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Port-City Redevelopment and the Circular Economy Agenda in Europe

By Reza Karimpour In the era of globalisation, our world is in transition and there are challenges every day, such as climate change, and natural resource depletion. These environmental challenges threaten our lives and necessitate taking measures to transition toward resilient and reliable low-carbon developments. In this context, sustainability has recently gained substantial attention across sectors. In the face… Read more »

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European Port Cities in Transition: Moving Towards More Sustainable Sea Transport Hubs

Seaports, as part of urban centers, play a major role in the cultural, social and economic life of the cities in which they are located, and through the links, they provide to the outside world. Port-cities in Europe have faced significant change, first with the loss of heavy industry, emergence of Eastern European democracies, and the widening of… Read more »

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The first Semi-Ballastable Barge Transporter (SBBT) in the Mediterranean region is being built as part of a project involving six European ports

Under construction at the Rosetti Marino shipyard in Italy, as part of the European co-financed Poseidon Med II project, the SBBT is due for delivery later this year. With a load capacity of 4,000 m3 of LNG and 1,000 m3 of Marine Diesel Oil (MDO), it will mainly operate in the North-Adriatic Sea, and will… Read more »

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BILOG 2019: Logistics and Maritime Forum, 16-17 Oct 2019 La Spezia, Italia

BILOG 2019:  16-17 Oct 2019 La Spezia The sustainable, connected and resilient road to 2030 European and Regional perspectives     BiLOG is an agreement signed by La Spezia Port Authority and Municipality of Piacenza in order to create a special event on sustainable, connected and resilient topics with a European spin. The Forum will focus on… Read more »

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Zero-Emission Equipment Drive for Chile Port

Puerto Coronel has become the first port in Chile to incorporate zero-emission electric forklift cranes into its operations. Puerto Coronel says it is the first port in Chile to utilise electric forklift cranes. Credit: Puerto Coronel   The port purchased the forklift cranes with minimum noise generation to mark the beginning of its Puerto Verde… Read more »

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How smart Start-Ups are changing Maritime

The role of smart start-ups in driving the development of the maritime sector should not be understated, especially with regard to intelligent applications powered by the Internet of Things (IoT). As highlighted by a recent competition to form the world’s first digital shipping company, launched by IoT specialist Loginno, there is a demand for companies who… Read more »

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First Hybrid Straddle Carriers at Hamburg

  Konecranes Noellm straddle carriers with hybrid engines in the Port of Hamburg are now transporting containers at the HHLA Terminal Tollerort (CTT). Credit: HHLA   The first two energy saving, low emissions straddle carriers with hybrid engines are now operating at the Port of Hamburg’s HHLA Container Terminal Tollerort (CTT) and are expected to… Read more »

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KALMAR supports automated australian terminal

Kalmar has signed a maintenance and support agreement with International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) covering the automated container handling solution operating at Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT). The maintenance and support agreement for Australia’s first fully automated container terminal covers all aspects of the OneTerminal automated solution, which comprises Navis N4 Terminal Operating System (TOS),… Read more »

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First e-charging of commercial vessel at Greek port of Kyllini this month

 Greek shipping will enter a more eco-friendly “electricity era” this month with the charging of the ferry boat “Fior di Levante”, during its overnight stay at the western Greece harbour of Kyllini. The first charging of a commercial vessel in Greek waters, reportedly set for December 20, comes within the framework of the EU’s Electrification… Read more »