The world’s first fully-electric ship-handling tug of 70 tonnes bollard pull – the Damen RSD-E Tug 2513 – was launched into the water. Damen is building the vessel to supports its customer, New Zealand’s Ports of Auckland.
A stevedore died on the sport after he was crushed by the container on a ship during cargo operation at the Port of Auckland.
The RSD-E Tug 2513 will be the first fully-electric ship-handling tug in the world with 70 tonnes bollard pull. The vessel completes the green cycle of energy in the port with its unrivaled performance in sustainability.
Ports of Auckland has commissioned a feasibility study to look at alternative methods for powering cruise ships when in port.
Ports of Auckland will shortly start work to partially automate its container terminal. It will be the first New Zealand port and only the third straddle carrier terminal in the world to automate.
Ports of Auckland has started a second round of consultation with staff and unions on a proposal to partially automate its container terminal.
Tony Gibson, CEO of Ports of Auckland, on 7th August, announced the start of consultation with staff on a proposal to automate part of the container terminal.