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Ports in the Cloud: The Next Step in Automation?

As ports and terminals strive for greater connectivity and seek the most efficient means of transitioning to automated processes, could there be a solution which facilitates this change? Cloud-based platforms for collaborative planning, such as the XVELA service recently implemented by two Brazilian terminals, enable trade hubs to share real-time information for the benefit of higher operational efficiency. However,… Read more »

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Port of Hamburg as digital networking pioneer

Underwater drones, autonomous trucks and paperless Customs clearance – the future is already buzzing in the Port of Hamburg. The ‘Digital Networking’ conference run by Port of Hamburg Marketing (HHM) showed just how far the port has progressed. “In respect of digitalization, the Port of Hamburg is a worldwide beacon offering many USPs,” emphasized Axel… Read more »

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Monitoring Blyth Offshore Windfarm Efficiency

ONYX InSight will monitor the Blyth Offshore windfarm project’s 8.3MW MHI Vestas V164 wind turbines Photo: ONYX InSight   A predictive maintenance provider has signed a three-year contract with EDF Renewables at Blyth Offshore Demonstrator windfarm to monitor the largest operational wind turbines. The contract will see ONYX InSight monitor the project’s 8.3MW MHI Vestas… Read more »

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First onsite 3D printing port facility

Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore has signed an MOU with PSA Corporation Limited, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster and 3D MetalForge Pte Ltd to establish the world’s first onsite 3D printing facility for port applications. The Additive Manufacturing (AM) rapid production facility will be strategically located at PSA Singapore’s Pasir Panjang Terminal, where… Read more »

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ROAD Mapping Targets Bunkering Sustainability

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) will form a work group with the maritime industry to undertake an industry road mapping exercise to prepare the Singapore bunker industry for a sustainable future.   y William Cho (Port of SingaporeUploaded by Hydriz) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons       The initiative… Read more »

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https://www.onthemosway.eu/european-ports-welcome-parliaments-explicit-support-to-remove-the-tax-barriers-for-shore-side-electricity-for-ships/

Kalmar has signed a contract to supply DP World Southampton 12 hybrid straddle carriers that aim to significantly reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The order comprises of three units with three-high stacking and a 50-tonne twin-lift capacity and nine with four-high stacking and a 40-tonne single-lift capacity. The order was booked in Cargotec’s 2018… Read more »