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‘NET ZERO’ 2050 challenge begins

As the UK government confirms a target to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050 has been adopted into law, the British Ports Association (BPA) anticipates this will require “close collaboration” between industry and government to adhere to what is a “very challenging timeline”. Mark Simmonds, head of policy and external affairs at… Read more »

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Electric Trucks Drive Down Cruise Footprint

Solent Stevedores has invested GB£1m into 33 electric counterbalance forklift trucks from STILL Materials Handling to help reduce emissions at the Port of Southampton ahead of the 2019 cruise season. Solent Stevedores’ electric counterbalance forklift trucks feature batteries with a high storage capacity. Credit: Solent Stevedores/ ABP     The trucks feature batteries with high… Read more »

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LNG cruise ship bunkered at Barcelona

The ‘AIDAnova’ during bunkering. Credit: Port of Barcelona   The first cruise ship in the world powered by LNG has undergone bunkering at the Port of Barcelona as it continues to seek sustainable operations. Carnival Corporation subsidiary AIDA Cruises fuelled the 337m long AIDAnova for the first time in the Mediterranean with LNG. Mercè Conesa,… Read more »

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Blue Innovation – Drones in Port Operations

Let’s talk about Remotely Piloted Aircrafts (RPAs) or Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)! These unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly known as drones, have already been incorporated into our society for their flawless ability to take exceptional videos and photographs. Nevertheless, global transport and logistics companies are looking to take advantage of their functionalities and the shipping industry… 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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CMA CGM-owned carrier Containerships has announced the delivery of its first LNG-powered container vessel

CMA CGM-owned carrier Containerships has announced the delivery of its first LNG-powered container vessel M/S Containerships Nord, after it was delivered to the Wenchong Shipyard, China.   According to a statement, Containerships has said the vessel will be the first based on LNG-enabled eco-friendly technology to serve European ports and trade routes. It will start… Read more »

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Monitoring Blyth Offshore Windfarm Efficiency

ONYX InSight will monitor the Blyth Offshore windfarm project’s 8.3MW MHI Vestas V164 wind turbines Photo: ONYX InSight   A predictive maintenance provider has signed a three-year contract with EDF Renewables at Blyth Offshore Demonstrator windfarm to monitor the largest operational wind turbines. The contract will see ONYX InSight monitor the project’s 8.3MW MHI Vestas… Read more »

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EU Tidal Project Moves onto Next Stage

  A European Union-backed tidal energy project has received approval from the European Commission to proceed to its next stage after a successful first full year reports Andrew Williams. So, what design, development and operational activities have been carried out to date?  What have been the results?  What activities does the project team plan to carry out… Read more »

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ESPO Award 2018: Port of Rotterdam Authority

24 October 2018 – The ESPO Award 2018 will go to the port authority that creates a good workplace environment for its current and future employees and demonstrates its investment in a diverse and inclusive environment, facilitating mutual respect, non-discrimination and personal development. In the running towards the official Award Ceremony on 7 November 2018, ESPO… Read more »