• 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 July 20

11:23 Wärtsilä's half year financial report January-June 2018
11:02 Bunker prices continue going down at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
10:39 Gazprom to revive implementation of Vladivostok LNG and Shtokmanovsky projects
10:16 MPC Container Ships to acquire 1,740teu boxship
09:55 Brent Crude futures price up 0.28% to $72.78, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.1% to $68.33
09:18 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,657 points

2018 July 19

18:23 MPA and Port of Rotterdam Authority to continue cooperation in information exchange and R&D
18:14 DP World signs agreement to boost international trade
17:55 NIBULON launched second T3500 Project tug
17:32 IMO supports spill preparedness in the Northwest Pacific
17:10 ABB turbochargers support optimal performance and fuel efficiency for one of the world’s largest container ships
16:48 Escort vessel Yaroslav Mudriy of RF Navy’s Baltic Fleet leaves port of Cyprus
16:21 Ocean Alliance - CMA CGM to reshuffle its CIMEX 6 service
15:59 Blagoveshchensk shipyard launched hydrographic vessel Aleksandr Rogotsky built for RF Navy’s Pacific Fleet
15:26 Austal USA opens new San Diego operations office
15:04 MABUX says high volatility remains in global bunker market
14:45 Port of Klaipeda (Lithuania) handled 22.2 million tonnes of cargo in 6M'18, up 7.6% Y-o-Y
14:27 FSB Border Service explains its position as regards vessels owned by foreign entities and used by Russian fishermen
14:09 New CMA CGM's FAK rates from Asia to North Europe
14:02 The PORT OF KIEL invests in cargo handling and environmental technology
13:43 Season of icebreaker assistance in water area of port Sabetta is over from July 20
13:28 Coast Guard offloads approximately 8.5 tons of cocaine
13:04 CMA CGM: FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
12:55 NOVATEK shipped first LNG cargos to China
12:36 ILCA, Port of Amsterdam to host Chem Together meeting, Sept. 11
12:10 Fuel oil prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:42 State Duma approves Russian ships’ multiple crossings of State Border through notification procedure
11:19 CMA CGM to apply FAK rates for Asia-North Africa trades
10:54 Canada’s Davie Shipbuilding delivered first LNG-powered ferry to be built in North America
10:35 NYK establishes logistics JV for finished cars using automobile freight trains in India
10:03 New Port of Hamburg “Connection Compass 2018/19” has arrived
09:46 Brent Crude futures price down 0.18% to $72.77, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.12% to $67.67
09:14 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,688 points

2018 July 18

18:31 Naval Group posts H1 2018 performance results
18:00 BC Ferries announces sponsorship of the Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre
17:36 DP World announces closing of Continental Warehousing Corporation (India) transaction
17:12 Marine Technics to participate in International Far East Maritime Show-2018
16:44 Oleg Bukin elected as Chairman of Tuapse Commercial Seaport BoD
16:23 Transocean and Chevron Australia ink 11-well contract
15:45 Stena Bulk positions itself in crude oil
15:19 Transocean announces 13-well contract for Transocean 712
14:57 AGCS issued Safety & Shipping Review 2018
14:43 Scandlines Helsingborg-Helsingör kicks off the holiday traffic season without delay
14:18 Intermarine UK promotes Portland Port to Government minister
14:00 Szczecin to become the capital of Baltic seaports in September
13:31 OHT to order ULSTEIN-designed heavy lift transport and installation vessel
12:59 Ports of Szczecin and Świnoujście announce 12-pct increase of cargo handling in HI’18
12:22 Dorian LPG confirms receipt of director nominations from BW LPG
11:50 Throughput of Ukraine’s seaports in HI’18 fell by 3.1% Y-o-Y to 53.8 million tonnes
11:25 TTS Colibri 3D compensated crane passes FAT
11:03 Overseas Shipholding Group places order for cemical tanker duo with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard
10:41 Yaroslavsky Shipbuilding Plant launches Svetlyak-class patrol boat Balaklava
10:32 Brent Crude futures price down 0.35% to $71.91, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.36% to $66.92
10:16 ICS encouraged by IMO progress on 2020 global sulphur cap implementation issues
09:59 Bunker prices continue going down at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:40 Throughput of Russian seaports in 6M’18 grew by 2.8% Y-o-Y to 394.8 million tonnes (detalization)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,721 points

2018 July 17

18:24 North P&I Club and 24Vision ink partnership agreement
18:07 Lockheed Martin awarded Navy's contract worth more than $450 million in FMS funding for MMSC project
17:55 TransContainer announced its operating results for the second quarter and the first half of 2018