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14 May 2020

Thun Orders Product Tanker at Ferus Smit

(Image: Thun Tankers)

Thun Tankers, part of the Swedish shipping company Erik Thun Group, said it ordered a second 4,250-deadweight product tanker from Dutch shipbuilder Scheepswerf Ferus Smit, sceduled for delivery in May 2022.The newbuild, together with its previously ordered sister ship due in November this year, will be operated under long-term charter with U.K.-based Geos Group.Both 79.9-meter vessels will be built with NAABSA design (Not Always Afloat But Safely Aground), meaning they'll be able to call tidal restricted niche ports.

15 Oct 2019

APM to Double Intermodal Volumes at Gothenburg

Pic: APM Terminals

APM Terminals Gothenburg plans to double the volume of containers transported by rail to and from Gothenburg by 2022.APM Terminals Gothenburg is connected to more than 300 inland destinations in Sweden via rail. With more than 60 rail shuttles per week, Gothenburg has an unprecedented rail coverage in Sweden.Insjön in Dalarna, some 460 kilometers from Gothenburg, showcases how rail can offer the best transport solution. Six weekly shuttles by Vänerexpressen, connect the center…

29 Aug 2019

Thun Orders New Tanker for Geos Charter

Image: Thun Tankers

Swedish shipping company Thun Tankers BV has placed an order for a 4,250 dwt product tanker at Dutch Ferus Smit shipyard.The ordered tanker will be delivered October 2020 and enter into a long term agreement with UK based Geos Group Ltd, said the coastal shipping company.The vessel will be built with “NAABSA” – Not Always Afloat But Safely Aground – design being able to call tidal restricted niche ports.Thun’s long experience of building resource efficient, high quality vessels…

10 Jul 2019

Swedish Electric Ferry Gets Superfast Charging

The electric ferry E/S Movitz provides less CO2 emissions and quieter operation than conventional diesel-powered boats. Image: Vattenfall

Swedish power company Vattenfall and compatriot electric ferry propulsion systems and marine consultancy platform Echandia Marine cooperate on electric ferry with superfast charging.Vattenfall and Echandia Marine have developed a new solution for electric ferries that is designed to minimise emissions and noise and at the same time lower operational and maintenance costs and provide superfast charging.The systems are installed on E/S Movitz that operates in central Stockholm and…

17 Jun 2019

DFDS, Volvo Pact on Autonomous Transport

Image: Volvo Trucks (Video)

The ferry and logistics company DFDS has entered into a collaboration with Volvo Trucks concerning their electric, connected and autonomous vehicle Vera.The Danish international shipping and logistics company said in a press release that the aim is to develop and test an integrated solution for transporting goods from a logistics centre to a port terminal in Gothenburg, Sweden, using Vera.The collaboration will implement Vera in a real application, enabling a connected system for a continuous flow of goods…

28 Nov 2018

Renault to Use NEOLINE Sailboats

Pic: Renault

French automaker Groupe Renault partners with NEOLINE, designer and operator of cargo sailing ships, to experience a new maritime transport solution and reduce the carbon footprint of the Group’s supply chain.Groupe Renault announced the signing of a 3-year partnership with Nantes start-up NEOLINE to develop a more sustainable maritime transport service powered by wind, and to contribute to the environmental management of its logistics chain while nearly 60% of the Group's parts and vehicles are transported by sea.Jean-Philippe Hermine…

09 Apr 2018

JNPT to Start Direct Port Delivery Transport

Photo: Jawahar Lal Nehru Port Trust

The Jawahar Lal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) will roll out Direct Port Delivery (DPD) transport solution from May 1, enabling faster and cost-effective movement of containers. "The innovative transport solution is aimed to achieve seamless and faster movement of cargo from the port to respective destinations through DPD," said a statement form the company. JNPT has been working on an innovative transport solution to achieve seamless and faster movement of cargo from the port to respective destinations through DPD.

06 Feb 2018

Future Proof Ferries for the GVB

Image: C-Job

Public transport networks around the world are becoming more and more sustainable. This is due to stricter emissions regulations as well as increasing public demand for cleaner and greener modes of transport. This growing attention to sustainability is also being seen in the ferry sector, which plays a vital public transport role in many countries. In the Netherlands, the issue of sustainable ferry transport is of particular relevance because: The Dutch inland ferry sector comprises more than 300 ferry services.

23 Jan 2018

C-Job Designs Amsterdam's New Ferries

Photo courtesy of C-Job Naval Architects

C-Job Naval Architects said it has delivered the concept design of a series of five sustainable car and passenger ferries to the City of Amsterdam. The vessels will operate 100 percent on electricity, thus providing an emission-free urban transport solution. The fully electric ferries are designed to recharge their batteries during the unloading and loading of passengers and vehicles. In order to maintain efficiency of service and a quick turnaround, this charging process will take place during a timeframe of a maximum of four minutes.

20 Nov 2017

Crowley in Command

Tom Crowley (Photo: © Brian Moran)

Tom Crowley has become the face of the U.S. maritime industry, steadily building his transport and logistics company into a formidable goliath. From Jones Act waivers to emerging emissions technology to the devastation of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico, Crowley weighs in on the pressing matters of maritime with refreshing candor. The last time we caught up with Tom Crowley two years ago at this headquarters in Jacksonville, Fla., we were handed a safety bulletin and Tom Crowley himself came down to the lobby to greet us.

27 Dec 2016

Arpoador Shipyard and Pre-salt FSVs

(Photo: Arpoador Shipyard)

Logistics hubs and Fast Supply Vessels will be key assets in the complex offshore transport solution Petrobras has devised for moving workers and goods, to and from Brazil’s remote pre-salt plays. Here is a look at a modern local shipyards building the heavy-duty aluminum vessels, with overall lengths ranging from over 30 meters to around 50 meters. Claudio Paschoa, Maritime Reporter’s correspondent in Brazil spoke to Flavio Santarelli, Arpoador Shipyard’s Director of Operations.

16 Nov 2016

Crew Transfer Vessel Delivered to Swire Pacific Offshore

The Offshore Express 57 LCTV features DP-2 dynamic positioning technology and “walk to work” capability ensuring the fast and safe transfer of personnel to and from offshore oil and gas platforms. (Photo: Austal)

With its latest delivery to Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO), shipbuilder Austal Limited has delivered its second high speed crew transfer vessel this year, and its fourth offshore crew transfer vessel in the past 15 months. The 57.6-meter, all-aluminum catamaran, named Pacific Kestrel, was designed by Incat Crowther and constructed by Austal’s shipyard in the Philippines. The 40 knot ‘Offshore Express 57’ Large Crew Transfer Vessel (LCTV) is a technologically advanced transport solution that is affordable and economical to own and operate.

25 Aug 2016

Heavy Lifting: Giant Pipe Racks Shipped for New FPSO

HANSA HEAVY LIFT has transported five pipe racks and three modules, weighing a total of 1,871.51 metric tons and measuring 24,075 m³, for a new FPSO unit off the coast of Brazil (Photo: HANSA HEAVY LIFT)

From Brazil to China and then back to Brazil, five pipe racks and three modules weighing a total of 1,871.51 metric tons and measuring 24,075 m³ will be transported by heavy lift shipping specialist HANSA HEAVY LIFT for a new floating production storage and offloading unit (FPSO) to eventually operate off the coast of Brazil. With the heaviest piece weighing 730 metric tons, the cargo was loaded onto the HHL Valparaiso at the ports of Itajaí and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil before being transported to Qingdao…

19 May 2016

Heavy LIfting: Moving Modules for Brazilian FPSO

Load-out of the fourth module onto the module carrier MV Mega Trust using Mammoet’s SPMTs. (Photo: Mammoet)

On April 6, Mammoet, a service provider specializing in engineered heavy lifting and transport, completed a load-out of the first set of four modules bound for the FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading) P66 vessel. This is the first of eight FPSOs currently under construction for oil production in Brazil. The end client, TUPI BV, is a consortium composed of Petrobras Netherlands BV (PNBV, 65 percent), the British Gas Group (BG Group, 25 percent) and Galp Energia S.A. (10 percent), working on the ongoing development of the Lula Alto field, located in the Santos Basin, Brazil.

31 Mar 2016

Port Industry Expects Growth in 2016

Photo: Port of Long Beach

At the 12th annual “Pulse of the Ports Peak Season Forecast,” panelists told the audience of about 550 people that cargo growth should continue through 2016 even though uncertainty remains as the economy and industry continue to evolve. One of the panelists, Senior Economist Mario Moreno, IHS Maritime & Trade, stated that containerized imports from Asia will grow at about 5.5 percent in 2016. He also stated that the overall U.S. economy would grow by about 2.3 percent. Each spring…

10 Jul 2015

Europort’s Masterclasses in Leadership

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Recognising that effective leadership and collaboration are fundamental elements in the future success of the maritime industry, Europort 2015 will feature a series of masterclasses as part of this year’s conference programme. Each masterclass will address the leadership challenges currently facing the industry across the areas of design, technology, efficiency and human capital. Domino’s recently made headlines with pizzas being delivered to doorsteps by drones. Google describes their self-driving car as ‘the realization of a science fiction dream’.

20 Apr 2015

Cargo Ferry Project Moves Transport from Road to Sea

M/S Kvitbjørn (Photo: DNV GL)

A new competitive and eco-friendly maritime transport concept, the Cargo Ferry project, was presented in Oslo today. The result of more than two years of work, the concept has been developed as an alternative transport solution for containers that are carried for more than 200km on land. The project was presented on board Nor Line's brand-new LNG fuelled ship, the M/S Kvitbjørn. The report presents a logistics solution, concept ship and market analysis, while also documenting the Cargo Ferry's potential profitability.

07 Jul 2014

Demand for Coastal and Transoceanic ATBs Grows

Along the way, ATBs gain speed, efficiency, safety – and popularity. Operators of articulated tugs and barges, or ATBs, say they like the maneuverability, weather reliability, stability, speed of these units, and the manner in which the tug pushes the barge. As a marine transportation concept, they can also simply be described as versatile. ATBs move petroleum, chemicals, coal, grain, containerized cargo and rail cars for customers on the U.S. coasts, rivers, the Great Lakes and overseas. As a result, demand for articulated units expanded in the last two decades with new technology.

21 Oct 2013

Samskip Van Dieren Introduces Copenhagen Rail Service

As of November 4, 2013, Samskip Van Dieren Multimodal will expand its intermodal network by adding rail shuttle services between Duisburg (D) and Copenhagen (DK). Daily rail shuttle services connecting our Duisburg intermodal terminal to Copenhagen, via Odense commence on November 4. Service start-up creates a new intermodal link between Copenhagen and destinations in Scandinavia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Spain. Samskip Van Dieren Multimodal is offering an environmentally friendly and sustainable transport solution for unitised cargoes…

23 Sep 2014

ecoTAURuS Aims to AccelerateTerminal Process

Photo courtesy of Inlecom

Inlecom Systems Ltd (Inlecom), the transport and logistics research and innovation company, has launched ecoTAURuS, the e-transport solution for real time truck – terminal collaboration and planning of actions. The new service has been designed specifically to speed up and optimize the loading and unloading process in multimodal terminals and has been supported via the European FP7 Research and Development EcoHubs project. ecoTAURuS delivers a service that allows stakeholders…

11 Nov 2013

Port of Kiel Gears Up Winter Preparations

Port handles ship öoad of gritting salt

Preparations are in full swing throughout the port of Kiel for the oncoming winter period as the 2,050 GT, 88m long and 13 m wide cargo ship Julieta arrived with a load of 3,200 tons of gritting salt from Morocco. The Julieta docked at Berth 9 in the Ostuferhafen and was unloaded there by the firm of Burmann. Two giant grabs were used which are capable of offloading up to 400 tons of rock salt an hour. Hans-Martin Burmann said, “It is both economical as well as ecologically sound to transport bulk cargo like this by ship.

13 Nov 2013

Oldendorff, United Bulk Offer Demurrage Free Top-Off Service

United Bulk Terminals USA Inc. and Oldendorff Carriers GmbH & Co. KG announced a cooperative agreement to market combined loading and shipping of coal and petroleum coke in capesize vessels from the U.S. Gulf Coast to India and East Asia. The new service includes United Bulk Terminals export terminal in Davant, Louisiana and Oldendorff’s top-off installation in Trinidad. For the first time customers are able to book fully loaded capesize vessels from the U.S. Gulf Coast at a very competitive fixed rate, face no demurrage risk and receive high quality professional service from two market leaders. Customers will be quoted one competitive and all-inclusive freight rate for loading of a capesize vessel up to maximum available draft (approximately 47ft / 120…

26 Dec 2013

Australian Contract for an Armada of Dockwise Vessels

Image courtesy of Boskalis

Dockwise, a subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has been awarded a contract by Bechtel for shipping modules for the Chevron-operated LNG production Wheatstone Project in Western Australia. The contract value is estimated at approximately USD 275 million, making it the largest contract ever for Dockwise and work will commence in early 2014. The scope of work includes logistical management and transportation of over 100 modules from the Wheatstone Project module yards in China and Malaysia to the Wheatstone Project site located at Ashburton North…

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