Port of Rotterdam Authority starts construction of new site on Maasvlakte 2

On 19 June 2023, the Port of Rotterdam Authority signed a contract with Boskalis for the construction of around 40 hectares of new land in the northwest corner of Prinses Alexiahaven. The site is scheduled for completion at the end of 2023. Source: Port of Rotterdam Besides constructing the site, Boskalis is also building two sand dams. Sand released behind these sand dams from the deepening of port basins in the coming years can be deposited and reused to create new land in an efficient way. V.l.n.r.: Boudewijn Siemons, Egbert van der Wal, Vivienne de Leeuw (Port of Rotterdam Authority), Peter van der Linde, General Director Boskalis Netherlands. Photo: Jerry Lampen Due to the energy transition, sites in the port area are in high demand. However, the number of available sites in the existing port area is becoming scarce, which is why the port authority is now starting to build new sites on Maasvlakte 2. Concrete interest has already been shown in these sites. The construction of new sites is always several years ahead of the establishment of businesses. This time is needed to construct the sites and allow them to settle. Furthermore, new roads and other infrastructure, such as

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APM Terminals Poti invests in Safer, Better, Bigger operations

APM Terminals Poti’s multi-million-dollar investment plan continues this year. The modernisation of existing infrastructure and equipment at Georgia’s largest port are increasing capacity, improving safety and efficiency, and reducing environmental impact. Source: APM Terminals The Port’s most recent purchase of two, 40m3 Hydraulic Bulk Discharge Hoppers will allow bulk cargo to be discharged more efficiently, with minimal dust or cargo loss. Cargo can be loaded into the hopper even when there is no truck underneath. This is more efficient, results in safer loading of the truck and minimises over/underloading. Reduced spillage As well as offering a cargo discharge rate of up to 10,000MT per day, the hoppers also offer better cargo care and environmental performance as the controlled release of cargo dramatically reduces spillage of cargo onto the quay. Two conventional hoppers have also been built in Poti by APM Terminals’ highly trained local maintenance and engineering team, giving even more flexibility to operations. “We are lifting global trade and making our port a safer and better place for the future; we care about our people and our customers, and this is why we constantly strive to make services more productive, efficient, and reliable for our stakeholders,” says Managing Director of APM Terminals Poti,

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Port of Valencia: more trains, longer trains, more goods and more containers

Source: Valenciaport The railway is gaining more weight in the Port of Valencia. 13 trains a day, 90 a week, 380 trains a month. In total, 4,634 trains entered or left the Valencian precinct in 2022, 9% more than in 2021. Trains that are longer, with more wagons and carrying more containers and goods. And the trend for the coming years is that this figure will continue to increase, both in Valencia and in Sagunto, the latter port where work is being done on rail access. This is no coincidence. It is the commitment that the Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) has been making for years to promote the rail-sea interconnection for the transport of goods. The objective is clear: to considerably increase the 4% share of the train in the movement of goods and products in order to get closer to the European average of 18%. In fact, the APV has budgeted 240 million Euro for actions with the locomotive and wagons as the main characters, in addition to other projects such as the Valencia-Madrid railway motorway, the support to loading points in its hinterland or the use of new technologies in the sector. According to the Port of

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San Pedro Bay Ports release final drayage truck feasibility assessment

Source: Port of Long Beach STUDY EVALUATES STATE OF TECHNOLOGY, INCORPORATES STAKEHOLDER FEEDBACK The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles have released a final report on the current state and overall feasibility of using clean, heavy-duty drayage truck technology throughout the San Pedro Bay port complex. The Final 2021 Feasibility Assessment for Drayage Trucks can be downloaded from the Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) website, The ports released a draft assessment in August 2022 for public review and comment. The 2021 assessment builds upon the inaugural 2018 assessment and examines the current state of technology, operational characteristics, economic considerations, infrastructure availability and commercial readiness related to zero-emissions (ZE) and low-emissions drayage trucks. The final report addresses feedback from a diverse group of stakeholders.  The 2017 CAAP Update established goals of ZE drayage trucks by 2035 and ZE terminal equipment by 2030. As part of this strategy, the ports committed to developing feasibility assessments every three years to inform a joint approach to meeting those goals.  The ports are working to accelerate the adoption and transition to ZE technologies and developing the necessary infrastructure. Currently, the ports are demonstrating 91 pieces of terminal equipment, including ZE yard tractors, top handlers,

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Valenciaport strengthens collaboration in sustainability, innovation and new business opportunities with Brazil

A Brazilian business delegation has visited the Port of Valencia. The meeting brought Valencian and Brazilian companies and investors into contact with one another. Aurelio Martínez, President of the Port Authority of Valencia (APV): “Brazil is the seventh country with the most commercial relations with Valenciaport. Businessmen must know that València is here, as a strategic hub or as an investment pole”. In the first nine months of the year, Valenciaport has handled a total of 1,783,827 tonnes of products to/from Brazil. Source: Valenciaport Sustainability, innovation and new business opportunities have focused the interest of a delegation of about a hundred businessmen and government representatives from Brazil (Brazil Export) in the working visit they have made to the Port of Valencia. A meeting which has served to strengthen the commercial links between the logistics-port community of Valencia and the Brazilian country. “Brazil is going to be one of the great powers of the 21st century. By countries, Brazil is the seventh with the most trade relations with Valenciaport: more than 200,000 containers come from Brazil every year, some of them bound for Spain and others are redistributed to the rest of the countries of the Mediterranean Sea. Businessmen must know

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The Port of Cartagena (Colombia) is interested in the sustainability, open innovation and connectivity projects of the Port of Valencia

Source: Valenciaport Sustainability, open innovation and connectivity projects have focused the interest of a delegation from the Port of Cartagena in Colombia who have visited the Port of Valencia where they have held a meeting with representatives of the Port Authority of Valencia (PAV). The general manager of the PAV, Francesc Sánchez, gave a presentation of the facilities and services of Valenciaport, highlighting the infrastructures such as the new container or passenger terminal, the environmental initiatives such as the installation of photovoltaic plants or the innovative tools such as ValenciaportPCS. The Colombian port was represented by the manager of the Cartagena Container Terminal (CONTECAR), Juan Carlos Acosta, the head of Port Equipment Maintenance of the Sociedad Portuaria Regional Cartagena (SPRC), Juan Carlos Silva, the Training and Development analyst of CONTECAR, Alexandra Verhelst and the superintendent of Physical Safety and Security of SPRC, Luis Fernando Chavez. The delegation visited the South Contradique and the North Extension where the new container terminal will be located in the inland waters to learn about the activity of the fourth largest container port in Europe and the main port in the Mediterranean. The director of the Valenciaport Foundation, Antonio Torregrosa, and the head of International

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1 in 4 cars managed by Spanish ports are operated by Valenciaport

Valenciaport leads this ranking among the Spanish ports Between January and August, 381,806 automobiles were moved, 17.8% more than the same period in 2021, according to data from Puertos del Estado Fuente: Valenciaport The number of cars handled from Valenciaport terminals in the first eight months of the year has stood at 381,806 units of new unregistered vehicles (including loading, unloading, transits and transhipments), which represents a growth of 17.8% over the same period of 2021 according to data from Ports of the State. One out of every four goods vehicles that use the ports do so through the València and Sagunto sites. In total, between January and August, the Spanish ports have mobilised 1,655,291 vehicles, with a growth of 3.56%, making the Valencian docks the main port infrastructure in Spain for this type of traffic. Thus, Valenciaport has managed 381,806 units, 57,674 more than the same period in 2021, i.e. an increase of 17.8%, well above the national average of 3.56%. Next comes the Port of Barcelona with 321,976 vehicles, 5% less, which makes it lose the first position. In third place is Vigo with 280,948 units and a decrease of 12.7%, followed by Santander with 183,918 and a

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