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.
Gulftainer is entering the US market. The Emirati operator announced today that it has secured a 35-year concession from Port Canaveral for its container and multi-purpose cargo terminal, where it has committed to invest $100 million in infrastructure, equipment and human capital.
The semi-automated expansion which Global Terminal opened today makes it the most productive container facility in the Port of New York, the president and CEO of GCT Stephen Edwards told Port Finance International. The venture has been a double innovation: it was partly funded by a sale and leaseback agreement, and the existing operations have coexisted with the automation project.
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.
The wash from passing ships exerts forces which are directly influenced by the shape of the port basin, the size of the vessel, the passing distance, and the passing speed, the Research on the Passing Effects on Ships (ROPES) has concluded.
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced this week that it will charter a Post-Panamax vessel to train pilots and tugboat captains before the opening of the expanded waterway, but it has also been preparing its workforce on simulators and in Belgian locks.
The Californian port of Hueneme, which moves over 650,000 tonnes of bananas a year, has signed a sister port agreement with the Port of Bolivar, in Ecuador, the world’s largest banana exporter.
US ports are cheering the adoption of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), which intends to streamline project study and delivery processes.
Navis today announced that Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership (MGT) has implemented its latest terminal operating system (TOS), Navis N4.
The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers notes that New Jersey ports handled 16% more vehicles and related goods in 2013 than the previous year. Imports related to light vehicles climbed 12% last year while exports rose 51%.