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Research conducted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has developed new low-cost submersible robots capable of performing port security functions.

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) has brought a waste water treatment plant into operation at its Container Terminal Burchardkai (CTB) in Hamburg, which it says has enabled it cut its volume of hazardous waste by more than 50%.

The Port of Antwerp wants to enable barges to fill up with LNG (liquefied natural gas) at a permanent bunkering station in its premises by the beginning of 2016.

Portsmouth International Port (PIP) wants to become the first LNG bunkering facility in the UK.

Terex Port Solutions (TPS) today announced that it has won a contract to supply an additional six electric rubber-tyred gantry cranes (E-RTGs) to the Vietnamese company operating Haiphong Port.

Friday, 11 July 2014

Santos: the cost of fog

Thick fog forced the Brazilian port of Santos to close to traffic for a combined 32 hours last weekend, costing shipping lines around R$4.5 million ($2M), Sindamar, the ship agents’ association for the state of São Paulo, has calculated.

Shanghai is to get some advice from Los Angeles on how to expand shore power. The largest port in the world signed today an EcoPartnership with the Californian port, which pioneered the clean-air technology ten years ago exactly.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Record freight traffic at Dover

The Port of Dover handled a record number of freight vehicles on Tuesday, after a catenary issue disrupted traffic in the Channel Tunnel.

The International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) has launched an LNG Bunkering website targeted at port authorities giving consideration to the rollout of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a shipping fuel.

Kalmar today reports that MSC Home Terminal, in the Belgian port of Antwerp, has reached a 37% decrease in fuel consumption during one month of operation with its new Kalmar hybrid straddle carrier compared to a conventional diesel-electric machine.

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