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Egypt’s Government approves establishing new 10th of Ramadan dry port

The Egyptian government green-lighted the establishment of the Tenth of Ramadan City dry port and logistics hub, according to a recent statement by the cabinet. A public-private partnership model under which the government will move forward with a tender to establish the port. Cabinet had given preliminary approval to the project last week, along with eight other Public-Private Partnership (PPP) developments including new dry ports in Beni Suef, Sadat City and Borg El Arab. On June 3rd, the government approved nine proposed PPP infrastructure project. Five of the proposed projects ...

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Congestion at south China ports worsens on anti-COVID-19 measures

Congestion at container shipping ports in southern China is worsening as authorities step up disinfection measures amid a flare-up in COVID-19 cases, causing the biggest backlog since at least 2019. More than 150 coronavirus cases have been reported in Guangdong province, a key manufacturing and exporting hub in southern China, since the latest wave of cases struck in late May, triggering local governments to step up prevention and control efforts that have curbed port processing capacity. Ports in Guangdong, including Yantian, Shekou, Chiwan and Nansha, have issued notices this week ...

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Port of Los Angeles Eclipses 10 Million Container Units

The Port of Los Angeles on Thursday became the first port in the Western Hemisphere to process 10 million container units in a 12 month period. To mark the milestone, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, longshore labor leaders, Port officials and stakeholders gathered at the Port’s Fenix Marine Services Container Terminal to watch the 10 millionth container loaded onto the CMA CGM AMERIGO VESPUCCI, a vessel from the fleet of the Port’s largest shipping line customer, the CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics. “The Port is ...

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HOT PORT NEWS from GAC

2021 summer break working hours Friday, June 11, 2021, Jebel Dhanna/Ruwais, United Arab Emirates Please find following arrangements in the port of Jebel Dhana/Ruwais, to avoid operational delays during the summer working hours “Restricted time between 1230-1500 hours”, from 15 June until 15 September. 1. Pilots will board the vessels at Ghasha pilot station before 0830 hours or after 1230 hours – Client vessels are requested to plan their ETA accordingly. 2. The cargo loading/discharge operations are to be adjusted in sufficient time before or after the restricted time. 3. ...

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Port of Baku Begins Construction of Strategic Fertilizer Terminal in Alat

“Baku International Sea Trade Port” CJSC (aka the Port of Baku) has announced the start of construction of a fertilizer terminal at its new facility in Alat, Azerbaijan. The strategic terminal is jointly financed by the Government of Azerbaijan and the Port of Baku. It is expected to be commissioned by the end of 2022. The investment decision resulted from a feasibility study revealing a significant potential for transshipment of fertilizers from landlocked Central Asian countries to western markets via Azerbaijan. Three resource-rich states of Central Asia – Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan ...

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Human Rights Court And Spanish High Court Deal New Blow To Dockworkers’ Monopolies

Yesterday, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg issued an important ruling on the Norwegian dockworkers’ monopoly. In several European countries, port labour is still organised on a monopolistic and corporatist basis, more specifically an exclusive right for a closed pool (i.e. a labour reserve organised as a unique employment agency for the entire port), which is controlled by a dockers’ union. Individual port companies have little or no say in the organisation of the work, and external job-seekers are barred or confronted with all kinds of obstacles. The ...

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Prince Rupert Port Authority Highlights Importance Of Exports To Northern BC

The Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA), through a funding partnership with Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDIT), has published a Northern BC Export Profile today that illustrates the critical role that international exports play in underpinning local economies in communities from the Cariboo to the Yukon border. The interactive web platform will broaden visibility for community, business and economic policy leaders on the diverse resource export industries that currently support the economy of Northern BC, and will be an important tool to identify new export and economic development opportunities for the ...

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Port Authority intends to build brand new port information centre

The port of Rotterdam Authority will be constructing a new port experience centre (PEC) at Maasvlakte 2. This facility will be the successor to the FutureLand information centre. The building will be designed by MVRDV – responsible for projects like Rotterdam’s Markthal and Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen. The consultants at Kossmanndejong have thought along about the centre’s overall concept and will be working on the exhibition format, visitor experience and interior design. The centre will be realised close to Maasvlakte 2’s leisure beach, at the edge of Amaliahaven. The PEC ...

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FEPORT welcomes G7 agreement on minimum taxation of multinationals and calls on OEDC countries to include cargo handling in the scope of BEPS Pillar 2

During their General Assembly meeting held remotely today June 10th, 2021, FEPORT members discussed the recent G7 finance ministers’ historic agreement to apply a global minimum corporate tax rate of 15% to all multinational corporations. The issue is of immediate concern to port terminal companies as the international shipping industry is pushing for an exemption from the new tax reform deal. FEPORT is preoccupied by the too broad definition of shipping that could lead to an exemption of shipping companies’ own cargo handling activities and beyond. If this were to ...

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Adriatic Gate terminal marks 10th year with 2M TEU milestone

Adriatic Gate Container Terminal (AGCT), International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) Croatian subsidiary, has handled a cumulative throughput of two (2) million TEUs – a milestone that serves as the high point of the company’s 10th anniversary. Achieved over the course of a decade since AGCT started operations at the Port of Rijeka in April 2011, the milestone highlights the company’s highly successful public-private partnership with Luka Rijeka, Rijeka Port Authority, and the Government of Croatia. “Two million TEUs in 10 years is a remarkable feat for AGCT. We have ...

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Supply chain: Australia’s fuel supply chain is secure and resilient

There’s a lot of incorrect and ill-informed commentary at the moment about Australia’s fuel supply chain. Certain parties with vested interests, and those who benefit from general fear-mongering, would have you believe the false argument that the Australian fuel supply chain is fragile and easily disrupted. Nothing could be further from the truth. Australia’s fuel supply chain is secure and resilient. The key principle: redundancy and diversification Risk managers are keen to avoid the realisation of harm that may occur because of deviation from an expected outcome. While the field ...

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China inspects for coal hoarding at northern ports – sources

China has sent officials to inspect coal inventories and crack down on illicit hoarding at ports, following a surge of physical coal prices and tight supplies in the market ahead of the peak consumption season. Officials conducted research at Caofeidian port and held meetings with port companies and coal trading firms on Thursday before heading to the nearby Jingtang and Qinhuangdao ports, according to three people familiar with the matter. The three ports are major coal transporting hub in northern China. Officials from five departments, including the National Development and ...

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Joint Deloitte-ESPO study: Europe’s ports at the crossroads of transitions

The greening and digital transitions combined with the changing global political environment and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic create the perfect storm for Europe’s ports and the port industry. Ports are at the crossroads of these transitions and changing realities. How can port authorities best respond to these shifts? To what extent can they proactively set the course for a more sustainable, resilient and smart future? What has the COVID-19 pandemic revealed about the role of ports? What are the necessary conditions for ports to play their role as ...

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Geoverse Brings the Power of Private LTE/5G Networks to the Port of Oakland

Geoverse, a national operator of private cellular networks for the enterprise, today announced it has entered into an agreement to provide a private cellular solution for Oakland Maritime Support Services (OMSS) at the Port of Oakland. The private LTE network will leverage Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) to enable multiple intermodal container yard management applications in the first phase and new smart port use cases and applications in follow-on phases. The private LTE deployment will be one of the first smart port solutions rolled out with CBRS in the U.S. ...

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Port of Long Beach Achieves Record Month in May

The Port of Long Beach continued its unprecedented streak of single-month records in May by moving more than 900,000 cargo containers for the first time in its 110-year history. Dockworkers and terminal operators processed 907,216 twenty-foot equivalent units in May and broke the previous “best month” record set in March 2021 by 66,829 TEUs. Trade was up 44.4% from May 2020. Imports jumped 42.3% to 444,736 TEUs and exports saw a relatively flat increase of 0.6% to 135,345 TEUs. Empty containers moved through the Port increased 80.7% to 327,135 TEUs. ...

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