Category Archives: Port News

India: Kolkata port reverses decision on LNG facility

The Kolkata port trust has reversed its decision taken in November to allow a Hiranandani Group company to set up a gas storage and re-gasification unit on a nomination basis, after the Union shipping ministry advised in late August that … Continue reading

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August volume at Charleston, South Carolina up 13pc to 163,970 TEU

THE South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA), which runs the ports of Charleston, Georgetown and Greer, has posted a 13.4 per cent increase in August container volume to 163,970 TEU, making a strong start to the first two months of the … Continue reading

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Saudi Ports Authority: ports’ capacity amounts to 532 million tons per year

Saudi Ports Authority has operated since the month of Ramadan in 1396AH , nine major industrial and commercial ports in the Kingdom ensuring 95% of the Kingdom’s exports and imports handled through these ports (excluding crude oil). The Authority said … Continue reading

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Rotterdam mulls joining Prince Rupert, cutting fees for C02 minded eco-ships

THE Port of Rotterdam is considering reduced port fees for vessels that report carbon emissions and use indices such as the A to G ship-efficiency index developed from RightShip and the Carbon War Room NGO. The Port of Prince Rupert … Continue reading

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Port Authority consults potential users of LNG bunker station

By the beginning of 2016 the port of Antwerp will have an LNG bunkering and filling station for barges. The procedure for construction of the station is currently under way. In order to brief the future constructor as fully as … Continue reading

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India: The big fight for port cargo

The controversy over the functioning of stevedores and on-shore cargo-handling agents who load and unload bulk cargo onto and from ships at the non-mechanized berths at the 12 ports owned by the Indian government is primarily the outcome of a … Continue reading

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Port of Cleveland & Spliethoff to Add Second Sailing to Cleveland-Europe Express

The Port of Cleveland and Amsterdam-based Spliethoff Group announced today their mutual intent to add a second monthly vessel to the Cleveland-Europe Express (CEE), the only scheduled ocean service for containerized and breakbulk freight operating between Europe and a Great … Continue reading

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LA August up 6.7pc to 757,702 TEU while LB down 9.1pc to 573,083 TEU

THE Port of Los Angeles’ August volumes increased 6.7 per cent year on year, rising to 757,702 TEU while Long Beach’s throughpout fell 9.1 per cent to 573,083 TEU. Long Beach said that the slip came on top of high … Continue reading

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Shipping ministry for reconsidering security ban on China’s ZPMC cranes

The shipping ministry has asked security agencies to reconsider their decision to deny clearance to Chinese crane maker Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co. Ltd (ZPMC) for supplying cargo handling equipment to India’s 12 state-owned ports. “We have asked the security … Continue reading

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Container volume at Port of Naples falls 14pc in first half to 209,000 TEU

CONTAINER throughput at the Port of Naples fell 14.3 per cent in the first six months of the year to 209,000 TEU from 244,000 TEU in the same period last year. Of the total volume in first half, 162,000 TEU … Continue reading

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Port of Dar es Salaam wins US$565 million in World Bank, UK loans and grants

TANZANIA has received US$565 million in World Bank and British loans and grants for the Port of Dar es Salaam to make it a regional hub, lifting annual capacity to 28 million tonnes from 14.6 million tonnes today. The World … Continue reading

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India: Chabahar port project may get approval soon

The Narendra Modi government is expected to give the go-ahead to India developing the strategic Iranian port of Chabahar in the coming weeks, a move expected to give the country an alternative route to landlocked Afghanistan and the resource-rich central … Continue reading

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August cargo volumes at Port of Los Angeles highest since 2010

Container traffic at the Port of Los Angeles last month reached its highest level in four years, according to monthly cargo volumes released by the port Monday. Imports and exports at the port totaled 757,702 TEUs, a 6.7% increase from … Continue reading

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Nigeria: Terminal Operators Invest U.S.$925 Million On Ports’ Upgrade in Eight Years

Terminal operators under the aegis of Seaport Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria (STOAN), in Lagos, dismissed allegations of arbitrary increase in charges, describing it as unfounded and a “very wrong notion”. Members of the group also explained that as at … Continue reading

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India: Gopalpur port to restart operation from January

Gopalpur port, which has been off operations since October last year due to the damage caused by Phailin cyclonic storm, is poised to restart commercial operations from January 2015, a top Port official said here.“The meeting with the chief minister was … Continue reading

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Coal exports drop at Ridley Terminals in August: port authority

Coal exports from Ridley Terminals in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, totaled 462,397 mt in August, down nearly 44% from July and down nearly 56% from a year ago, the Prince Rupert Port Authority said late Monday.The drop in exports comes … Continue reading

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India: Kamarajar Port’s Sical iron ore terminal gets nod to handle coal

A terminal built to handle iron ore at the Kamarajar Port near Chennai in Tamil Nadu may be allowed to handle coal instead, the first instance of such a cargo change after a contract has been tendered and awarded. The … Continue reading

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India: IWAI to furnish cargo projection for ports

Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) will furnish the future cargo projections for ports at Dhamra and Paradeep for the upcoming National Waterway (NW)-5.Both Paradeep Port Trust (PPT) and Dhamra Port Company Ltd (DPCL) had recently inked a pact with IWAI for developing the NW-5.The project would connect … Continue reading

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Global box ports to handle 840 million TEU by 2018 as new players spark growth

THE combination of faster traffic growth and strong profit levels is attracting aggressive new players to enter the container terminal-operator business.“Financial investors are particularly active at present, attracted by typical EBITA margins of between 20 per cent and 45 per … Continue reading

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Hong Kong: Statistics on vessels, port cargo and containers for the second quarter of 2014

The Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) released statistics on vessels, port cargo and containers for the second quarter of 2014. In the second quarter of 2014, total port cargo throughput increased by 12% compared with a year earlier to 77.2 … Continue reading

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Asia once again dominates port top spots

When it comes to ports, Asia is king. Asian ports were once again strong performers overall in the 2013 list of top container ports, accounting for the nine of the top ten ranking ports and almost half (26) of the … Continue reading

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India set to allow re-negotiation of port contracts

Last week, India’s cabinet committee on economic affairs (CCEA) agreed to empower the ministry of road transport and highways to amend a so-called model concession agreement (MCA) and mode of delivery for highway projects.This could act as a precedent for … Continue reading

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July US Import Volume Edges Higher, Ports Say

Containerized import volume to the U.S. likely rose in July from June as moderate economic growth took hold, according to port and maritime executives. July import volume gains were mostly limited to Gulf and East Coast ports, given hushed activity … Continue reading

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India has pledged $100 million for Chabahar port: Afghan envoy

India has earmarked $100 million for upgradation of Chabahar port in Iran so as to improve trade with Afghanistan and other Central Asian countries, Afghan envoy to India Shaida Mohammad Abdali has said. “Ultimately the port connects the Central Asia … Continue reading

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