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ELECTRIC DRIVE PROMISES EMISSIONS REDUCTION

Port equipment manufacturer Liebherr has developed a new low-voltage frequency converter system which promises significant reduction in energy consumption and emissions. Liebherr has a new low-voltage frequency converter system for marine applications called Liduro Marine Photo: Liebherr   Liduro Marine LCU 300 has been developed for vessels with a drive power of up to 5,000… Read more »

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Docks The Future (DTF): Defining the concept of the future sustainable ports in Europe

Sustainable Development In recent years, the sustainability has been at the core of development in all industries. The idea of sustainability stems from the concept of sustainable development which became common language at the World’s first Earth Summit in Rio in 1992. Sustainable development has been defined as “development that meets the needs of the present… Read more »

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BATTERY ELECTRIC FERRY WINS HYBRID SHIP AWARD

A battery powered electric ferry has won an award at the Electric and Hybrid Marine World Expo for Propulsion System of the Year. Elektra diesel-electric roll-on roll-off passenger/car ferry is owned by FinFerries Photo: FinFerries Elektra, Finland’s first purpose-built battery electric ferry, operates on a 1MWh battery system supplied by PBES and celebrates its first… Read more »

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The Environmental Ship Index (ESI) to focus more on CO2

The Environmental Ship Index (ESI) is set to incorporate more work on CO2 in line with the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) legislative developments to boost its effectiveness.   As the ESI’s user base has expanded to around 7000 vessels, the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) working group has also decided to upgrade the IT… Read more »

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Ports of the Future in a New Ecosystem

Port Technology is able to offer, for a limited amount of time, all its papers from the most popular and latest edition of its journal ‘Linking the Supply Chain’ as free to access until July 25, 2018.   Technological advancements are multiplying human development by factors never before imagined, which means it is imperative that… Read more »

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HIGH SPEED SHUTTLE USES AIR LIFT

The French company A2V which exhibited its revolutionary air assisted catamaran at Seawork two years ago has recently delivered a version that will link the town of Evian on Lake Geneva in Switzerland to both Lausanne and Geneva. It is the lift generated by the wing structure that lifts the catamaran hulls in the water… Read more »

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Blockchains for logistics: from hype to relevance?

By Jean-Paul Rodrigue An artificial consensus While presenting at recent transportation trade conferences I expressed rather skeptical views about the potential of Blockchains for logistics, which raised a few eyebrows and critiques. The industry is currently drinking its own cool-aid and caught in the standard hype cycle where the benefits of a new technology are… Read more »

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H2 BOAT WILL SHOW ZERO-EMISSIONS ARE ACHIEVABLE

The quirkily named Water-Go-Round will demonstrate the viability of hydrogen fuel cells onboard supply vessels, ferries and a range of workboats. ‘Water-Go-Round’ will show hydrogen power is viable Joe Pratt of Golden Gate Zero Emission Marine (GGZEM) told MJ  his company GGZEM and a range of partners are on a mission “to show our communities there is… Read more »

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ENERGY REUSE SYSTEM TO REDUCE EMISSIONS

A new energy capture storage and reuse system for container terminal yard handling equipment could help terminals reduce fuel bills, emissions and power peaks. Designed for rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs), Cress Systems’ ProwESS recycles kinetic energy from container handling equipment that is otherwise wasted. The flywheel-based system runs in parallel with normal RTG operations, with… Read more »