LNG cruise ship bunkered at Barcelona

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The ‘AIDAnova’ during bunkering. Credit: Port of Barcelona   The first cruise ship in the world powered by LNG has undergone bunkering at the Port of Barcelona as it continues to seek sustainable operations. Carnival Corporation subsidiary AIDA Cruises fuelled the 337m long AIDAnova for the first time in the Mediterranean with LNG. Mercè Conesa,… Read more »

“DocksTheFuture” has staged its Midterm Conference in Trieste, Italy

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The Docks the Future Midterm Conference titled “Envisioning the Port of the Future: the 2030 horizon, took place today (4th April) in Trieste, hosted by the Port Network Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea, counting with over 100 participants.     The conference represented the turning point to present the project results achieved thus far, validating concepts, topics… Read more »

DocksTheFuture Midterm Conference: read the agenda and save your spot

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Circle S.p.A. (Italy) and Magellan Association – EU Affairs Consultancy (Portugal) are organising the Docks the Future Midterm Conference titled “Envisioning the Port of the Future: the 2030 horizon”. The conference will be held in Trieste on April 4th, hosted by the Port Network Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea (Venue of the event: Molo… Read more »

Blue Innovation – Drones in Port Operations

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Let’s talk about Remotely Piloted Aircrafts (RPAs) or Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)! These unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly known as drones, have already been incorporated into our society for their flawless ability to take exceptional videos and photographs. Nevertheless, global transport and logistics companies are looking to take advantage of their functionalities and the shipping industry… Read more »

How smart Start-Ups are changing Maritime

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The role of smart start-ups in driving the development of the maritime sector should not be understated, especially with regard to intelligent applications powered by the Internet of Things (IoT). As highlighted by a recent competition to form the world’s first digital shipping company, launched by IoT specialist Loginno, there is a demand for companies who… Read more »

Blue Innovation – The box is now a “Smart Box”

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The world of transport is no stranger to the continuous advances in tracking technologies. Since the invention of the global positioning systems and their implementation in the transport sector in the ‘90s, the need to monitor the placement of individual containers during a shipment has become more common. This was advantageous both to the clients… Read more »


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The Marine Management Organisation (MMO), an agency of the UK Government, has commissioned a marine consultant to ‘map’ shipping’s value to help underpin the development of port marine plan policies. ABPmer said that the charting will help underpin the development of both shipping and port marine plan policies Photo: ABPmer   UK-based ABP Marine Environmental… Read more »

Docks the Future announces its participation to the European Maritime Days 2019 in Lisboa

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The European Maritime Days will be held in Portugal, at the Lisboa Congress Center on 16 and 17 May 2019. The annual two-day event, during which Europe’s maritime community meet to network, discuss and forge joint action, will have the focus on blue entrepreneurship, innovation and investment to transform traditional maritime sectors and boost emerging… Read more »

The European INTER-IoT project ends successfully with the pilot of Valencia

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Valencia, Spain – The final meeting of the “INTER-IoT – Interoperability of Heterogeneous Platforms with the Internet of Things” project, funded by the European Commission through the H2020 program, has been held last at the Valenciaport Foundation. The Inter-IoT project, which has obtained great success in the final evaluation developed by the European Commission, is… Read more »