world’s first cloud-based collaborative network to ensure real-time insights for ocean carriers and terminal operators. The network is expected to enhance operational efficiency.
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