Flexport launches ocean freight consolidation platform OceanMatch

Freight forwarder and customs broker Flexport launched the first data-informed ocean freight consolidation platform, OceanMatch, which allows shippers to lower freight costs.

OceanMatch will be capable of identifying available container space on compatible shipments and matches them to save time and money for Flexport shippers.

OceanMatch shippers can access the benefits of Full Container Load (FCL) freight without filling or paying for a whole container.

PhilaPort receives two cranes for Packer Avenue Marine Terminal

The Port of Philadelphia (PhilaPort) received two more super post-Panamax cranes for the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in the US following an overnight transit up the Delaware River.

Designed by heavy-duty equipment manufacturer Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company (ZPMC) in China, the Zhen Hua 16 cranes are identical to the two that arrived at the PhilaPort last year.

Each crane weighs 1,528 metric tonnes and has a height of 391ft.

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Valmet to supply scrubber system for seven container vessels

Finland-based technology company Valmet secured an order to supply exhaust gas cleaning systems for seven new building container vessels.

Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering will build the 23,000 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) vessels in South Korea for Korean Shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine.

Valmet will begin deliveries of the scrubber system this year. The deliveries will include tailor-made hybrid systems for main and generator engines, including auxiliary systems and automation.

Corvus Energy to supply ESS for 20 battery-hybrid RTG port cranes

Corvus Energy secured a contract from CCCC Shanghai Equipment Engineering (CCCCSEE) to supply the energy storage systems (ESS) for 20 battery-hybrid rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTG).

RTG cranes are currently under construction by CCCCSEE and its affiliate ZPMC.

Corvus Energy has recently supplied 48 RTG cranes through CCCCSEE.

Fincantieri to construct two cruise ships for Princess Cruises

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri secured final contracts from Princess Cruises for the construction of two next-generation 175,000t cruise ships.

The latest contract follows the initial signing of a memorandum of agreement between the companies in July.

Deliveries of the two cruise ships are scheduled to take place in late 2023 and 2025, respectively.

PROSTEP and NAPA complete ship design project for Meyer Turku

The product lifecycle management (PLM) consulting company PROSTEP and maritime software company NAPA completed a ship design solution development project for shipbuilder Meyer Turku.

NAPA and PROSTEP have combined their respective expertise to help Meyer Turku make and implement its shipbuilding decisions effectively.

The companies developed an interface for NAPA, a 3D modelling and design software that meshes with Meyer Turku’s CAD.

ABB wins contract to supply propulsion package for China’s cruise ship

ABB secured a contract from Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding to supply a comprehensive power and propulsion package for the construction of China’s first domestically built cruise ship.

As part of the propulsion package, the company will supply two Azipod steerable propulsion systems, a complete electric power plant concept with electricity generators, main switchboards and distribution transformers.

The propulsion package will also include a propulsion control system for moving the Azipod units from the bridge.

French company CMA CGM orders ten container ships

French shipping operator CMA CGM Group signed an agreement for ten new 15,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) container ships from China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC).

The 266m-long container ships will support CMA CGM’s growth and modernise its fleet.

Vessels will be delivered from 2021 and will replace ten other vessels. They will be deployed in routes between Asia and the Mediterranean.

Teekay and Nautilus Labs to jointly improve gas vessel efficiency

Teekay LNG Partners signed a full fleet partnership to enhance the efficiency of its gas vessels using US-based startup Nautilus Labs’ software solution.

Nautilus Labs’ platform leverages machine learning to optimise the performance of its vessels and unifies all fleet data.

The partnership between Teekay LNG and Nautilus Labs started in February last year with a five-ship pilot.

Navis unveils Compass visual application for terminals

Cargotec division Navis launched its Compass visual workflow management application that digitises the workflow and standardises the way terminals work.

This helps to improve the quality of the planning process’ overall output and the efficiency of the terminal.

The easy-to-implement Compass application has multiple deployment options that are suitable for every terminal.