Port News

UCL Port’s MRC focuses on environment

UCL Holding’s press release: In line with its sustainability policy Port of Ust-Luga, Leningrad Region based Murltipurpose Reloading Complex (MRC, part of UCL Holding) allocated for 2018 environmental protection programme RUB 3.92 million, which is 11% more than a year earlier. The earmarked money was spent primarily (RUB 2.3 million) …

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Russian port invests in eco sustainability

In 2018 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg JSC (SP St.Pb, part of UCL Holding) continued investments in its environmental sustainability. The Company spent in excess of RUB 44.5 million for environment protection measures, which is 31% higher on the previous year’s expenditure figures. The increase was due to more funding of …

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Rotterdam’s innovation network to be enhanced

The Province of Zuid-Holland has pledged its support to the SmartPort network over the next few years. The administration has allocated a total of 0.5 million euro in public funds for strengthening connections between companies in the port, knowledge institutes and local authorities that are geared towards accelerating innovations in …

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Port Alberni pushes container transshipment hub

Zoran Knezevic wants to open it to shippers and global container cargo carriers. But the Port Alberni Port Authority (PAPA) president and CEO will need $1.7 billion to do it. Knezevic is selling PAPA’s Port Alberni Transshipment Hub (PATH) plan as a vital Asia-Pacific Gateway addition that will remove some …

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Strike in Sweden called off – Ports breathe again

A strike threatening to hamper Swedish exports and imports has been called off after dockworkers and employers signed a deal at the eleventh hour, ending years of conflict. The Swedish Dockworkers’ Union had been fighting since 2016 to establish a collective bargaining agreement for its members with Ports of Sweden. …

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Tianjin port sees goods trade up in Jan

Goods trade via the northern Chinese port city of Tianjin rose 8.9 percent year-on-year in January with the help of booming trade with the European Union. Goods trade totalled 121.86 billion yuan (18.2 billion U.S. dollars), Tianjin Customs said Thursday. Exports rose 2.2 percent to 57.85 billion yuan while imports …

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Port of NY & NJ develops a “green” strategy

Last year the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey became the first public transportation agency in the country to embrace the Paris Climate Agreement, a United Nations-sponsored pact to bring the world’s countries together to fight climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In support of the agreement, …

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DP World Europe makes a mega order to Kalmar

DP World selects again Kalmar in order to enhance four European container terminals. With a massive order of 63 Kalmar Hybrid Straddle Carriers, DP World plans to strongly equip its terminals. The order was booked in the first quarter of Cargotec and the most of the machines is expected to be …

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POLB’s Ninth Street railroad closure

Operational closure to improve movement of cargo by rail at Port The Ninth Street railroad crossing near Pico Avenue in the harbor district in West Long Beach will be closed as of March 9, 2019, in a move that will immediately improve rail operations and increase the speed of moving …

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Cargo flows improved at Port Manila South Harbor

The collaborative synergy between Asian Terminals Inc. (ATI), port authorities and international shipping lines has yielded positive gains in significantly freeing up yard space and further easing cargo flows at the international gateway port Manila South Harbor. As of March 4, yard utilization at Manila South Harbor has reached optimal …

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Wärtsilä to support two Portuguese ports

The technology group Wärtsilä has successfully completed the installation and operational staff training for its Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) solution in the ports of Lisbon and Setúbal / Sesimbra in Portugal. The systems will increase the efficiency of these ports by reducing waiting time for vessels and allowing just-in-time pilotage. …

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Amsterdam: The new sea lock’s progress

In March and April, work will be carried out to the exterior facade of the Lock Operation Centre (SOC) (number 1 in the picture); various engineering works will be carried out to complete the lock gates; construction activities are still being carried out to heighten the walls of the inner …

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DP World to enable trade and economic growth in Kazakhstan

The potential of DP World investing in new infrastructure in Kazakhstan’s ports and logistics sectors was the focus of discussions between global trade enabler DP World’s Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem and Kazakhstan’s Prime Minister H.E. Askar Mamin in Astana today. This follows the signing of two framework …

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The final pieces of Tema Port’s expansion

All 7 ship-to-shore and 20 RTG ultra-modern gantry cranes have arrived for installation in the Port of Tema, Ghana. These are one of the final pieces of a $1.0bn investment by APM Terminals and its partners in Meridian Port Services (MPS), Bolloré Africa Logistics and Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority. …

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Hong Kong port cargo throughput shrinks

Hong Kong’s total port cargo throughput in 2018 dropped 8.2 percent compared with 2017 to 258.5 million tonnes, official data showed on Tuesday, March 5. Within this total, inward port cargo and outward port cargo decreased 8.6 percent and 7.4 percent from those in 2017 to 159.5 million tonnes and …

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Delays in imports via Mombasa

According to Maersk’s announcement, the imports via Mombasa are delayed by 30 days or more for all Container lines calling, due to port constraints & vessel space limitation in Zanzibar. Vessels across all carriers are experiencing the extended waiting time to berth to discharge/load cargo in Zanzibar. Maersk says: “We …

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GSCCO breaks container volume record

The Northern Container Terminal (NCT) at Jeddah Islamic Port (JIP), managed by Gulf Stevedoring Contracting Company (GSCCO), part of the Gulftainer group of companies, has surpassed yet another major milestone, registering container volumes of 25 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) since it started its operation 18 years ago, in 2000. …

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JAXPORT to build a world-class container terminal

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) Board of Directors on March 4 unanimously approved a long-term agreement with experienced terminal operator SSA Marine for the development and operation of a state-of-the-art, $238.7 million international container terminal at JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal. The facility, SSA Jacksonville International Gateway Terminal, is an expansion of …

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GT USA invests in Wilmington Port

GT USA Wilmington, the US division of the global logistics company Gulftainer, has begun work on the initial set of major improvements at the Port of Wilmington and is on track to complete warehouse improvements and dock and crane rail extension on schedule in the coming months, announced Chief Executive …

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Namibia’s container terminal to be commissioned in August

Namibia’s new container terminal at the coastal town of Walvis Bay which was constructed by a Chinese company will be commissioned on August 1 this year, Acting Chief Executive Officer of Walvis Bay Corridor Group Clive Smith told reporters in the capital Windhoek on Monday, March 4. According to Smith, …

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