Port Authority makes an extra 100 hectares available at Maasvlakte 2 for distribution companies

Increasing demand for port-related logistics real estate has resulted in the Port of Rotterdam Authority classifying a further 100 hectares of land at Maasvlakte 2 as a distribution park. ‘Distripark Maasvlakte West’ is currently the only available ‘greenfield’ site for distribution in the Port of Rotterdam.

“Distripark Maasvlakte West is now available for allocation,” stated Maarten de Wijs, Business Manager Distribution & Warehousing at the Port of Rotterdam Authority. “There is a lot of interest from the market. That’s because it’s a top location for both logistics service providers and shippers as well as real estate developers and investors.” The site has multimodal links by road, rail and water and is located just a stone’s throw from high-frequency deep-sea and short-sea connections. The new Distripark is also located conveniently for the A15, the Maasvlakte Plaza Truck parking area, the existing Maasvlakte distripark and the freight rail links between Maasvlakte and the European hinterland.


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Monitoring drives push for autonomy

Monitoring drives push for autonomy
Many believe unmanned surface vessels will soon be trialled by oil companies for controlling remotely operated vehicles underwater.

As more remote-monitoring solutions are adopted, the move toward autonomous vessels gets closer

As more and more remote monitoring and control technology is being used to help owners and oil companies manage fuel consumption, it is advancing the case for remote and autonomous operation. “Monitoring drives push for autonomy” verder lezen

IMO to Promote e-Navigation

 Reliable, user-friendly and integrated navigation and communications systems can help with decision making on a ship. That is where e-Navigation comes in. 

International Maritime Organization (IMO) attended the e-Navigation Underway International Conference which takes place every year on board a ship travelling between Copenhagen and Oslo (24-26 January 2018).

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7 rescued in the Pacific after ferry sinking leaves them adrift for four days

By Associated Press
7 rescued in the Pacific after ferry sinking leaves them adrift for four days
An image from New Zealand Defense Force video shows the wooden dinghy adrift in the Pacific. (AFP/Getty Images)
Six adults and an unconscious baby were rescued Sunday from a boat in the Pacific Ocean after drifting for four days in the blazing sun without water. The survivors had scrambled onto the small wooden dinghy after the ferry they were aboard sank, according to authorities.

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CHIRP discusses how conditions affect perception

chirp perception

CHIRP released a book as well, called “Perception, Decision Making and Fatigue at Sea”, addressing how we see, and how the resulting perception is affected by the conditions seafarers face and how this affects their decision making.

The book, which was created in cooperation with the Arts & Sciences and Neuroscience Departments at University College London, provides important recommendations for seafarers and maritime operators, regarding the correlation between vision and perception.

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Cargo ship aground in Kolding Fjord, Denmark

General cargo ship FRAKT FJORD with pilot on board ran aground in Kolding Fjord, Denmark, Little Belt, at night Jan 26, while approaching port of destination Kolding. As of 1500 UTC Jan 27 the ship was still aground, reportedly authorities plan to refloat her in the evening Jan 28. No leak, no damages reported, the ship grounded on a sandbank. On a photo FRAKT FJORD aground, all photo full-scale https://www.jv.dk/kolding/Grundstoedt-skib-slaebes-fri-soendag-aften-ved-hoejvande/artikel/2580861
General cargo ship FRAKT FJORD, IMO 9356581, dwt 4500, built 2008, flag Cyprus, manager K. Saetre og Sonner.