• 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.




2019 February 23

12:24 Brunvoll to deliver propulsion systems to autonomous ship
11:14 Austal begins construction of USS Canberra (LCS 30)

2019 February 22

18:08 Pacific Fleet AS-34 underwater vehicle practises maneuvering in Kola Bay
17:50 Krasnoye Sormovo launches first ship in new RSD59 series of four ships ordered by STLC
17:35 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Middle East Gulf
17:05 Bilfinger expands in international maritime scrubber market
16:35 Aker Solutions to develop digital twin for Wintershall’s Nova field
16:12 Chiquita's new container ship pays its first visit to Kloosterboer in North Sea Port
15:31 DOF awarded contracts for three ROV Support Vessels in Brazil
15:12 Biggest wellboat in the world’s hull arrives at Havyard yard in Leirvik
14:55 Zaliv shipyard (Kerch) launched search-and-rescue ship of Project А163
14:12 Tideway completes installation of longest AC offshore wind export cable at Hornsea One in the UK
13:48 32 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on February 21-22
13:30 GTT creates a Digital Hub of Excellence in Singapore
13:04 The Spectrum of the Seas leaves the MEYER WERFT's dock
12:49 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg upgrades its cane equipment
12:30 Port of Rotterdam bunker figures down to 9.5 million m3 in 2018
12:03 Algoma announces purchase of additional product tanker
11:30 Van Oord is one of the founding partners and main sponsor of PortXL
11:02 Fincantieri and Abu Dhabi Shipbuilding reach an agreement to cooperate in the UAE shipbuilding segment
10:30 Mitsubishi Shipbuilding holds christening ceremony for next-generation LNG carrier "MARVEL CRANE"
10:20 Port of Yeisk handled 159,000 tonnes of cargo year-to-date
10:00 CMA CGM implements Port Congestion Surcharge from Med and North Europe to Canada East Coast
09:58 The Netherlands ratifies ship recycling convention
09:35 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.24% to $66.91, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.16% to $56.87
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is up to 630 points

2019 February 21

18:33 AML’s MVP200 selected for new Swedish “RV Svea”
18:16 ​Shearwater GeoServices and TGS partner for major Brazil survey
18:03 NYK selected as a White 500 company for third consecutive year
17:55 Rosmorport to dredge 12.1 million cbm of material in 2019
17:34 Boskalis expands market position in marine survey through acquisition Horizon
17:29 GE to supply LM2500 gas turbine auxiliary equipment for Indian Navy’s P17A frigates
17:11 Hydrographic Company to get 15 new vessels by 2024
17:05 Rotterdam port innovation programme PortXL participants announced
17:03 H.H. Sheikh Theyab updated on ADNOC L&S strategy to become a global shipping champion
16:14 SCHOTTEL presents new shallow-water thruster SPJ 30 up to 150 kW
15:35 Forth Ports Group receives planning consent for new terminal at the Port of Tilbury
15:16 Algoma announces the Algoma Conveyor is headed for Canada
14:32 A.P. Moller - Maersk accelerates transformation and grows revenue in 2018
14:11 Teekay Tankers reports fourth quarter and annual 2018 results
13:46 Santos posts it 2018 net profit of $630 million
13:15 Gazprom Neft demonstrates solid growth across all key financial indicators in 2018
13:13 A.P. Moller - Maersk initiates demerger and separate listing of Maersk Drilling
12:49 ESPS Relampago’s crew carried out maritime training exercises with the Seychelles Coastguard
11:57 First meeting of Eastern Partnership LNG Network takes place in Warsaw
11:28 42 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on February 20-21
11:03 The UK publishes draft UK MRV legislation following Brexit
10:39 Taganrog Sea Commercial Port spent USD 60,500 under its social programme in 2018
10:16 IMO treaties ratified by Guyana
09:54 Allocations of Taganrog Sea Commercial Port for its environmental programme in 2018 totaled USD 96,400
09:31 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.18% to $67.2, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.51% to $57.45
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is down to 622 points

2019 February 20

18:13 Klaipėdos nafta carried out the 10th operation of reloading LNG from a gas carrier to ground storage tanks
17:52 VNIIR-Progress St. Petersburg supplies electrical equipment for Atomflot icebreaker
17:28 Documents on concession model for Taman dry cargo area project to be submitted to RF Govt in March 2019
17:04 Cammell Laird stages ‘float-off’ for new £10m ferry for Red Funnel
16:46 VTMS, AIS and Pilotage Service on the Northern Sea Route to remain under Rosmorport’s control
16:25 NOVATEK eyes arranging LNG bunkering in Sabetta
16:04 Maersk enhances Asia-Europe network to further improve schedule reliability
15:43 Decision made on transfer of FSUE Hydrographic Company to Rosatom Corporation