Since the start in the beginning of 2018, over 100,000 containers have been transported via the Intercity Barge shuttle service. With the Intercity Barge, customers can pick up and deliver their containers at the location of their choice. The Intercity Barge uses fixed windows at the ECT terminals, offering a sustainable and efficient transport.
Port of Rotterdam
A desktop trial by members of the IMO-led GIA alliance at the Port of Rotterdam, on 10 July, verified that Just-In-Time ship operations can considerably help to cut emissions. This can be achieved by communicating in advance the relevant information to the ship about the requested time of arrival.
In the video issued by the Port of Rotterdam, Heinrich Kerstgens, Managing Director at logistics company Contargo, explains why current trends in the container industry will ask for heavy investments in digitisation and decarbonisation.
The Port of Rotterdam published a video focusing on the solar panels that are the port’s most sustainable energy sources, highlighting the importance of renewable energy and the sustainable development that will follow.
For the first time, a ship bunkered LNG in Europe during loading and unloading procedures. The bunkering took place at the RST terminal at the Prins Willem Alexanderhaven in Rotterdam. The LNG was supplied by Shell. The Port of Rotterdam Authority, who made the simultaneous bunkering possible, said that the operation fits in with its aim for the energy transition in shipping, from fuel oil to LNG.
The Logistics Alliance, an association consisting of private companies, sector organisations and infrastructure managers, as the Port of Rotterdam Authority launched a programme to boost the national and international transport and storage of cargo.
In 2018, the overall volume of incoming and outgoing cargo shipments to and from Dutch seaports achieved a historic high of approximately 605 million tonnes. This marks an increase of more than 1.5%, compared to 2017. In addition, at 4.5%, container transhipment also marked the highest increase, according to Statistics Netherlands (CBS) newly released figures.
Containerships, a subsidiary of the CMA CGM Group, conducted its first simultaneous operations (SIMOPS) bunkering at the Port of Rotterdam, on July 4, 2019. The vessel is the first container carriers to perform SIMOPS in Europe, by the ship-to-ship way.
The Port of Rotterdam is working hard to reduce CO2 emissions. Under this effort, Mega-Inliner places a synthetic bag (inliner) in the tank container, thus saving the need to go to a cleaning station. This leads to a reduction in mileage, waiting times and cleaning agents, but also a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions.
German Transport Minister Volker Wissing visited the Port of Rotterdam during a three-day delegation trip to the Netherlands. Mr. Wissing and Emile Hoogsteden, Vice President of the Port of Rotterdam Authority, highlighted the importance of the Rhine Corridor and its ports for the transport of goods to Rhineland-Palatinate and Europe.
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