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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 »

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Cruise ports need to upscale their representation by subscribing to the WPSP

The launching of the World Ports Sustainability Programme (WPSP) by the International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH), the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO), AIVP – The Worldwide Network of Port Cities (AIVP) and the World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure (PIANC) in March is a major step… Read more »

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REMOTE CONTROL GANTRY CRANES AT FELIXSTOWE

The Port of Felixstowe has received its first two remote control ship-to-shore gantry cranes from ZPMC to help it handle multiple mega-vessels simultaneously.  The new cranes are capable of working vessels with containers stowed 11-high and 24-wide on deck. Instead of being in a cab 50 metres above the quay, the drivers will be located… Read more »

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Singapore to Get New Technology Preventing Ship Collisions

Fujitsu Limited, Singapore Management University (SMU), and A*STAR’s Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) have teamed up on developing new technologies for vessel traffic management in the Port of Singapore, with the support of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). These predictive technologies will use artificial intelligence (AI) and big data analytics to… Read more »

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Synchromodal integrated planning

A PhD dissertation which proposes an integrated approach for optimising synchromodal container transportation seeks to bring together optimal transport planning in intermodal networks and the design of an optimal fare class mix of customer-oriented services.   Optimal Transportation Plans and Portfolios for Synchromodal Container Networks, written by Bart van Riessen for Erasmus University Rotterdam, looks… Read more »

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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 »

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Fluxys to Add LNG Bunkering Facility at Port of Antwerp

There are several EU and national climate measures for implementation of the Paris Agreement that oblige ports to reduce the carbon footprint of their land-based activities. Most of the European ports have  set goals towards decarbonisation of shipping activities by providing green services. Under the EU Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive (DIRECTIVE 2014/94/EU) , LNG bunkering… Read more »

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The infrastructure investment needs and financing challenge of european ports

PortEconomics co-director Peter de Langen has co-authored a study for the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO), examining ‘The Infrastructure Investment needs and Financing Challenge of European Ports’, so as to answer these questions. Among others, the study focuses on the diversity of port investments, make the case for investments in basic port infrastructures, explains how… Read more »