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Digitalisation and ICT innovations – A focus on port logistics

Shipping has been an important human activity throughout history, particularly where prosperity depended primarily on international and interregional trade. According to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) statistics in  2017, shipping has an essential contribution to the world economy since more than 90% of the world’s trade, in volume,  is carried by sea. In a broader… Read more »

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RAMLAB prints first ship’s propeller

3D printing or additive manufacturing is defined as a process in which the material is joined or solidified under computer control system or software to create a three-dimensional object from a digital file. In this process, an object is created by laying down layers of material until the object is created. These layers can be seen as a  sliced horizontal cross-section… Read more »

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Evolution in Cruise Ship Design From Italy

‘MSC Seaside’ has put down a new marker for Italian design and construction as her Swiss-based owner rolls out an ambitious and innovative, 10-year fleet investment programme. As the world’s most prolific builder of cruise vessels, Fincantieri has reached a new milestone in its unerring business drive by delivering the largest ship constructed in Italy… Read more »

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HHLA PLAYS ITS PART TO MAKE HAMBURG AIR CLEANER

Battery-powered A lithium-ion battery-powered automatic automated guided vehicle (AGV) prototype has been in operation at the CTA since autumn 2016 and has been successfully tested together with an electric charging station. Six of these charging stations have already been installed at Altenwerder and over the coming weeks, 25 lithium-ion battery-powered AGVs will go into operation… Read more »

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CO-FRIENDLY HULL CLEANING AT SOUTHAMPTON

A trial of eco-friendly hull cleaning technology is underway at the Port of Southampton to help ship owners maintain efficiency, minimise emissions and responsibly dispose of the waste matter.   Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) HullWiper uses adjustable seawater jets to remove fouling from ships’ hulls for optimal performance and energy efficiency saving. It collects removed… Read more »