Brigade mustered in La Spezia

LSCT La Spezia Container Terminal (Contship Italia) has installed a patented acoustic alarm system to enhance  safety  of operations LSCT has installed “white noise” BBS-Tek alarms from Brigade Elettronica in Turin (Brigade Electronics) on its yard equipment and service vehicles. BBS-Tek acoustic alarms emit broadband sound, which is directional, and thus provides instant localisation in […]

Helsinki to be “Carbon Neutral by 2035”

The Port of Helsinki has committed to the Carbon Neutral Helsinki 2035 programme and has created its own associated programme, Carbon Neutral Port 2035; also announces €33.6M deepening programme for Vuosaari Harbour. Carbon Neutral by 2035 and to reduce emissions in the entire harbour area by 32% compared to 2015. The majority of the Carbon […]

COSCO SHIPPING Ports live with N4 at Lianyungang

Lianyungang is the first COSCO SHIPPING Ports Group terminal to switch to N4 in China as part of a pilot programme for go-lives in the future. Lianyungang New Oriental International Terminals is live with N4. Navis has announced that Lianyungang New Oriental International Terminals Co., Ltd. (LNOIT), a subsidiary of COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited (CSP), […]

Pilgrim’s Progress at Associated British Ports Immingham

Six all-electric RTGs are on the way from China to Immingham, as part of ABP’s £33M “Project Pilgrim” upgrade to Humber Container Terminal. They are due to arrive in Immingham in January Simon Bird, Regional Director of ABP Humber, said: “The investment in this infrastructure is key to ABP’s expansion plans at Humber Container Terminal […]

APM Terminals Gothenburg set to be “fossil-free” by 2020

Electric cranes, biogas for heating and biodiesel for straddle carriers underpin terminal’s “fossil free future.” Running the operation “completely on renewable fuels’ together with a doubling of rail-borne freight and optimising vessel operations are key parts of a new climate strategy launched by APM Terminals Gothenburg. “The strategy supports the Port of Gothenburg climate goal […]

Crisis in Cape Town

Congestion and poor relations between management and workers are severely affecting operations at the Port of Cape Town A three day strike was held in the first week of December that Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) described as “illegal.” In July Transnet employees at several South African ports were suspended for a round of what the […]

Ceyport Secures Funds to Expand

Port has secured US$35M in loans to support its capacity expansion and modernisation programme. Ceyport Tekirdag Uluslararasi Liman Isletmeciligi (Ceyport) operates the northern Marmara Sea port of Tekirdag, in Turkey. The funds are being provided jointly by the European Bank of Reconstruction & Development (US$17.5M) and ICBC Turkey Bank AS (US$17.5M), which is controlled by […]

Malaysia Bans Open-Loop Scrubbers

Ocean carriers calling at Malaysian ports from January 1, 2020, will have no other choice than to stock up with low sulphur fuel oil (less than 0.5% sulphur content), LNG or use closed-loop scrubbers. This will have certain operational and cost issues for lines and particularly those, including Mediterranean Shipping Company, that have fitted, and […]

Eagle Bulk Expands Fleet and Prepares for IMO 2020

Eagle Bulk Shipping has taken delivery of the fifth of six Ultramax dry bulk vessels that it recently agreed to acquire for a total of US$122.8M. The latest ship, which has been renamed the M/V SHANGHAI EAGLE, is a 2016-built, high specification SDARI-64 Ultramax vessel built at Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Co Ltd. The acquisition was […]

Maersk Invests in IoT Network Company

A.P. Moller – Maersk has announced it is investing in Danish IoT startup Onomondo.   The investment is for an undisclosed amount, and is being made by Maersk Growth. In a statement the company said A.P. Moller – Maersk “has chosen the solution as an enabler to stay ahead in the pursuit of further digitising […]