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Port of Rotterdam reports financial results

Port Authority’s financial results The Port of Rotterdam Authority recorded turnover of € 707.2 million in 2018 (2017: € 712.1 million). On the income side, both port dues and lease revenue fell. The net result excluding taxes amounted to € 254.1 million (2017: € 247.3 million) mainly as a result …

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Freeport of Riga launches Development Programme

At the end of last year, the Board of the Freeport of Riga approved a new port development programme for the upcoming decade, which was presented to representatives of media and involved parties last week. The Development Programme 2019-2028 provides for significantly expanded operations at the Port of Riga, facilitating …

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Port of L.A achieves strong start of the year

7th Consecutive Month Above 800,000 TEU Mark, 5.4% Increase Over Last January SAN PEDRO, Calif. – February 13, 2019 – The Port of Los Angeles processed 852,449 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in January, the busiest January in the Port’s 112-year history. The volumes represent a 5.4 percent jump over last January and marks …

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Port of Rotterdam enjoys continuing container growth

At 469.0 million tonnes, the port of Rotterdam’s total throughput volume ended up slightly higher in 2018 than in 2017, which was itself a record year (467.4 million tonnes). Container transhipment was the engine of growth again, with a 4.5% increase in tonnage. Measured in TEUs, the standard unit for …

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Hong Kong port out of the world’s top-5 container terminals

Hong Kong’s port, which once vied with rival Singapore for global dominance, has slipped out of the world’s top five busiest shipping container terminals for the first time, new data has revealed. The bustling southern Chinese financial hub owes its very existence to its ideal location as a port, a …

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POLB hikes container volume

The Port of Long Beach hovered near record container cargo levels to begin the new year. In January, dockworkers handled 657,286 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), a 0.1 percent decrease compared to the Port’s all-time January record set in 2018, which turned out to be the Port’s busiest year. Imports totaled …

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French Port upgrades data infrastructure

Press release of Port of Marseille-Fos: Globalization does not simply mean more ships; it also means more information flows. No wonder that data traffic is predicted to grow at a rate of 45% per year over the next decade. This dramatic increase in volume, along with the diversity of the …

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Second Indian boxship enters Chabahar port

The second Indian container ship has entered the Iranian port of Chabahar, said Behrooz Aghaei, director general of the Ports and Maritime Organization of Iran’s Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Trend reports referring to Mehr News Agency. According to Aghaei, the INTER SYDNEY vessel is the second container ship to enter …

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Tanzania: Dry port’s plans are underway

Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) said on Monday, Feb. 11, plans were underway to build a dry port in the east African nation’s northern tourist city of Arusha to serve importers and exporters in the northern regions and neighboring countries. Percival Salama, TPA’s Tanga Port Manager, said Arusha will be the …

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KFTL enjoys record performance

Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL), started off 2019 on a high note when it recorded its best performance ever, in the history of the Port of Kingston. A total of 3304 moves were handled within 24 hours of operation on the Post-Panamax vessel, Cosco Beijing, which arrived at the terminal …

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Namibia explores PPP for Namport

SWAKOPMUND – Namport CEO Bisey /Uirab says government and the institution is currently exploring the possibility of a Public Private Partnership (PPP) to maximise benefits for the Port of Walvis Bay, as the new container terminal is expected to be completed within the next two months. Bisey during a courtesy …

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Port of Melbourne improves its infrastructure

The Port of Melbourne is proud to help facilitate the arrival of vital equipment for state changing infrastructure projects. On Sunday 13 January, the first of the two massive tunnel boring machines that will build the West Gate Tunnel arrived safely at the Port of Melbourne. When constructed, this TBM …

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Miami terminal goes 100% electric with Kalmar

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed a deal to supply six Kalmar Zero Emission Rubber-tired Gantry cranes (RTGs) to South Florida Container Terminal, LLC. The cranes will be equipped with a busbar energy system and operator assist features like auto steering and container stack profiling. The order was booked in …

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Yilport reports a golden year

2018 was a golden year of huge business results and continuing growth at Yilport Holding, port management and logistics subsidiary of Yildirim Group. The worldwide terminals handled 6.41 million TEU containers in 2018, reporting 5% year-on-year volume growth compared to 2017. The company closed in on its target to rank …

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Container depot at Kottayam port

On the heels of opening freight transportation through the inland waterways, a container yard that will act as a buffer between the export and import cargo will soon break ground at the Kottayam port, country’s first inland container depot (ICD) project. Officials said the port authorities were awaiting an intimation …

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NC Ports President’s Day information

North Carolina Ports’ terminals in Wilmington, Morehead City and Charlotte will remain open to commercial truck traffic on President’s Day – Monday, February 18. President’s Day is an observed ILA holiday and overtime charges will be applied for ILA reefer mechanics.

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Baltic ports within the TEN-T policy on the agenda

Baltic Ports Organization’s annual Lunch Debate at the European Parliament (5 February 2019), hosted once again by Merja Kyllönen, Member of the EP, was held on February 5th at the seat of the EP in Brussels, Belgium. This year the discussion covered the recent status of Baltic ports within the …

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WACT to be enhanced with new equipment

The West African Container Terminal (WACT), Onne Port, Rivers State, has ordered 10 terminal trucks, two reach stackers and one empty container handler worth $2.5 million (about N900 million) to cope with increasing volumes at the terminal. WACT Managing Director Aamir Mirza made this known on Friday during the inauguration …

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Cargo throughput in Taganrog slumps

In 2018, Taganrog Sea Commercial Port (TagSCP, a company of UCL Port) handled 1.25 million tonnes of cargo, down 21% as compared with the result of 2017. The fall should be attributed to business decline in foreign trade markets dealing with the port’s key types of cargo, coal and metal, and to seasonal …

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