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The EU-backed SUPPORT project (Security UPgrade for PORTs) will demonstrate a Sea Side Intrusion Detection System (SSID) at an event taking place next month in the Swedish port of Gothenburg.

DP World has inaugurated a large container inspection facility at its flagship Jebel Ali Port in Dubai.

Five Chilean ports remain closed after an earthquake of 8.2 magnitude struck off the coast of northern Chile and triggered a tsunami alert, Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) reports.

The Port of Halifax, in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, is building a shore power system for cruise vessels with the aim of allowing them to plug to the grid as soon as the 2014 cruise season.

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, today announced that it will introduce a new G-generation electric forklift in May.

The Port of Long Beach has announced that Southern California Edison (SCE) is to install major electric infrastructure at its premises, where tenants will get reduced electric rates for the next 24 years.

The Port of Antwerp today reported that it has published procedures for LNG bunkering.

The Port of Zeebrugge reports that it has bunkered the world’s first LNG driven tugboat, the M/T Borgoy.

Kalmar today announced that it has gained a contract to convert four rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) to full electrification for Hutchison Ports UK (HPUK) at the Port of Felixstowe. It says that this is the first project of this kind in Western Europe.

The Port of Long Beach announced yesterday that it was investing $2 million to test a barge-mounted system to capture and treat ships’ smokestack emissions.


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