Port News

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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Inland ship on 100% sustainable biofuel for Heineken

Sustainable biofuel pioneer GoodFuels and partner REINPLUS FIWADO Bunker have fuelled the ‘For Ever’, the first inland vessel from Combined Cargo Terminals (CCT) that runs fully on 100% sustainable biofuel. With this delivery feasibility of using 100% sustainable biofuels in inland vessels is demonstrated – thereby realizing a significant CO2-reduction …

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Peel Ports expands amid Brexit

Privately owned Peel Ports is expanding its workforce mostly in Liverpool and plans acquisitions this year, its chief executive said, as Britain prepares its ports to ease any trade disruption caused by Brexit. The British operator has been upgrading much of its network of seven ports, especially in northwest England, …

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Konecranes received big order from Wilmington

Konecranes has received an order from Gulftainer USA Wilmington LLC. The order is for nine all-electric Konecranes Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes and three Konecranes Liftace Reach Stackers. The equipment will be delivered in 2019-2020. The parties involved have agreed not to disclose the value of the deal. The Port …

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537 kilos of cocaine found in a shipping box at PhilaPort

Hundreds of kilos of cocaine were found in a shipping container at the Port of Philadelphia during a massive drug bust Tuesday, March 19, morning. The shipment was on board the MSC Desiree, a container ship that was traveling from Colombia to Europe, according to law enforcement sources. The container …

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Sudan, ICTSI unveil mega deal for South Port’s epxansion

The Sudanese government will make 2.13 billion euros ($2.44 billion) over a 20 year period from a deal with Philippine port operator International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) to expand port capacity, a government official said. The deal aims to more than triple capacity at Port Sudan’s South Port Container …

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SC Ports reports record February volume

South Carolina Ports Authority reported the strongest February container volume in its history and nearly 12 percent fiscal year-over-year growth. SCPA moved 178,131 twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEU) during the month of February, with 1.6 million TEUs handled since the fiscal year began in July. As measured by the total …

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Container throughput at Singapore dips in Feb

Container throughput in February at the top-class container port of Singapore dropped from a year earlier. Box volume amounted to 2.74 million TEUS, down 2.8% from the February in 2018, according to the Marine and Port Authority of Singapore. For the first two months of the year, container volumes totaled …

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Hong Kong’s Feb box volume plunged

The Port of Hong Kong saw throughput plunge 19.6% in February, to 1.137 million TEUs, representing a decline for 13 consecutive months, according to the Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board.Throughput at the main Kwai Tsing terminals fell 16.4% to 947,000 TEUs. Loaded imports dropped 12.0% to 429,000 TEUs while …

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Port Tampa Bay sets the stage for more

Now that its cargo business is ramping up, thanks largely to two new weekly container ships from Asia, Port Tampa Bay has a new challenge: keeping up with its growth. “We’re sort of the dog that caught the car,” Port Tampa Bay president and chief executive officer Paul Anderson said …

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Russia enjoys container volumes’ increase

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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