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How Rotterdam supports autonomous ships vision

As the world gears up for driverless cars, the shipping industry is working to adopt similar technology — with the hope that replacing traditional crewed vessels with autonomous ones might help prevent collisions at sea, smooth the flow of traffic in congested ports and ease labor shortages. At Europe’s largest port, the Dutch …

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Rotterdam takes measures to control hard Brexit’s effects

The Port of Rotterdam Authority, the Municipality of Rotterdam, the Municipality of Vlaardingen and highways authority Rijkswaterstaat (Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management), are creating five new buffer parking sites. Trucks will be able to wait there temporarily if their customs documents have not been properly prepared for maritime …

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CMA CGM to test the use of bio-fuel oil

Landmark refuelling scheduled for March 19th on a CMA CGM vessel, marks a major step towards the decarbonisation of ocean freight Second generation biofuel derived from forest residues and waste cooking oil delivers low carbon and sulphur oxide emissions   ROTTERDAM, March 12th, 2019 – IKEA Transport & Logistics Services, CMA …

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Shell partners with Port of Rotterdam

Shell joins as equity partner with Air Liquide, Enerkem, Nouryon and the Port of Rotterdam. The proposed project in Rotterdam will be the first of its kind in Europe to make valuable chemicals and bio-fuels out of non-recyclable waste materials. A consortium of world-leading companies comprising Air Liquide, Nouryon (formerly …

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Rotterdam’s innovation network to be enhanced

The Province of Zuid-Holland has pledged its support to the SmartPort network over the next few years. The administration has allocated a total of 0.5 million euro in public funds for strengthening connections between companies in the port, knowledge institutes and local authorities that are geared towards accelerating innovations in …

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The quantities needed for trucks wash are larger than you think

Imagine what size washing facility you’d need just for one truck and then consider that the HB Truckwash on Maasvlakte can accommodate no fewer than six at the same time. More facts and figures about Europe’s biggest truck wash. 2 kilos of sludge/sand On average some two kilos of sludge/sand …

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Port of Rotterdam focuses on 5 container shipping mega-trends

Port of Rotterdam publishes a new white paper about the mega trends of the container shipping sector. “Demographic changes, shifts in economic power, technological innovations. These are mega trends, each of which is changing the world around us. Trends that will certainly also impact container ports and the container industry,” …

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Inland shipping between Rotterdam and North Sea Port on the rise

Every year, some 15,000 containers are transported directly between Rotterdam, Vlissingen, Terneuzen and Ghent via a regular inland shipping service. Two years ago, the port of Rotterdam and North Sea Port jointly invested in this new connection, which was set up by logistics service provider Danser Group. ‘It allows us …

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Pronto Pilot: Bunker delays for container ships reduced in Rotterdam

The number of Maersk vessels experiencing delay at APM Terminals at Maasvlakte II as a consequence of bunker activities reduced significantly during a Pronto pilot. The involved parties explain how real-time insight into each other’s scheduling helps prevent bottlenecks. The online communication platform Pronto enables optimisation of port calls in the Port …

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Port innovation programme in Rotterdam

After a year of scouting, 21 innovative projects were selected during the fourth PortXL. The projects came to Rotterdam from across the world to earn a place in the accelerator programme. Following two intensive days of pitching and interviews with port and innovation experts, a total of 28 start and …

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