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Rotterdam Port Intros TimeToBunker

The largest port in Europe, the Port of Rotterdam has introduced new app for bunkering notifications with which paperless bunkering and informing the Harbour Master and Customs possible in one go.TimeToBunker App is bunker barge operator tool for electronic bunkering notification. Maud Eijgendaal and Marc de Vries of the Port of Rotterdam Authority developed the new innovative application.Bunker specialists in the port of Rotterdam are obliged to notify the Port Authority and Customs prior to commencing each bunkering operation. These are practically the same notifications that currently still need to

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Partners Eye Autonomous Vessel Technology for UK Ports

signed in March by Gary Doyle from Peel Ports and Vince Dobbin from ASV Global.The partnership will encourage shared learning and address the challenges relating to using autonomous vessels within U.K. ports. It will also explore possibilities for collaborative development projects.Gary Doyle, Group Harbour Master at Peel Ports, said: “Bringing the best in class expertise together, we will facilitate an increased understanding of the benefits of autonomous vessels within port operations.“The industry is already pushing for their commercial use and autonomous vessels are already widely accepted

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UKHO Supports HMS Queen Elizabeth in Portsmouth

data quality of seafloor coverage for safe navigation purposes. The UKHO then used this information to update Admiralty chart coverage of Portsmouth Harbour and Approaches, to support the safe arrival of HMS Queen Elizabeth.   Working in close collaboration with the Royal Navy, Queen’s Harbour Master and the Defence Infrastructure Organisation, the UKHO also provided its wider marine geospatial expertise to prepare for the arrival, by providing detailed tidal stream predictions and supporting the placement of navigational aids.  

Multi-user, deep-water extension to service subsea projects and decommissioning.

Quay Contract Awarded at Lerwick Port

  Plans for significant further expansion of Lerwick Harbour’s extensive deep-water facilities for the offshore oil and gas industry have advanced with the award of a major contract to extend the quay at Dales Voe South to support subsea developments and decommissioning. Lerwick Port Authority has commissioned the Scottish business unit of civil engineering contractor BAM Nuttall as main contractor for an £11.95 million investment to lengthen the quay to 130 metres. Part of the Dutch construction group Royal BAM, BAM Nuttall specialises in complex marine construction, with a

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