World’s first fully-electric handling tug was recently launched into the water at Song Cam Shipyard in Vietnam, on December 4, as Damen reported.
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A worker at the Ports of Auckland was killed in a shipping container incident in the early hours of Sunday, local media reported. The stevedore was working onboard a ship at Fergusson Container Terminal when he was fatally injured at about 2am.
On 7 July, Damen Song Cam Shipyard in Vietnam, hosted a keel laying ceremony concerning a fully electric tug vessel that Damen is constructing for the Ports of Auckland.
Ports of Auckland recently announced its plan to deepen the city’s shipping channel in order to better deal with the increasing regional and global demand.
The New Zealand Ministry of Transport along with UNISCS recently published the “Final Report of the Upper North Island Supply Chain Strategy Working Group” exploring the options of Auckland’s move, while arguing that the plan to move its operations to Northport is no longer environmentally and economically feasible.
A crane toppled off a wharf in Auckland’s Seaview Wharf, on October 2, with the driver of the crane, being inside the crane. Luckily the driver was not injured, while local authorities have launched and investigation to determine the causes of the incident.
New Zealand’s Ports of Auckland announced the signing of a contract with Dutch company Damen Shipyards to buy the world’s first full-size, fully electric port tug. This comes in line with the port’s commitment to be zero emission by 2040, as previously announced.
The Ports of Auckland informed that it plans to launch a staged automation process, beginning with its Northern Berth which is due to start in February 2020. The port aspires to complete the infrastructure work, which is needed to apply automation, during 2019.
In a first for Auckland, Ports of Auckland revealed plans to build a hydrogen production and refueling facility at its Waitematā port. Under the project, the company along with its project partners will invest in hydrogen fuel cell vehicles including port equipment, buses and cars. The project is part of the Ports’ ambitious target to be a zero emission port by 2040.
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