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Fewer bunkers in Rotterdam in 2016

In 2016 the sale of bunker oil – fuel for shipping – in the Rotterdam bunker port diminished from 10.6 million m3 to 10.1 million m3. There is no reason known for this decline. For the first time, ships bunkered a sea-going vessel with LNG, liquefied natural gas, in Rotterdam. Rotterdam Bunker Port Every year, some 11 million m3 of bunker fuel is supplied to vessels in Rotterdam. In Rotterdam, every imaginable fuel can be obtained in huge quantities. Source: Port of Rotterdam Authority

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USA: Work Stoppage at Ports Would Have Ripple Effect

A proposed one-day work stoppage led by the International Longshoremen’s Association at ports on the U.S. East and Gulf coasts would hit those regions hard economically, observers say. The total value of cargo imported and exported through the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey alone exceeded $200 billion in 2014, according to estimates provided by that agency. “On a daily basis, that’s $547 million a day, just in goods” arriving or leaving the ports, Will Brucher, a faculty member at Rutgers University’s School of Management and Labor Relations ...

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Sri Lanka’s Colombo Port ranked among the world’s best 25 ports

Sri Lanka’s Colombo Port has been ranked among the world’s best 25 ports according to the Alphaliner rankings in 2017, a Ports and Shipping Ministry statement said. In 2016 Alphaliner has ranked Colombo Port at the 23rd place, three notches up from the 2015 rankings. All the ports which are carrying out container operations are included in the Alphaliner rankings. The Colombo Port was ranked at 27th place in 2014 and at 26th place in 2015 in Alphaliner rankings. Colombo Port operated 5.2 million containers in 2015. In 2016 the ...

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Port builder sees bright prospects in cargo trade

Prospects are bright for the country’s port industry on the back of projected increase in operations and cargo volume as well as on the proposed mega-harbor solutions in Metro Manila, Cebu and Davao, according to a major port developer. Businessman Reghis M. Romero II, owner and operator of Harbour Centre Port Terminal Inc. in Manila, said the elimination of barriers to investments and tariffs among member-states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the robust trade with China will spur domestic port activities as well. “The tariff reduction on ...

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Port of Vancouver USA welcomes the Brighten Trader on its maiden voyage

On Feb. 18 the Port of Vancouver USA welcomed the Brighten Trader, commanded by Capt. Marcelino S. Ecobiza from the Philippines, on its maiden voyage to the U.S. The Brighten Trader is operated by Victoria Ship Management Inc., owned by Sea Queen Shipping Corp. and was represented by General Steamship Corp. The vessel, which is 590 feet long with a deadweight capacity of 39,310 metric tons, was built in China and launched Jan. 12, 2017. The Brighten Trader was loaded with approximately 10,500 metric tons of copper concentrate at the ...

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Port’S Profits Double On 3,000 Teu Jump

The Arawak Cay port operator yesterday said a 3,124 year-over-year increase in container volumes resulted in its half-year profits more than doubling, as Hurricane Matthew repairs and Baha Mar’s re-start resulted in import activity surging. Michael Maura, Arawak Port Development Company’s (APD) chief executive, told Tribune Business that the increase in container throughput volume had driven increases in all its major revenue lines. The BISX-listed Nassau Container Port operator was also boosted by the recovery of $1.5 million in Baha Mar-related rents and storage income, and a 10 per cent ...

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Piracy threatens Polloc Port as ARMM shipping hub

Piracy in seas around this province and in Tawi-Tawi is hurting the Polloc Port in Maguindanao, Asia’s trading gateway to the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Lawyer Ishak Mastura, chairman of ARMM’s Regional Board of Investments, on Friday said he is bothered by the suspension of this year’s supposed expansion of operations by foreign shipping companies to the Polloc Port over security issues. The island provinces of Sulu and Tawi-Tawi and Maguindanao, which is located in central Mindanao, are component provinces of ARMM. “Piracy in the Sulu seas is stifling ...

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Egypt’s Suez Canal revenues fall to $395.2 million in January: website

Egypt’s Suez Canal revenues fell to $395.2 million in January from $414.4 million the previous month, according to a government information website. The canal is the fastest shipping route between Europe and Asia and one of the Egyptian government’s main sources of foreign currency. Egypt has been struggling to revive its economy since a 2011 uprising scared away tourists and foreign investors, key earners of hard currency. The canal’s $8-billion expansion, inaugurated by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in August 2015, was intended to help revive the ailing economy by doubling ...

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Govt to enhance capacity building of Port Qasim: Governor

Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair here on Friday said the importance of Port Qasim will increase manifold with the completion of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor hence all attention will be paid to raise its capacity building. During his visit to Port Qasim, he said seaports hold tremendous importance under the CPEC and the government being fully cognizant of it is fully focussed to ensure proper development and provision for needed facilities at the Gwadar Port as well as at Port Qasim. “This is important as Port Qasim alongwith Gwadar Port would be ...

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HOT PORT NEWS from GAC

Revisions to water price announced Friday, February 24, 2017, Singapore

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Tilbury Seeks Views From Local Community On New Port Terminal Proposal

The Port of Tilbury, London’s major port, begins its pre-planning community consultation on 6 March to seek local views on its proposals to build a new port terminal adjacent to the current port. The proposed new port terminal, known as Tilbury2, will be built on a 152 acre site which was part of the former Tilbury Power Station and will include a new pontoon and deep water jetty. The Port of Tilbury has been expanding at a fast rate over the past two decade as businesses in the port look ...

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Uruguay ports post contrasting figures

In 2016, port traffic in Uruguay varied considerably between ports and commodities. Container traffic at Montevideo over the first 11 months showed 8% growth, reaching 810,000 teu. Transhipment container traffic rose 31% following the lifting of the ban on handling Argentinean boxes. In the same period, general cargo at the port rose 3% to more than 10m tonnes and dry bulk grew by 8%. At Nueva Palmira, traffic was down 12%, with throughput amounting to 6.92m tonnes for the first 11 months. Fray Bentos reported a 4% increase of 2m ...

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Port of Tauranga still on the lookout for more hubs

Port of Tauranga says it is still on the hunt for more freight “hubs” to add to its growing network. The port, which already has two inland hubs in Auckland and one in Canterbury, has been locked in a battle with Ports of Auckland to expand its freight catchment outside its traditional region. Chief executive Mark Cairns said it was possible the port would open more. “We are looking at another North Island site at the moment,” he said. “I prefer not to say where location-wise but we generally lock ...

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DPW in final three for Townsville bid

DP World Australia has been named one of three proponents to progress on to the next stage of the Port of Townsville’s Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Berth 4 upgrade development. The other proponents in the running are Australian Amalgamated Terminals (AAT) and Townsville Bulk Storage Handling, which have also been invited to submit final proposals to operate the terminal. “The number and quality of submissions received shows the strong industry confidence in Townsville’s future economic growth potential, and the role the port will play in growing Northern Australia,” ...

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Port of Tauranga On Track for One Million Containers (TEUs)

Half year net profit rises to $41.9 million from $38.6 million as the country’s premier freight gateway benefits from rising cargo volumes and continues to set standards for port productivity Highlights: • Revenue for the six months to 31 December 2016 rises 2.8% to $125.3 million and net profit rises 8.5% to $41.9 million • Total trade increases 8% from 10.1 million tonnes to 11.0 million tonnes for the period • Container volumes rise 8% to 510,074 TEUs, reinforcing Port of Tauranga’s position as New Zealand’s largest container terminal • ...

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