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Australia’s Newcastle port coal weekly exports slip 12% to 2.6 million mt

Thermal and coking coal exports from Australia’s Newcastle port fell 12.5% on the week to 2.64 million mt in the week to Sunday, after four weeks of gains, according to the Newcastle Port Corporation’s latest update. NPC said there were … Continue reading

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Huanghua port’s quarterly container volume up 115.9pc to 82,700 TEU

THE Huanghua comprehensive port area in northern China’s Hebei province recorded a robust growth of 115.93 per cent year on year in container volume to 82,700 TEU in the first quarter of the year, reports Xinhua. Overall cargo volume handled … Continue reading

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Coming JNPT terminal may help deal with overcapacity

Adani Group-promoted Mundra Port and neighbour Pipavav might have enjoyed the spillover from the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), India’s largest container port, in the past few years. But, with the commissioning of the fourth container terminal at JNPT, dynamics are set … Continue reading

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Hong Kong container volumes rise 9% in March

Container throughput at the port of Hong Kong rose 8.7% to 1.99m teu in March from 1.83m teu in the same month last year. The main Kwai Tsing terminals saw an 8.3% rise to 1.54m teu while the non-Kwai Tsing … Continue reading

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India: 12 govt ports see 2% rise in traffic growth

Things are looking up in the maritime sector, with the 12 government-owned major ports registering a 1.78 per cent growth in traffic for the period between April 2013 and March 2014. As the growth has come after two years of … Continue reading

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India: Gujarat Pipavav Port cuts capex plan by Rs.640 crore

Gujarat Pipavav Port Ltd has lowered its capital expenditure plan for 2014-15 by Rs.640 crore and deferred a proposal to expand its bulk berth capacity because of a lack of demand. But it will spend Rs.460 crore primarily on enhancing the container handling … Continue reading

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LA March box volume up 42pc, Long Beach down 1.9pc on customer loss

THE Port of Los Angeles posted a 42 per cent year-on-year increase in imported container volume in March to 327,497 TEU, while export throughput was up 21 per cent to 187,826 TEU. The supposed good fortune was ascribed to the … Continue reading

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Yantai port container volume up 21.8pc to 553,000 TEU in first quarter

THE Port of Yantai in northern China’s Shandong province posted a record 21.8 per cent increase year on year in container volume to 553,000 TEU in the first quarter of the year, reports Xinhua. The port’s overall cargo volume in … Continue reading

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Throughput of Port of Rotterdam practically stable

The Port of Rotterdam’s throughput in the first quarter of 2014, at 109 million tonnes, was 0.2% below the level for the corresponding period last year.Split up by goods type, less crude oil ( 2%), mineral oil products ( 14%) … Continue reading

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Port of Piraeus Container Throughput to rise by 20% during 2014

We continue to see the Greek economy slowly emerging from its multi-year recession. It is moving in the right direction, but slowly. We’re holding our forecasts unchanged from our last quarterly report. That means that after an estimated 4.4% GDP … Continue reading

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Hong Kong up 8.7pc in March to 2 million TEU, Singapore up 7.2pc

FIGURES from the Hong Kong Marine Department show the port handled 2 million TEU in March, representing a year-on-year increase of 8.7 per cent from 1.38 million TEU in March last year. Singapore’s Maritime and Port Authority reported a 7.2 … Continue reading

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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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