Port News

Russia enjoys container volumes’ increase

Containerized shipments moved to and from ports in Russia increased 9.8% to a total of 5.075 million TEUs in 2018, according to statistics compiled by an association of commercial seaports in the nation. Throughput swelled 9.8% from the previous year, but was smaller than the 15.5% marked in 2017. In …

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Hyster to introduce hydrogen energy at Valencia Port

Hyster Europe has announced it is developing a zero-emission reachstacker featuring a hydrogen fuel cell for the Port of Valencia, as part of the European Horizon 2020 programme and H2Ports project. The port will be the first in Europe to incorporate hydrogen energy in its operations. “An on-board Hydrogen fuel …

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DP World renews Black Sea Port concession

DP World Constanta, a subsidiary of the Dubai-headquartered global trade enabler DP World, has renewed its concession agreement allowing it to operate in the Romanian Black Sea port of Constanta for another 30 years, until 2049. DP World Group Chairman and CEO, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem signed the agreement with …

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Kalmar to enhance Dutch terminals

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is helping the Dutch company Ter Haak Group to improve the sustainability of its operations with the delivery of three Kalmar Eco Reachstackers, one Kalmar Gloria Reachstacker and three Empty Container Handlers to its Container Stevedoring IJmuiden (CSY) – Haringhaven and Container Service Amsterdam (CSA)  terminals. …

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LA Port sees container traffic slowing

The Port of Los Angeles moved 705,306 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in February. While it was the third busiest February at the Port, it represents a 2.7 percent decrease compared to last year’s record-setting February. According to a statement, Lunar New Year played a pivotal role in the last month’s …

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NWSA box volume hikes in 2019

The Northwest Seaport Alliance’s February container volumes reached 269,199 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), a 4.1 percent decrease from last year. Despite the dip, the year-to-date container volumes are up 10.9 percent, with imports and exports growing 10.1 percent and 13.4 percent respectively. As anticipated, import volumes in February were impacted …

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JAXPORT welcomes its largest-ever container ship

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) set a new port record on March 18 with the arrival of the ZIM vessel Cape Sounio, the largest container ship to ever call Jacksonville. The 11,000-TEU (container) vessel is operated by ZIM on a service offered by the 2M alliance. The 2M alliance is …

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VAHLE receives massive order from Adani Group

The Adani Group, biggest private port operator in India, has placed an order on VAHLE for the retrofit of 18 aisles and 15 RTG for the port of Kattupalli India. The project includes 3 kms of the 4-pole vCONDUCTOR U35 conductor system as well as 3 km of positioning system. …

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Port of Gdansk changes hands – PSA among the new stakeholders

PSA International Ptd Ltd (PSA), the Polish Development Fund (PFR) and the IFM Global Infrastructure Fund (GIF) managed by IFM Investors, have signed an Agreement, subject to formal approval by the relevant competition authorities, to jointly acquire 100% of the shares of DCT Gdańsk, the largest container terminal in Poland, …

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Record performance hikes ATI income

Asian Terminals Inc. published a press release about its record performance in 2018:  Asian Terminals Inc. (ATI) sustained its solid performance in 2018 on the back of record cargo volumes handled by its gateway ports in Manila and Batangas, reflective of the resilient Philippine economy. In its disclosure to the …

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Political war delays Colombo’s terminal development, Daily Mirror reports

The cold war between President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is delaying the development of Colombo Port’s East Container Terminal (ECT), slimming the country’s chances of becoming a maritime hub in the region, a senior Cabinet minister admitted. “The cold war between the President and the Prime Minister …

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Saudi Ports to slash container handling time

Mawani, the Saudi Ports Authority, will reduce container time at its ports to three days by 2020 even as it plans to more than double handling by 2030, as part of the kingdom’s broader drive to generate efficiencies in the economy. “What’s more, the share of Saudi ports handling transshipment …

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Large quantity of cocaine seized at Port of Santos

The large quantity of cocaine was allegedly found aboard a vessel at South America’s largest port, Santos. Police claimed the drugs were found by two sniffer dogs in a container carrying fresh lemons packed in paper boxes and headed towards Cartagena.  The group behind the alleged smuggling attempt are said …

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Manila: Port congestion easing

MANILA, Philippines — Congestion at the ports of Manila are easing and expected to continue to improve in the coming months after the problem resurfaced and hampered commerce since late last year, officials from the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) and the Bureau of Customs (BOC) said. Although not considered as …

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Over 1 million cigarettes seized at Dublin Port

Revenue officers seized over a million smuggled cigarettes at Dublin Port last week. The huge haul was discovered during a routine operation on Thursday, March 14. The unstamped cigarettes were discovered with the assistance of detector dog Kelly. Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner was also used by officers who conducted an …

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Major Indian port increases its container traffic

The VO Chidambaranar (VOC) Port in Tuticorin has surpassed the previous financial year’s container volume of 6.97 lakh TEUs on Wednesday. Two days later the number of TEUs crossed 7.03 lakh with an increase of 6.46% over the corresponding period in 2017-2018. Port authorities hope to climb in the third …

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SPICT enjoys equipment surge

South Pacific International Container Terminal (SPICT) received a significant equipment-boost ahead of schedule. Three new hybrid rubber tyred gantries (RTGs) will enhance the subsidiary of ICTSI in Lae, Papua New Guinea (PNG). According to a statement, the ICTSI Group is developing an ongoing program to strengthen and enhance overall operational efficiency …

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HCM City port handles largest-ever boxship

Morotai, a container ship owned by CMA CGM Group Agencies (Australia) Pty Ltd., docked at the SP-ITC International Container Terminal in District 9, Ho Chi Minh City, on March 15, following the route from the city to Australia and vice versa. Weighing 40,000 tonnes and measuring 222 metres long, Morotai …

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