• 2018 June 15 12:27

    Innovative solution for lowering of ship emissions tested in the port of Rotterdam

    Marine scrubber-technology leader Ionada BV signed, during the PortXL event ‘Shakedown’, a pilot-agreement with Van Oord for the testing of Ionada’s Semi-Dry-Scrubbing-technology aboard the Van Oord vessel Lelystad, a hopper dredger. Ionada is one of the fourteen start-ups/scale-ups that signed contracts/pilot-agreements at Shakedown yesterday with well-known corporates, the company said in its press release.
     
    Van Oord and Port of Rotterdam Authority, among others, belong to the group of corporates that entered in a cooperation with PortXL start-ups/ scale-ups for the development of innovation projects in the port. In total, eleven start-ups and three scale-ups participated in the third edition of the PortXL accelerator program in Rotterdam. Yesterday they presented their results of the past three months during Shakedown in the RDM submarine hangar. 10 of the fourteen start-ups / scale-ups saw their performance rewarded with one or more contracts. In total, 15 contracts were signed.
     
    With the introduction of Ionada's Semi Dry Scrubbers, ship owners can benefit from 50% savings on fuel costs while meeting the IMO 2020 0.5% sulfur emission regulations. Ionada offers ship owners an EGD (Exhaust Guest Cleaning) service, where shipowners only pay for the cleaned fuel. The pilot with Van Oord is planned for the fourth quarter of 2018. More information: www.ionada.com.
     
    To date, waterfronts and coastal defense systems have been built with little to no environmental friendly solutions. ECOncrete offers a range of innovative concrete solutions that improve the biological and ecological value of urban, coastal and maritime infrastructures while increasing their strength and durability. Together with the Port of Rotterdam, ECOncrete will examine whether their solution can be applied to one of the quay walls in the port. More information: www.econcretetech.com.
     
    CargoLedger, in collaboration with the Port of Rotterdam Authority, will make the supply chain in the port paperless and will ensure immediate handling and payment of port dues using blockchain solutions. Blockchain improves the efficiency and compliance of the supply chain. The relevant data will be immutable, easy to share and changes will be transparent for all stakeholders. More information: www.cargoledger.nl
     
    PortXL presented the latest innovations in the maritime sector on Thursday 14 June. With more than 50 start-ups and themes related to Blockchain, Emission Reduction, Cyber Security and Sustainable Energy, Shakedown was the event for innovations in the port sector. Shakedown is also the event with which PortXL closed its third program in a festive way. In addition to a full demonstration floor, high-profile speakers were also present. Allard Castelein, CEO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority, spoke about, among other things, what the biggest business opportunities are for entrepreneurs in the port of Rotterdam. Jan van der Tempel, CEO of Ampelmann provided a keynote on the subject of 'failure as a part of success'. The PortXL start-ups / scale-ups also had the opportunity to present their company to more than 500 port experts and enthusiasts for the last time.
     
    About PortXL
    PortXL is the first World Port Accelerator in the world and works closely with leading companies, organizations and individuals worldwide. The corporate partner group consists of: Van Oord, Port of Rotterdam, Shell, Vopak, Boskalis, EY, Thales, Uniper, Rotterdam The Hague Airport, Rabobank, Erasmus Center for Entrepreneurship, Rotterdam Port Fund, Municipality of Rotterdam and InnovationQuarter. The goal is to accelerate innovation companies (start-ups and scale-ups) in the ports in a time frame of three months. PortXL scouts worldwide for start-ups and scale-ups in the Transport & Logistics, Energy and Maritime sectors.




2018 September 18

18:09 Cruise ships called Saaremaa Harbour nine times during the summer season
17:52 Arctic units of RF Navy’s Northern Fleet hold amphibious assault training at Chukotka coast
17:27 Annual Advanced Course on Port Operations and Management held in France on 10-12 September
17:04 Maersk Line announces rates from Europe & Mediterranean to West Africa
16:50 Marinet Conference gathered more than 500 on-site and virtual participants
16:21 Drilling rig supply ship of Project 22420, Ostap Sheremet, left Amursky Shipyard for outfitting and testing
16:04 Maersk Line announces new Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF)
15:34 NYK participates in Japan Climate Initiative
15:04 6 MOL-operated/managed vessels earn commendations from Japan Coast Guard Regional Headquarters
14:30 Yang Ming launches new container vessel 'YM Wellbeing'
14:16 Throughput of Chinese ports grew by 4.1% to 6.15 billion tonnes in 8M’18
14:03 PORT OF KIEL restructures Ostuferhafen access area
13:52 RS gains ISO 9001:2015 Certificate
13:28 Kolmar to export up to 40 million tonnes of coal per year via a terminal under construction in the Muchke Bay
13:04 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in 8M’18 grew by 6% Y-o-Y to 9.6 million tonnes
12:40 Okskaya Sudoverf takes part in Global Fishery Forum and Seafood Expo 2018
12:17 Throughput of port Shanghai (China) declined by 1% to 372.85 million tonnes in 8M’18
11:55 Fuel oil prices show no significant changes in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:31 Throughput of port Vyborg in 8M’18 up 23% Y-o-Y to 1.15 million tonnes
11:09 Diana Shipping aqnnounces time charter contract for m/v Artemis with Ausca
10:48 Throughput of port Primorsk in 8M’18 fell by 11% Y-o-Y to 35.79 million tonnes
10:30 Throughput of port Vysotsk in 8M’18 declined by 3% Y-o-Y to 12.07 million tonnes
10:09 Georgia Ports Authority approves $92M rail expansion
09:52 Brent Crude futures price down 0.55% to $77.62, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.44% to $68.39
09:43 ABS Global Gas Team awarded classification contract for Singapore's first LNG bunker barge
09:33 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard delivers Pola Feodosia, fourth dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,357 points
08:17 GTT and Keppel Offshore & Marine sign a license agreement for the construction of membrane tank solutions
07:36 Bureau Veritas issues approval for GTT’s new NO96 Flex cargo containment system

2018 September 17

18:04 Maersk Line announces rates from Indian Subcontinent and Middle East to Mediterranean
17:50 ICS launches free guidance on preparing for 2020 sulphur cap
17:23 Throughput of port Ust-Luga in 8M’18 declined by 5% Y-o-Y to 64.49 million tonnes
17:04 Maersk Line announces rates from Europe & Mediterranean to West Africa
16:35 Cheniere and Vitol sign 15-year LNG sale and purchase agreement
16:04 Port of Piraeus establishes partnership with Port of Guangzhou
15:30 Keppel delivers its second LNG-powered vessel to Keppel Smit Towage Singapore
15:12 Maersk Line announces rates from Far East Asia to West Africa
14:58 HHLA floating crane loads world’s biggest ship propeller onto a vessel at the Port of Hamburg
14:50 Throughput of Port St. Petersburg up 12% to 39.39 million tonnes in 8M’18
14:23 Training for reducing emissions in ports held in Georgia
14:01 Incheon Port Authority signs agreement of 'Formation of eco-friendly port' with UNEP
13:36 Wärtsilä wins world’s first ‘LPG as fuel’ order for new generation of innovative gas carriers
13:12 GTT receives an AiP from Bureau Veritas for the development of its new cargo containment system (CCS) NO96 Flex
12:50 Registration opens for SMi’s 4th annual Maritime Reconnaissance & Surveillance Technology conference
12:31 Maersk to change fuel adjustment surcharge ahead of the 2020 sulphur cap
12:05 Super Luxury MV Viking Orion calls Colombo
11:57 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO up to RUB 20,404 in RF spot market
11:24 Bunker sales at the port of Singapore in 8M’18 down 1% Y-o-Y to 33.35 million tonnes
11:19 DNV GL starts phase II of project to examine the impact of phase-contamination on oil flow meters
11:03 Port of Singapore throughput in 8M’18 grew by 1.2% Y-o-Y to 418.62 million tonnes
10:46 Valencia Containerised Freight Index up 8.19% from January to August 2018
10:41 Throughput of port Helsinki (Finland) in 8M'18 up 8.9% Y-o-Y to 7.67 million tonnes (table)
10:18 The Maritime Standard reveals finalists for 2018 Awards
09:56 Brent Crude futures price down 0.12% to $78, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.07% to $68.72
09:34 Port of HaminaKotka throughput in 8M’2018 up 14.3% Y-o-Y to 10.9 million tonnes
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,366 points
08:07 Newcastle welcomes ro-ro shipment for Newcastle Light Rail project
07:05 U.S. Port of Corpus Christi resumes normal operations

2018 September 16

13:59 GTT presents its latest technological innovations and related services during Gastech 2018 in Barcelona

2018 September 15

07:22 Port of Oakland night gates will expand to speed up cargo flow