South Baltic Transport Loops (SBTL)

HPC’s SBTL project announces positive results

A new project developed by Hamburg Port Consulting (HPC) on new connections for freight transport in the Baltic Sea region has offered intriguing results for the ports and multimodal sector. Supported by the European Union, the transnational South Baltic Transport Loops (SBTL) project announced “promising” results, HPC wrote, after recently holding its closing conference in […]

Port of Auckland sees throughput fall in ‘tough’ financial year results

The Port of Auckland New Zealand has recorded a fall in container throughput for the annual year to 30 June 2021. Container throughput fell to 818,238 TEU compared to 880,781 TEU in the previous corresponding period. Revenue fell to NZ$226.3 million ($161 million) from NZ$231.4 million ($165 million) in the year prior. The port recorded […]

Digital transformation: real results

Ask a port operator about their strategy for the next few years and there’s a word you will always hear: digitalisation. Yes, that has been the case for some time – but the difference now is that we are seeing real projects, real results and a genuine understanding of what can be achieved. While 2020 […]

PortXchange pilot at Algeciras Port brings positive results

A six-week PortXchange pilot at Algeciras Port has resulted in improvements of idle time on departure and arrival of Maersk vessels. The Port of Algeciras has been running a pilot project together with Maersk Line, APM Terminals, Marmedsa, and PortXchange to optimise port calls and thereby reduce emissions. The aim of the pilot is to […]

Rotterdam PortXchange trial results in shorter idle times

A recent trial with the digital information platform PortXchange (formerly known as Pronto) at APM Terminals (AMPT) Rotterdam yielded a significant reduction in the average idle time on departure of Maersk vessels. This had benefits for everyone involved: the terminal, the shipping line, the ship agent and the nautical service providers. Participants in the trial […]