Supply chain automation: mind your (shipping) business

Before going into the specifics about the potential impacts of automation of maritime shipping, it is important to underline that although automation can be solely considered at the port terminal level, it also takes place across entire supply chains. The fourth industrial revolution: The big picture of value chains Actors usually optimize the systems they… Read more »


Marketing of port authorities: a novel conceptualisation

Port authorities have transformed into hybrid organizations mostly disassociated from operational activities and port services provision. Still, they maintain a key role in managing bodies advancing the prospects of respective port and associated clusters. Marketing is among the functions working towards this end. In a new port study, PortEconomics members Francesco Parola and Thanos Pallis… Read more »


Kalmar introduces fully electric Ottawa terminal tractor

  Kalmar is introducing an electric version of its Ottawa T2 terminal tractor, featuring lithium-ion (Li-on) battery technology and a fully electric powertrain that produces zero emissions at source. The machine is designed for trailer-handling operations in dispersed warehouses, container terminals and other applications where short-distance highway travel is required. Gina Lopez, vice president of… 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 »


COREALIS project started in Athens with the aim of defining the challenges of the ports of the future

Piraeus, Greece  – The kick-off meeting of the COREALIS project, in which the Valenciaport Foundation participates, took place on May 7-8 in Athens. The 17 project partners had the opportunity to interact and define the vision, mission and operational plan of this initiative. COREALIS, a project funded by the H2020 Program of the European Commission… Read more »


The logistics system of the port of Trieste and commercial relations with Austria – May 23-24, 2018, Trieste

Trieste, Italy  – On May 23-24, 2018, the convention entitled “The logistics system of the Port of Trieste and commercial relations with Austria” will be held in Trieste, open to companies based in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region operating in the logistics and transport sectors. At the event, Zeno D’Agostino, President of Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale… Read more »


Barcelona port attends Logistics Transport China fair

Barcelona, Spain (PortSEurope) May 13, 2018 – The Port of Barcelona is presenting its activities and services at the Logistics Transport China, May 16-18, 2018, targeting Chinese importers, exporters and logistics operators. The delegation is formed by the Deputy Director General of Strategy and Commercial of the Port of Barcelona, Santiago Garcia-Milà; the leader of… Read more »