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JAPAN ORDERS ITS FIRST LNG BUNKER VESSEL

A joint venture will see Japan take delivery of its inaugural LNG bunker vessel the first of its kind to be operated in the country. The LNG bunker vessel the first of its kind to be operated in Japan Photo: Kawasaki Heavy Industries Central LNG Shipping Japan Corporation (CLS), which has been established by Kawasaki… Read more »

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South Pacific Island becomes Smart Shipping Paradise

French Polynesia’s Tahiti island capital of Papeete has smart port capabilities after investing in an intelligent cargo system called Ci5 designed by MGI —  a technology company that aims to integrate technologies such as artificial intelligence into cargo handling operations.   The Papeete Port Authority (PAP) invested in Ci5, the first commercial success for MGI… Read more »

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TRELLEBORG EQUIPS INDIAN FLOATING LNG TERMINAL

Trelleborg Marine Systems has been commissioned to supply a suite of LNG solutions to India’s first floating re-gasification unit (FSRU) LNG terminal. Trelleborg’s SmartDock system provides vital information to ensure the vessel is safely docked Photo: Trelleborg   When completed, the terminal, located at JSW Infrastructure’s Jaigarh Port in Ratnagiri District, will offer bunkering, storage,… Read more »

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ENERGY REUSE SYSTEM TO REDUCE EMISSIONS

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 »

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Infrastructure investment needs and financing challenges of European ports

  The infrastructure investment needs and financing challenges of European ports was the presentation theme that was given by PortEconomics co-director Peter de Langen during the ESPO2018 conference that held in Rotterdam in 30/06-01/07. The presentation was the results the results of a study co-authored with Martina Fontanet, Mateu Turróa and Jordi Caballé and which revealed that… Read more »

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“HIGHEST GAINS” PREDICTED FOR PORT INFRASTRUCTURE

The port infrastructure market is projected to see the highest gains through 2017 to 2025. According to Coherent Market Insights’ Port Infrastructure Market – Global Industry Insights, Trends, Outlook, and Opportunity Analysis, 2016–2024, this growth is mainly due to the proliferation of sea trade and major infrastructural development investments in the emerging economies of the Asia Pacific… Read more »

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Siemens to automate RTGs at Felixstowe

The Port of Felixstowe has ordered eight new RTGs with automation and remote control technology from Siemens. The order marks an important step for Hutchison Ports, which owns and operates the Port of Felixstowe in the UK, as it rolls out automation and remote control systems on STS cranes and RTGs at a growing number… Read more »