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.
Volvo Trucks’ autonomous vehicle Vera will become part of a solution to transport goods from DFDS’ logistics center to an APM terminal in the Port of Gothenburg, Sweden. The vehicle has a maximum speed of 40 km/hr (25 miles/hr). Last year, Volvo Trucks launched its first electric, autonomous solution, aimed to operate on repetitive assignments in logistics centers, factories and ports.
Preparations at Haifa Port Company that included the acquisition of two new STS cranes for the transporting of containers with such wide beam (21 rows) and dredging the areas by the piers of the Carmel Terminal in the port to meet the immense draft of the ship, gave the Carmel Terminal at Haifa Port the capacity needed to accept the Maersk Hamburg.
On the night of 29 to 30 March 2019, the UK will leave the European Union. As such a development will lead to major changes, the Port of Rotterdam has made preparations to enable freight transport via the Port to run as smoothly as possible. For this transport to run smoothly, the Port said that cooperation is required from all parties in the logistics chain.
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