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How to plan the best route for your container

Journey planner and business directory rolled in one. The Port of Rotterdam has developed Navigate, a journey planner for container transport allowing cargo to travel more often via the quickest and cheapest route, including that package you ordered online. WHY MAKE A JOURNEY PLANNER FOR CONTAINERS? In the old days, when entrepreneurs wanted to get a container from A to B, they had to determine which mode of transport (shipping, rail, road haulage) was their quickest option. This involved a lot of paperwork and phone calls to companies and transport ...

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Some ports, refineries may join French general strike on September 21

Some French ports and refineries are likely to join a general strike on Thursday called by the CGT labor union against changes to labor law. The port of Le Havre in Northwest France as well as the CIM oil terminal could join the industrial action, according to shipping sources. It will be the second industrial action this month following a day of protest on September 12 when the impact on refineries and product deliveries was said to be minimal. Total Gonfreville refinery was also expected to join the strike. French ...

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No justification for any increase in Port tariffs

There is no justification for any increase in Port tariffs and it is time port users were compensated for decades of over-charging, says the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The Chamber was commenting on proposals to increase port tariffs by 8.45% this year and 24.8 percent next year. Ms Janine Myburgh, President of the Chamber, said recent revelations and court cases had made it clear that Transnet had been involved in a great deal of wasteful spending and corruption and it was time for cargo owners to “claw back” ...

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Pavilion Gas and Uniper to share access to European, Singapore LNG terminals

Singapore’s Pavilion Gas and German utility Uniper SE have inked an agreement that gives both parties access to liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals in Europe and Singapore, Pavilion Energy’s chief executive officer (CEO) said on Wednesday. “We have concluded an option swap agreement with Uniper, whereby we will be able to leverage on each other’s access to the Gate LNG Terminal in Rotterdam, Grain LNG Terminal in the U.K. and SLNG Terminal in Singapore,” Seah Moon Ming, CEO of Pavilion Energy and Pavilion Gas, said at an industry conference in ...

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Port Nelson development continues amid strong cargo volume growth

New infrastructure and a lift in cargo, cruise ship and logging volumes has given Port Nelson a net profit of $10.8 million, a result that also boosts council coffers. The company reported an operating profit of $22.8 million for the 2016-17 financial year, up on the $18.3m for the previous year. The net profit after tax result was $10.8m – double the $5.3m in 2016 that included $2.7m set aside for Calwell Basin dredging and stabilisation expenses. The increase is also positive news for Nelson and Tasman ratepayers. The port’s ...

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Yangon’s growing trade demands deeper port to ease logistics woes

A deep-sea port with access to the commercial capital should be built to cater for significant volume increase in trade if Myanmar aspires to develop into a competitive import-export economy, logistics businesses from the European and Japanese chambers told The Myanmar Times. European logistics businesses have called for a deeper port to be constructed in Yangon’s delta region, but previous studies concluded that such undertaking would be difficult, a Japanese logistics expert cautioned. According to a report by the European Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar (EuroCham), the lack of port ...

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Hai Phong considers reducing seaport fees

The leaders of Hai Phong city said that they are collecting opinions from a number of associations in order to submit them to the municipal People’s Council as they consider reducing fees for using infrastructure, service facilities and public utilities at ports in the city. Le Van Thanh, Secretary of Hai Phong municipal Party Committee and Chairman of the municipal People’s Council, said at the working session with the Prime Minister Working Group on September 19 that the municipal People’s Committee are collecting opinions from four associations and other relevant ...

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TICTS sets new monthly throughput record

Tanzania International Container Terminal Services (TICTS), the only specialized container terminal operator in Tanzania’s largest sea port, set a new monthly throughput record in August 2017, having handled 48,158 TEUs – a nearly 5 percent increase from the previous record of 46,080 TEUs, set in December 2015. The increase was tied to a rise in export transit traffic originating in East Africa’s landlocked countries. TICTS was able to process this traffic more efficiently thanks to two new Panamax quay cranes that the terminal installed in the first quarter of 2017. ...

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JICT workers ramp up campaign calling on Hutchison-owned Watsons to stand up for workers’ rights

As a result of Hutchison’s refusal to negotiate in good faith, ITF affiliate, Serikat Pekerja Jakarta International Container Terminal (SPJICT), has been forced to ramp up its campaign. Today, in Jakarta, union members and their supporters took the campaign from the waterfront to Hutchison-owned health and beauty retailer Watsons. Paddy Crumlin, President of the International Transport Workers’ Federation, and Chair of ITF’s Dockers Section issued a call to Hutchison: “In response to Hutchison’s ruthless attack on workers’ rights at the Port of Jakarta, Indonesian dock workers are hitting the streets ...

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Jurong Port, Oiltanking launch oil storage terminal in Singapore

Singapore port operator Jurong Port and independent oil storage operator Oiltanking officially launched an oil storage facility with a total capacity of 480,000 cubic metres on Wednesday. Located on 16 hectares (39.5 acres) of land in Jurong Port, the terminal will store clean petroleum products and will be supported by four jetties with a draft limit of up to 17.6 metres capable of handling vessels up to 180,000 deadweight tonnes (DWT). Construction of the terminal, known as Jurong Port Tank Terminals, started in May and is on track to be completed by 2019, Jurong Port said ...

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Ports of Brunswick, Savannah post August gains

Both containers and wheeled cargo volumes grew at Georgia Ports Authority’s deepwater terminals last month, making it the ports’ busiest August on record and its second-busiest month ever for container volumes. “The authority started its fiscal year off on strong footing, with year-over-year growth in both July and August,” GPA executive director Griff Lynch told his board Monday. “The strength was spread among all business segments. Volume exceeded forecast levels and is in line with expectations for the balance of fiscal 2018.” Colonel’s Island Terminal in Brunswick moved 53,675 units ...

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Vietnam: Seaport industry’s growth rate twice as much as global rate

The high number of imports of input materials and exports of finished products by foreign invested enterprises (FIEs) has led to an increased growth rate for the seafood industry. Fred Burke from Baker & McKenzie Law Firm in Vietnam said the country is a model for international trade as it started in 1990 with no transactions to become one of the world’s leading exporters in garments and footwear, rice, coffee, spices, wooden furniture, and electronics and software. The global economic integration has brought business opportunities to all fields in the ...

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Portugal: Port traffic at highest volume ever

From January to July, 57 million tonnes of cargo was moved through the ports, up 7.1 percent on the same period of 2016. According to a report from the Mobility and Transport Authority (AMT), this growth in volume was attained mainly through the ports of Leixões, Aveiro, Figueira da Foz and Sines. Source: Portugal News

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Klaipedos Nafta: Commissioning Works Commenced At KN‘S LNG Reloading Station After Delivery of Cargo

KN (AB Klaipėdos nafta), the operator of oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals, has commenced the commissioning works at the LNG reloading station after a commissioning cargo was delivered to the station by Cardissa, a bunker vessel owned by Shell Western LNG B.V. (Shell). As already announced at the beginning of August (link), on completion of procurement of LNG intended for the infrastructure commissioning works, KN concluded a contract with Shell, a multinational energy and petroleum chemistry company. Shell‘s Cardissa vessel that arrived to the Klaipėda Seaport on 17 ...

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