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Posts Tagged ‘container’

Crescita del trasporto di container su rotaia tra la Cina e l’Europa

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 28 luglio 2021

La diffusione del trasporto di container su rotaia tra l’Europa e la Cina sta aumentando e la crescita è ancora più importante di quanto previsto dagli operatori. Le ragioni del boom sono diverse: il trasporto marittimo ha subito diverse battute d’arresto nella prima metà dell’anno, il costo del trasporto via nave è quadruplicato, mentre quelli via ferrovia sono rimasti stabili. I fornitori di servizi ferroviari stanno sviluppando nuove soluzioni logistiche, incentivando la digitalizzazione e adattando l’infrastruttura alla crescita prevista. Il più grande fornitore di servizi per il trasporto di container a scartamento largo è UTLC ERA, una joint venture delle ferrovie di Bielorussia, Kazakistan e Russia, che è responsabile del 90% dei trasporti in transito tra Cina ed Europa. La società prevede un ulteriore aumento del 20% negli ultimi mesi del 2021. “Siamo due anni avanti rispetto alle nostre previsioni”, sostiene il CEO Alexey Grom. Nel 2020, UTLC ERA ha registrato guadagni del 64% su base annua, passando da 333.000 container standard (TEU) ai 547.000 di oggi, che equivale a 31,5 miliardi di dollari di merci, vale a dire il 5,5% del valore del commercio tra Europa e Cina. Cinque anni fa, nel 2016, l’azienda aveva movimentato 100.983 container standard. UTLC ERA impiega 5,5 giorni per trasportare merci sulla rotta di 5.430 chilometri dal confine cinese a quello europeo. Secondo Alexey Grom, l’azienda sta costantemente sviluppando nuove capacità di trasporto e riserve, mentre implementa nuove tecnologie insieme ai suoi partner. Tra queste, un nuovo terminale di trasbordo – Dostyk TransTerminal – che ha aperto all’inizio di giugno sul confine cinese-kazako, con un target di transito di 700.000 TEU, in cui UTLC ERA sta già testando la movimentazione di treni container dalla Cina all’Europa. “È un’ottima opportunità che i terminali alle frontiere vengano ampliati e non intendo solo quelli lungo il confine cinese. Stiamo assistendo, allo stesso tempo, ad un rapido sviluppo in Bielorussia e nella regione di Kaliningrad”, sottolinea l’amministratore delegato della società di trasporti eurasiatica. Al valico principale di Brest-Malashevichi, sul confine europeo, vengono utilizzate nuove tecnologie: i servizi multimodali, che includono la ferrovia di Kaliningrad, i porti della regione di Kaliningrad e le rotte UTLC ERA, integrano efficacemente anche le rotte terrestri dalla Cina all’Europa e ritorno. Nel complesso, la regione di Kaliningrad ha un notevole potenziale di transito ed è in grado di trasportare quattro volte il volume attuale di merci. Nel 2020, i volumi per l’Europa gestiti attraverso l’enclave russa di Kaliningrad sul Mar Baltico sono cresciuti del 320% su base annua. Le principali merci trasportate da est a ovest sono i prodotti elettrici (2020: 85.135 TEU), i prodotti di ingegneria (80.556 TEU) e le parti di automobili (57.796 TEU). Queste tre categorie di prodotti rappresentano il 40% delle merci trasportate; circa tre anni fa, invece, costituivano circa l’80%. Le nuove aggiunte includono gruppi di prodotti a basso prezzo come componenti in plastica (28.838 TEU), legno (14.859 TEU), tessili (12.825 TEU), articoli ottici (10.704 TEU), gomma e prodotti in gomma (7.509 TEU).

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Largest Container Ship Ignores Slow Zone Established to Protect North Atlantic Right Whales

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 27 settembre 2020

WASHINGTON — A new analysis from Oceana today finds that the largest container ship to ever visit the East Coast of the United States sped through waters critical to endangered North Atlantic right whales on its way from Nova Scotia to New Jersey this month. Using Ship Speed Watch, an innovative tool launched by Oceana in July to monitor ship speeds in slow zones established to protect North Atlantic right whales, Oceana documented the CMA CGM Brazil, a 15,000-container ship that is 1,200 feet long, exceeding the 10-knot voluntary speed limit in a right whale conservation zone.* This Dynamic Management Area south of Nantucket was established to protect an aggregation of North Atlantic right whales. In self-reported data, the Malta-flagged vessel owned by a French transportation and shipping company transited through the area on Sept. 11 and 12 at a speed of up to 13.4 knots, which Oceana says is reason for grave concern considering its massive size. Oceana reached out to the company for comment but has not received a response.“By ignoring the slow zone, this ship, longer than two Washington monuments and wider than a football field, sped through an area with a known aggregation of North Atlantic right whales. While any size vessel can be lethal to these whales, the sheer size of this one requires an added level of caution,” said Whitney Webber, campaign director at Oceana. “Oceana’s analysis earlier this year showed that many ships are ignoring these voluntary slow zones. To protect North Atlantic right whales, we must shift to expanded mandatory slow zones that require ships to reduce their speed when whales are present along their migratory routes. When ships slow down, it will help save whales.” Collisions with ships is one of the leading causes of North Atlantic right whale deaths. Research suggests that if ships slow down to 10 knots or less, they can reduce the risk of death by up to 86%. The U.S. government created the Dynamic Management Area south of Nantucket earlier this month to protect an aggregation of North Atlantic right whales. This zone was recently extended through Sept. 29.

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NRI Secure Launches Japan’s First IT Security Assessment Service for Container Orchestration

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 3 dicembre 2019

NRI SecureTechnologies, Ltd. (NRI Secure) today launched Japan’s first1 IT security assessment service for systems with container orchestration2, that uses the leading container orchestration tool “Kubernetes.”This service provides IT security assessment for a system using container orchestration technology from the viewpoints of both “static analysis” by interpreting configuration files, and “dynamic analysis” by attempting simulated attacks. The assessment consists of manual inspection by engineers of NRI Secure who have expert knowledge of container orchestration as well as several tests using auxiliary inspection tools. This service detects security issues by checking the validity of the information on the configuration file, and the architecture configuration generated by container orchestration.In addition to the independent inspection of each configuration file, a comprehensive and highly accurate assessment is performed to check whether the configuration state is appropriate or not by looking at the entire architecture. This enables us to detect security issues at the design phase that are often overlooked by the inspection tool alone.Followed by Kubernetes, NRI Secure plans to add more container orchestration tools to the scope of this IT security assessment service.In recent years, as DX (digital transformation) has become more widespread, the need for greater flexibility and speed in system development has increased, and the design concepts and infrastructure technologies that support these requirements have been rapidly evolving. In particular, microservice4, which develops applications by splitting them into services and functions, and other system development that presuppose deployment of cloud-native5 and serverless6 architectures are becoming more common.One of the technologies that underpin these architectures is an application execution environment called a container. The emergence of container orchestration tools that automatically deploy, scale, and so on has increased the adoption of containers when building systems.On the other hand, since containers are a new technology area, there is a high possibility that the system is operating with a weak configuration since security measures are not yet fully in place. To deal with increasingly intense cyber threats and attacks, it is necessary to take appropriate security measures, such as access and privilege management, with a view to the entire system architecture, as well as vulnerability measures for the container itself.NRI Secure will continue to provide various products and services in response to trends and threats of the times for supporting companies and organizations in their information security measures, contributing to promoting digital transformation for a safe and secure society.

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The launch of MACS3 E-Learning for container vessels

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 9 settembre 2018

Navis, the leading provider of maritime software solutions for cargo operations and vessel performance, today announced at SMM 2018 the launch of MACS3 E-Learning for container vessels. The web-based program provides hands-on MACS3 loading computer system training, delivering critical knowledge and technology experience nautical officers require during operations—anytime, anywhere. Once the training is complete, users earn a ‘MACS3 Ready’ certification, enabling them to put training concepts into practice immediately.With 65 percent of the container shipping market share and growing, MACS3 is the industry standard for safe and efficient loading operations. As loading computers evolve from a standalone solution to a more advanced data source capable of facilitating better communication and collaboration throughout the ocean shipping supply chain, on-demand training and education is essential for capitalizing on this technology.The MACS3 E-Learning program was developed in collaboration with academics from the University of Applied Sciences Flensburg, the Maritime Centre. It was created for experienced mariners and other individuals with responsibilities in cargo operations, as well as students working to obtain a certificate as a Navigational Watchkeeping Officer or higher. MACS3 E-Learning provides a story-based learning system, presenting tasks users may face during cargo operations. Additionally, it offers numerous tutorials and exercises to improve competency and skill sets including, strength, cargo handling, cargo stowage, cargo lashing and dangerous goods and design. The course is available as a B2B version targeting ship owners and ship managers to allow a seamless integration with existing crew training concepts, or as a single license.
“A quality training program to immerse nautical officers is of upmost importance for ship owners and crewing agencies,” said Gerald Lange, MACS3 Product Manager, Navis. “With MACS3 E-Learning, we have defined basic standards by which customers become qualified MACS3 users, providing valuable instruction on container vessel loading and stability concepts and offer a certification once the training is complete.”Additionally, Navis previews MACS3 Connected for the first time at SMM 2018. This next generation of MACS3 adds a wealth of vessel information to the cloud, giving ship owners, ship managers, liner operators, terminals and ports access to important data necessary to operate loading computers. MACS3 currently contains over 5,000 ship profiles, one of the most comprehensive ship libraries globally, which will now be more accessible than ever with MACS3 Connected.

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XV Giornata Missionaria

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 3 ottobre 2010

Guidonia Montecelio (Rm) 16/17 Ottobre 2010 Villaggio Azzurro. Domenica 17 ottobre, alle ore 11, sarà celebrata la S. Messa, officiata da Don Aniello Manganiello, Parroco della Chiesa “S. Maria della Provvidenza” di Scampia (Napoli) ed è prevista la partecipazione straordinaria della “Fiaccola di Lolek”.
l’Associazione Amici del Benin ha deciso di allestire una grande impresa volta a reperire fondi e materiali per spedire un intero container di generi di prima necessità.  Occorrono circa seimila euro per consentirne la traversata in nave, al fine di poter consegnare ai bambini indumenti, scarpe, medicine, cibi a lunga scadenza, materiale scolastico o sportivo, e giocattoli. Un primo punto di raccolta dei fondi e del materiale sarà allestito nelle giornate di sabato e domenica 16 e 17 ottobre, presso il Villaggio Azzurro dell’Aeroporto di Guidonia, in occasione della XV edizione della Giornata Missionaria.   Ampi spazi dedicati allo sport (maratona, hockey su prato, tiro con l’arco, basket, calcetto, pallavolo, karate); una esibizione cinofila; spettacoli musicali con la partecipazione degli “Effervescenti Naturali”; esibizioni di ballo e danza classica con la partecipazione della palestra “Studio 80 al varietà” di Villa Adriana; lo spettacolo di magia del Mago GBT; ed ancora sfilate di moda; di auto e moto d’epoca; dimostrazione di Primo Soccorso da parte della Croce Rossa Italiana; e lo spettacolo pirotecnico; il tutto contornato da stand gastronomici aperti anche a pranzo. Il ricavato sarà interamente devoluto a favore della costruzione dell’orfanotrofio di Bagou, ed all’allestimento del container. http://www.amicidelbenin.it.(padre giulio)

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