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Are you ready to be fully electric by 2021?

Last week, Kalmar announced that our full offering will be available as electrically powered versions by 2021. Why have we taken such a leap with our entire product portfolio? Because the industry demand is there, and it’s growing much faster than anyone could have anticipated only a few years ago. Right now, the strongest demand for all-electric container and material handling solutions is coming from forward-looking customers in several different markets. Simultaneously, the development of these solutions is accelerated by numerous regional and state initiatives around the world, many of ...

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Port of Antwerp CEO Jacques Vandermeiren: “Our ambitious Business Plan is getting the Port Authority ready for the future”

Antwerp Port Authority has presented its new Business Plan. “In today’s fast-changing world we aim to be a safe home port and act as a lever for all those who see opportunities and embrace challenge,” says CEO Jacques Vandermeiren. “Our main advantages for this are our great adaptability and our strong focus on innovation and digitisation. We constantly strive for sustainable added value, while assuming our responsibility towards society.” Port of Antwerp, a challenging playing field in a changing world The Antwerp industrial and logistics port platform is the main ...

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TCSP’s 1Q throughput down 8.4% to 3.88 million tonnes

Cargo handling at the terminals of Tuapse Sea Commercial Sea Port Group (TSCP Group, part of UCL Holding), between January and March 2018 decreased by 8.4% on the same period a year before to 3.88 million tonnes. The three-month result was attributed to a 25.4-percent decline in liquid bulk cargo segment, to 1.7 million tonnes (-25.4%), following a downward trend in customer requests for the commodity transshipment. In the reporting period handling of coal exports fell to 700,000 tonnes compared to 740,000 tonnes a year earlier. At the same time, ...

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Gambian President Barrow visits port of Antwerp

A collaboration agreement was signed ,Thursday 24 May, in the port of Antwerp between on the one side Port of Antwerp International (PAI), the consultancy and investment subsidiary of Antwerp Port Authority, and APEC, its maritime training centre, and on the other Gambia Ports Authority which manages the port of Banjul in The Gambia. The collaboration, which will mainly take the form of training and consulting, underlines the leading role that the port of Antwerp plays in West Africa. As part of a visit to Belgium the delegation from The ...

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Sydney port deal still on with controversial Chinese firm

Government and port officials in Cape Breton are forging ahead on a proposed container terminal project that includes a controversial Chinese partner. On Wednesday, the federal government blocked the China Communications Construction Company’s plan to take over Aecon, a Canadian construction firm, citing national security concerns. The Chinese company is one of several Canadian and international firms that has agreed to help build a container terminal in Sydney. Marlene Usher, CEO for the Port of Sydney Development Corp., said Thursday the federal decision could have upset local plans. But, she ...

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‘T Boomke preserves seafaring tradition

A “little tree” made of steel was recently erected on the banks of the Scheldt bearing a port haiku by the local artist and writer Geert De Kockere. It marks the spot where in centuries past an actual tree (‘t Boomke) pointed the way to mariners as they approached the port or left it once more. For centuries, seafarers celebrated a safe homecoming as they passed this landmark, with a glass of rum as reward. And when they left the port again, tradition required that the ship had to be ...

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The mirage of Djibouti’s economic success

EXX Africa published a special report on the country’s investment outlook on 24 May 2018. At first sight, Djibouti seems to be an attractive investment destination in an otherwise troubled Horn of Africa region. The country’s apparent political stability is assured by the presence of multiple foreign military bases and relatively low exposure to regional security threats. Djibouti’s strategic location near the world’s busiest shipping lanes, controlling access to the Red Sea and Indian Ocean, continues to attract investment from African, western, Asian, and Gulf investors, particularly in the marine, ...

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India: Shipping ministry plans six new ports

The Ministry of Shipping is coming up with six new ports in India, four of which would be on the eastern coast and the balance on the western coast. On Wednesday, Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh L. Mandaviya said that these ports are being developed at Wadhwan in Maharashtra, Belekeri in Karnataka, Enayam and Sirkazhi in Tamil Nadu, Tajpur in West Bengal and Paradip Outer Harbour in Odisha. Apart from these six new ports that would boost cargo handling and trade for India, the Ministry has also identified to ...

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Adani declines comment on report it will sell stake in Australian APCT coal terminal

India’s Adani has declined to comment on media reports that it was planning to sell a stake in the Abbot Point Coal Terminal in the Australian state of Queensland. “We don’t have a comment to provide on this matter,” an Adani spokeswoman said Wednesday in response to S&P Global Platts’ queries on the reported plan. On Tuesday, the Sydney Morning Herald reported that the Indian miner had appointed investment bank Rothschild for the sale of a stake in APCT. APCT is part of Adani’s plan to build the giant Carmichael ...

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Libya ships first propane cargo from Zueitina port after four years

Libya’s National Oil Corporation shipped its first cargo of propane from Zueitina port, four years after the gas processing plant at the port was closed due to protests, the company said late Wednesday. NOC said on its website it shipped 61,761 barrels of propane to Italy on Sunday, onboard the Corcode. “The shipment to Italy is the first of its kind since the closure of the gas plant at the Zueitina port four years ago,” NOC said. Zueitina Oil Co., a subsidiary of NOC, shut its LPG plant in 2014 ...

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Abu Dhabi Terminals Prepares for Next Level of Automation Planning with Navis N4 Upgrade

Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation and provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency for the world’s leading organizations across the shipping supply chain, announced that Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) has successfully upgraded to N4 3.4. Following a successful migration in March 2018, the terminal is now ready to execute its plans for next level automation, efficiency and accuracy improvements. ADT manages and operates Khalifa Port Container Terminal, the first semi-automated container terminal in the Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) region. Currently, ADT handles ...

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First eleven companies participate in Nextlogic

In the past few months, much progress was made behind the scenes at Nextlogic. The first experiences with the exchange of information and the development of BREIN, for instance, are in full swing. Nextlogic BV is also being established. Already, eleven companies have agreed to join in 2018. Together they represent about 40% of the market volume. In addition, the link via API of the first companies with the information platform is in the final test phase. Nextlogic focuses on improving the handling of inland container shipping in the port ...

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Kalmar and Yara to develop world’s first fully-digitalized and zero emission cargo solution for Yara Birkeland

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 Yara’s Porsgrunn facility in Norway. This means that all the necessary operations related to the world’s first autonomous and electric container vessel Yara Birkeland will be conducted in a fully autonomous and cost efficient manner, with zero emissions. The order was booked in Cargotec’s 2018 second quarter order intake and delivery is scheduled to be completed during the second ...

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Four prototypes of Blocklab for the acceleration of the energy transition

Four consortia have developed a working prototype in which blockchain technology is used for the energy market. They have worked on this for the past six months, with support from and under the direction of Blocklab, the Rotterdam field lab for blockchain technology. The four products focus on the heat market, offshore wind farms, smart meters and consumers wishing to trade self-generated electricity. According to many experts, a major challenge for the future (sustainable) energy grid is to organise as much flexibility as possible and to facilitate decentralised energy generation, ...

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