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 »



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 »


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 »


Log-In Logistica live with XVELA

Brazilian shipping line and logistics company Log-In Logistica has become the first shipping line in Latin America to “collaborate on stowage planning” using the XVELA cloud solution.   Stowage for Log-In’s fleet of seven container vessels ranging from 1,600 TEU to 2,800 TEU capacity is now planned using XVELA’s cloud solution, and the carrier has… Read more »


Fully digital, autonomous terminal for Yara

A first for Kalmar as Yara orders the “world’s first fully-digitalized and zero emission cargo solution” to support Yara’s new fully autonomous feeder vessel. Kalmar, part of Cargotec, and Yara have entered into an agreement in which Kalmar will deliver fully autonomous equipment, software and services for a unique, fully digitalised container handling solution at… Read more »


Trieste Marine Terminal sees increased rail traffic in Q1 2018

In January-March 2018, rail traffic connecting Pier VII with Italy and Europe increased by 65%, in relation to volumes. Budapest and Burghausen routes saw substantial increases in traffic handled, mainly due to the strengthening of the Hungarian service and the optimization of the second weekly rail connection with Burghausen, Upper Bavaria, which began in March… Read more »