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Norwegian technology for cleaner ports (video)


SpillTech AS, a Norwegian company developing environmental technology products, offers a new solution for collecting waste from the water surface in the ports, writes GreenPort. PortBin is based on a customised oil spill technology and works as a weir-type skimmer for floating garbage in ports’ “trash coves”. It creates a suction on the surface that […]

BCT Gdynia is awarded for energy efficiency

BCT Gdynia

Baltic Container Terminal (BCT), Port of Gdynia, Poland, has successfully modernised its lighting systems and gained the prestigious White Certificates, informs International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), the terminal’s owner. The modernisation of the lighting systems at BCT was completed in late 2016 at a total cost of PLN 420,000 (USD 115,000). In the course […]

Rotterdam joins the blockchain application pursuit


The Municipality of Rotterdam and the Port of Rotterdam Authority jointly launched a field lab for the development of applications and solutions based on blockchain technology – the BlockLab. The BlockLab, serving as a knowledge centre, will develop theoretical ideas, test them and work out into concrete opportunities in a real-world environment. Blockchain is a […]

Maersk to use blockchain in maritime insurance

blockchain-based shipment

A.P. Moller-Maersk in collaboration with Microsoft, Ernst & Young and the data security company Guardtime have developed a blockchain-based marine insurance platform, reports Reuters. The product has successfully passed a 20-week proof of concept trial and is to be launched in January 2018, when A.P. Moller-Maersk begins using it for some areas of its business, […]

Blockchain for secure, efficient release of containers in the port

Antwerp Port Authority

Antwerp Port Authority has announced the launch of a pilot project for secure and efficient release of containers developed in its innovation network called “Capital of Things”. In close collaboration with the City of Antwerp, the University of Antwerp and IMEC, the Port of Antwerp is developing a unique ecosystem based on the Internet of […]

Severe cyber-attack hits APM Terminals, Maersk Line

cyber attack

On Tuesday 27 June, A.P. Moller-Maersk was hit as part of a global cyber-attack named Petya, affecting multiple sites and select business units, announced Maersk on Twitter. According to its update at 23:00 CEST, the company continues to “assess and manage the situation to minimise the impact on the customers and partners”. Earlier that day […]

Indian port set to transform maritime industry

Krishnapatnam port

Krishnapatnam Port, India’s East Coast deep-water port, has announced this week that it is ready to go paperless by implementing the cloud-based platform called “e-Xpressway” for container operations, informs The Times of India. The solution acts as a centralized docking station for all the participants of container handling process – vessel operator, container operator, freight […]

Kalmar Port 2060: smart containers, Hyperloop and personalized logistics

Kalmar Port 2060

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has presented a new video Port 2060, the company’s vision of future logistics and cargo handling. According to Kalmar, in 2060 big data will change fundamentally the way the world trade operates, making it more efficient, safe and sustainable. Services will be more personalized: your favourite blend of coffee, can be ordered […]

Port of Rotterdam’s RAMLAB drives 3D-printing of ship parts

RAMLAB Autodesk 3D propeller

The Port of Rotterdam’s Additive Manufacturing Fieldlab (RAMLAB) and its software partner Autodesk have successfully produced the first 3D-printed pilot component for the maritime industry, informs Autodesk. A ship’s propeller was made using a hybrid manufacturing process combining wire and arc additive manufacturing, with the help of industrial robotic arms, with subtractive machining and grinding […]

LNG-powered containership approved by DNV GL

The DNV GL classification society (Det Norske Veritas Germanischer Lloyd Group) issued an approval in principle (AIP) to Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. (MOL) and Samsung Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. (SHI) for the design of a series of LNG-powered containerships, MOL announced yesterday. The new vessel of a 20,000 TEU capacity has been under development since […]

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