Category Archives: Port News

Port of Antwerp showcases barge transport initiatives with Instream

Each week more than 915 barges call at the port of Antwerp carrying project cargo, containers and dry and liquid bulk to and from northern France, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Keeping this barge traffic flowing smoothly requires efficient … Continue reading

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Hong Kong down 5.7pc in November to 1.79 million TEU, Singapore up 6pc

FIGURES from the Hong Kong Marine Department showed the port handled 1.79 million TEU in November, representing a year-on-year decrease of 5.7 per cent from 1.9 million TEU in November last year. Singapore’s Maritime and Port Authority reported a 6pc … Continue reading

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New functions for the Port of Antwerp Connectivity Platform

EMBARGO ON PUBLICATION UNTIL 18.00 H (when the new version of the platform will go live) The Connectivity Platform, the online tool that was launched last year to keep Antwerp port users well informed about the various possibilities for transport … Continue reading

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Govt plans to take gross Indian tonnage in Shipping to 43 MT

Government plans to take gross tonnage under the Indian flag to 43 million tonnes (MT) in the next five years from the present 10.31 MT, Parliament was informed today. “The Maritime Agenda 2010-2020 has set an ambitious target of achieving … Continue reading

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“Emerging Opportunities In Indian Shipping and Ports Sector” Receiving Response From All Across The Country And Maritime World

“Emerging Opportunities In Indian Shipping and Ports Sector” a one day conference on February 6th, 2015 is receiving very good response from various parts of the world. Companies and individuals from Europe, Middle East, Far East and India are showing … Continue reading

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Hong Kong volume up 4.7pc in 9 months, but local congestion turns ships away

DESPITE nine per cent of container ships skipping Hong Kong’s Kwai Tsing Container Terminal (KTCT) from January to October, throughput increased 4.7 per cent year on year to 14.8 million TEU, according to THE Hong Kong Port Development Council. Trade … Continue reading

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Shanghai’s first slip in 2014, Nov volume down 0.7pc to 2.94 million TEU

SHANGHAI container volume fell for the first time in 2014 with November throughput down 0.7 per cent to 2.94 million TEU, according the Shanghai International Port (Group) Co (SIPG). Last month’s container volumes also decreased 3.2 per cent compared to … Continue reading

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Port Union to Meet as Labor Talks Stretch into 8th Month

About 90 leaders of the union representing West Coast port workers will meet in San Francisco next week as contract negotiations enter an eighth month, the longest the talks have gone since at least the 1990s. A spokesman for the … Continue reading

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India: A new major Port to come up at Sagar Island in West Bengal

A new major Port is to come up at Sagar Island in West Bengal.  The estimated cost of the project is 11,900 crore rupees.  For this the Centre has decided to mobilise  a soft loan of 4715 crore rupees to … Continue reading

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Hong Kong-Los Angeles/Long Beach rate holds steady at US$1,725/FEU

TRANSPACIFIC spot rates were steady this week as Drewry’s Hong Kong-to-LA benchmark touched US$1,725 per FEU, the first week without declines since November 19, after which rates fell 18.8 per cent, or $400 per FEU. Those declines prompted the Transpacific … Continue reading

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Nigel Bell to Address Maritime Community At “Emerging Opportunities In Indian shipping and Ports Sector ”

The Shipping Tribune is pleased to announce that Mr. Nigel Bell, Managing Director, Bell Shipping Ltd. Will be addressing the audience at “Emerging Opportunities In Indian shipping and Ports  Sector” – A one day conference on February 06, 2015 at … Continue reading

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India: Major ports regulator on way out; rates to be market-based

In the first instance of a government winding down a sectoral regulator, the Tariff Authority for Major Ports (TAMP) will soon be disbanded, leaving major ports free to set market-driven rates. The government plans to amend the port laws for … Continue reading

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Australian Gladstone port’s Nov coal shipments to Japan rise 55% from Oct to 2.37 mil mt

Gladstone port in Australia’s Queensland state shipped 2.37 million mt of coal during November to Japanese customers, a 54.6% increase from 1.53 million mt the port shipped to Japan in October, said Gladstone Ports Corporation in a report Friday. Japan’s … Continue reading

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FMC: Update on Port Congestion Surcharges

The Commission has been advised that the 15 ocean carrier members of the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement have individually committed to forego imposition of any port congestion surcharges until 2015. The Federal Maritime Commission has received numerous inquiries regarding congestion surcharges … Continue reading

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Shanghai’s Waigaoqiao port to offer cold ironing facility

Waigaoqiao port in Shanghai will offer cold ironing services to ships at berth, in a move to reduce pollution from the burning of high sulphur bunker fuel, reports said. The Shanghai Transport Commission said generators will be installed at Waigaoqiao … Continue reading

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Egypt to rethink Maersk unit’s US$1.5 billion Suez box shop deal

AN advisor to Egypt’s Transport Minister Ahmed Amin has revealed that talks will soon be held to renegotiate the US$1.5 billion Suez Canal Container Terminal (SCCT) concession at Port Said, 55 per cent owned by Maersk port operator APM Terminals. … Continue reading

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India: Govt warms up to change in cargo profile of private port terminals

The government is seeking to shore up investor confidence in the ports sector by agreeing to allow private firms setting up container terminals to change their cargo profile either permanently or as a stop-gap measure to deal with circumstances that … Continue reading

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China’s November coal offtake from Australia’s Newcastle port tumbles to 18-month low

Shipments of coal exports through Newcastle port to China tumbled to an 18-month low in November at 1.47 million mt, down 41.6% from October’s 2.52 million mt, Newcastle coal terminals operator, Port Waratah Coal Services, said in an operating report … Continue reading

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Malaysia’s Westports expects 5-10pc hike in revenues in 2015

MALAYSIA’s Westports Holdings Bhd plans to invest MYR1 billion (US$296.3 million) to build container terminal 8 (CT8) over the next three years. This is done in anticipation of the port becoming a major hub for the Ocean Three Alliance of … Continue reading

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Port of Ningbo 2014 volume hits 16.9 million TEU by November 25

THE Port of Ningbo has posted a 12 per cent year-on-year increase in container throughput to 16.9 million TEU from January to November 25, making it the fastest growing port in China, reports IHS Maritime 360 Last year, Ningbo posted … Continue reading

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APM Terminals Inland Services Introduces Improved RFID Technology in Mumbai Yard

APM Terminals Inland Services South Asia has launched an improved Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) application loaded onto computer tablets which provide access to real-time container location data, significantly improving operational efficiency. The application was inaugurated on November 5th by Reach Stacker … Continue reading

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ICTSI expands MICT yard capacity

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has expanded yard capacity at its flagship Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) with the recent completion of Phase 1 of it’s Berth 7 yard development by deploying 4 hectares of new yard space (shown … Continue reading

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Port tariffs Rotterdam focus on growth and further market recovery

The port tariffs will rise in the coming three years at half the rate of the inflation percentage, by a maximum of 1% per year. For 2015 this means specifically that the tariffs paid by seagoing ships calling at the … Continue reading

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West Africa is down, but not out from Ebola given its resilient box volumes

CONTAINER volumes in and out of West Africa are still strong and are expected to stay that way despite a 30 per cent drop in exports after being hit the hardest by the outbreak of the Ebola virus. The Ebola … Continue reading

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