Port Authority of Bay of Algeciras joins Tradelens

The Port Authority of the Bay of Algeciras (APBA) will cooperate with IBM on Tradelens, the digital platform based on blockchain that IBM and Maersk have developed. By the end of 2018, over 100 organizations and 20 port operators have joined Tradelens.

The TradeLens project is a technological solution developed by IBM and Maersk that allows the blockchain to be applied to the global supply chain.



The TradeLens ecosystem currently includes more than 20 port...


Port of Port Hedland achieves record tonnage on a single tide

Pilbara Ports Authority reported a new record tonnage on a single tide at the Port of Port Hedland. Namely, on 15 January 2019, 10 vessels left the port in convoy carrying a total of 1,754,741 tonnes of bulk product, surpassing the previous record from December 2017 by 165,680 tonnes.

Port Hedland Harbour Master, Myron Fernandes congratulated all involved, saying that a combination of factors contributed to the new record.

The port also works closely with its port users and service providers to...


Rail terminal expansion in Hamburg completed

Port of Hamburg’s terminal operator Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) announced the expansion of its rail terminal. Namely, two extra tracks and two new rail gantry cranes have been added to the rail terminal at the Container Terminal Burchardkai (CTB).

Now the rail terminal has ten tracks, instead of eight, while the longest trains permitted can be processed on every track. The second of the new cranes started operations on 18 January. It is the fourth crane operating on the terminal and...


US Ship Arrives at a Georgian Port to do Joint Exercises

The US destroyer “Donald Cook” arrived on Monday at the Georgian port of Batumi to participate in joint exercises of the naval forces of both countries, the Coast Guard of the Caucasian country reported.

“The US vessel will remain in the territorial waters of Georgia until January 25 and will participate in joint exercises with members of the Coast Guard (Georgian),” the agency said in a statement.

Russia reported on Sunday that it followed closely all movements of the US destroyer after its...


Port of Rotterdam launches scheme to promote climate-friendly shipping

From January 21, interested parties can apply for funding through the Incentive Scheme Climate-Friendly Shipping. Specifically, the Port of Rotterdam Authority has allocated five million euros for this reason. This incentive meets the goals of the World Ports Climate Action Program, which was initiated in September 2018. The scheme will run until the end of 2022.

To decarbonise logistics in Rotterdam, the Port’s Authority CEO Allard Castelein announced a EUR 5 million incentive scheme for...