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European ports welcome parliament’s explicit support to remove the tax barriers for shore-side electricity for ships

The Transport Committee of the European Parliament supported yesterday the removal of tax barriers for the uptake of shore-side electricity supply (OPS) in ports for ships at berth. The Ertug report on the deployment of infrastructure for alternative fuels in the EU which was voted by the Transport committee pointed out that taxation has a… Read more »

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ZERO-EMISSIONS FUEL CELL CONTAINER HANDLERS

Hyster is developing a zero-emissions container handling truck powered by a Nuvera hydrogen fuel cell combined with a lithium-ion battery.   Hyster aims to offer the fuel cell and battery powered container handler with a choice of charging options Photo: Hyster     The funding, awarded by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), aims to… Read more »

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Ukraine’s Yuzhny port is readying itself for larger bulk carriers with the aid of Chinese-led dredging-Chasing Economies of Scale and Silk Ties

Yuzhny port is readying itself for larger bulk carriers with the aid of Chinese-led dredging. Stevie Knight reports. Ukraine’s Yuzhny port is targeting a draft that will make it the deepest facility in the whole of the Black and Asov seas region.   The long-term aim of Yuzhny is to be a hub on a competitive,… Read more »

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ESPO asks to recognise the cross-border dimension of EU ports and to strengthen the maritime connectivity in CEF II

The investment needs of European ports over the next ten years amount to 48 billion EUR. Many port investments score high in creating societal value but the return on investment for the investor, the port managing body, is often low and slow. For these investments, external funding is needed. Ports have only been able to… Read more »

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Kalmar on Eco-Friendly Technology

Port Technology (PTI) has continued its exclusive TOC Europe video series with Dan Pettersson, Senior VP, Kalmar discusses what eco-friendly developments the maritime industry needs to make.  The PTI series has provided top executives’ views on different topics shaping the port and terminal industry. View Kalmar’s products for ports and terminals in PTI’s supplier directory PTI also investigated how… Read more »

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Kalmar to Supply BRI

Kalmar will supply 10 reachstackers to China Railway Urumqi Group Co. as part of China’s infrastructure project the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The Urumqi Railway Bureau, founded in 2017, is a subsidiary company under the jurisdiction of the China Railway Corporation. The latest order of Kalmar reachstackers will add to the fleet of 30… Read more »