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Record transshipment results for the Port of Gdansk

The 1st half of 2017 was a record one for the Port of Gdansk Authority in terms of transshipments. At the same time, in June 2017, the Gdansk port achieved the highest monthly result in its history, handling over 3.6 million tonnes. Such good results are mostly due to the increase in the transshipment of fuels and general cargo, particularly containers and ro-ro type cargo. EnlargeThe summary of the 1st half of the year at the Port of Gdansk provides a basis for further good forecasts. The port recorded the ...

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Ex-Dubai port company manager on trial accused of cash for contracts

A former senior manager at the port operator DP World is accused of asking for Dh4,800,000 million in bribes from two companies, in exchange for helping them to win two major construction projects, a court has heard. Dubai Criminal Court was told by prosecutors that a 29-year-old defendant, an Emirati woman, demanded Dh500,000 from the manager of a construction company in return for granting his company a project to construct a villa in Jumeirah Heights. The woman, who court documents stated is no longer an employee of the port company, ...

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European Energy policy after 2020 should boost the energy transition

The Port of Rotterdam wants to be a frontrunner in the transition from a fossil -based industry to a more sustainable, biobased economy that focuses on renewable energy and raw materials, CO2 reduction and circular production. To achieve that, a long-term stable legislative framework is required. The European Commission has recently proposed a revision of the European Renewable Energy Directive (REDII). The proposed amendments to the current Renewable Energy Directive describe how Member States – individually and jointly – should contribute to the EU’s renewable energy target by 2030 in ...

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DP World reports 10.7% gross volume growth in second quarter of 2017

DP World Limited handled 34.0 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across its global portfolio of container terminals in the first half of 2017, with gross container volumes growing by 8.2% year-on-year on a reported basis and 7.7% on a like- for-like1 basis, with second quarter growth rates accelerating to 10.7% year-on-year on a reported basis and 10.4% on a like-for-like2 basis, ahead of Drewry Maritime’s upgraded industry estimate of 4% throughput growth in 20173. The first half of 2017 witnessed an improvement in global trade and all three DP World ...

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Abu Dhabi Ports Weighs IPO Amid U.A.E. Listing Spree

Abu Dhabi Ports Co. is considering an initial public offering, joining a growing list of state entities in the United Arab Emirates seeking to sell shares, according to people familiar with the matter. The government-run ports operator has met with investment banks in recent weeks and may decide on financial advisers soon, the people said, asking not to be identified as the information is private. The company could raise at least $1 billion in a share sale on the local exchange, one of the people said. No final decisions have ...

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Georgia Ports Authority Of Usa Ordered More Sts Cranes From Konecranes

In July Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) ordered six more Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes from Konecranes for the Port of Savannah, Georgia. Delivery will be in the first half of 2020. The Konecranes STS cranes currently on order have a lifting capacity of 66 tons, an outreach of 61 meters, and a lifting height of 46 meters above the dock. “We are making this investment in order to stay ahead of demand as our customers devote larger vessels delivering more cargo to Savannah,” said GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch. “By 2020, we ...

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Official signing of the concession agreement for the Containers Terminal of the new Port of Kribi (Cameroon)

The CMA CGM Group is pleased to announce that on July 25, 2017, the official signing ceremony for the concession agreement of the new container terminal was held in Kribi, Cameroon, chaired by the Minister for Transport, Mr Edgar Alain Mébé Ngo’o. Following an international call to tenders, the consortium of the French groups CMA CGM and Bolloré Transport & Logistics as well as the Chinese group CHEC, were granted the funding and the operation of the Kribi Container Terminal, which they will manage for 25 years under a Public-Private ...

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European Commission publishes Mobility Package for Transport

The European Commission published its ‘mobility package’ for road transport on 31 May 2017. The package includes a Communication from the European Commission and eight legislative proposals, including the revision of the Eurovignette Directive, the introduction of a European electronic toll system, new rules for driving and rest periods for drivers, more flexible rules for cabotage and a package of social measures to enhance protection for employees in the transport sector. The Port of Rotterdam very much welcomes the revision of the Eurovignette Directive, in particular with regard to the ...

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FG to improve infrastructure at seaports – Minister

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, has expressed the Federal Government’s readiness to explore the potential of the nation’s maritime resources to improve infrastructure at the seaports. Amaechi said this in a keynote address sent to the celebration of “African Day of Seas and Oceans’’, in Lagos. on Monday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the celebration of the African Day of the Seas and Oceans is in furtherance of the declaration by the AU) Assembly of 2015 -2025 as the Decade of African Seas and Oceans ...

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Kolkata port earns the highest income, but ends year with ₹210-cr net deficit

Kolkata Port Trust, India’s sixth biggest state-run port by volumes, earned more income than what Kandla Port Trust, the biggest state-owned cargo handler, generated from handling double the cargo volumes of the eastern coast port in the year ended March 2017 (FY17). Yet, Kolkata Port Trust reported a net deficit, highlighting the complexities facing legacy ports saddled with large number of pensioners compared with modern, highly mechanised private ports. India’s 12 major ports, or those owned by the Centre, posted a combined net surplus of ₹2,819.74 crore in FY17 on ...

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Dr Wolfgang Hönemann represents Rotterdam port in North Rhine Westphalia

As of 1 August, Dr Wolfgang Hönemann has supported the Rotterdman port operations with the management of the central inland market of North Rhine Westphalia. Hönemann has acted in this role as a representative of the port and personal interface to shippers, forwarders, operators and carriers as well as to the industry, authorities and associations of the region. The further expansion of the relations of the region to Rotterdam and an improvement in the efficiency and throughput along the entire supply chain are the objectives of the activities of the ...

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Port freight traffic in Galati, Braila and Tulcea down in H1 to 3.44 mln tonnes

Freight traffic in Galati, Braila and Tulcea ports went down in the first semester of the year to 3.44 million tonnes, compared with the same period of 2016, when it registered 4.21 million tonnes, according to the Sea Danube Harbors Administration (ADPM) Galati. The traffic in the ports administered by APDM Galati was approximately 3.4 million tonnes, lower by 770,000 tonnes compared with the same period of 2016, affected also by the fact that during January-February the Danube was covered by ice and had a low debit. “Thus, during January-February ...

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Port Houston Cranes “On the Way”

Three new Super Post-Panamax cranes bound for Port Houston’s Barbours Cut Container Terminal departed Shanghai, China Sunday, aboard the ZHEN HUA 13. Along the journey these 405 feet tall cranes will travel with booms fully raised. Once they reach their destination after a two and a half month journey, the cranes are slated to replace three older ones at Barbours Cut. These cranes are just a part of a $700 million modernization program under way at Barbours Cut to increase cargo-handling efficiency and capacity. In addition to new cranes, other ...

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GPA marks busiest June, record year

At its July board meeting, the Georgia Ports Authority reported record fiscal year results and approved the purchase of six new ship-to-shore cranes. In FY2017, the GPA moved an all-time high of 3.85 million twenty-foot equivalent container units, an increase of 6.7 percent, or 242,221 TEUs over the previous year. In the last half of FY2017 alone, the Port of Savannah handled an impressive 1.99 million TEUs, for a growth rate of 11.6 percent over the same period in FY2016. “We could not have achieved this record-breaking year without the ...

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America’s Biggest Oil Port Wants to Be a Two-Way Street

The biggest U.S. oil-import hub wants to grab a piece of surging North American crude exports. Louisiana Offshore Oil Port, the only terminal along the U.S. Gulf Coast able to handle a fully laden supertanker, is gauging interest from shippers in sending crude overseas on the world’s biggest ships by early next year. The port would continue to take in foreign oil, the port’s owner LOOP LLC said in an emailed statement Monday. Ports are competing to fill the needs of domestic oil producers looking for outlets for their growing ...

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