ABB unveils C-CAMs marine automation tech

Swiss automation firm ABB has introduced a new solution for merchant marine applications, the C-CAMs automation solution for vessel systems, power management, cargo control and tank gauging.

The solution is expected to enhance security and efficiency by facilitating quicker troubleshooting and maintenance, along with improved situational awareness.

It is said to be the first marine automation solution to provide a mobile application overview of system data, with the ABB Ability Edgenius...

APSEZ plans to abandon Myanmar terminal investment by June 2022

India-based port developer Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) has reportedly decided to abandon plans to build a container terminal in Myanmar by June next year.

In a filing to the stock exchange, APSEZ said: “The board has decided to actively work on a plan on exiting company’s investment in Myanmar including divestment opportunities (expected to be concluded by March – June 2022).”

This declaration comes shortly after APSEZ requested a licence to run the Myanmar container terminal...

DP World records 11.9% volume growth in first nine months of 2021

Dubai-based port operator DP World has registered an 11.9% rise in gross container volumes, on a year-on-year reported basis, and 11.4% growth, on a like-for-like basis, during the first nine months of this year.

From January to September, the port operator processed 58.4 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) across its international portfolio of container terminals.

On a Q3 2021 basis, it managed 19.8 million TEU, marking an increase of 8.1% year-on-year and 7.9% on a like-for-like basis.


Saab signs MoU to offer maritime communication services

Saab has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Orbcomm and AAC Clyde Space to launch a global maritime communications service built on VHF Data Exchange System (VDES) technology.

The three entities will work together under a new brand named AOS.

Co-owned between the parties, AOS has been created for the continued development of VDES services.

The companies will collaborate on services directed towards end clients as well as safety of navigation services.

The aim is to establish an...

Silversea Cruises to debut hybrid powered vessel in 2023

Royal Caribbean Group’s ultra-luxury brand Silversea Cruises has announced plans to launch a hybrid-powered ship, which will include a hydrogen fuel cell, in summer 2023.

This ship is said to be the cruise industry’s first such vessel, with the hybrid solution enabling the ship to be local emissions-free while docked at ports.

The new class of vessels, named Project Evolution, will use a trio of power sources, including the fuel cell system, battery technology and dual-fuel engines, which will...

Proman, Stena join forces to develop methanol retrofit solution

Energy company Proman has partnered with Stena to jointly develop a retrofit and supply solution, with an aim to promote sustainable shipping through the use of methanol.

The new solution will allow Stena’s ships, as well as third party vessels, to reap the environmental benefits offered by methanol.

According to the companies, methanol-powered vessels can not only minimise greenhouse gas emissions but also support a lower carbon future.

The clean-burning fuel helps eliminate sulphur oxides (SOx)...

APMT, ZPMC forge alliance to develop automated solutions

APM Terminals (APMT) and port equipment manufacturer ZPMC (Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly develop and install a variety of automated solutions.

Under this strategic alliancing framework, the entities will alter equipment purchasing from ‘a purely transactional process to a more strategic collaboration’, while emphasising automation.

The partnership will support APMT’s strategy of ‘Safer, Better, Bigger’ by providing access to...

Exmar, Lattice to cooperate on CO₂ carrier development

Belgium-based Exmar has reached an agreement with Lattice Technology to jointly develop a new kind of CO₂ carrier, which will also support the transportation of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and ammonia.

Through a Joint Development Company, the partnership will integrate Exmar’s expertise in the design, ownership and operation of gas carriers with Lattice Technology’s competence in developing tank designs for carbon transport.

For optimising logistics, the design and size of the ship will be...

EBRD, IFC to support Chornomorsk Port upgrades in Ukraine

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), along with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), has extended support to overhaul Ukraine’s Chornomorsk Port on the north-western shore of the Black Sea.

EBRD and IFC will back the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority in tendering a public-private partnership (PPP) for the port’s modernisation.

Along with private sector-led investment, this upgrade is expected to improve the country’s import...

Seacombe Ferry Terminal completes new linkspan bridges installation

The Seacombe Ferry Terminal refurbishment project has achieved a milestone with the installation of new passenger linkspan bridges at the landing stage.

Under the project, the current 130-year-old linkspan bridges, which had reached the end of their operational life, have been replaced.

The refurbished landing stage features improved mooring bollards and new, powered gangways.

The work was completed in four days.

Installation of the new north and south linkspan bridges, and refurbishments to the...

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