As APM Terminals Itajaí, Brazil released more than 31,000 vehicles in September, celebrating its first year on ro-ro operations; The terminal achieved a productivity record, unloading 961 vehicles from the American Highway ship at 05.40 on September 7.
Port of Antwerp has ordered construction of a tug powered by hydrogen, the first in the world. This ‘Hydrotug’ is driven by combustion engines that burn hydrogen in combination with diesel. The motors also comply with the very strictest standard, the EU Stage V.
As the Port of Rotterdam informs, after the first six tanks arrived at the end of July, the expansion of Vopak Botlek is well underway. With this project, 63,000 cubic metres of storage capacity must have been added to the arsenal by the second half of 2020. The expansion is being built ‘fit-for-purpose’ for the storage of styrene.
On 8 August, the Port of Rotterdam Authority launched its new company PortXchange Products BV. The launch of PortXchange provides a platform to create new partnerships geared towards implementing smart digital solutions in ports worldwide.
Port of Rotterdam published a video focusing on the area that truckers sleep when they have to stay overnight in the port. Given that the truck park is full over night, the port’s Authority aims to expand the site this autumn.
As shown in the video, the Vado Gateway Terminal will receive its final three ship-to-shore cranes, hoping to become the next major logistics hub for the Mediterranean and Europe. APM Terminal’s aspire that the terminal will have an annual TEU capacity of about 1.1 million.
A remarkable transport by water took place in the Port of Rotterdam. Namely, six tanks were transported this week by floating sheerlegs from the production hall where they were constructed to the terminal where they will soon be used for the storage of biofuels.
Shore power enables ships equipped with the necessary equipment to shut down diesel powered auxiliary engines and plug into land-based electrical power. This reduces emissions of pollutants that damage air quality and GHG emissions that contribute to climate change. It also reduces engine noise. In this video, the Port of Vancouver presents its own shore power facility.
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.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority further developing Dordrecht Inland Seaport to make it a complete, vital and future-proof port. The port aims to meet the increasing demand for bulk transhipment handling capacity and for waterfront plots.
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