Worldwide there are approximately 3,000 merchant ports and the work of the Harbour Master can vary widely from country to country and from port to port even within the same country.
It was reported on 22 October that Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) is examining the possibility of providing shore power to ships calling at the ports of Mombasa and Lamu. Here the aim is to reduce CO2 emission levels at these ports, which handle the majority of Kenya’s international shipping.
Authorities are said to be currently collecting data on port traffic, energy requirements and current energy consumption at the ports in a project is being supported by the IMO.
At IMO statistics indicate that ships contribute between 2% and 3% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the world. By cutting their engines while in port this will provide a small but definitive drop in GHG emissions but importantly also with the port and city system.
If the use of shore power is found to be economically acceptable, the next step will be an examination of the necessary infrastructure that will be required to provide shore power to ships at their berths in the respective ports.
The feasibility plan is being studied by representatives from the transport ministry, Kenya Power, Kenya Ports Authority(KPA), Kenya Maritime Authority(KMA), energy ministry, Ketraco, Lapsset and MTTC Africa. (Source: Star (Kenya). Our illustration shows Mombasa’s second container terminal, by kind courtesy of www.africaports.co.za ©
Reproduced with grateful thanks and by kind permission of www.africaports.co.za
Longitude, an LOC Group Company, announce on 22 January that it has been awarded the contract for the Trinity House Vessel Replacement Project Technical Specialist.
This agreement will, it is understood, see Longitude work on the requirements definition and tender specification for the Trinity House new aids to navigation service vessel. Support will then continue through the procurement and build phases of the contract, with the end goal of delivering a vessel to replace THV Patricia commissioned in 1982.
Longitude will provide a conceptual design of the vessel to Trinity House, to facilitate a thorough analysis of the vessel’s requirements, and look into incorporating new technologies, including hybrid systems. Once the design phase is complete, Longitude will work alongside the chosen shipyard to ensure that the design and build phases are successfully executed and that the end product is in accordance with Trinity House requirements.
Work is well advanced with our Congress two months away.
For the first time we have held a Young Maritime Professionals’ Innovation Pitching Competition and we introduce here below the six finalists with their names, positions, organisations and Linkedin profiles
The competition is sponsored by Svitzer
An Automated Future
Business Excellence Officer, Associated British Ports
Senior Advisor Nautical & Hydrography
Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Risk Management & Modelling for MASS
Marine Pilot – Newcastle, Port Authority of New South Wales
Integration of Existing Quayside Equipment into the Automated Port
Project Engineer, Fendercare Marine
Port Integrated Intelligence
Marine Operations Officer Apprentice
Port Marine Operations Officer, Associated British Ports