Month: August 2018

Noatum expands in Valencia with EUR 26.5 mln investment

Noatum Valencia

Following the recently announced extension of Noatum’s container terminal concession in Valencia, there comes the news of the company’s intention to invest EUR 26.5 mln into the terminal’s expansion, writes the Spanish daily Las Provincias. In late July, the Port Authority of Valencia (APV, La Autoridad Portuaria de Valencia) announced in the State’s Official Bulletin […]

Smart port of Antwerp: using automatic sounding boat for safe shipping

automatic sounding boat

The Antwerp Port Authority is currently testing a fully autonomous sounding boat to carry out measurements of the water depth within the port. The vessel, named the Echodrone, was developed by Port of Antwerp in partnership with the Brugge-based maritime technology company dotOcean. This is one of the many initiatives underaken by the Antwerp Port […]

ABP joins forces with Rolls Royce and Svitzer to develop new port technologies

Associated British Ports

Associated British Ports, the UK’s leading port operator, has announced that it partners with Rolls Royce and Svitzer, a leading provider of harbour and terminal towage, to develop the next generation of port technologies. A tri-party Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), was initiated by Mike McCartain, ABP’s Director of Marine & Compliance, and signed during a […]

DP World becomes a shipowner

DP World buys Unifeeder

DP World yesterday announced the acquisition of 100% of the Unifeeder Group for EUR 660 mln from Nordic Capital Fund VIII and certain minority shareholders. Based in Aarhus (Denmark), Unifeeder is the largest European container feeder operator with an extensive shortsea network connecting approximately 100 ports. The deal is subject to regulatory approvals and expected […]

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