Category Archives: Port News

India:Major ports saw 22% jump in thermal coal cargo in 2013-14

Amid widening demand-supply gap and increased requirement of dry-fuel, the country’s major ports saw 22 per cent jump in imported thermal coal cargo at 71.60 million tonnes (MT) in 2013. Handling of coking coal, which is used mainly for steel-making, … Continue reading

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India: Ports Sector Bucks Trend, Receives 20k-crore Projects

The ports sector bucked the general slowdown and policy lacunae specific to infrastructure to award 30 projects in the last fiscal entailing an investment of over . 20,000 crore, marking a three-fold increase over the preceding year. Tariff reforms introduced … Continue reading

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India: Cargo traffic at 12 major ports up by 1.78 pc in 2013-14

Cargo traffic at 12 major ports in the country recorded a marginal increase of 1.78 per cent at 555.50 million tonnes (MT) during 2013-14. The cargo handled by 12 major ports stood at 545.79 MT in 2012-13. Kandla port handled … Continue reading

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Rotterdam port’s 1Q volume falls 0.2pc but saw a strong March

ROTTERDAM’s port throughput in the first quarter of 2014 stood at 109 million tonnes, down 0.2 per cent compared to the same period last year, however, the results were mixed with agribulk up the most at 69 per cent. Also … Continue reading

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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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