Category Archives: Port News

India: Panel proposes cap on bulk cargo charges

A five-member committee of port trust chairmen has recommended to the Union shipping ministry that a ceiling should be imposed on tariffs for loading and unloading of bulk cargo at the 12 so-called major ports in India, but has turned … Continue reading

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Antwerp first half container volume increases 2.9pc to 4.4 million TEU

THE Port of Antwerp handled 98,229,046 tonnes of freight in the first half of the year, an increase of 2.7 per cent year on year on the back of higher container volumes and a 32 per cent increase in liquid … Continue reading

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Port of Rotterdam first half box volume up 1.6pc to 6 million TEU

ROTTERDAM, Europe’s biggest container port, posted a 1.6 per cent first half box volume increase to six million TEU year on year, driven by higher volumes on Asian and North American routes. In the second quarter, Rotterdam’s volume was up … Continue reading

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Numbers Steady at Port of Rotterdam

Throughput at the Port of Rotterdam saw a small decrease of 0.2% in the first quarter of 2014, but was slightly positive in the second quarter, causing throughput in the first half of the year to increase by 0.6%. A … Continue reading

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India: KoPT to pick bulk cargo handlers for Haldia port through bidding

Under pressure from the Union ministry of shipping for more than a year, the Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) on Friday decided that it will select onshore bulk cargo handlers for Haldia port through bidding—a move that is likely to force … Continue reading

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Port of Antwerp plans to set up LNG bunkering station for barges

It should be possible for barges to fill up with LNG at a permanent bunkering station in the port of Antwerp by the beginning of 2016. Truck-to-ship bunkering is already possible, but by setting up a bunkering station the port … Continue reading

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LA up 14pc in June to 736,438 TEU – LB up 8pc to 610,516 TEU

THE Port of Los Angeles handled 736,438 TEU of container cargo in June, a 13.8 per cent year-on-year increase while the adjacent Port of Long Beach enjoyed an eight per cent increase to 610,516 TEU. Los Angeles container imports rose … Continue reading

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Hong Kong cargo up 5.6pc in June to 1.93 million TEU, Singapore up 4.1pc

FIGURES from the Hong Kong Marine Department show the port handled 1.93 million TEU in June, representing a year-on-year increase of 5.6 per cent from 1.82 million TEU in June last year. Singapore’s Maritime and Port Authority reported a 4.1 … Continue reading

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India: Mumbai HC throws out PIL against PSA terminal in JN Port

The Bombay high court on Tuesday dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking to prohibit Singapore’s PSA International Pte Ltd from constructing a new container terminal with an investment of Rs.7,915 crore at Union government-owned Jawaharlal Nehru Port near Mumbai. … Continue reading

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Port of Antwerp maintains growth trend

The port of Antwerp handled 98,229,046 tonnes of freight in the first six months of 2014. That is 2.7% more than in the same period last year, itself already a record year. Container freight once more contributed good growth figures, … Continue reading

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India: Vizag port posts 5.29% growth in cargo handling in Q1

After witnessing a continuous decline in cargo handling since the last three years, Visakhapatnam Port Trust (Vizag port), one of the 12 major ports in the country controlled by the ministry of shipping, has finally registered some decent growth this financial year. The port handled … Continue reading

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Chilean dock strike over lunch breaks, rest periods hits containers

CHILEAN dockers went on strike this week over a new law, which affects workers’ lunch and rest breaks, reports Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS). The strike, organised by the Union Portuaria, is affecting a number of ports and disrupted operations are … Continue reading

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Port of Oslo and Turkey’s Yilport Holding sign 20-year container terminal deal

NORWAY’s Port of Oslo has chosen the Turkish logistics and industrial company Yilport Holding as the new container terminal operator in Oslo in an agreement running for 20 years with an option for a further 10 years. The company won … Continue reading

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Threat of US dock strike brings Vancouver, Prince Rupert cargo surge

PORT of Vancouver container terminals are seeing a spike in the number of shipping containers landing at their docks as shippers hedge bets against a potential labour disruption at US ports, reports the Vancouver Sun. The Canadian National Railway will … Continue reading

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Shanghai port’s June box volumes rise 11pc to record 3.06m TEU

THE world’s top container port, Shanghai, has posted a record monthly throughput of 3.06 million TEU for June, an increase of 10.8 per cent compared to the same month a year earlier, says Shanghai International Port (Group). Last month’s volume … Continue reading

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U.S. Port Import Volume Surges on Union Talks

Cranes used to unload shipping containers stand at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, California. Imports into U.S. ports may hit a five-year high this month as retailers rush in holiday goods to avoid potential disruptions as West … Continue reading

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ICTSI cancels Indian port contract

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) and L&T Shipbuilding Ltd. (LTSB) have signed a termination agreement cancelling ICTSI’s container port agreement for the management and operation of the Kattupalli Container Terminal (KCT) in Tamil Nadu, India. In a disclosure to … Continue reading

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Everyone’s a cAPPtain with the Port of Antwerp App

The port of Antwerp is more than just locks, docks, containers, ships and bustling quayside activity, it is also great sweeping vistas of sea, sky and foreshore, nature reserves teeming with wildlife and hidden corners redolent with history. In short, … Continue reading

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Port volume increases 11.6 per cent at Estonia’s container terminal

ESTONIAN’s largest container terminal, Transiidikeskuse AS Muuga, boosted its container turnover at 88,298 TEU, a 4.3 per cent increase on the same four month period in 2013. August has been a stand out month for the Muuga Port terminal based … Continue reading

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Yang Ming acquires 4,662 TEU for China Gulf Express (CGX)

YANG Ming acquires second of five 4,662-TEU containerships for China Gulf Express (CGX) service, the YM Essence, to follow on from sister vessel YM Evolution delivered in April from CSBC Corp (Taiwan), Kaohsiung site. The YM Essence was initially set … Continue reading

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Krishnapatnam Port aimed to handle fully-laden cape size vessels

Nellore : The MV Mina Oldendorff, carrying the highest cargo of 1.89 lakh MT of coal, is berthed at the Krishnapatnam Port in the Nellore district here. It is the Liberian flag vessel listed among the large-sized vessels in the … Continue reading

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India: Adani Ports forms joint venture with France’s CMA CGM Group

Billionaire Gautam Adani promoted, Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZL), on Friday announced that it has signed an agreement with France-based CMA CGM Groupto develop a new container terminal at its Mundra port.  The terminal with capacity of handling 1.3 million TEUs annually … Continue reading

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Nigerian Ports Record Increased Cargo Throughput in Q1

The nation’s seaports have recorded an increase in cargo throughput in the first quarter of this year, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has said. The increase is 14 per cent higher than the figures of the corresponding period of last … Continue reading

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India: Mumbai port to play its biggest trump card of monetizing land to boost profitability

With 1,875 acres (750 hectares), state-owned Mumbai port is the largest land owner in Mumbai—India’s financial capital. But it earns a paltry Rs.200 crore a year from letting out 700 acres for commercial use, including those for port-related activities. By … Continue reading

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