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Baleària to introduce fast ferry powered by dual-fuel LNG engines
Incat Crowther has designed the world’s first fast ro-pax ferry with dual-fuel LNG engines for Mediterranean shipping company Baleària. The Incat Crowther 125 ferry will be the first to use four dual-fuel reciprocating engines that each provide 8,800 kilowatts of power from Wärtsilä. By using LNG fuel, Baleària will be able to reduce its carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions, and eliminate sulphur oxide and particulate matter emissions.
Barcelona Unaffected By Cyber Attack
Operations at the Port of Barcelona have remained unaffected by a cyber attack last week. Following the cyber attack on Thursday 20 September, the port warned on Twitter that delivery and reception of goods may be delayed but on 22 September stated it hadn’t altered its seaside and land operations and that its Information Systems Department had only found issues with internal functionality, which it was working to recover. A spokesperson told Port Strategy the port it was unable to comment on what action the port had taken to prevent any further attacks but confirmed “ports operations haven’t been affected and the Port of Barcelona has been operating as usual.” The port said on Twitter that it had already initiated the appropriate legal actions in relation to this serious attack, but did not comment further on what specific action it had taken. On 18 September, the port’s digital knowledge hub PierNext published a paper looking at whether ports are prepared to deal with threats from hackers. Source: Port Strategy
BEST container terminal in the Port of Barcelona orders more Konecranes ARMGs
BEST container terminal in the Port of Barcelona orders more Konecranes ARMGs Konecranes has won an order for 6 Automated Rail Mounted Gantry (ARMG) cranes from BEST container terminal, a Hutchison operation in the Port of Barcelona. BEST container terminal already operates 48 Konecranes ARMGs in a large automated container yard. The cranes currently on order are identical to those already working, stacking 40T containers 1-over-5 high and 9 wide. The new order is a sign of BEST’s satisfaction with Konecranes’ automated container handling technology. The new cranes will be delivered by container block, two cranes per block, with the last crane pair scheduled for delivery in second quarter of 2019. Source: KonecranesNews schreiben