That was the sentiment during the Smart Ports: Piers of the Future event in Barcelona during a session on innovative technologies and how they might change the way ports work.
The expansion adds 450 meters of berth. Three Super Post Panamax and 5 RTG cranes have already been installed, the most sophisticated and robust equipment on the market. Next month a further Super Post Panamax crane and 5 additional RTG cranes will be added.
With transpacific freight rates hitting extraordinary highs and shippers struggling to find slots on crowded boxships, the South Korean government has waded in, determined that carriers do not skip the peninsula in favour of neighbouring China.
A group of Indian seafarers has found themselves among a growing number of crew trapped aboard their ships off the coast of China according to an appeal from the Indian maritime union.
Stockholm marked a key step in the continuing efforts to scale-up operations at its new port with the opening of its new ro-ro terminal. Stockholm Norvik Port is the Baltic’s new deep-sea port for container and ro-ro operations strategically placed for easy access by ships and close to the population centers of Sweden.
ADQ, a state-run Abu Dhabi holding company, is buying an indirect 45% stake in Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC), one of the world’s top agri-business firms.
A Chinese-built port for shipping livestock from Sudan’s Red Sea coast will be completed by year-end, the latest African component of Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative, a Sudanese company official said.
Shanghai has obliterated its own monthly container handling record, becoming the first port in the world to handle more than 4m teu in a calendar month.
The Port of Antwerp has announced it will work with the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) to expand use of drone technology in port operations.
The Port of Valencia has reaffirmed its position as the best connected port in Spain and fourth best in Europe in Q3, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
Dubai-based port operator DP World is facing trouble with the minority shareholders of Shreyas Shipping who have objected to the port giant’s proposal to acquire the cargo and logistics businesses of Shreyas, The Economic Times reports.
Hapag-Lloyd has announced it will restructure the East – Mediterranean Express (EMX) service in order to further enhance its North Europe-Mediterranean product.
The port of Copenhagen, Denmark announced its participation in an innovative carbon capture project, which can contribute to making the city of Copenhagen CO2 neutral by 2025.
The Israeli Zim Line announced a first with its plans to begin offering direct service to the Jebel Ali port in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as the latest demonstration of the peace dividend coming from the historic agreement between the two countries.
China has opened up 10 ports for foreign crew changes as the country eases entry restrictions for foreign nationals.
A group of major Middle East supply chain stakeholders have called upon the maritime industry to collaborate and explore detailed solutions as the region looks to recover from the worst effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A cargo vessel from the United Arab Emirates has docked in Israel's largest international seaport of Haifa for the first time since the signing of the landmark peace agreement between the two countries in mid-September, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday.
The West III Project will see the expansion of the Shulanghu Port facilities, developing a stockyard and loading berths with an additional 20m tonnes per year capacity.
A second Filipino crewed bulk carrier in the space of just over a fortnight calling Port Hedland in Western Australia has arrived with multiple Covid-19 cases onboard, sparking calls from politicians and miners to avoid sourcing crew from Manila.