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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 […]

Government to invest in UK port accessibility

UK port

This week, the UK government has published the Department for Transport’s report on port connectivity, entitled “Transport infrastructure for our global future: a study of England’s port connectivity”. The analysis aims at examining the current level of access to ports, the key transport and economic corridors serving ports, how port connectivity issues are managed and […]

Antwerp joins forces to deal with barge congestion

Antwerp barge congestion

The parties involved in container barge transport in the port of Antwerp signed yesterday a roadmap of structural measures to make this type of transportation more efficient and further develop it, the Antwerp Port Authority press service informs. The implementation plan includes concrete initiatives and structural solutions to allow for sustainable growth of the port […]

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