A.P. Møller Foundation funds new zero-carbon fuel research center

A.P. Møller Foundation Funds New Zero-Carbon Fuel Research Center

June 25,2020 — JOC.Com

Maersk’s majority shareholder, the A.P. Møller Foundation, has donated $60 million in start-up funding for a not-for-profit research center tasked with finding shipping’s sustainable fuel of the future. The Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping, which opened Thursday in Copenhagen, was launched with founding partners A.P. Møller-Maersk, ABS, Cargill, MAN Energy Solutions, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, NYK Lines, and Siemens Energy. Its mission is to accelerate the drive to decarbonize shipping, responsible for almost 3 percent of global carbon emissions, and attract the investment required to identify a fuel that can be produced at scale, research center CEO Bo Cerup-Simonsen told JOC.com.

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US importers from Asia rush to NVOs amid tight capacity

US Importers from Asia Rush to NVOs Amid Tight Capacity

June 25, 2020– JOC.com

US importers from Asia are turning more to non-vessel operating carriers (NVOs) to secure slot capacity in a tight market, as reflected by NVOs boosting their share of the trade by three percentage points — to 46 percent — in the first five months of 2020 over a year ago. Carriers from early February through May canceled 203 sailings in the eastbound trans-Pacific, according to Sea-Intelligence Maritime Analysis, as consumer demand cratered due primarily to the economic impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). US containerized imports from Asia declined 9.8 percent in the first five months of the year, according to PIERS, a JOC.com sister company within IHS Markit.

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California considers groundbreaking rule requiring automakers to sell more electric trucks, aimed at improving air quality

California Considers Groundbreaking Rule Requiring Automakers to Sell More Electric Trucks, Aimed at Improving Air Quality

June 24, 2020– KTLANews.com

California regulators are scheduled to approve new rules on Thursday that would force automakers to sell more electric work trucks and delivery vans, a first-of-its-kind rule aimed at helping the nation’s most populous state clean up its worst-in-the-nation air quality. The rules would require a certain percentage of work truck sales each year to be zero-emission vehicles. By the time its fully implemented in 2035, the board estimates at least 20% of the 1.2 million trucks on the road would run on electricity.

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Kalmar USA Strengthens Dealer Network In Southeast US Market

Kalmar USA Strengthens Dealer Network In Southeast US Market

June 24,2020– Kalmar.com

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has recently expanded our existing dealer, G&W Equipment, to represent Kalmar forklift and container handling equipment in one of the largest markets in North America. G&W Equipment has been appointed as the authorized dealer for Kalmar counterbalance equipment in North Carolina and South Carolina, effective June 22, 2020. G&W will operate out of locations dedicated to sales, parts and service support in Charlotte (HQ), Greensboro and Raleigh, NC, plus Columbia, Florence, Greenville, and Ladson, SC. In addition, G&W will continue to represent Kalmar counterbalance equipment in the majority of the state of Georgia.

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US$80m funding for US terminal

US $80M funding for US terminal

June 23,2020 –Port Strategy.com

Nearly US$80m has been secured by a US port to help it develop a container terminal.The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) awarded US$79,472,000 from the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) program to Port Houston for use towards its efforts to restore and improve wharf and yard space at its Barbours Cut Container Terminal.

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Houston upgrades boosted by $79 million in federal grant

Houston Upgrades Boosted by $79 million in Federal Grant

June 22, 2020– JOC.com

The Port of Houston will receive $79.4 million in federal money as part of an ongoing upgrade that will allow it to handle vessels up to 18,000 TEU. The US Department of Transportation said the Port of Houston Authority will receive the grant as part of the just-announced round of awards under the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) program. In total, INFRA handed out $906 million in grants in the latest round. The new award will go to improvements at the Barbours Cut Terminal, the smaller of Port Houston’s two container terminals.

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FANUC makes the case for robotics

FANUC Makes the Case for Robotics

June 22,2020 — WorldCargoNews.com

Four companies have developed a “fully unmanned yard truck solution” for trailer handling that includes a robotic arm for handling the brake air hose.The complete autonomous system has been demonstrated at a test site in Utah. The companies are vehicle automation specialist Autonomous Solutions, Inc. (ASI), remote communication and control company Phantom Auto, FANUC America Corporation, and Terberg. FANUC is a global supplier of robotics, CNC systems and factory automation.

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Revolution Container Mover & Loader

Revolution Container Mover & Loader

June 20,2020- WorldCargoNews.com

The Revolution Container Mover & Loader is a design for a straddle carrier with a telescoping spreader with a tilting device to lift and turn 20ft, 30ft or 40ft containers through 90 deg for vertical loading of bulk commodities.

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Funding Programs Available for Clean Truck Technology and Fuels to Reduce Diesel Exhaust Impacts in New York City

Funding Programs Available for Clean Truck Technology and Fuels to Reduce Diesel Exhaust Impacts in New York City

June 18,2020–ActNews.com

Funding opportunities for the replacement of older diesel trucks in New York City was just one of the topics recently covered in a well-attended educational webinar. On June 3, 2020, Empire Clean Cities, Energy Vision and New York City (NYC) Department of Transportation hosted the webinar, “Advancing Clean Air and Climate Goals with Clean Fuel Trucks.” Presenters discussed how truck fleet owners and operators can bring healthier air to residents of the South Bronx by transitioning to affordable, clean, alternatively fueled medium- and heavy-duty trucks. Over 100 attendees heard from seven different alternative fuel stakeholders, including New York State Senator Alessandra Biaggi, WE ACT for Environmental Justice, NYC Department of Transportation, Clean Energy Fuels, Manhattan Beer Distributors, Energy Vision and Empire Clean Cities.

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Valencia to build electricity substation as part of zero-emission project

Valencia to Build Electricity Substation as Part of Zero-Emission Project

June 18,2020-PortTechnology.com

Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) and the Valenciaport Foundation have announced it will build an electricity substation as part of its goal to achieve zero-emission operations by 2030. In a statement, Valenciaport said the plan was part of a wider project to make the Port of Valencia and the nearby ports of Sagunto and Gandia carbon-free by using renewable energies, including wind and hydrogen.

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