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Establishment of the Terminal Industry Committee 4.0 (TIC 4.0)

Establishment of the Terminal Industry Committee 4.0 (TIC 4.0)
Recognizing the need for the container terminal industry to prepare for the 4th industrial revolution and to further advance digitalization, an open group of 15 global private container terminal operators and port equipment manufacturers has recently met in Brussels on 30th May 2018 at FEPORT (The...
June 13th, 2018 | Containers, IT and Communications, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Increased transparency and knowledge of supply chain will solve contamination issues says 20|20 Marine Energy

Increased transparency and knowledge of supply chain will solve contamination issues says 20|20 Marine Energy
Industry must develop understanding of marine fuel supply, shun apathy and instigate processes that ensure viable products, or face unparalleled contamination challenges for vessels post 2020 NEW YORK – 13th June 2018: 20|20 Marine Energy, a leading maritime consultancy, today stated that the shipping...
June 13th, 2018 | Bunkering, Energy | Read More

ICHCA and IAPH sign Memorandum of Understanding in further boost for World Port Sustainability Program

ICHCA and IAPH sign Memorandum of Understanding in further boost for World Port Sustainability Program
Pictured from left top to bottom right: Sean Deane, Event Manager, TOC Events Worldwide; Rachael White, CEO Secretariat, ICHCA International; Laurence Jones, Deputy Chairman, ICHCA International; Patrick Verhoeven, IAPH Managing Director and WPSP Coordinator Rotterdam, 13th June 2018 – At the Terminal...
June 13th, 2018 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

Swissterminal Niederglatt enhances service offering for connections to West and South

Swissterminal Niederglatt enhances service offering for connections to West and South
An aerial view of the Niederglatt/Zurich terminal Frenkendorf, Switzerland, 13 June 2018: The container terminal Niederglatt/Zurich, operated by Swissterminal Group, will offer Swiss importers and exporters a new direct rail link to the Rail Hub Milano in Melzo/Milano with five departures per week from...
June 13th, 2018 | Land Trasnport, Logistics, Ports & Terminals, Rail | Read More

Seafarers’ charity supports crew of ship detained in Port of Mobile since March 2016

Seafarers’ charity supports crew of ship detained in Port of Mobile since March 2016
Trans Gulf Mass at Our Savior. Seafarers on board a ship detained at the Port of Mobile, Alabama, since March 2016, are being supported by Apostleship of the Sea (AoS). The Trans Gulf, a roro cargo ship, has been prevented from sailing after it was found with deficiencies. Its current crew were also...
June 13th, 2018 | Charity, Health and Safety, Religion, Safety and Security | Read More

Fuelsave introduces fuel consumption and emissions abatement game-changer

Fuelsave introduces fuel consumption and emissions abatement game-changer
FS Marine+ efficiency has been verified during pilot tests aboard a heavy lift vessel FUELSAVE GmbH, a German energy efficiency start up for fuel and emissions reduction, has launched a ground-breaking technology capable of optimising the fuel consumption efficiency of all marine diesel engines. The...
June 13th, 2018 | Bunkering, Emissions, Environment | Read More

SAL Heavy Lift repeats success by signing Horns Rev 3 shipments

SAL Heavy Lift repeats success by signing Horns Rev 3 shipments
MV Svenja – foundation transshipment for GeoSea Hamburg, 13 June 2018 –  SAL Heavy Lift repeats success by signing contract for shipment of a total of 49 transition pieces for the Horns Rev 3 Offshore Wind Farm. The contract has been signed with GeoSea NV, and underlines SAL’s performance...
June 13th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Energy, Logistics | Read More

SMARTer ships are the future of shipping

SMARTer ships are the future of shipping
Panos Kirnidis BEng, MSc – CEO of PISR SMARTer ships are the future of shipping There is no turning back says CEO SMART ships will continue to be the driving force for the new decade as technology puts the control and management of shipping onto a new level and there is no stopping this and nor...
June 13th, 2018 | Flags | Read More

Logistics Service Provider B+S Logistik achieves rapid Ecommerce growth using Descartes pixi* Warehouse Management Solution

Logistics Service Provider B+S Logistik achieves rapid Ecommerce growth using Descartes pixi* Warehouse Management Solution
Logistics Service Provider B+S Logistik Achieves Rapid Ecommerce Growth using Descartes pixi* Warehouse Management Solution Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that B+S Logistik (B+S GmbH Logistik und Dienstleistungen),...
June 13th, 2018 | IT and Communications, Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

FEPORT Position – Digitalisation in the Maritime Sector

FEPORT Position – Digitalisation in the Maritime Sector
Lamia Kerdjoudj-Belkaid Brussels, June 13th, 2018 – Ahead of the European Parliament public hearing on “Digitalisation in Transport” scheduled for 20 June, and in follow  up as  to FEPORT’s priorities for digitalisation  as communicated prior to the commencement of the Estonian Presidency...
June 13th, 2018 | European Union, IT and Communications, News, Organisations, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Supras and Handies “keep” the BDI buoyant

Supras and Handies “keep” the BDI buoyant
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained three points and now stands at 1,390 thanks to the Supras and Handies. Geopolitical turbulences will re-appear in the Balkans and beyond; add the mess all over Planet Ocean and see what you might get – sooner or later… John Faraclas daily brief: The...
June 12th, 2018 | Markets, Military, News, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

European shipowners: Italian policy of refusing migrants to enter its ports alarming

European shipowners: Italian policy of refusing migrants to enter its ports alarming
Martin Dorsman ECSA finds it very alarming that Italy recently refused a humanitarian ship to disembark rescued persons in Italian ports. The passengers included children, pregnant women and persons needing medical assistance. It should have been ensured that these people received the care they needed...
June 12th, 2018 | Associations, Immigration | Read More

Okskaya Sudoverf launches 3rd ROB20 series barge

Okskaya Sudoverf launches 3rd ROB20 series barge
The “Belmax 3” barge Okskaya Sudoverf Launches Belmax 3, Third Non-Self-Propelled Barge Of Project ROB20 A launching ceremony for third vessel of a series of Project ROB non-self-propelled barges was held June 7, 2018 at Okskaya Sudoverf Shipyard (part of UCL Holding). The ship named Belmax...
June 12th, 2018 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
12-Jun-2018 RAMAZAN BAYRAMI HOLIDAY Turkey LOCK CHAMBER CLOSURE FOR MAINTENANCE Kiel Canal, Germany Ramazan Bayrami Holiday Tuesday, June 12, 2018, Turkey All official institutions and banks in Turkey will be closed from Thursday 14 June to Monday 18 June, due to the Ramazan Bayrami Holiday. Some ports...
June 12th, 2018 | Canals, Holidays, Inland Waterways, Ports & Terminals, Religion | Read More

Lloyd’s Register becomes founding member of UN Group for Sustainable Ocean Business

Lloyd’s Register becomes founding member of UN Group for Sustainable Ocean Business
Featured are (left to right) Sturla Henriksen, UN Global Compact Special Advisor on Oceans, LR’s Suzanne Johnston, Lisa Kingo, UN Global Compact CEO and Executive Director, and Tom Boardley, Executive Vice-President, LR. 12th June 2018 – Oceans cover two thirds of the world’s surface but the...
June 12th, 2018 | Charity, Classification Societies, Environment, News, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

PD Ports director Jim French recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

PD Ports director Jim French recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours List
Jim French MBE Jim French, PD Ports’ Director Portcentric Logistics and former RHA (Road Haulage Association) Chairman, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to young people in the transport industry. Jim started his career as a traffic office trainee before moving...
June 12th, 2018 | Awards, HR, News, Person Profiles, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Portcare and Vooss Hanemann secure Evergreen Line’s Public Relations and Advertising roles in North America.

Portcare and Vooss Hanemann secure Evergreen Line’s Public Relations and Advertising roles in North America.
June 11, 2018 (New York): Portcare International Ltd. and Vooss Hanemann Associates, Inc., have been chosen by Evergreen Line to represent its public relations and advertising interests within North America. Portcare International has catered to the needs of the transportation industry since 1997. ...
June 12th, 2018 | Press and Media | Read More

FSG New Build “W.B. Yeats”: Entry into service is scheduled for September 2018

FSG New Build “W.B. Yeats”: Entry into service is scheduled for September 2018
The “W.B. Yeats” Due to delays in the delivery of interior components for public areas and on the electrical system installation in the hull and deckhouse, work on the new build NB771 “W.B. Yeats” will continue for a few weeks. Entry into service is now planned for September 2018. The...
June 12th, 2018 | Cruise Ferry, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

ABB to improve Edda Fides floating hotel safety with leading digital technology

ABB to improve Edda Fides floating hotel safety with leading digital technology
Edda Fides floating hotel vessel. Image courtesy of Edda Accommodation ABB has won a contract to supply an innovative ABB Ability™ Marine Advisory System – OCTOPUS marine software for one of the world’s most advanced floating hotel vessels for offshore operation. The 600-person accommodation vessel...
June 12th, 2018 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

RMT Port Workers to strike in fight for fair pay

RMT Port Workers to strike in fight for fair pay
Mick Cash SPECIALIST TRANSPORT UNION RMT confirmed today that a key group of port engineering and servicing staff will be striking for 48 hours this Thursday and Friday in a dispute over pay justice. The workers are employed by global shipping logistics and maintenance outfit MacGregors at a number...
June 12th, 2018 | Labour Disputes, Ports & Terminals, Rail | Read More

Huge Ghost net removed from Santorini seabed during unprecedented live stream

Huge Ghost net removed from Santorini seabed during unprecedented live stream
… To celebrate World Oceans Day, on June 8th, an international team of 8 volunteer divers from the Netherlands, France and Greece took part in a highly demanding lost or discarded fishing net (also known as ghost nets) removal dive in Santorini. The mission succeeded in cleaning the sea of a huge...
June 12th, 2018 | Environment, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

European shipowners deeply concerned about looming prospect of global trade war

European shipowners deeply concerned about looming prospect of global trade war
Martin Dorsman European shipowners, represented by the European Community Shipowners’ Associations ECSA, express their deepest concerns about recent developments on global bilateral trade relations. The result of the G7 meeting last weekend offered no improvement, on the contrary. European shipowners...
June 12th, 2018 | Associations | Read More

OrderWise to Get Pretty Muddy for Cancer Research

OrderWise to Get Pretty Muddy for Cancer Research
OrderWise staff Nicola Smith, Hannah Wallis, Jade Wilson, Holly Johnson, Nikki Cairnie, Charlotte Hill and Zoe Wells who are all ready for the Pretty Muddy race. Nine brave women from OrderWise are set to get dragged through the mud in Cancer Research’s Pretty Muddy 5K Race for Lifeat the end of...
June 12th, 2018 | Charity, Events, IT and Communications | Read More

Fast-growing start-up Adnavem hires operations specialist Andreas Gustavsson

Andreas Gustavsson In June 2018 the Adnavem team was further strengthened with the operations specialist  Andreas Gustavsson who most recently comes from TTS Marine AB where he was responsible for all logistics. “We are proud and happy that Andreas Gustavsson decided to join Adnavem and I am confident...
June 12th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Logistics, Person Profiles | Read More

ReCAAP ISC Piracy and Sea Robbery Conference 2018 addresses proactive response among stakeholders to counter piracy in Asia

ReCAAP ISC Piracy and Sea Robbery Conference 2018 addresses  proactive response among stakeholders to counter piracy in Asia
Mr. Masafumi Kuroki declares open the ReCAAP ISC Piracy and Sea Robbery Conference 2018 in Hong Kong, China ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre organises jointly with BIMCO and INTERTANKO for the first time its annual conference in Hong Kong, China The annual ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ISC) Piracy...
June 12th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More