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Port Authority and Municipality of Rotterdam launch blockchain technology field lab

The Municipality of Rotterdam and the Port of Rotterdam Authority are jointly launching a field lab today for the development of concrete applications and solutions based on blockchain technology. The new applied research lab has been christened ‘BlockLab’. BlockLab is an initiative of the Port of Rotterdam Authority and the Municipality of Rotterdam, who will also be financing the project. In addition, the lab is supported by the regional development corporation InnovationQuarter. The field lab will be jointly opened by Port Authority President and CEO Allard Castelein, Rotterdam’s Deputy Mayor ...

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Cochin Port Trust expects₹37-crore profit this year

Braving rough weather for two consecutive financial years, the Cochin Port Trust is all set to come out of the red this fiscal, with an expected net profit of ₹37 crore. The loss last fiscal was ₹27.17 crore. Deputy Chairman AV Ramana attributed the turnaround to increased crude throughput by BPCL-Kochi Refinery and higher container traffic at the International Container Transhipment Terminal operated by DP World. The port is also expecting that the increased capacity utilisation at the LNG terminal is likely to bring more revenues this fiscal. Cargo handling ...

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Port of Hueneme Takes Home Awards at the Green Shipping Summit USA

The Port of Hueneme’s cutting edge environmental programs and strategic implementation of eco-friendly action plans received high accolades at the Green Shipping Summit, held September 12th in Los Angeles. The Port was honored with “The Greenest Port of the Year” award in part for being the first port in California to be Green Marine certified. Port Director/CEO Kristin Decas received “Maritime Executive of the Year” for her environmental leadership in the goods movement industry, and her achievements in implementing green technologies at the Port. Decas was among twenty-two industry leaders ...

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Port operators want migration to new law; govt for market determining move

Port operators have asked the government to migrate their contracts in accordance with the new Major Port Authorities Bill, 2016, which is expected to be passed by Parliament in the next session. The Major Port Authorities Bill, 2016, was tabled in the Lok Sabha in December 2016 to replace the Major Port Trusts Act, 1963. With the passage of the Bill, Tariff Authority for Major Ports (TAMP) would cease to exist but the regulations passed by TAMP before 2013 would be applicable to the contracts prior to that period. The ...

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Amsterdam Port Authority : The New Sea Lock – what’s happening in September?

Construction work has continued during the summer holidays. OpenIJ has worked hard in August, placing reinforcement steel for the lock gate recesses in order to start concreting in September. Concreting of the floors of both inner and outer lock gate recesses will start this month. Both floors will need the astonishing amount of 4,000 cubic metres of concrete. Work on the lock chamber walls will continue as before. OpenIJ is also working on a last temporary small land reclamation project to increase the area of the lock island southwest of ...

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Dunkerque-Port: STANDING WITH THE CARIBBEAN

After Hurricane Irma’s devastating passage through the Caribbean, ravaging the islands of Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélemy, Martinique and Guadeloupe have now been hit by the violence of Hurricane Maria. The cost has been incalculable for these Caribbean islands with which Dunkerque-Port and the whole Dunkirk area have very close links, stretching back over many years. There has been massive destruction and the human toll is tragic. Though it is still too early to evaluate the full extent of the damage caused by this natural disaster, Dunkerque-Port extends its sympathy to the ...

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30 Organisations Ask Europe To Invest More In Transport

With the slogan “More EU budget for transport, the best investment plan for Europe” a coalition of thirty European transport organisations are launching today their campaign for a strong connecting Europe Facility for the next financial period 2021-2028. “We are very pleased to see that 30 transport organisations, covering all modes and nodes, service providers, users and cargo owners are supporting this plea for a strong financial support for the completion of the TEN-T network. 750 billion euro is needed to complete the TEN-T core network. We all know that ...

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Krishnapatnam port increases draft for container terminal to 16 meters

Krishnapatnam Port, a deep water port, located in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh, has increased its draft for container terminal to 16 meters. With the new milestone, Krishnapatnam Port Container Terminal (KPCT) now shares the honour of being one of the deepest draft container ports on the East Coast of India. The port was promoted by the Hyderabad-based CVR Group, a release said here today. Krishnapatnam Port already enjoys the status of having 18.5 meter draft, deepest in India for its bulk terminal. The port has started offering transshipment services, ...

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NCSP Volumes for 8M 2017 Totaled 97 million tons

NCSP Group (LSE: NCSP, MOEX: NMTP) hereby reports that its consolidated cargo turnover for January-August 2017 totaled 97 052 thousand tons. CEO of PJSC NCSP Sultan Batov said in a comment on 8M 2017 volumes: «Grain made absolute record in transshipment. Volumes grew 79.4% year-on-year, and 55.4% just last month – from 765 thousand tons in July to 1 189 thousand tons in August. Monthly transshipment surpassed one million tons for the first time since 2013». Transshipment of light oil products, seed oils, coal, non-ferrous metals, perishable cargo, and containers was ...

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Temporary draft restriction Thursday, September 21, 2017, Cape Canaveral, United States

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Khalifa Port’s expansion work to enlarge and deepen the facility are on track

Abu Dhabi’s US$7 billion Khalifa Port is on track to complete marine works by the second quarter of next year in an expansion project to accommodate a new terminal that will be managed by China’s Cosco Shipping Ports. Abu Dhabi Ports, the operator of Khalifa Port, last year signed a 35-year concession agreement with Cocso to operate a new $700 million terminal that will add 2.4 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) a year to the port’s existing capacity of 2.5 million TEUs. Abu Dhabi Ports, which is also deepening the ...

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Second phase of Petlim container terminal launched

The stage 2 of Petlim container terminal, invested by Azerbaijan’s energy giant SOCAR, was launched on September 19. The completed container terminal has doubled the capacity of port located near the city of Izmir, Aliaga region. The new port was built in two stages and $450 million has been spent for the construction. It includes 700 meters of linear berth, 42 hectares of container storage area, 150 meters cargo and cargo ferry. The overall construction of Petlim took 8.5 million man-hours. The 16 meters deep facility will serve vessels of ...

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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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