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 »



Hyster Europe will be revealing new efficient developments to the energy recovery system of its 48t zero-emissions electric container handler at TOC Europe. The systems are expected to extend the drive cycle of the truck using recovered energy, providing a longer operating time before the recharge is necessary and enabling it to achieve the same… Read more »


Sulphur Cap Chaos in 2020′ Warn World’s Shipowners

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) fears ‘chaos and confusion’ unless the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) urgently resolves some serious issues concerning the successful implementation of the 0.5 percent sulphur in marine fuel cap, which is scheduled to come into effect globally overnight on 1 January 2020. Such chaos would have serious consequences for… Read more »


DNV-GL to Class New Royal Caribbean Duo

DNV GL is to class two LNG-fuelled cruise ships to be built by Meyer Turku for Royal Caribbean, the first in the cruise line’s new Icon class. The two vessels, due for delivery in 2022 and 2024, feature several cutting-edge technologies designed to reduce environmental impact, including dual-fuel engines, fuel cell technology and air lubrication… Read more »


APL cuts carbon dioxide emissions

American President Lines (APL) cut CO2 emissions by roughly 5% in 2017 compared to 2016, making it the eighth consecutive year the carrier has achieved a reduction. APL also registered fuel savings of almost 5%, and the carrier attributed both achievements to operational efficiencies, fleet and voyage optimisation, and the deployment of a fuel-efficient fleet… Read more »


Rotterdam to target CO2 emissions

The port authority said that emissions need to fall by 95% by 2050 to ensure adherence to the Paris Climate Agreement. Rotterdam’s marine transport contributes 21.5m tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions each year, that’s according to figures presented at the Port of Rotterdam Authority’s Energy in Transition Summit 2018. The summit revealed that marine… Read more »


Report: 28 of 100 World’s Largest Ports Offer Incentives for Green Ships

Today, 28 of the 100 world’s largest ports in terms of total cargo volume handled offer incentives for environmentally-friendly ships, a new report released by the International Transport Forum (ITF) shows. Greenhouse gas emissions from shipping currently represent around 2.6% of total global emissions. Without reduction measures, this share could more than triple by 2050…. Read more »