Port News

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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New high-performance cranes will strengthen two terminals in Latin America

Konecranes will enhance two Latin America’s terminals with four high-performance Model 8 mobile harbor cranes. Terminals in Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala and in Puerto Bolivar, Ecuador, will be equipped by two cranes each one.  The order by Turkey-based YILPORT HOLDING was made in the first quarter of 2019. The two large Konecranes …

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Tacoma to welcome the new NWSA container cranes

The new container cranes come closer and closer to Tacoma. A huge ship carrying four super-post-Panamax container cranes is scheduled to travel through Puget Sound March 5 to Tacoma. The cranes are the same with the four that arrived in the Pacific Northwest last year. They are also among the …

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CyberLogitec to fully upgrade Busan New Container Terminal

Leading maritime, port/terminal and logistics information technology (IT) solutions provider CyberLogitec, signed an agreement with Busan New Container Terminal (BNCT) to implement the highly-integrated terminal operating system, OPUS Terminal, at Busan New Port Terminals. With the OPUS Terminal solution, BNCT will experience an improved competitiveness, from a simplified operational workflow, …

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Port of Vancouver breaks volumes record

Second consecutive year of record cargo volumes reflects Canada’s growing trade The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority on February 28 released the 2018 year-end statistics for cargo through the Port of Vancouver. Overall cargo volume through Canada’s largest port reached a record high of 147 million tonnes, up 3.5 per cent …

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Cavotec makes a big deal with unrevealed port operator

Cavotec came to an agreement with a port operator in order to equip two berths at a terminal with MoorMaster™ automated mooring systems. Marine engineering company will design, supply and commission the MoorMaster™ automated mooring systems for the two berths. It has not yet revealed which operator placed the order. According to …

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Box volumes in Russia gain in 2018

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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VPT ready to extend its container terminal

After a long hiatus works of the extension of container terminal will begin soon. Visakhapatnam Port Trust Chairperson MT Krishna Babu handed over the work order to VCTPL on Saturday, March 2. Deputy Chairperson PL Haranadh, VPT officials and Anil Narayanan, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, VCTPL and his team were …

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Duisport grows its China relations – container volumes remain stable

In 2018, container handling volumes at Duisburger Hafen AG (duisport) remained at the record level of the previous year (4.1 million TEU). With a share of around 55 percent, container handling is the most important duisport goods segment. Total handling volumes, on the other hand, declined from 68.3 million tonnes …

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The Port of Baku at the Port of Gdansk

Delegates representing the Port of Baku met with representatives of the Port of Gdansk Authority at the Port Master’s Office at Gdansk’s Port Polnocny. The talks focused on their planned cooperation. The February meeting at the Port of Gdansk was attended by Doctor Taleh Ziyadov, Managing Director of the Port …

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Community Grants Workshops Set at POLB

Funding available for park, air filtration, energy-efficiency projects The Port of Long Beach will hold workshops in March for local groups interested in applying for Community Grants Program funding to provide park space, tackle indoor air pollution and boost energy efficiency. Two presentations will be held for potential applicants on …

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New Moín reefer hub connects Costa Rica with Europe and Asia

Costa Rica made its way onto the world port map. The inauguration of APM Terminals Moín yesterday (Feb. 28) will enable products to be shipped on transatlantic routes to European and Asian markets without transshipment. The Terminal will also move Costa Rica to number 1 for connectivity, out of 139 …

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Kamarajar Port to become a subsidiary of Chennai Port Trust

Kamarajar Port was originally designed as a satellite port to Chennai Port Trust to handle dusty cargo such as coal and iron ore and free Chennai, just 20 kms away, from such cargoes polluting the city. However, it later diversified to cater to clean cargo including containers, pitting itself in …

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