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Recent acceptance to operate in Rotterdam and proof of sustainability claims after more than 500 hull cleaning operations help propel ECOsubsea, the robotic hull cleaning system. Photo: Ecosubsea

Robotic Hull Cleaning Advances in Dutch Ports

and biodiversity and water quality.“We recognize that efficient cleaning of ship hulls is better for the water quality in the port and reduces CO2 emissions and fuel costs,” she ado. “The advantages of initiatives like ECOsubsea will enhance the sustainability of the entire transport chain. The Port of Rotterdam is therefore happy to promote initiatives that fit in well with our corporate social responsibility goals.”To help owners and operators ECOsubsea urges owners to be proactive and has a system in place to help operators determine the best time to undergo a cleaning

Pic: Port of Marseille Fos

Marseille Port Completes Blockchain Trial

Maritime de Marseille; GPMM) has just completed a blockchain pilot scheme to enhanced efficiencies at France’s largest seaport.The focus of the project for freight transportation on the  Mediterranean-Rhone-Saone (MeRS) corridor is to run a trial to evaluate the security of the digital transport chain. It will involve applying blockchain technology to supply chain logistics and freight forwarding, particularly where goods are transported in multiple ways such as sea and road.Results from trials held over recent months have now been reviewed at a meeting hosted by the port and demonstrated

Image: XVELA

Hapag Lloyd to Test XVELA

operators, with the tangible goals of increased operating efficiency and improved vessel turnaround times – two goals both carriers and terminal operators can agree are vital to ongoing success in the current business environment.   “The more transparency there is throughout the transport chain, the more efficiently everyone involved can make plans for and employ their assets and resources. We anticipate that this new software will give us important operative advantages. Cloud-based solutions such as XVELA can provide us with real-time data, making it possible for us to considerably

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