Kalmar helps CS Wind extend its reach

Kalmar Helps CS Wind Extend its Reach

September 30, 2020 — KalmarGlobal.com

CS Wind Group is a leading manufacturer of wind tower sections with factories in Vietnam, South Korea, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Canada and Europe. The CS Wind Vietnam factory in Vung Tau Province has been operational since 2003 and produces approximately 900 tower sections each year for clients in Asia, the South Pacific and North America.

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August Monthly Record Set for Total Volume

August Monthly Record Set for Total Volume

September 30,2020 — PortBreakingWaves.com

In August, cargo moved through the Port of New York and New Jersey at record levels, setting an all-time monthly high for TEU volume. Total volume for August reached 688,365 TEUs (383,397 lifts), a 1.3 percent increase over August 2019, which posted 679,585 TEUs (385,288 lifts). This increase brings our year through August total to 4,661,453 TEUs (2,632,583 lifts).Imports rose by 7.1 percent in August, totaling 368,868 TEUs (205,002 lifts) compared to 344,473 TEUs (193,932 lifts) in August 2019. From January through August 2020, imports at the Port of New York and New Jersey reached 2,416,690 TEUs (1,357,173 lifts) versus 2,536,972 TEUs (1,435,348 lifts) in the same period of 2019, a 4.7 percent decrease.

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Houston weighs new terminal, inland port amid container growth

Houston Weighs New Terminal, Inland Port Amid Container Growth

September 28, 2020 — JOC.com

The Port of Houston is considering developing a third terminal or an inland port to deal with expected container volume growth over the next two decades. The need for additional space comes as Houston hopes to begin funding a multi-year channel widening project by next year.Rohit Saxena, director of facility planning for the Port of Houston Authority, said during a presentation last week the port is “exploring opportunities for development of a new coastal terminal and a new inland intermodal terminal.”Houston is only now looking for available land for one or both projects, which would likely open after 2040 depending on how the port’s container volumes grow, chief port infrastructure officer Rich Byrnes told JOC.com

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New Long Beach bridge to help move cargo at second-busiest U.S. port

New Long Beach Bridge to Help Move Cargo at second-busiest U.S. Port 

September 25,2020– BizJournals.com

The new nearly two-mile, six-lane bridge at the Port of Long Beach will replace the shorter, narrower Gerald Desmond Bridge, which carries 15% of all containerized goods coming into the United States.New bridge to help cargo movement at the second-busiest port in the country.

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Why modularisation and standardisation are the key to straightforward yard-crane automation

Why Modularisation and Standardisation are the Key to Straightforward Yard-Crane Automation

September 23, 2020 — Kalmarglobal.com

In our June webinar we discussed the benefits of Kalmar’s flexible, modular solutions for automating your yard-crane operations. This article summarises the key takeaways from the webinar, including how modular solutions make automating your equipment easier and faster.Regardless of whether your terminal operates rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs), rail-mounted gantry cranes (RMGs) or automatic stacking cranes (ASCs), Kalmar’s flexible, modular automation solutions provide the opportunity to improve health and safety, reduce operating costs and increase operational efficiency.

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Newsom bans sale of all new gasoline-powered cars starting in 2035, calls for fracking ban

Newsom Bans Sale of All New Gasoline-Powered Cars Starting in 2035, Calls for Fracking Ban

September 23,2020 — MercuryNews.com

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday announced that California will prohibit the sale of all new cars and light trucks that run on gasoline starting in 2035. At least a dozen countries around the world already have similar laws imposing a ban by 2030, including England, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Israel and India. Canada and France have announced a phase-out of internal combustion engines by 2040. But Newsom’s move to make California the first U.S. state to take such a step is historic, a landmark environmental marker that is expected to ripple across the country. With 40 million residents, California is the largest vehicle market in the United States, and its emissions laws for decades have shaped how cars are made.

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Utilities Can Help California’s Electric Fleets Earn Revenue with the LCFS

Utilities Can Help California’s Electric Fleets Earn Revenue with the LCFS

September 22, 2020 — ActNews.com

Fleets looking to reduce the cost of transitioning to medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles (EVs) can look no further than California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). The LCFS is a market-based, fuel-neutral program designed to reduce the carbon content of traditional gasoline and diesel transportation fuels, with the goal of decreasing the “carbon intensity” of all transportation fuels by 20% by 2030. The LCFS, administered by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), is one of the state’s many strategies to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint and help meet its climate goals.

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Biggest ship to ever dock on East Coast lands at Port of Virginia

Biggest ship to ever dock on East Coast lands at Port of Virginia

September 22, 2020 –Wavy.com

The largest ship ever to dock on the East Coast, longer than 4 football fields, was welcomed at Port of Virginia this week. At more than 1,200 feet long and nearly 170 feet wide, the containership CMA CGM Brazil is massive. It is more than 100 feet longer than most U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and is bigger than any containership to call The Port of Virginia or come to the U.S. East Coast.

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LA, Long Beach Ports Report Big Gains for August

LA, Long Beach Ports Report Big Gains for August

September 21,2020 — LABusinessJournal.com

The busy season at the San Pedro Bay Port Complex is off to a good start, with both ports reporting cargo volume increases for August. The Port of Los Angeles handled 961,833 twenty-foot-equivalent units of cargo in August, beating out its previous volume record set in October 2018, and 12% more than in August 2019. Imports increased year over year by 18% to 516,286 TEUs, exports were down 10.2% to 131,429 TEUs, and the volume of empty containers was up 13.3% to 314,118 TEUs.

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Remote hull inspections from Hempel

Remote Hull Inspections from Hempel

September 21, 2020 — WorldCargoNews.com

Leading global coatings manufacturer Hempel has announced an underwater Hull Inspection service using Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs), to provide complete hull coating inspections while a vessel is at port or anchorage. The service is now available in selected ports in China and Korea and Hempel plans to extended availability to key maritime hubs worldwide in the near future.

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