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Annual report of Port of Rotterdam

‘Our world is changing rapidly and profoundly. Global developments such as the energy and raw materials transition, digitisation and changing goods flows have far-reaching consequences for all our activities. Flexibility and adaptability are therefore required in the further development and renewal of the Rotterdam port and industrial area. To maintain …

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North Korea upgrades Nampho container terminal

A new crane installed at North Korea’s Nampho container terminal. That indicates continued infrastructure improvements to the area, despite a sanctions regime that should greatly restrict the volume of trade in either direction. The upgrade is one of a series of improvements in the area, which in recent years has seen new …

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MoU signed for Indonesian port development

Sungjee Construction Co. announced on March 15 that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Indonesian state-owned port company PT. Pelabuhan Indonesia 1 (Persero) for joint development of Tanjung Sauh Container Port. The project calls for building a container port on Batam Island in the southeastern part of Indonesia. The port is scheduled to …

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Yilport in talks for Long Beach container terminal

Turkey’s Yilport Holding AS is in advanced talks to buy a container terminal in Long Beach, California, a deal that would value the facility at close to $2 billion, people with knowledge of the matter said. The discussions between Yilport, backed by businessman Robert Yuksel Yildirim, and terminal owner Cosco Shipping Holdings Co. aren’t …

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Port of Koper keeps gaining Austrian boxes

The Austrian economy is interested in even closer cooperation with the northern Adriatic At the business meeting (March 19) held in Škocjanski zatok Nature Reserve near Koper, 26 Austrian companies active in the logistics, transport, IT and civil engineering sectors took part. Some of them were interested in expanding their …

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Port of Montreal to receive container handling capacity surge

The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) and LOGISTEC Corporation announce that Viau Terminal, which handles about 350,000 containers annually, will undergo a new construction phase to increase its handling capacity. This is its second phase, which continues and completes the most recent container terminal at the Port of Montreal. Its first …

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Chennai port sets new record in box handling

The Chennai port has surpassed its own record in container handling. The East Coast’s gateway port handled 15.70 lakh TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) as on March 21 — 10 days ahead of the fiscal closure . The previous record of 15.65 lakh TEUs was achieved in 2015-16. The Chennai port …

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Changes at DP World terminals in Australia

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has tendered notice of legal rolling industrial actions at DPW terminals, including actions such as: bans on overtime, shift extensions and delayed start and finish time. These actions are expected to begin from 22nd March 2019, and continue for an indefinite period at Sydney, …

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Uber Freight launches in Europe

Announcement of Port of Rotterdam:  Since launching in the U.S. two years ago, Uber Freight has worked to revitalize the trucking industry and bring new opportunities to the entire logistics ecosystem. The Uber Freight app connects trucking companies of any size with loads to haul, giving drivers upfront pricing, fast …

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Sea & Rail boxes increase notably in China

Sea and rail containers moved to and from major ports in China surged 29.4% year on year to a total of 4.501 million TEUs in 2018, thanks to advancements in China-Europe rail services under Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Coastal ports were responsible for 4.301 million TEUs, up 30.5%, …

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