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China’s maritime department advises of unexploded ordinance off Lianyungang port

A Chinese maritime safety department has advised ships to stay clear from a specific area off the busy port of Lianyungang where an unexploded “ordinance” is floating in the waters, according to officials and freight market sources Friday. The area designated as unsafe is situated north-east of Lianyungang where the water depth is around 23-25 metres, a market source following the development of the situation said. “It’s not a bomb. It’s just an obstacle,” an official with Lianyungang Maritime Safety Administration told S&P Global Platts late Thursday. According to a ...

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CMA CGM takes 10% stake in CSP Zeebrugge Terminal

CMA CGM, a leading worldwide shipping Group, is pleased to announce the acquisition from CHINA SHIPPING Ports Development Co. Limited (“COSCO SHIPPING Ports”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of COSCO Group, of 10% equity interest in CSP Zeebrugge Terminal NV (“CSP Zeebrugge”), through its wholly-owned subsidiary CMA Terminals. CMA CGM is currently the major client of CSP Zeebrugge and accounted for one third of the total throughput of the terminal in 2017. The strategic partnership between CMA CGM and COSCO SHIPPING Ports should foster the development of CSP Zeebrugge into a major ...

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Amsterdam: Possibility of special passage regime at sea lock due to drought

The National Water Distribution Committee has issued a request for measure scenarios to be formulated, with the aim of limiting saltwater intrusion via the locks at IJmuiden as a result of the drought in the Netherlands. These scenarios are currently being developed. One possible option is to introduce a special passage regime, whereby filling the locks when empty will be limited as far as possible. There is a drought in the Netherlands and thus a shortage of fresh water. In the Western Netherlands, this has led to falling water levels ...

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Belgian firm pledges 50m makeover of Hamina port

The Belgian transport engineering company Sarens has agreed to double a planned investment to modernise the port of Hamina in southeast Finland. The deal builds on a 2016 agreement between Sarens and Tengizchevroil (TCO) — a consortium of oil companies operating the Tengiz oil field in Kazakhstan — to build a trans-shipment base in the Finnish coastal city. The new port in question would primarily be used for offloading cargo from ocean-going vessels. TCO has entrusted Sarens with the transportation and installation of oversized pre-assembled equipment for a new plant ...

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Engro Corporation and Royal Vopak sign LNG infrastructure agreement

Engro Corporation Ltd, (Engro Corporation) of Pakistan and Royal Vopak of the Netherlands today announce the signing of a Share Purchase Agreement in which Vopak will acquire a 29% share in Elengy Terminal Pakistan Ltd (ETPL). ETPL’s wholly owned subsidiary, Engro Elengy Terminal (Pvt) Ltd (EETPL) owns an LNG facility which is located in Port Qasim in Pakistan, adjacent to the Engro Vopak chemical terminal on the mainland side of the channel into Port Qasim. The facility has been in operation since 2015 and is the first LNG import facility ...

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Port Of Liverpool To Receive New Container Services

Peel Ports’ flagship deep-water container terminal, Liverpool2, will welcome its largest regular caller to date when 2M (Maersk and MSC alliance) introduce a new transatlantic container service to the port beginning 22 July 2018. 2M is switching its TA2 service from Felixstowe to Liverpool on a temporary basis. At the same time, Maersk Line’s South American service, Colombia Express, will also start calling at the port of Liverpool, exporting UK goods to Newark. Liverpool will be the final port of call for both weekly services as they head westbound across ...

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Dredging at Sakra Basin Friday, July 20, 2018, Singapore

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Asian Terminals, Inc. welcomes newest Toyofuji car carrier to Batangas port

Batangas Port, the country’s largest car carrier port managed by listed Asian Terminals, Inc. (ATI), recently welcomed MV Trans Harmony 2, the newest pure car carrier of leading vehicle transporter Toyofuji Shipping, as she officially entered service for the growing car market. Trans Harmony 2 boosts Toyofuji’s capacity and efficiency in the region, following the launch of her sister ship Trans Harmony 1 early this year. Trans Harmony 2 runs a weekly rotation through Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei and Batangas. Consistent with her name, Trans Harmony ...

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Amsterdam: Carbon emissions in North Sea Canal Area to be reduced by half by 2030

Industrial companies based in the North Sea Canal Area seek to cut carbon emissions by 50% by 2030, bringing them down from the current level of 15 megatons. Virtually all circular waste flows must be recycled by 2050 and carbon emissions minimised. In committing to these targets, the area aims to be among the leading regions in Europe when it comes to reducing climate change. These are the outcomes of the Regionale Industrieklimaattafel (Regional Climate Convention for Industry) in the North Sea Canal Area, the fastest-growing region in the Netherlands ...

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Visakhapatnam Port Trust sees value in acquiring Dredging Corp

With the threat of privatization of Dredging Corp of India (DCIL) being taken off the table by Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari last week, a committee set up by the ministry has met for the first time to discuss the proposal for three government-owned ports to take over the Visakhapatnam, AP-based company. The three ports are the ports of Visakhapatnam, Paradip in Odisha and New Mangalore in Karnataka. According to a senior official of the Visakhapatnam Port Trust (VPT), the port believes that the acquiring a stake along with the ...

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Construction of berths at Vizhinjam port hit

High waves damage steel and stone approaches The construction of berths (jetty) of the upcoming Vizhinjam International Multipurpose Deepwater Seaport has been hit after high waves damaged the temporary steel and stone approaches from the operating platform to the jack-up platform. The temporary access used to approach permanent structures got dislodged from the mainland in the high waves that hit the Vizhinjam coast for the last two days. The construction of berths has come to a halt. Adani Vizhinjam Port Private Ltd (AVPPL), the private multi-port operator entrusted to build ...

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North Korea’s coal smuggled into South via Russian port

South Korean authorities have opened an investigation into a UN panel’s finding that North Korea transhipped over 9,000 tons of coal, disguised as Russian exports, to South Korean ports in Incheon and Pohang, North Gyeongsang, last October. According to a recent United Nations panel of experts report, North Korean coal shipped to the Russian port of Kholmsk was reloaded on two vessels that entered South Korea’s Incheon and Pohang ports and arrived after the UN Security Council’s comprehensive coal ban was implemented in August last year. The panel’s findings, released ...

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DP World Signs Agreement to Boost International Trade

An agreement to jointly construct a new ‘Traders Market’ at DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Port and Free Zone in Dubai on a total build up area of three million square metres has been signed between the global trade enabler and the Zhejiang China Commodities City Group, providing further impetus to China’s Belt and Road Initiative. DP World will be building the ‘Traders Market’ within the Jebel Ali Free Zone Area located in Jafza South next to the Dubai Expo 2020 site. The market will include clusters of traders from ...

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The PORT OF KIEL invests in cargo handling and environmental technology

The PORT OF KIEL invests in cargo handling, environmental technology and the traffic shift from road to rail. Dr. Thilo Rohlfs, state secretary of the ministry for economy, transport, labour, technology and tourism for the country of Schleswig-Holstein, made use of a visit to the port of Kiel to inform himself about the current port investment projects that take place in the capital city of Kiel. “The port of Kiel has grown significantly over the past years. With the support of the county of Schleswig-Holstein, the port has managed to ...

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Marine site investigation at Yi O, Lantau Island Thursday, July 19, 2018, Hong Kong

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