• 2019 June 5 17:05

    Port of Rotterdam Authority and DeltaPort boost cooperation in North Rhine Westphalia

    The largest European seaport and the DeltaPort Niederrheinhäfen (Lower Rhine Ports) port group aim to deepen their cooperation. The aim is to open up the North Rhine Westphalian hinterland even better with the aid of digitalisation in order to cut CO2 emissions in transport and logistics through the optimal use of waste heat. The two parties signed a memorandum of understanding to that, the company said in its release.

    A total of five ports linked trimodally are now available in heavily congested North Rhine Westphalia with the Wesel city port, the Rhein-Lippe Wesel port, the Voerde-Emmelsum port and the ports of Emmerich and Rheinberg-Orsoy. This will facilitate a shift from truck transports to the ecologically significant waterways and rail.

    For Rotterdam, DeltaPort is the ideal partner to open up more efficient access to the Ruhr region, Münsterland, East Westphalia Lippe and southern Westphalia. The DeltaPort Group, with its capacities and strengths in bulk agricultural produce, project logistics and container logistics offers excellent preconditions for optimising the supply chain in the above regions.

    Cooperation between the two ports will focus on three strategic fields:

     Cold Chain Logistics
     Both ports are seeing strong growth in the area of cold chain logistics. The two partners will together explore how these freight flows can be supported and transported even more reliably, efficiently and sustainably.

     Digitalisation
     The digitalisation process in logistics needs to be driven forward. The focus of joint developments are: more efficient arrangement of processes in transport, during transfer, storage and order picking, as well as increasing transparency for customers.

     Structural digital information exchange between the two ports will be further extended (e.g. by means of Rotterdam products like Boxinsider and mobile OCR). Greater transparency and increased reliability will facilitate the continued expansion of intermodal transport and thus contribute to improved accessibility for DeltaPort and Rotterdam.

     Sustainability
     Attention will also be focused on ecologically sustainable design of the individual steps in complex logistics solutions. Here, Rotterdam will input its experience on the way to an emissions-free port over the long term, while DeltaPort will ensure increasing utility to customers by means of innovative technological projects.

    In this regard, the sustainability project EcoPort 813 - which will in future make use of the existing waste heat potential on a scale of 136 GWh of the aluminium plant in Emmelsum port to provide temperature-controlled logistics premises with CO2-neutral energy - needs to be highlighted. Cuts of 27,000 tons in CO2 emissions can be made in the context of providing energy to the refrigerated warehouses to be erected.
    Apart from using the waste heat for logistics centres in the port, the sustainability of modes of transport (e.g. waterborne) will be investigated in greater detail.




2019 December 7

10:37 Titan LNG tenders for 8000 cbm LNG bunker barge

2019 December 6

18:11 Lithuania aims to ensure state management of „Rail Baltica“ infrastructure
17:55 More operative services of towboats in the Port of Klaipėda
17:28 Acceptance/delivery certificate for Kalas, first rescue tugboat of Project MPSV12
17:06 APM Terminals Gothenburg takes another major step in their journey towards climate neutrality
16:04 Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam MD receives Harbour Medal
15:57 Northern Sea Route cargo traffic totaled 27.59 million tonnes YTD, up almost 70% Y-o-Y
15:26 IAPH Women’s Forum’s initiative “Women in Ports Mentoring Program” now extended to female Harbour Masters
15:03 Seabourn brings a new experience to guests with unique “Bow Lounge”
14:22 Throughput of port Ventspils (Latvia) in 11M’19 grew by 4% to 19.47 million tonnes
14:03 The container terminal at the Port of Gothenburg to be fossil-free by 2020
13:05 Carnival Corporation's Costa Cruises welcomes LNG-powered Costa Smeralda to fleet
12:54 Yacht Zarya with Russian team wins ARC+St.Vicent 2019
12:23 UN maritime agency commits to further action on gender equality
12:01 Jan De Nul sets new sustainability standards for maintenance dredging works in the marinas of Nieuwpoort on the Belgian coast
11:30 Canada Infrastructure Bank invests $300 million in Port of Montreal’s expansion project in Contrecoeur
11:20 Costa Smeralda delivered from Meyer Turku shipyard
11:02 Yang Ming sets up subsidiary in China
10:45 Largest Latvian transit companies represented at 2019 Russian Transport Week
10:17 GTT receives an order from Samsung Heavy Industries for the tank design of two new LNG Carriers
10:12 Joint Russian-Vietnamese exercise underway in Cam Ranh
09:59 MAN Energy Solutions and Orcan Energy agree to collaborate
09:49 Bunker prices go down at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:36 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Dec 06
09:30 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.44% to $63.11, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.33% to $58.23
09:14 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,575 points
08:31 DNV GL awards Hudong-Zhonghua AiP certificate for gas-fueled 25000 TEU containership design

2019 December 5

18:05 ABS, MAN & SDARI join forces to develop ammonia-fueled feeder vessel
17:46 Throughput of Rostov-on-Don port in 11M’19 fell by 7% Y-o-Y to 21.1 million tonnes
17:21 Extraordinary general shareholders meeting of LUKOIL approves interim dividend
17:05 NORDEN enters new biofuel collaboration with Kvasir Technologies
16:28 Cargo traffic on Northern Sea Route can grow to 160 million tonnes by 2035 – Aleksandr Krutikov
16:05 ABS and CATL sign battery research agreement
15:54 Port of HaminaKotka published its statistics for November 2019
15:30 Ministry for Development of Russian Far East and Arctic expects special economic regime to come into force in Arctic in 2020
15:03 DNV GL and Huangpu-Wenchong sign JDP on 5,000 TEU LNG dual-fuel containership
14:49 Global project launched to tackle plastic litter from ships and fisheries
14:33 IMO Assembly approved renewal of Kitack Lim’s appointment as secretary-general of UN body
14:06 Torqeedo powers all-electric harbour water clean-up boat
13:06 YILPORT Puerto Bolívar now operates with four mobile harbor cranes
12:44 Bunker prices increase at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:25 Norfolk, Virginia to host Port & Terminal Technology USA on 21-22 April 2020
12:17 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Dec 05
12:08 Inmarsat launches Fleet LTE service in the North Sea
11:50 Forum «Arctic: Today and the Future» kicked off in Saint-Petersburg
11:29 “K” Line completes additional development (Phase-2) of “Kawasaki Integrated Maritime Solutions”
11:05 PIL upgrades Redsea Gulf Service and Intra-Redsea Feeder 5
10:37 DNV GL and GSI cooperate on AI-based solution to improve welding NDT efficiency
10:01 Bunker sales at port Vladivostok in 11M’19 grew by 53.2% to 1.58 million tonnes
09:36 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.1% to $62.94, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.38% to $58.2
09:18 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,599 points
09:03 CMA CGM and Total sign a major agreement
06:49 Ocean Yield ASA announces delivery of three LR2 product tankers with long-term charters

2019 December 4

18:30 North Carolina Ports Chief Commercial Officer retires
18:09 Diana Shipping announces time charter contracts for m/v Myrsini with Ausca and m/v Artemis with Koch
17:26 Freight turnover of Neva-Metal (Saint-Petersburg) in 11M’19 fell by 1% Y-o-Y to 2.93 million tonnes
17:09 ABS presents its innovative work at the annual meeting of the ABS South East Asia Regional Committee
16:48 Traficom: new study published on indicative analysis methods used in the control of ships’ ballast water treatment
16:32 Port of Gdynia increased container handling by 13% to 750.439 thousand tons in 10M’2019
16:09 Nexans, Eversource and Ørsted sign Framework Agreement for North American Offshore Wind Farm development with the opportunity to provide up to 1,000 kilometers of export cable for multiple Ørsted projects till 2027 in United States