8 July 2019 (Last Updated September 17th, 2019 10:06)
The City of London Corporation has secured a £500,000 grant to help cut emissions from boats, and Hapag-Lloyd has introduced a real-time container monitoring system. Ship-technology.com wraps up the key headlines from June 2019.
The City of London Corporation secured a £500,000 grant to help cut emissions from boats using the River Thames.
Funding comes from the Mayor of London’s Air Quality Fund.
The pollution reduction initiative will be coordinated by the Cross River Partnership (CRP) with support from the Port of London Authority (PLA), with the City of London Corporation to act as the lead authority.
PortX and Helm Operations formed an artificial intelligence-based (AI) vessel dispatching tool, combining a service each to improve harbour towing.
Under the agreement, PortX’s terminal dispatching system OptiPort, powered by AI, will be merged with the harbour dispatching and operations software Helm CONNECT.
As well as helping ship operators to save over $1m a port every year, OptiPort will signal annual savings of $200,000 for each tug by reducing fuel consumption, crew overtime and chartering of third-party tugs.
The Dubai Maritime Cluster Office (DMCO) of Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) and the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to strengthen collaborations.
Under the MoU, the partners will help promote trade, carry out joint initiatives, and promote research to build a smart and sustainable maritime platform for offshore operations and businesses.
The entities will collectively promote trade across infrastructure and maritime spectrum around the world and recognise mutually beneficial initiatives in key maritime areas.