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Hutchison Ports (UK) today announced that Kalmar has electrified four Rubber-Tyred Gantry cranes (RTGs) at its container port in Felixstowe, England.

The Port of Long Beach (POLB) is considering two incentives programmes to cut emissions: waiving dockage charges for ships that slow-steam and plug into shore power, and paying $5 per additional rail-hauled containers.

Singapore’s Maritime and Port Authority has blamed human error for the three collisions that caused oil spills in its waters earlier this year, while at the same time urging PSA Marine to define procedures for its pilots to follow in case of communications failure.

Deutsche Bank has announced that it will not finance the expansion of the coal terminal at Abbot Point near the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

The Port of Gothenburg, in Sweden, aims to offer liquefied natural gas (LNG) by 2015 as its plan to build an LNG terminal is moving forward.

Konecranes today reports that its hybrid reach stackers have completed a full year of field testing at Helsingborg and have now permanently joined the existing fleet at the Swedish port.

SUPPORT (Security UPgrade for PORTs), a research project partly funded by the European Union, will demonstrate two Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) designed to address underwater threats in ports, at an event in Lisbon on May 22nd.

Eleven people are missing after a Chinese cargo ship collided with a MOL container vessel near Hong Kong waters today, a Hong Kong Marine Department spokesman confirmed to Port Finance International.

Konecranes today reports that it has received an order from the Norwegian port of Oslo for two Panamax-size ship-to-shore cranes, which it hopes to make the most silent STS cranes in the world.

HHLA reports that its Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA) in Hamburg is testing a system that calculates the ideal charging times for its battery-powered Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs).


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