Mammoet works on Djibouti’s first wind farm project

Mammoet Djibouti, the regional office for Mammoet’s Horn of Africa and East Africa operations, has been contracted by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy to offload and assemble 17 wind turbines, these consisting of 68 towers, 51 blades, 17 nacelles, drive trains and hubs.  Despite high resource potential in Djibouti, only half of its population has access …

Nova Marine Carriers completes first carbon neutral Italian shortsea voyage

Swiss-Italian dry bulk ship operator Nova Marine Carriers undertook its first carbon neutral voyage last week, offsetting the CO2 emitted by its vessel MV Sider Rodi by voluntarily purchasing carbon credits for a Madagascan solar farm project. The Ambatolampy solar power plant provides green electricity and a stable power supply to around 50,000 Malagasy households. …

MAWANI, DP World Jeddah break ground on Jeddah Islamic Port’s South Container Terminal revamp

The Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) and DP World Jeddah today laid the foundation stone for the expansion and modernization of the South Container Terminal at Jeddah Islamic Port. The development is part of the new concession agreement MAWANI signed with DP World Jeddah in April 2020 to continue operating and managing the facility for the …

Combilift introduces new XLE model

Irish materials handling specialist Combilift has launched its latest product, the Combi-XLE, as a further addition to its range of electric models. This multidirectional forklift with up to 5-ton lift capacity, combines emission-free operation with powerful performance for a wide range of industries and applications. The original engine powered XL C-Series model was developed to address …

Eiffage Génie Civil and Chantiers Modernes Construction awarded Guiness World Records

Eiffage Génie Civil  and Chantiers Modernes Construction teams, who are taking part in the transformation of the Syctom household waste treatment center in Ivry/Paris XIII were awarded the Guinness World Records for the longest slipform made in once. Slipform can be implemented faster than conventional concrete construction and, using this technique, the teams were able …

Wallenius Wilhelmsen introduces world’s first full scale wind-powered RoRo ship

Wallenius Wilhelmsen has introduced its latest initiative, the Orcelle Wind, a wind-powered Pure Car and Truck Carrier that will achieve up to 90% reduced emissions. The goal is to have a design ready for contracting with a shipyard by mid-2022, and a finished vessel ready for the high seas by 2025. "Since 2008, we have …

Kalmar ensures contract for 10 eco-efficient straddle carriers

Kalmar will supply Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam (ECT) with a total of 10 hybrid straddle carriers for its ECT Delta terminal in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. According to Kalmar the hybrid straddle carriers significantly reduce both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions when compared to using traditional diesel-powered machines and also generate much less noise than their …

Maersk to operate world’s first carbon neutral liner vessel

Maersk accelerates the efforts to decarbonise marine operations with the launch of the world’s first carbon neutral liner vessel in 2023, seven years ahead of the initial 2030, ambition. All future Maersk owned new buildings will have dual fuel technology installed, enabling either carbon neutral operations or operation on standard very low sulphur fuel oil …