Port News

Major port trusts not keen on container transhipment

The major port trusts owned by the Centre are “not keen” on promoting transhipment of containers at their ports. This has come as an embarrassment to the Shipping Ministry, after it lifted cabotage restrictions in May to permit foreign container ships to ply on local routes. Cabotage was eased to …

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Cargo ships at Port of Lisbon

There are 29 cargo ships scheduled for the period from the 4th until the 10th of August. By classification, will arrive at the Port of Lisbon, 15 container ships, 5 general cargo single deck, 3 tanks, 3 mixed – general cargo / containers, 2 bulk carriers and 1 transport of vehicles. …

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The new ‘All Weather Terminal’ in Ghent

ArcelorMittal Gent, Participatiemaatschappij Vlaanderen (‘PMV’: Flanders participation company), Euroports and North Sea Port are working together on the realization of the very first covered loading quay in Ghent at North Sea Port: the ‘All Weather Terminal’. An investment of more than 50 million euros. The new terminal is being built …

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Middle Harbor Final Phase underway

Final 112 acres of greenest terminal under construction The third and final phase of the Middle Harbor Terminal Redevelopment Project is underway and on track to be completed on time and on budget. When finished, the facility operated by Long Beach Container Terminal (LBCT) will be a 311-acre modern marvel …

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Port of Houston, half year report

Port Houston moved 1.3 million container TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) through the first six months of 2018, a six percent increase from 2017, Executive Director Roger Guenther announced in his report to the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority in its regular monthly meeting Tuesday. During the meeting, …

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Yilport about the Taranto Terminal concession

Port Network Authority of the Ionian Sea (PNAIS), the managing institution of the Port of Taranto, expressed a first positive evaluation about Yilport Holding’s proposal concerning the concession of the container terminal of the Port of Taranto, and PNAIS has officially published it today. Robert Yuksel Yildirim, Chairman of Yilport …

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ICTT Vallarpadam to be made an empty containers’ storage hub

Leveraging the cabotage relaxation, the Cochin Port Trust intends to promote ICTT Vallarpadam as an international storage hub for empty containers. “We are in touch with shipping lines and terminal operators for repositioning their empties to all major ports and has also enhanced the free time of empty storage in …

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DICT to expand its port (SunStar)

THE Davao International Container Terminal (DICT), a subsidiary of Anflo Management and Investment Corp. (Anflocor), is eyeing to add another berth in their container terminal to cater to more ships at the port. “We have different planned expansions for DICT. As one of the shipping terminals here in Mindanao and …

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Myanmar reduces the cost of port-project

Myanmar has scaled back plans for a Chinese-backed port on its western coast, sharply reducing the cost of the project after concerns it could leave the Southeast Asian nation heavily indebted, a top government official and an advisor told Reuters. The initial $7.3 billion price tag on the Kyauk Pyu …

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Port of Kiel, half-year results

In the first six months of the year more than 3.5 million tons of cargo were handled in the port of Kiel and just about a million passengers were carried. Dr Dirk Claus, Managing Director of the PORT OF KIEL (SEEHAFEN KIEL GmbH & Co. KG) said: “We may not …

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Port of Amsterdam, half-year results

Transhipment in the North Sea Canal Area at the seaports Amsterdam, IJmuiden, Beverwijk and Zaanstad declined to 49.4 million tonnes in the first half of 2018, a decrease of 5.1%. The Port of Amsterdam saw transhipment fall by 4.8% to 40.2 million tonnes. In IJmuiden, transhipment declined to 9.3 million …

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Barcelona and Viet Nam in a trade mission

The Port of Barcelona will lead, from 9th until 17th November, a trade mission to Viet Nam. The delegation, integrated of companies importing and exporting, logistics and port will visit two major cities: the capital, Hanoi, and Ho Chi Min, which concentrates the largest commercial activity in the country. Viet Nam was …

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GPA signed a MOU to boost its logistics network

Agreement allows customers to tap into advanced logistics planning The Georgia Ports Authority, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on July 31 at the Port of Savannah that creates a new relationship aimed at supporting the state’s …

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Amsterdam port supports the use of LNG

For some years Port of Amsterdam has been giving discounts on port dues to vessels listed in the Environmental Ship Index (ESI) that have attained an ESI score of 20 points or higher. As of 1 August, it will be increasing this incentive by adding another discount: Port of Amsterdam will …

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CTSP’s half-year container throughput rises

In the first half of 2018, Container Terminal Saint-Petersburg (CTSP, part of UCL Holding) handled 374,500 TEUs, which is 17.4% more than in the same period of 2017. Handling of imports at the facility increased by 27.8% year-on-year and totaled 182,400 TEUs and exports by 9% to 192,000 TEUs. Imports …

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Port of Corpus Christi and RAPPORT discussion

On Tuesday, August 7, 2018, Port of Corpus Christi staff and Port Commission members will welcome stakeholders and community members to the latest stop on the Port’s town hall series, RAPPORT Laredo. RAPPORT brings community members together with Port representatives and officials for open dialogue and updates on Port activities, …

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NMPT’s steps to be more competitive

New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) has been taking several steps, including abolition of notional booking and payment of speed money to the port’s cargo handling workers, to make the port competitive and attract more business, said NMPT chairman M.T. Krishna Babu. Speaking to reporters here on Tuesday, Mr. Babu said …

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New Port of Newcastle CEO to develop a top-class container terminal

The new CEO of the Port of Newcastle, Craig Carmody, today committed the Port of Newcastle to developing a world-class container terminal to boost jobs and business opportunities in the Hunter region and dramatically reduce the number of trucks on Sydney’s roads through expanded use of Newcastle’s rail connectivity. “The …

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The North Charleston project under way

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – This week, construction workers hit a milestone building the Port Access Road: the project is now halfway complete. That project will connect I-26 to the Hugh Leatherman Terminal in North Charleston once it’s built in two years. The Hugh Leatherman Terminal is a $700 million project, …

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King Abdullah Port, half year results

King Abdullah Economic City: Rayan Qutub, CEO of King Abdullah Port, announced that the port handled a total of 1,236,075 TEU during the first half of 2018; registering a record 50.5% increase compared to the same period last year. “Since the launch of operations five years ago, King Abdullah Port has …

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