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Rotterdam and Singapore Ports Team Up to Slash Emissions

Sep 21, 2023

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), the Port of Rotterdam Authority (PoR) and 20 partners in the Green & Digital Shipping Corridor are working to reduce 20% to 30% of emissions from international shipping by 2030. This was agreed at the third Green Corridor workshop, held this week in Rotterdam.The Green & Digital Shipping Corridor was established in August 2022 to bring together partners…

PortLiner to Construct Electrolyte Bunkering Station in Hartelkanaal

Sep 21, 2023

The Port of Rotterdam Authority and inland shipping operator PortLiner signed a contract for the construction of a charging and storage pontoon for flow batteries in the Hartelkanaal.From this bunkering station, PortLiner will supply electrically powered inland vessels with flow batteries…

Europe’s Ports See First Signs of Business Leakage

Sep 20, 2023

The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) has reiterated its support for an emissions trading scheme (ETS) as instrument for greening the shipping sector, but expresses its serious concern about first signs of carbon and business leakage due to the limited scope of the current legislation…

New FSRU Arrives in France as Greenpeace Blocks Port

Sep 18, 2023

A new LNG floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) arrived in western France on Monday morning, a TotalEnergies' spokesperson said, as activist group Greenpeace tried to prevent it from entering port.Demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Europe has grown in the wake of the war in Ukraine…

EU Does Not Extend Ban on Ukraine Grains Imports to Neighboring EU Countries

Sep 15, 2023

The European Commission said on Friday that it would not extend a ban on imports of Ukrainian grains into Ukraine's five EU neighbors due to expire on Friday.'It has concluded that thanks to the work of the Coordination Platform and to the temporary measures introduced on 2 May 2023…

Hapag-Lloyd CEO: Counter Offer for HHLA Would Not Be In Our Interest

Sep 14, 2023

Hapag-Lloyd CEO Rolf Habben Jansen said on Thursday that it would not be in the container shipper's interest to make a counter offer for HHLA, the main operator of Hamburg port, and may instead cut its traffic through the hub.On Wednesday, Switzerland-based MSC…

Battle Heats Up for Hamburg Port Operator as MSC Makes $1.4 Billion Offer

Sep 13, 2023

Swiss-based MSC, the world's biggest container shipping company, has offered to buy almost half of the main operator of Hamburg port in a deal that could be worth nearly 1.3 billion euros ($1.4 billion), setting the stage for a potential bidding war…

SENNEBOGEN Opens New Steel Plant in Hungary

Sep 11, 2023

With the official opening of the new steel plant of Termelés-Logistic-Centrum GmbH in Litér (Hungary), material handling equipment and cranes manufacturer SENNEBOGEN is expanding its capacity for steel assemblies and welded constructions.This 315…

Romania Upgrades Black Sea Port Infrastructure to Bring in More Ukrainian Grain

Sep 08, 2023

Romania's government will approve on Friday a plan to upgrade road infrastructure in the Black Sea port of Constanta, part of wider investments in the port which could help more Ukrainian grain to transit.Constanta is Ukraine's largest alternative export route…

Ukraine Reports Danube Port Damage After Latest Russian Attack

Sep 07, 2023

Russia carried out its fourth drone attack in five days on Ukrainian port facilities on the Danube River on Thursday, damaging grain silos and other infrastructure on a vital export route for Kyiv, Ukrainian officials said.The attack on Izmail district in southern Odesa region lasted three hours…

Ukraine Says It's Shipping Grain via Croatian Ports

Sep 07, 2023

Ukraine has started exporting grain via Croatian seaports, aiming to broaden its export routes while its Black Sea ports are blocked, a senior Ukrainian official said on Thursday.Ukraine's main grain export route is usually via its deep Black Sea ports…

Tanker Becomes Europe's First to Connect to Shore Power

Sep 06, 2023

The Swedish port of Gävle recently became one of the first in the world to successfully connect a tanker vessel to a shoreside electricity system.The shore power connection solution was provided by Cavotec, based on new standards drawn up in cooperation with other ports and operators…

Hydrogen Fuel Cell ReachStacker Shipped to the Port of Valencia

Aug 29, 2023

Container handling solutions provider Hyster Company has developed and shipped a hydrogen fuel cell ReachStacker for a pilot at the Port of Valencia in Spain.The Hyster ReachStacker is a zero-emission solution that uses a Nuvera Fuel Cell Engine to convert hydrogen into electricity…

Dead Whale Found in Port of Antwerp

Aug 29, 2023

A whale carcass was discovered on Tuesday in Belgium's Port of Antwerp.Responders are working to remove the 7- to 10-meter long whale from the water after it was found near DP World's container terminal. The port said whale deaths in the area are rare…

Ukrainian, Turkish Foreign Ministers Say Black Sea Deal Must be Renewed

Aug 25, 2023

The Turkish and Ukrainian foreign ministers said on Friday that other solutions to the export of Ukrainian grain than the Black Sea grain deal, which ended after Russia quit last month, were less optimal.The deal brokered by Turkey and the United…

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BSG Acquires Maritime Software Company

BSG Acquires Maritime Software Company

US' MARAD Announces Grants to Boost Supply Chain Efficiency

US' MARAD Announces Grants to Boost Supply Chain Efficiency

PortLiner to Construct Electrolyte Bunkering Station in Hartelkanaal

PortLiner to Construct Electrolyte Bunkering Station in Hartelkanaal

Rotterdam and Singapore Ports Team Up to Slash Emissions

Rotterdam and Singapore Ports Team Up to Slash Emissions

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