Kiel offers emission-free berthing for ships

Kiel offers emission-free berthing for ships

October 31, 2018 —GreenPort

The construction of the first onshore power supply plant for commercial vessels in the Port of Kiel has begun which will allow it to make a substantial contribution to reducing air pollution. Commencement of the project means that come spring 2019 the port will be able to supply large cruise ferries with all the electrical power they need during the time they are berthed at the Norwegenkai Terminal.

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Ship Operating Costs Set to Rise in 2018 and 2019

Ship Operating Costs Set to Rise in 2018 and 2019

October 26, 2018 —World Maritime News

Total vessel operating costs in the shipping industry are expected to rise by 2.7% in 2018 and by 3.1% in 2019, according to a a survey by Moore Stephens. Namely, drydocking is the cost category likely to increase most significantly in both 2018 and 2019, by 2.1% and 2.3% respectively, while expenditure on repairs and maintenance is to rise by 2.0% in 2018 and by 2.3% in 2019.

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Port of Virginia Poised to Become Deepest Port of US East Coast

Port of Virginia Poised to Become Deepest Port of US East Coast

October 26, 2018 —World Maritime News

The Trump administration has approved the Port of Virginia’s Wider, Deeper, Safer project to deepen and widen the Norfolk Harbor’s commercial shipping channels paving the way for the port to become the deepest port on the U.S East Coast. Under the plan, included in the President of the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, the port’s inner harbor’s commercial channels will be dredged to 55 feet deep and the channel in the Chesapeake Bay to 56 feet deep.

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New York Port Authority Adopts GHG Plan in Support of Paris Climate Agreement

New York Port Authority Adopts GHG Plan in Support of Paris Climate Agreement

October 23, 2018 —Transport Topics

…Following more than a dozen states which have said they will take their own steps to curb the release of greenhouse gases despite the federal government’s stance, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s board on Oct. 25 will consider cutting emissions 35% below 2006 pollution levels over the next eight years. By 2050, emissions should fall 80% below that level. New York and New Jersey are among states that support the international targets.

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Interview: Port of Amsterdam Striving to Become Future Ready Port

Interview: Port of Amsterdam Striving to Become Future Ready Port

October 21, 2018 —World Maritime News

The Port of Amsterdam has embarked on a number of transformation initiatives aimed at preparing for a more sustainable future. Some of them include a new LNG bunkering facility set to become operational in the first half of 2019, as well as energy transition and digitalization.

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Projects boost truck fluidity at NY-NJ port but more needed

Projects boost truck fluidity at NY-NJ port but more needed

October 18, 2018 —JOC.com

The Port of New York and New Jersey has a slew of infrastructure projects recently completed and in the pipeline to meet rising cargo volume. The overriding question is — will they be sufficient?

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IMO Releases Ship and Port Emissions Toolkits

IMO Releases Ship and Port Emissions Toolkits

October 18, 2018 —Maritime Executive

A new set of free-of-charge toolkits to assess and address emissions from ships and ports is now available from the IMO. The guides are designed to help countries seeking to develop and strengthen national policy and regulatory frameworks related to the prevention of air pollution and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from ships. They provide practical guidance on assessing emissions, so that a national emission reduction strategy for the maritime sector can be developed.

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‘Unplugged’ shipping forging a new era

‘Unplugged’ shipping forging a new era

October 17, 2018 —Hellenic Shipping News

One thing that has become clear to anyone within the maritime industry is how quickly things change. Ports and shipping generally face significant changes that will either be enforced within a couple of years or are already happening, often with little notice taken. One of the things to be affected by international legislation involves ship emissions. By January 1, 2020, just 15 months away, new UN-enforced ship emission laws come into effect in which container ships will have a 0.5% sulphur cap imposed.

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Red Hook Terminals Renews Lease for Red Hook Container Terminal

Red Hook Terminals Renews Lease for Red Hook Container Terminal

October 17, 2018 —The Maritime Executive

Red Hook Terminals (RHT), a multi-faceted Terminal, Operator, Stevedore and Cross Harbor Barge Operator, announced that a significant renewal agreement has been reached with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey today for the management of the Red Hook Container Terminal. RHT will continue to manage the operation of the terminal for five years with an extension option for an additional 5-year term if both parties agree. The deal will provide uninterrupted service to RHT customers and New Yorkers who depend on cargo that comes through the terminal, while also maintaining maritime activity at New York City’s last remaining deep sea container terminal port located East of the Hudson River.

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Barges and rails viewed by New York City as a means to get trucks off city streets

Barges and rails viewed by New York City as a means to get trucks off city streets

October 15, 2018 — Freight Waves

Several projects to shift truck traffic on to barges, and several other more general goals to meet the same target, are part of the Freight NYC project that is being implemented by New York City’s Economic Development Corporation.  The development of a marine barge terminal at the South Bronx area known as Hunts Point was kicked off in recent weeks by the issuance of a Request for Proposals, according to Ryan White, the EDC’s director of freight initiatives and ports. Hunts Point is a major food distribution center that several years ago expanded when the legendary Fulton Fish Market moved from downtown Manhattan to Hunts Point where there already was significant food distribution activities.

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