• 2020 January 9 17:55

    ABP commences work on Humber’s largest roof mounted solar scheme

    ABP says it is investing £6.8 million in the Port of Hull to install the Humber’s largest roof mounted solar scheme.

    Currently, installations at the Ports of Immingham and Goole produce 4.5 MW and 1.1 MW respectively. Once completed, the 6.5 MW solar scheme at the Port of Hull will more than double the Humber Ports’ renewable energy generation, increasing it to over 12 MW, which will supply almost 29% of the ports’ energy requirement.

    Simon Bird, Director of ABP Humber, comments:

    “This solar installation is another vital step toward making our energy supply even more sustainable and even greener. It will make more use of the hybridised port equipment we have invested in to carry out port operations. I’m excited to see where this green energy revolution can take us as a port operator, as we look to decarbonise further our own operations and, in turn, those of our customers and the wider supply chain.”   

    The panels, which are being installed by the UK’s leading commercial solar installer, Custom Solar, will cover ABP warehouses and the engineering workshops on the Port of Hull. As warehouses are completed they will be switched on, with the entire installation set to be online and producing clean power by July 2020.

    Gary Sucharewycz, Development Director at Custom Solar, said: “In order for this project to be sanctioned, an incredible amount of work has taken place, working with ABP and the DNO Northern Powergrid. It has been a fantastic achievement by all involved and has ensured this project was able to progress to fruition.” 

    Once installed, the solar panels will save 2,600 tonnes of CO2e per annum, equating to the energy needs of 1,600 average UK homes. And upon decommissioning, the solar panels and the frames in which they sit are 100% recyclable.

    With this new installation up and running, 17 of ABP’s 21 ports will have renewable energy projects in operation, generating clean power for the company. In 2018, 12.2% of all the electricity ABP used was generated by onsite renewable projects and more projects came online in 2019.

    Matthew Brailsford, Managing Director at Custom Solar, said:

    “We are delighted to be installing another iconic solar project on the Humber for Associated British Ports. It has taken the Custom Solar team over two years to plan the project alongside the ABP engineering team due to the sheer scale and complexity of the project.

    We are extremely proud to be installing one of the UK’s largest rooftop solar system and we very much look forward to unveiling the completed system in 2020 once all aspects have been safely installed and commissioned.”




2020 February 27

18:05 European yards specify Thordon System as standard for deck machinery
17:48 IMO's GloFouling Partnership project tackles problem of invasive aquatic species in Sri Lanka
17:29 Tallink Grupp reports nearly 25% higher net profit for the full financial year 2019
17:05 AquaTerra acquires Subsea Engineering and Technical Services
16:51 Zelenodolsk Shipyard named after A.M. Gorky laid down passenger ship Chaika LNG
16:35 Vale clarifies incident with contracted vessel
16:04 NYK Cruises to cancel cruises due to coronavirus
15:30 Average physical depreciation of Rosmorport’s berthing facilities is 24%
15:07 National Association of Shipping Agencies addresses FAS over plans on multiple increase of port dues in Russia
14:56 Arbitration award related to purchase options for four VLCCs on charter to Okeanis ECO Tankers
14:43 ASCO strengthened preventive measures against coronavirus
14:19 ASCO takes necessary precautionary measures to prevent environmental damage
13:55 Rotterdam to host ACI’s 24th Ballast Water Management Conference on 7-8 April 2020
13:53 Ørsted signs 20-year lease with Port of Taichung for Greater Changhua offshore wind farms
13:34 Vysotsk VTS obtains Certificate of Conformity
13:12 Xeneta container rates alert: long-term contracted rates hold despite Coronavirus chaos
12:56 Certificate of Conformity obtained for Ust-Luga VTS
12:33 Finnlines published its 2019 Financial Statements and Financial Review
12:10 A.P. Moller - Maersk links new $5.0bn revolving credit facility to its CO2 performance
11:52 Port of Gdynia seeks opportunities for further development
11:28 Rosmorport’s Murmansk Branch performed pilotage of Capesize vessel
11:04 Rosmorport to complete dredging under NOVATEK’s project in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky by April 2021
10:41 3rd Technical Conference "Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering" kicks off in Moscow
10:35 Ships of RF Navy’s Baltic Fleet continue performing planned training as part of its long-distance campaign
10:16 Port of Oakland debt ratings affirmed by Fitch
10:13 Brent Crude futures price is down 1.52% to $51.99, Light Sweet Crude – fell to 1.54% to $47.98
09:56 Hydrographic Department to dredge about 20 million cbm of material on Sabetta’s seaway canal in 2020
09:34 Marine Recruiting Agency LLC trained 1,957 specialists in 2019, up 2.6% YoY
09:32 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Feb 27
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is up to 517 points

2020 February 26

18:37 Royal IHC to supply integrated power cablelay spread
18:01 Chartwell Marine announces sponsorship agreement with Alan Roberts Racing in the lead up to the 2020 racing season
17:29 Keppel delivers world’s fastest brownfield FPSO modification project
17:26 Busan Port Authority and Samsung SDS signed a contract to operate a logistics center in Rotterdam, Netherlands
17:00 Smart Maritime Council announces support for shipboard machinery data standard
16:23 Damen DOP ensures new approach to dredging – expert opinion
16:00 FSUE Rosmorport to dredge 18.4 million cbm of material in 2020
15:36 Yamal LNG reaches thirty million tons milestone
15:12 MHI-MME receives retractable fin stabilizer orders for two luxury expedition vessels being built by Helsinki Shipyard
14:55 Contract signed for extension of Świnoujście LNG Terminal
14:34 Rosmorrechflot to have 20 dredgers built at Lotos shipyard by 2030
14:12 Kongsberg Maritime wins 300 MNOK contract to equip four new cruise vessels
13:55 EU NAVFOR Somalia supports Djiboutian Coast Guard
13:33 Belarusian-Latvian cooperation in multimodal cargo transportation via Latvian ports discussed in Riga
13:10 Global Offshore announces new addition to its cable installation fleet
12:51 Rosmorport announces tender for dredging on access canal of Temryuk port
12:28 PortNews Media Group and Shipbuilding Cluster of Arkhangelsk Region sign agreement on cooperation
12:10 Contship Italia confirms operational continuity at Group's maritime and intermodal terminals amidst SARS-CoV-2 outbreak
12:07 Milaha reports a 6% increase in net profit for full year 2019
11:29 BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO launch survey to identify fuel oil issues
11:01 Seaspan agrees to purchase a fleet of four containerships
10:48 Viesturs Zeps elected Chairman of Freeport of Riga Board, Pavels Rebenoks elected Deputy Chairman
10:21 3rd Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging Congress kicks off in Moscow
10:17 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Feb 26
10:06 GTT receives an order from Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co. Ltd. for the tank design of two new LNG Carriers
09:59 First dredger with ultra-low emissions has arrived in Belgium
09:54 Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port to invest RUB 108.4 billion in development till 2029
09:35 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.65% to $54.61, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.8% to $50.3
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is up to 508 points

2020 February 25

18:06 Maritime world players gather in Antwerp for World Ports Conference 2020