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Nauticor Sets LNG Bunker Record in Germany

Nauticor has conducted the largest-ever LNG bunkering operation in Germany in the Elbehafen in Brunsbüttel, when it provided DEME Group’s hopper dredger Scheldt River with 85t of LNG in a truck-to-ship operation this week. Nauticor, a leading provider of LNG for..

European Cooperation Is Essential In Strengthening Inland Navigation

European cooperation is necessary in order to integrate inland waterway transport better into the multimodal logistic chains. This opinion was shared by around 130 participants from Poland, Germany, Sweden, Lithuania, Finland, Belgium and Czech Republic, who gathered on the 21st..

Kotug Smit Towage Celebrates European Harbour Towage Activities

Kotug Smit Towage celebrated the start of its harbour towage activities in eleven European ports. About 600 clients, stakeholders and employees joined the launch ceremony in the Cruise Terminal Rotterdam. After the welcome address, both shareholders Boskalis and Kotug officially launched..

New Managing Director for Port of Zwolle

Recently, Jeroen van den Ende was appointed Managing Director of the Port of Zwolle. The Dutch port was founded in November 2015 and is the logistical hub of the Northeast of Holland. As a strategic partner of all ports in..

Roel de Graaf Appointed Managing Director of Netherlands Maritime Technology

Roel de Graaf (58) will take on the position of managing director of Netherlands Maritime Technology (NMT) on 1 July 2016. With his extensive knowledge of the maritime market and managerial experience with NMT, the Board sees Roel de Graaf..

Falck Safety Services Offers LNG Safety Training

Since more ships sail on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) or transport this quite new type of gas, Falck Safety Services offers LNG safety training for the maritime industry. In 2013 Falck developed a complete new training facility for the LNG..

APM Terminals Bahrain Invests in Safety and Intelligent IT Systems

APM Terminals Bahrain, operators of Khalifa bin Salman Port (KBSP), has recently made significant advances in Safety performance and information technology systems, including the successful completion of a Load Collision Prevention System (LCPS) pilot project scheduled to be implemented throughout..

Broekman Logistics Receives 1,000th Gas Turbine from Siemens

The 1,000th gas turbine from Siemens arrived at the Broekman Logistics Breakbulk Terminal (Project Services) in the Waalhaven, Rotterdam. The gas turbine was produced in Berlin and will be shipped to its final destination via the Port of Rotterdam. The end..

Euroports Rauma Orders Smart Connected Konecranes Lift Trucks

In late March Euroports Rauma in Finland, ordered five forklift trucks, 10 and 16t capacity, from Konecranes Lift Trucks. The lift trucks will be delivered together with TRUCONNECT remote monitoring service in August 2016. The port has been a Konecranes customer..

Liebherr Reachstacker for Katoen Natie Terminal

The recent delivery of a Liebherr reachstacker LRS 545 to the international logistic provider and port operator Katoen Natie underlines the strong business relationship between the two family-owned companies. The Liebherr reachstacker LRS 545 is the latest machine from Liebherr..

Iceland Seeks Advice from Bremenports when Planning a New Port

The Icelandic government is forging ahead with its plans to build a new port on the Arctic Ocean and is seeking support from the port management company bremenports for the project. A delegation from the Federal Land of Bremen visited..

Broekman Logistics Signs Contract with Novaedes

Broekman Logistics has signed a partnership agreement with Novaedes. With this new partnership, Broekman Logistics will expand its expertise to offer the seaworthy or airtight packaging of goods for shipping. The specialised and custom-tailored packaging will guarantee a successful transport. Space for..

Damen Delivers Floating Pump Station to Hamburg Port Authority

Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) has taken delivery of the Sauger III, a custom floating pump station by Damen Shipyards Group for supporting dredging operations. Situated 110km inland on the River Elbe and with a tidal range of 3.6m, the Hamburg..

Euroports Rauma Orders Smart Connected Konecranes Lift Trucks

In late March Euroports Rauma in Finland, ordered five forklift trucks, 10 and 16-tonne capacity, from Konecranes Lift Trucks. The lift trucks will be delivered together with Truconnect remote monitoring service in August 2016. The port has been a Konecranes..

Opportunities for France and the Port of Rotterdam

A new rail shuttle and a new inland shipping link. Connections between Northern France and the port of Rotterdam are now better than ever. Five times a week, a train leaves Rotterdam for Dourges, and the inland shipping schedule also..

Iranian Shipping Company Makes Call in Hamburg

During the first call by its new general cargo service, representatives of state shipping company IRISL – Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines – joined staff of the Peter W. Lampke shipping agency and Terminal C. Steinweg in welcoming the..

Samskip and Pro-Log Mark 10-year Partnership

Multimodal network operator Samskip and inland waterway transport provider Pro-Log are celebrating the 10th anniversary of barge operations connecting Rotterdam and Duisburg by adding a second vessel, increasing service frequency to six times weekly. May 1, 2016 completes the first..

BEST Sets Container Handling Record

Hutchison Port Holdings Limited (HPH) subsidiary Barcelona Europe South Terminal (BEST) achieved a new record when it moved 7,760 TEU on the call of MSC Beatrice. A total of eight ship-to-shore gantry cranes were deployed simultaneously for the operation, achieving..

Terex Port Solutions delivers ten Terex TFC 45h reach stackers

Terex Port Solutions (TPS) delivered ten Terex TFC 45 H reach stackers to Benin. The machines were put into operation in March 2016 by Société Béninoise des Manutentions Portuaires (SOBEMAP). With the robust reach stackers, the state-owned port operator will further accelerate..

APM Terminals Signs Crane Extension Contract

The 10 STS Cranes for the APM Terminals Pier 400 Los Angeles facility will be the tallest in service at any American port; new LED lighting on the crane booms will increase visibility while significantly reducing energy consumption, as capabilities..

Goliath Appears on Polish Horizon

Mammoet has successfully lifted up a 120-m-high crane for its installation in the port of Szczecin in Poland. The Goliath crane was built by Van Haagen Kraanbouw in the Netherlands and transported to the fabrication site of Bilfinger Mars Offshore…

fDi Economic Hotspot in North-Holland Drives Further Commercial Growth

The first sheet piling wall for the Kooyhaven business park was anchored under the watchful gaze of a select group of guests. The event represents the region of North-Holland and the Port of Den Helder’s anticipation of continued commercial activity..

Connections Between Poland and Rotterdam Further Improved

An increasing number of multimodal connections are being established between the Port of Rotterdam and Poland.This means more opportunities for Polish shippers and providers of logistics services. Given that European countries are Poland’s most important trading partners, this is certainly good..

APM Terminals to Provide Container Weighing Services

With just a number of days until SOLAS Verified Gross Mass (VGM) comes into force APM Terminals is taking the lead to ensure a smooth transition into the new regulatory environment facing over 120 million containers entering the international supply..