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China’s cargo, container throughput up in first four months

China’s ports saw a slight expansion of cargo throughput in the first four months of the year despite COVID-19 disruptions, official data showed. Cargo throughput at the country’s ports neared 4.91 billion tonnes in the period, edging up 0.2 percent year on year, according to the Ministry of Transport. During the January-April period, the container handling volume at China’s ports rose 1.7 percent from a year ago to 91.04 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), the data showed. In April alone, China’s ports handled more than 1.27 billion tonnes of cargo, ...

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Gangavaram Port to set up Container Terminal

Gangavaram Port, the deepest and the most modern port in the country will be setting up its first container terminal. The much-anticipated container terminal is expected to provide impetus to the growth of cargo business in the hinterland of Andhra Pradesh and surrounding industrial hubs. The terminal will also increase efficiency, reduce turnaround time and logistics costs, and make the supply chain seamless for the industry. The commissioning state of the art terminal at Gangavaram Port will redefine marine infrastructure in the country. The port aims to offer the best ...

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The Panama Canal Collects Further Industry Input on Simplified Tolls Structure Proposal at Public Hearing

The Panama Canal concluded today, Friday, its formal consultation period for industry feedback on its simplified tolls structure proposal by holding a public hearing. “This is a very important step in every tolls modification process at the Panama Canal,” said Panama Canal Administrator Ricaurte Vásquez Morales. “We appreciate the input that we received from the maritime community and our customers. As we renew our commitment to add value for customers, we will ensure their feedback is carefully considered as we move forward in this process.” The process began on April ...

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RightShip – NxtPort International collaboration will boost ports and terminals’ sustainability credentials

RightShip, the world’s leading maritime due diligence organisation, today announces a new tie-up for its recently launched Maritime Emissions Portal (MEP) with port data-sharing platform NxtPort International (NxtPort Int’l), a marketplace for port communities, that originated in the Port of Antwerp, and deploys to 3000+ public and private entities. NxtPort Int’l’s platform makes it possible for ports, terminals, ship owners and managers to securely access and combine data sources across multiple supply chains – encouraging data-sharing and connections between like-minded organisations. From predicting the weather for a voyage, to avoiding ...

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Port of Baku enhancing international partnership

The delegation of the Baku International Sea Trade Port (Port of Baku) led by its Director-General Taleh Ziyadov took part in the IAPH 2022 World Ports Conference held in Canada, the port’s press service told Trend. According to the press service, during the conference the delegation discussed current and future partnership opportunities with ports of other countries to contribute towards achieving shared sustainable development goals. During the meeting with IAPH (International Association of Ports and Harbors) Managing Director Patrick Verhoeven and directors of various foreign ports, the parties discussed issues ...

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AD Ports Group and Alexander Global Logistics GmbH Sign Agreement to Establish a World-Class Pulp and Paper Products Hub in Abu Dhabi

Striving to transform Abu Dhabi into a leading hub for the development and distribution of pulp and paper products across the Middle East, AD Ports Group has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Alexander Global Logistics GmbH. As per the agreement, the two parties will work closely to establish and launch a transshipment hub dedicated to handling pulp and paper products, which will operate from Khalifa Port, AD Ports Group’s flagship port and a vital link connecting East and West trade. Saif Al Mazrouei, CEO of Ports Cluster, AD Ports ...

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Valenciaport receives international recognition for its commitments and investments in environmental sustainability

The Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) has received an award at the World Sustainability Awards, the “port Oscars” in environmental matters, granted by the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH), for the PASSport project which aims to improve protection in European ports. The initiative pays particular attention to the surveillance of pollution in the water and by air by means of aerial and underwater drones. Aurelio Martinez, president of the PAV is grateful for this recognition which “reaffirms that we are in the right line of giving maximum priority ...

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HOT PORT NEWS from GAC

Torrential rainfall: Port status update 23 May 2022, Durban, South Africa The Kwa-Zulu Natal region has once again experienced torrential rainfall expected to continue until 23 May. Port operations at Durban continue. Read more » Change to Chinese crew repatriation procedure 23 May 2022, Oman The Chinese Embassy in Oman has advised that the quarantine procedure for Chinese crew to enter China has been relaxed. Read more » Reduction in indexation of Scale of Rates 23 May 2022, Haldia, India It has been decided to keep the indexation on cargo ...

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Container Dwell Fee On Hold Through May 27

The San Pedro Bay ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles will once again delay consideration of the “Container Dwell Fee” for another week, this time until May 27. Since the program was announced on Oct. 25, the two ports have seen a combined decline of 48% in aging cargo on the docks. The executive directors of both ports will reassess fee implementation after monitoring data over the next week. Fee implementation has been postponed by both ports since the start of the program. The Long Beach and Los Angeles ...

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APM Terminals Mobile to expand by 32 acres

APM Terminals Mobile has signed an agreement with the Alabama State Port Authority to add 32 acres to the current 134 acre container terminal yard to keep pace with future demand, creating one million TEU throughput capacity that is approved to handle 14,000 TEU ships. This represents the third expansion in the last six years as importers expand their volumes to meet regional consumer demand and tap into rail service to the Midwest U.S. market. The $104 million terminal expansion will begin later this year. The first 19 acres are ...

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Ships transiting Suez Canal increased by 10% this year: SCA chief

The number of ships transiting the Suez Canal has increased by 10 percent until May this year compared to the same period last year, Suez Canal Authority Chairman Osama Rabie said. In remarks to CBC, Rabie said the number of ships transiting the canal from the beginning of the year until 1 May has reached 1,166 compared to 1,066 last year. Rabie said the SCA has been aware of the negative impact of the Russia-Ukraine crisis, including a decline in trade in the Black Sea region, which passes through the ...

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Renewed supply chain ‘chaos’ seen as Shanghai resumes shipping — report

Renewed disruptions, backlogs, and even possibly “chaos” had been predicted throughout the shipping industry as China ramped up operations in Shanghai and resumed manufacturing and supply chain operations after an eight-week lockdown, said maritime and marine news provider The Maritime Executive. In a report on Wednesday (May 18), the portal said vessel diversions increased rapidly starting in mid-April resulting in a growing amount of export cargo not shipped and now the restart in operations was expected to come just as the shipping industry traditional moved toward a peak season as ...

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Egypt expects Suez Canal revenues to hit $7 billion by end of fiscal year – minister

Egypt expects the Suez Canal’s revenues to reach about $7 billion by the end of the current fiscal year, finance minister Mohamed Maait said on Saturday. Tourism revenues are expected to reach between $10 billion and $12 billion by then, despite the Ukrainian crisis, he added. Egypt’s fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. The canal is the fastest shipping route between Europe and Asia and one of the Egyptian government’s main sources of foreign currency. Source: Reuters (Reporting by Ahmed Ismail, Writing by Moataz Mohamed, Editing by ...

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Long Beach, Los Angeles Seaports Partnering For Zero-Emissions Future

The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles will give a progress update on the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan on Wednesday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to noon. The meeting will include a status update of the ports’ technology advancement projects, feasibility assessment studies of cargo handling equipment and drayage trucks, and the Clean Truck Fund Rate. The meeting will be held via Zoom and is open to the public. To participate in the meeting, click here to register and receive instructions on participating via computer ...

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Notarc Acquires the Panama Canal Container Port Terminal and Will Resume Construction of the $1.4 Billion Project

Notarc Management Group (NMG), a LatAm-focused private investment and asset management firm, which last year launched its Panama Development Fund (PDF) and has led significant investments across the Caribbean and Latin America over several decades, has announced the acquisition and finalization of plans for the completion of the Panama Canal Container Port (PCCP), a $1.4 billion modern port facility. The project is already forty percent (40%) completed and is slated to resume construction by the fourth quarter of 2022. NMG is partnering with Terminal Investment Limited (TIL), an affiliate of ...

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