Category Archives: Port News

Georgia Ports Authority volume rises 12pc to 260,539 TEU in March

THE Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) had its best month ever in March with the Port of Savannah posting a 12 per cent year-on-year container increase to 260,539 TEU while overall cargo was up 15.5 per cent to 2.61 million tons. … Continue reading

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India’s Jawaharlal Nehru Port handles four million TEU annually

INDIA’s Jawaharlal Nehru Port handled 4.16 million TEU in its financial year from 2013 to 2014, accounting for 57 per cent of the total container throughput handled by the nation’s major ports. Within this total, the container terminal JNPCT at … Continue reading

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India: With PSA as operator, new JNPT terminal could compete with Mundra, Pipavav

Adani group promoted Mundra port and its neighbour Pipavav might have enjoyed all the spill-over cargo from the Jawaharlal Nehru Port for the past few years, but with the commissioning of the fourth container terminal at the JNPT, the container trade dynamics are all … Continue reading

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Libya’s port deal no risk-free return to steady oil output

Libya may have averted a state collapse by striking a deal with eastern rebels to reopen occupied oil ports, but technical delays and simmering federalist dissent threaten to disrupt production once again. On Sunday, Libya’s fragile government reached an agreement … Continue reading

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Modernizing Brazil’s Ports: A Plan for 2014

Brazil’s Minister of Ports, Antônio Henrique Pinheiro Silva stopped in Washington, D.C. last week on his hemispheric road-show to present the details of Brazil’s latest port modernization efforts. In June of 2013, the Brazilian government passed new regulatory reform laws … Continue reading

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Australian firm says secures $6.5 bln for new iron ore port

A small Australian exploration company said it has secured more than $6 billion in equity funding from unnamed investors to build a port and rail network to revive plans for a second iron ore export zone in the country. Padbury … Continue reading

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ICTSI to invest in Umm Qasr Port, Iraq

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) is partnering with the Government of Iraq to invest in Umm Qasr Port, facilitating the unlocking of Iraq’s enormous economic potential by building the country’s “port facilities of the future.” ICTSI will operate and … Continue reading

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India: Aegis Group commissions bulk liquid terminal at Pipavav port in Gujarat

Logistics company Aegis Group has made a new bulk liquid terminal at the Pipavav port in Gujarat commercially operational, port operator APM Terminals Pipavav said in a release. “This new infrastructure will act as a cost effective and efficient gateway to service industry’s feedstock requirements in … Continue reading

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First cargo shipped from Antwerp on new Spliethoff liner service to Port of Cleveland

In December 2013 Dutch shipping company Spliethoff and The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority in Cleveland, Ohio struck a deal to start the first combined container and general cargo shipping route between Cleveland and Northern Europe. Now with the opening of … Continue reading

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Port Tracker predicts US retail imports will increase 6.1pc in April

IMPORT volumes through US major container ports is expected to increase 6.1 per cent in April, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates. “There is positive news with both the rebound … Continue reading

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India must accelerate port development: experts

India must accelerate development of its deep sea ports to catch up with its rapidly growing foreign trade, experts attending a maritime conference said here. They especially highlighted India’s challenge in meeting increasing trade volume which calls for massive improvement … Continue reading

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India: Dighi Port Successfully Handles Coal And Steel Vessel Simultaneously

After commissioning the longest single linear quay length of 650m by a non – major port in the state of Maharashtra, Dighi Port has successfully accommodated and handled a coal and a steel coil vessel at the same time. Vessel … Continue reading

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Strikes in Latin American ports affect performance

An analysis by The United Nation Economic Commission on Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) paints an “alarming” picture of strikes in the regional port sector in its February 2014 maritime and Logistics Newsletter. The analysis by Dr Ricardo J … Continue reading

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Guangzhou volume up 6.5pc in 2013 to 13 million TEU, Nansha rises 13pc

GUANGZHOU Port Group has posted a 6.5 per cent year on year increase in container throughput in 2013 to 13 million TEU, the port authority revealed. The Nansha Port Area, further downstream, but will under the Guangzhou Port Group, increased … Continue reading

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India: Paradip port handles record 68 mt cargo

Paradip port has handled an all-time high cargo of 68 million tonnes in 2013-14, driven by higher movement of thermal coal, petroleum products, coking coal and iron ore exports. The volumes show an over 20 per cent growth against the … Continue reading

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India: State-owned ports see rise in cargo volumes

The volume of cargo handled by India’s dozen state-owned ports grew by a modest 1.78% in the year ended 31 March, reversing two consecutive years of decline, mainly on the back of higher coal shipments. The 12 ports handled a … Continue reading

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VCTPL combats slowdown, may post Decent Growth

  Looks at hinterland for new cargoes  Visakhapatnam: The global economic slowdown and geo-political disturbances such as the one in oil-rich Ukrainne have stunted container traffic growth in India. In tune with this, the Visakha Container Terminal is likely to … Continue reading

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Major Indian ports handle 17 pct more imported coal in 2013/14

India’s major state-owned ports handled 17 percent more imported coal in the fiscal year ended March, according to data from the Indian Ports Association (IPA), as its coastal power firms stepped up generation to meet growing demand. A rush to … Continue reading

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Tianjin’s 2-month foreign trade volume up 8.3pc to 1.17 million TEU

THE northern China’s Tianjin posted a 8.3 per cent year-on-year increase in foreign trade container volume to 1.17 million TEU in the first two months of the year, according to Port Services Office of the Tianjin Municipal Government, reports Xinhua. … Continue reading

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SAL Heavy Lift Transports And Installs 1,250 Tonne Shiploader Off Australian Coast For Adani Mining

Marks conclusion of highly complex 12-month project SAL Heavy Lift, the leading heavy lift vessel operator, has successfully completed a major project to transport and installa 1,250 tonne coal shiploader at Abbot Point in Queensland, Australia. This marks the conclusion … Continue reading

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