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  • Ocean Microplastic Pollution Can Now Be Tracked...

    Plastic is the most common type of debris floating in the world’s oceans. Waves and sunlight break much of it down into smaller particles called microplastics – fragments less than five millimeters across, roughly the size of a sesame seed.

     

  • Beibu Gulf Port Group selects CyberLogitec’s OPUS...

    Qinzhou terminal is an important project highly concerned by local government. The significance of the fully automated Qinzhou terminal is that it is the first U-type terminal which pursued the low cost-high efficiency in the world. Meanwhile, it’s also the first Sea-Rail terminal in China. It does not only realize the automatic operation of container side loading/unloading, horizontal transportation, and yard loading/unloading but also achieves the goal of saving investment and low operating costs through innovated technology.

     

  • HyperloopTT and HHLA reveal HyperPort™

    Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) revealed HyperPort, a sustainable high-speed cargo and freight solution capable of increasing capacity and efficiency while decreasing pollution and congestion at ports worldwide. Developed in partnership with terminal operator Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), the system will now go into certification design review. The next step for HyperPort will be a VR demonstrator to be exclusively presented at ITS World Congress, the largest mobility exhibition in the world, which takes place in Hamburg from 11 to 15 October 2021.

     

  • Lean Marine and Yara Marine Technologies become...

    Yara Marine Technologies, a front-runner in the development and implementation of emissions reduction technologies in the maritime industry, has acquired Lean Marine, a company at the cutting edge of automated fuel-saving, performance management, and reporting solutions for vessels. Lean Marine’s intelligent software and hardware solutions have already been installed on more than 200 vessels worldwide.

     

  • Qingdao unveils intelligent port transport system

    An air-track intelligent transport system was unveiled at a port in Qingdao, Shandong province, as its demonstration section went into operation on Wednesday. The system represents a significant step forward in China’s construction of intelligent and environmentally friendly ports.

     

  • AST Launches Iridium Certus 200 Service With...

    Applied Satellite Technology (AST) Ltd, today announced the official launch of its unique Iridium Certus 200 service offering, with real-time alerting capabilities ensuring customers’ stay fully in control of MB allowances.

     

  • Wallenius and Alfa Laval form JV to advance wind...

    In an effort to advance its plans for a car carrier outfitted with sails, along with broadly advancing wind propulsion, Swedish shipping company Wallenius will form a joint venture with engineering company Alfa Laval best known in the maritime industry for its scrubbers and fluid handling systems. The new joint venture will seek to develop innovative wind propulsion solutions for cargo vessels and other ship types with the goal of having its first system onboard a vessel within five years.

     

  • Sweden supports use of batteries and shore power...

    The Swedish government is helping to fund a demonstration project incorporated into two new tankers being built in China that will enable the vessels to eliminate emissions while arriving and departing port, as well as on berth operations. Terntank is building the vessels equipped with batteries, while the Port of Gothenburg is also proceeding with a first-of-its-kind installation to provide shore power to tankers while on berth.

     

  • Finland Uses Drones to Support Coast Guard Along...

    Finland is becoming the latest country to deploy remotely operated drones to support marine safety and security operations as part of its coast guard operations along its Baltic coastline. The Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS), operated by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), was developed to assist in maritime surveillance operations and ship emission monitoring.

     

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JNPT becomes first Major Port to operationalise fleet of e-vehicles

Since its inception, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), one of India’s premier container handling Ports, has been working towards adopting sustainable solutions in its operational area. In a major push under green port initiatives and with a vision to achieve sustainability goals, Shri Sanjay Sethi, IAS, Chairman, JNPT, today deployed 9 electric vehicles for the employees of JNPT to travel within the port area, in the presence of Shri. Unmesh Sharad Wagh, IRS, Deputy Chairman, JNPT, HODs, and other stakeholders.

 
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Looking to the future, container terminal of Port of Durres transitions to modern, C]cloud-based TOS with Navis N4 SaaS offering

Navis, the provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency for leading organizations throughout the global shipping industry, announced that Container Terminal of Port of Durres (CTPD) has successfully completed a significant step change in its terminal operations with the transition from previously manual operations to Navis’ N4 SaaS. The implementation of Navis’ innovative solution allows CTPD to streamline day-to-day operations utilizing the Navis cloud and lay the groundwork for continuous terminal innovation moving forward.

 
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Ultra-thin solar panels deployed on hatch covers for inland shipping

A Dutch start-up company is working on a novel application of solar panels to make inland shipping vessels operating from Rotterdam more environmentally friendly and sustainable. With access via the Maas and Rhine rivers and links with the Main and Danube that enables transport to the Black Sea, inland shipping is a significant element of the operations from the Port of Rotterdam.

 
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