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It’s Time for an Industrial Inquiry Commission into Ports and Automation

Aug 03, 2023

A new tentative agreement was reached on July 30 between the two groups involved in a labor dispute affecting British Columbia ports with the help of the Industrial Relations Board.At the beginning of July, about 7,400 port workers went on strike for 13 days over issues including automation, outside contracting and the increasing cost of living.This new deal — between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada (ILWU) and the B…

Suction Mooring Installed at Port of Kapellskär

Oct 03, 2023

Port of Kapellskär has welcomed the new Finnlines vessel with brand new technology. The port now offers automooring using vacuum pads, as well as next generation onshore power connections. This makes mooring more efficient and improves the sustainability…

Taiwan's First Automated Container Terminal Inaugurated

Aug 16, 2023

Evergreen Marine has officially opened Terminal 7 at Kaohsiung Port, a smart terminal expected to drive ongoing growth of shipping related industries within southern Taiwan. The terminal is the first and largest fully-automated container terminal…

HHLA Orders Automated Ship to Shore Container Cranes

Jun 12, 2023

Liebherr Container Cranes has sold three large dual trolley ship to shore container cranes (STS) to Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) for use at their container terminal Altenwerder (CTA) in the Port of Hamburg.The cranes have a safe working load of 75 t twin lift at an outreach of 61 m…

Rijeka Gateway Set to Receive High-tech Remote-controlled Cranes

Apr 19, 2023

APM Terminals' Rijeka Gateway in Croatia will be the first terminal in the Adriatic region to be operated with remote-controlled, electric container handling equipment managed from a central control room.Advanced technologies prevent human error…

New Rail Mounted Gantry Cranes Ordered for London Gateway

Apr 19, 2023

DP World is investing £12 million in two new Rail Mounted Gantry (RMG) cranes at London Gateway to meet growing demand for rail connections from customers at the logistics hub, which will increase its capacity by a third when a new fourth berth opens next year…

PSA Sines Orders Six Automated RTG Cranes from Konecranes

Mar 14, 2023

PSA Sines, the Portuguese subsidiary of PSA International, has purchased six electric-powered automated rubber-tired gantry (aRTG) systems from Konecranes for delivery in the first quarter of 2024.The fully automated cranes will improve efficiency…

Wilson Sons Taps ABB for Port Efficiency Tools

Feb 28, 2023

Wilson Sons selected ABB’s Optical Character Recognition (OCR) system for ship-to-shore (STS) gantry cranes at Rio Grande container terminal, including the QuayPro module to digitalize container stowage confirmation processes. The company has…

Port of Felixstowe Orders 17 Automated RTG Cranes

Jan 26, 2022

The Port of Felixstowe, operated by Hutchison Ports, has ordered 17 Automated Rubber-Tired Gantry Cranes (ARTGs) from Konecranes. The order was booked in Q4 2021. The ARTGs will be delivered and commissioned in a project covering three phases starting in Q2 2023…

Liebherr to Supply Automated Cranes to Oman's Port of Duqm

Nov 18, 2021

Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. said it has secured a contract to supply shore container cranes (STS) and rubber tire gantry cranes (RTG) to the Port of Duqm. The order of four STS and twelve RTGs will be delivered to Oman in late 2022.The Port…

RECOTUG: Development Starts on 'World-First' Remote-Control Tugboat

Feb 23, 2021

Svitzer, Kongsberg Maritime and the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) signed a deal to jointly develop the RECOTUG, touted as the world’s first commercial tug to be fully operated from a remote operations center on shore.Each organization delivers…

Port of Los Angeles Inks $6.8 Mln Cybersecurity Deal with IBM

Dec 07, 2020

The Port of Los Angeles is working with IBM to design and operate a Port Cyber Resilience Center (CRC) at the U.S.' busiest container port.A $6.8 million, three-year agreement between the seaport and tech giant includes hardware, software and services to design…

‘ROBOSHIP’ Takes to the Water off Japan

Nov 11, 2020

As maritime barrels toward an autonomous future, the ROBOSHIP Joint Value Creation Project is one that is making waves, literally and figuratively, as a proof of concept (PoC) test using two actual surface vessels was jointly conducted on November 11…

Valmet to Supply Automation for Expedition Cruise Pair

Apr 08, 2020

Valmet will supply automation and information systems for two luxury expedition vessels being built by Helsinki Shipyard Oy in Finland for Russia’s largest river cruise company Vodohod Ltd.The 113-meter-long and 20.2-meter-wide vessels will…

​Water Drone Christened in the Port of Hamburg

Mar 17, 2020

A 1.65-meter-long water drone, also known as unmanned surface vehicle (USV), was christened on Wednesday morning. The USV named Echo.1 is dedicated to measure water depth and can work continuously for up to six hours without emissions.Senator for Economic Affairs Michael Westhagemann and Jens Meier…

Logistics News

First LNG Carrier Arrives at New German Mukran Terminal

First LNG Carrier Arrives at New German Mukran Terminal

Brazil's Paranagua Port Resumes Operations After Fire

Brazil's Paranagua Port Resumes Operations After Fire

EU Clears CMA CGM's Acquisition of Bollore Logistics, Subject to Conditions

EU Clears CMA CGM's Acquisition of Bollore Logistics, Subject to Conditions

ZIM Names Trio of LNG Containerships

ZIM Names Trio of LNG Containerships

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