For port operators, Maersk EEE vessels are proving a challenge having containers stacked 23 rows wide across the deck, whilst most existing ports are equipped with the current post-Panamax cranes with a 22-container row wide vessel reach.
However, efforts by innovators to electrify shipping has only just begun. In a few months, for instance, we will see the first 100 percent electric barges operating in the inland waters serving the European ports of Antwerp, Amsterdam, and Rotterdam.
Fancy security hardware and software alone will not be not enough to prevent cyber crime. Industry and corporate culture are also crucial to make sure that developers, operations staff and partners work harmoniously together to manage security in central enterprise applications and infrastructure, and in distributed/edge IoT-enabled ships and vessels.
The German case for LNG import terminals rests on the need to increase the country’s gas imports as North Sea gas production declines.
America became the fifth largest exporter of liquid natural gas in the world last year.