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HPC to participate in challenging deepwater port project in Algeria

Together with our partner, Ramboll UK, we have won a contract for a comprehensive feasibility study related to a deepwater port to be designed for Algiers-based Entreprise Portuaire de Cherchell.

The objective

The new port shall be suitable for vessels of up to 21,500 TEU with an annual capacity of 6.3m TEU plus 25.7m tons of general cargo. The quay is planned to be 6.7 km long and include 24 berths with a terminal area of 283 hectares plus an adjacent logistics zone to cover 350 hectares.

Our challenge

HPC’s focus will be on economic and operational aspects of this ambitious project, such as socio-economic developments, traffic forecasts, operations concept, calculation of revenues as well as investment and operations costs and financial analysis.

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HPC Consultants visited TOC Europe 2018 in Rotterdam

A team of HPC’s partners, IT consultants, equipment engineers and terminal planners went to the TOC Europe 2018 in Rotterdam from 12 to 14 June 2018.

We took the opportunity to meet with many of our customers, reconnect to old friends and make new ones. We enjoyed exchanging experiences whilst being informed on the most recent and heavily discussed topics of the terminal operators business as well as cutting-edge solutions of technology and service providers. At this occasion, our Dr. Nils Kemme presented our findings of the RTG Evaluation Project for new FREERIDER RTG.

The TOC Europe is the global meeting place for ports, terminals, shipping lines, 3PLs & shippers and refers to itself as the global container supply chain event. Besides the TOC Europe, yearly TOC events also take place in Asia, America, Africa and the Middle East.

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… above the clouds – HPC continues work on German National Aviation Concept

German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure has recently assigned HPC, as part of a consortium, to update the influencing parameters of the National Aviation Concept elaborated in 2015 and published in 2017.

Owing to important developments (e.g. insolvency of Air Berlin) and upcoming relevant changes such as technological progress, Brexit, consolidation of airlines and the general competitive situation, the Ministry wants the existing National Aviation Concept to be updated and complemented. With our comprehensive experience in the aviation and airport business, we will update the evaluation of the German airports’ and airlines’ competitive situation both in the European and the global context. This includes identifying and considering competition parameters and market indicators. Finally, we will suggest suitable measures for strengthening the competition to the Ministry.

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HPC supports application of highly innovative RCL system

We are happy to support a technology development company with the application of a highly innovative remote container lock (RCL) system that has only recently been launched. The twistlock developed by Swedish LOX Container Technology can be remotely released by a spreader equipped with the correspondent transmitter.

Parallel to the ongoing onshore and offshore tests in a maritime environment - also accompanied by HPC - LOX has assigned us to research the applicability of the RCL system in the intermodal rail sector against an operational and economical background.

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New Project in St. Vincent

Together with our partner, Sellhorn Ingenieurgesellschaft, we are proud to have been contracted to review studies at hand and develop a new cargo port on St. Vincent in the Carribbean. The proposed site for the actual Port Modernization Programme is the island’s capital, Kingstown.

The overall objective

Prepare St. Vincent to cope with increasing trade volumes and hence allow for noticeable economic growth.

Our challenge

Develop a technically and economically viable solution that proves climate-resilient and considers environmental and social impacts as well as gender aspects.

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