Port News

Mombasa port breaks cargo-handling record

The Port of Mombasa is edging closer towards attaining 48 hours’ turnaround time for bigger vessels and enhancing its competitiveness following consistent record productivity performances recorded at the facility. This year, the port has established four successive productivity records. On Sunday (Nov. 11), another record was broken by container carrier MV Ever Diamond which …

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Discussions on improving Kingston’s efficiency

As part of its strategy to improve service delivery at the Port of Kingston, the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) and other key industry partners participated in discussions on improving port efficiency on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at the JCA’s Newport East Office in Kingston. The meeting was chaired by the …

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The best month in Savannah’s history

The Port of Savannah moved more container cargo in October than any other month in its history, with 413,800 twenty-foot equivalent container units crossing its docks. Containerized trade at the Port of Savannah has increased by 8 percent for the fiscal year to date (July-Oct. 2018), totaling 1.53 million TEUs …

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JNPT calls bids to develop SEZ on 296 acres

The JNPT Port, Mumbai, will soon call for fresh bids to develop a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) on 296 acres of industrial area developed near the port. This would be the second bidding process of JNPT management in the last two months. A senior JNPT official told BusinessLine that the bidding would …

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Port of Antwerp aiming at developing countries

On Wednesday 14 November, a collaboration agreement was signed in the port of Antwerp between on the one hand Antwerp Port Authority and its consultancy and investment subsidiary Port of Antwerp International (PAI) and on the other Enabel, the Belgian development agency. The aim of the agreement is to combine …

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Port of Los Angeles sets all-time record

The Port of Los Angeles processed 952,554 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in October 2018, a 27.2 percent increase compared to October 2017. It was the most cargo handled in a single month in the Port’s 111-year history, eclipsing the November 2017 record of 924,225 TEUs. “During October, two of our container …

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NC Ports’ closure notice

The North Carolina State Ports Authority’s terminals in Wilmington, Morehead City and Charlotte will be closed to commercial truck traffic in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23. However, if requested, special opening arrangements are available and may be made by contacting NC Ports Customer Service via email …

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Luka Koper’s terminal extension approved

On 9th November 2018, Luka Koper received from the Slovenian Ministry of the environment the official notice that the building permit for the extension of the container terminal quayside is finally legally valid. The building permit was issued for the construction of the quayside 98.5 meters long and 34.4 meters wide …

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DeloPorts’ operational results

OOO “DeloPorts” (hereinafter DeloPorts or the Company), a major Russian stevedoring holding that consolidates the assets of Delo Group in the grain and container segments, publishes its operating results for the third quarter of 2018. In January-September of 2018, turnover of DeloPorts’ terminals increased by 22% compared to the same …

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Charleston’s port prepares for IMO 2020

A new rule that’s bobbing on the horizon is set to come ashore in 2020, requiring container ships that visit Charleston and other port cities around the world to use a cleaner-burning and more expensive fuel. Ultimately the cost of the shift will be passed down to shippers and consumers. …

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NWSA approves investments for future

At special dual meeting on Nov. 13, the Managing Members of The Northwest Seaport Alliance adopted a budget for 2019 as well as a five-year capital investment plan. The budget and investment plan allow for terminal modernization to accommodate larger vessels and retain a competitive position in the global marketplace. …

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Clean water projects receive $3M from POLB

Stormwater control is focus of latest round of community grants The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners on Monday awarded more than $3 million to support four projects that will help improve water quality in and around Long Beach as part of the Port Community Grants Program. Now in its …

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Port of Melbourne to deliver a real rail solution

Farmers, exporters and importers will see real benefits from the delivery of a real rail solution at the Port of Melbourne. Port of Melbourne CEO, Brendan Bourke, welcomed the State and Federal Government’s Port Rail Shuttle Network (PRSN) funding announcement that will improve rail connections to the Port of Melbourne. …

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Piraeus Port Authority participated in CIIE

PPA S.A. participated in the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) which took place in Shanghai, China from 5 -10 November 2018, in which more than 3,600 companies from 172 countries took part. PPA booth, where Piraeus port and its activities were presented with photos and videos, welcomed numerous visitors …

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The 3rd busiest month of POLB’s history

For the second consecutive year, the Port of Long Beach has broken its October record for cargo, as volumes rose 5.4 percent compared to the same month in 2017. October 2018 was also the third-busiest month in the Port’s 107-year history. Marine terminals handled 705,408 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of …

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Reduced Klaipeda seaport charges

In order to create more favorable conditions for container ships, entering the Klaipeda seaport, the Ministry of Transport and Communications proposes to reduce the port charges for ships with a total capacity of more than 60 thousand units. The proposal to improve the port charges collection principles was submitted to …

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Cooperation deal between USPA & Egyptian ports

The Memorandum of cooperation between the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority and authorities of two Egyptian ports — Alexandria and Damietta — was signed in Kyiv on 2nd of November. In the future, it is planned to establish a bilateral working group with representatives of shipping lines, traders, port operators to discuss the implementation of joint projects. The …

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ICTSI offers to develop Iloilo ports

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has submitted a proposal to the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) to develop two ports in Iloilo – the Iloilo Port Complex and the Port of Dumangas, an investment estimated to cost over P5 billion. In line with the future development needs of Iloilo and …

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Extra precautions in LA-LB fruits imports

Fruits being imported through the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex will be subject to extra safety precautions for at least the next few months due to an ongoing quarantine, according to the California Dept. of Food & Agriculture. As part of the quarantine, which was imposed Nov. 6 by the …

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Port of Virginia marks a month-record

The Port of Virginia set a new record in October, handling more than 270,000 TEUs, or 20-foot equivalent units. That total is more than 5,000 units above the port’s previous record. The growth was driven by a 2 percent increase in loaded imports and a 14.5 percent increase in empty …

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