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.
Thursday 27 - Friday 28 June 2019
How and with who will the ship of the future communicate?
This is the question that industry, ship owners and managers, ports, nautical service providers, university and research projects will seek to answer in this biennial EHMC seminar. The day will include live demonstrations of industry products and a visit by boat within the Port of Gothenburg that will also take us around the harbour area.
Antonio Di Lieto, Carnival CSMART, Port data in ENC’s for port passage planning
Amund Gjersøe, Kongsberg Norcontrol, Manned and un-manned sailing together in the port
Michael Baldauf, World Maritime University, Hochschule Wismar, Will the future of shipping be based ashore?
Diego de la Calle, Inmarsat, Satellite connectivity and IoT solutions for ship and shore digitalization
Astrid Dispert, IMO, Just in Time arrival in ports
Ben van Scherpenzeel, IHMA Project Officer Nautical Port Information, Step by step port data development
Johan Hartler, Chalmers University of Technology, Education and competences in future nautical professions
Daniel Johannesson, Svitzer; Remote controlled tugs
Per Anders, STM, Sea Traffic Management; Demonstration of the end-results of the STM EU project, such as the sharing of voyage plans on 300 vessels
Antonio di Lieto, Carnival; Port risk assessments for ports; does the risk perception of the cruise industry match with the risk profile that you have in mind for your port?
Jan Gardeitchik, Port of Rotterdam; The digital port: digital tools to help harbour masters to optimize their port call.
Tony Brown, Per Osterberg, ChartCo; Navigation and compliance solutions, on board and ashore, to support ships to comply with legislation in ports
Jonathan Lewis, UKHO; ‘The last nautical mile’; UKHO’s new Marine Data Portal and AVCS online, bringing ship based information ashore
Siebe Rooijakkers, Damen Shipyards; The Euroyards project; standardization and data exchange of ship data
Wednesday 26 June 2019; informal meeting point; Comfort Hotel, 20.00
Thursday 27 June 2019; seminar, venue Comfort Hotel, 8.30 - 17.00
Thursday 27 June 2019; boat trip and dinner, 19.00 - 22.00
Friday 28 June 2019; technical visit, 9.00 - 11.30
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French container carrier, CMA CGM has announced its intention of launching a new product called Round the Africa (RTA) service to add to and complement the current 31 CMA CGM services already operating to sub-Saharan Africa.
A bit of a misnomer, the service is unique in terms of providing a direct service from Asia to Senegal and Sierra Leone along with best transit times, as well as calls to other selected West African ports.
Dakar is reached weekly from Ningbo in 35 days, from Nansha in 32 days. Freetown (Sierra Leone) is reached in 35 days from Nansha. The service offer to Tema (Ghana) is improved with three weekly departures.
‘Our exporters from West Africa will benefit of excellent transit time and direct service to China. Shanghai is reached in 29 days from Abidjan, 31 days from Tema, 36 days from Freetown and 39 days from Dakar,’ says the line in a statement.
One is left to assume the Round Africa part comes from the ships returning to Asia via the Cape of Good Hope.
Round the Africa service rotation is as follows:
Shanghai – Ningbo – Nansha – Singapore – Malta – Tanger – Dakar – Freetown – Tema – Abidjan – Port Kelang – Shanghai
In the current context, marked by the effects of the Covid 19 pandemic, terminals are showing a considerable drop in overall port volumes. This is associated with a decline in economic activity, and with a large number of blank sailings due to shipping lines’ attempts to align capacity with existing demand.
However, the paradox is that despite the fact that calls and volume arriving at the Port of Barcelona's BEST terminal have decreased, moves per call have significantly increased. This was reported from the port on 29 June.
During week 23 (1-7 June), BEST terminal welcomed the largest vessel to call at the Port of Barcelona, MSC Sixin, with a capacity of almost 24,000 TEU.
Subsequently, similar ships from the 2M alliance (Maersk + MSC) have been arriving on a recurring basis on passage between the Far East and Europe, grouping together all the moves that a few weeks ago were made between different services of the same alliance and which were cancelled due to the exceptional situation currently experienced.
During May and June, BEST terminal saw how the number of moves per call had broken all existing records in the Port of Barcelona – starting with almost 8,000 moves in week 22, all move records broken to reach almost 8,500 moves in week 24.
This change in demand, with large cargo concentration peaks on large deep sea vessels and a smaller number of calls, directly impacts on the way terminals must approach the services they offer.
It was found that the way to put forward a valuable proposal to shipping lines with these types of calls, is to offer productivity per call that exceeds by far the average efficiency in container terminals. With this in mind, it is important to highlight the relevance of the important investments made by BEST, both in the number of cranes capable of operating these types of ship, and in the terminal operating system (TOS) at all levels.
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