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ELECTRIC DRIVE PROMISES EMISSIONS REDUCTION

Port equipment manufacturer Liebherr has developed a new low-voltage frequency converter system which promises significant reduction in energy consumption and emissions. Liduro Marine LCU 300 has been developed for vessels with a drive power of up to 5,000 kW allowing for variable-speed and stepless electric drive to achieve higher manoeuvrability in ports. It can also… Read more »

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Persian Gulf risks overcapacity of container terminal infrastructure

A report by transport research and analysis company Transport Intelligence (Ti) has claimed that the Middle East Persian Gulf region could suffer from substantial overcapacity of container terminal infrastructure if all planned projects go ahead.   According to the Middle East Logistics Investment Opportunities 2018 document, nearly all major ports have substantial upgrades in the pipeline. The… Read more »

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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 »