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Dubai’s DP World pulls out of Haifa port privatisation bid

Dubai’s DP World has pulled out of a joint bid with an Israeli company to privatise Israel’s Haifa port, Israel’s privatisation body said. Israel is selling its state-owned ports and building new private docks in an effort to encourage competition and bring down costs. DP World had signed an agreement with Israel Shipyards Industries for exclusive cooperation in the privatisation of the Haifa port, one of Israel’s two main sea terminals on its Mediterranean coast. But in a statement released late Thursday, Israel’s Government Companies Authority said DP World had ...

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Vietnam-Europe freight train opens up new transport route: experts

The freight train from Vietnam to Europe is operating very well after putting into operation for more than four months, according to Tran The Hung, General Director of Rail Transport and Trade Joint Stock Company (Ratraco). The train runs between Yen Vien Railway Station in Hanoi and the Belgian city of Liege, where the goods are unloaded and sent by trucks to the final destination, the Dutch city of Rotterdam. A trip takes about 30-35 days. The railway industry has so far operated 28 trains with more than 640 forty-foot ...

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CMA CGM Group Upsizes Vessels Calling at Port of Yokohama

The APL ESPLANADE made its first call today at Yokohama port, becoming the CMA CGM Group’s first 14,000-TEU containership in the Japanese port. Accommodation has been made for the Honmoku D4 terminal in Yokohama to receive larger vessels of up to 14,000 TEUs. The APL ESPLANADE arrived at the container port with 35% more capacity than the smaller vessels deployed previously. Its arrival was welcomed by representatives from CMA CGM Japan, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), the City of Yokohama and Yokohama Kawasaki International Port Corporation ...

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HOT PORT NEWS from GAC

Further strengthening of border controls 03 Dec 2021, Philippines New testing and quarantine protocols come into force in the Philippines from today (3 December). Read more » Workers at major ports threaten indefinite strike 03 Dec 2021, India Group C and D employees of all India’s major ports have threatened to go on an indefinite strike on or after December 15. Read more » Cyclone Jawad expected to make landfall 03 Dec 2021, Bay of Bengal, India A low-pressure area in the Bay of Bengal is intensifying into a cyclonic ...

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Qatar ports container volumes rise 9% in Nov

Doha: Hamad, Ruwais and Doha ports recorded a robust performance in November as they witnessed significant growth in handling of containers, vehicles and building materials compared to the same period last month, according to Mwani Qatar. Mwani Qatar ports received 124,923 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) in November 2021, an increase of 9 percent from last month. RORO handling registered a growth of three percent compared to October 2021 and the general cargo reached 172,088 tonnes, Mwani Qatar tweeted, yesterday. The containers (TEUs) handling through the three ports stood at 114,427 ...

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Valenciaport’s commitment to hydrogen, reference for the European Commission

The use of hydrogen in the Port of Valencia to reduce the environmental impact of machinery operations in a terminal that operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, will make Valenciaport the first port in Europe to incorporate this energy in this activity. A project that has been recognised by different organisations and which the European Commission has selected as a strategic initiative for the decarbonisation of maritime transport, and which the Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) has presented at the European Hydrogen Week 2021 (EHW 2021), as ...

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Navis Unveils Lashing Monitor to Reduce the Risk of Container Loss and Damage and Increase Safety at Sea

Navis, the leading provider of maritime software solutions for efficient and compliant cargo loading, today announced the launch of a new product: the Lashing Monitor, to proactively monitor various lash conditions that could potentially damage container vessels and alert vessel crews to safety concerns at sea. The number of container incidents at sea has recently risen dramatically, resulting in significant disruption in the supply chain, environmental pollution, damages to both ship and cargo and consequently loss of money, cargo and reputation for carriers. The majority of these incidents are the ...

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S5 Agency World expands strategically to become world’s leading “Port Services Company”

Following the acquisition of the agency activities of the Royal Burger Group and Jardine, First Dutch has now acquired the S5 Agency World (S5) shares of Marmedsa Noatum Maritime and Kanoo Shipping, becoming the sole shareholder of S5 and enabling it to continue its strategic expansion in the global shipping industry. Based on a rich history, S5 has always challenged the status quo in the shipping industry when it was founded back in 2004 and is continuing that today. Since its founding, S5 has grown steadily into an organisation operating ...

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Port of Antwerp invests in digitalisation of radar infrastructure

Collaboration with Securitas Radar infrastructure plays an important role in the guidance of shipping traffic. As part of this, a framework contract was recently awarded to Securitas to fully digitalise and further expand this infrastructure. Because of its location in the hinterland and the associated complex calls, the nautical chain operation is of crucial importance for smooth traffic in the port of Antwerp. In recent years, significant investments have been made in the digital interconnection of the chain partners, including more and better data exchange. At the port itself, Port ...

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Ships in California logjam now stuck off Mexico, Taiwan and Japan

The decline in ships waiting just offshore of Los Angeles/Long Beach continues to be touted as a sign that port congestion is easing — despite the fact that the true number of waiting ships has not actually declined. Gene Seroka, executive director of the Port of Los Angeles, said during a press conference Tuesday while standing alongside Labor Secretary Marty Walsh: “Since we instituted a penalty for long-aging containers, the number of ships at anchor has decreased by more than 40% over a four-week period. We have not collected a ...

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Kenya’s new oil terminal ready for test run

Completion of the new Kipevu Oil Terminal in Mombasa will see Kenya double its capacity to handle transit petroleum products to Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi starting January 2022 from the current 35,000 tonnes. The $385 million terminal can handle up to four vessels at a time compared with the old terminal that can handle only one. The terminal is expected to cut cost of petroleum products by reducing the cost of demurrage or the extra time taken to load and unload cargo, a big factor to the high cost of ...

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ThPA S.A. is the 1st Greek Port to adopt blockchain technology

Port of Thessaloniki is the first Greek Port to adopt blockchain technology through integrating with TradeLens, a digital logistics platform supported by five of the six largest ocean carriers globally. ThPA S.A. is focused on the transformation of the Port of Thessaloniki into a “smart port” through smart technologies for the digitization of systems, to provide innovative and high-end services with simplified procedures, creating surplus value for the wider port community. As ThPA S.A. – Port of Thessaloniki is the Gateway Port to South East, Central and Eastern Europe, detailed ...

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Valenciaport tenders the drafting of the urban development project for areas 2 and 5 of the Special Plan for zone 1 south of the Port of València

The Special Plan for the South Zone 1 of the Port of Valencia or Nazaret East Plan continues to take firm steps to convert this area of the city of Valencia, and especially the Nazaret district, into new green, tertiary and sports spaces. A new green lung and a multifunctional area that will reinforce the social and urban fabric of this neighbourhood, and will act as a catalyst for the economy. The Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) has published the specifications for the contracting of the drafting service for the ...

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PSA & ONE Launch Environmentally Friendly Barge Service at Jurong Island Terminal

As part of a continued joint commitment to adopt responsible maritime practices and invest in a greener and cleaner future, PSA Corporation Ltd (PSA) and Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd (ONE) have launched barge sailing from PSA Singapore to PSA Jurong Island Terminal on 24 November 2021. This collaboration marks another milestone for the two like-minded and eco-conscious partners, as both collectively strive for decarbonisation to limit the impact of terminal and shipping activities on our environment. Transportation of container-on-barge, or barge shipping, is a more environmentally friendly mode of ...

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Port of Vancouver struggles to recover container, bunkering operations

Heavy rain in southwestern British Columbia stymied the recovery of rail and truck movements to and from the Port of Vancouver, two weeks after floods initially cut off Canada’s busiest port from the rest of the country. The port is dealing with vessel delays, increased yard congestion, and a growing number of ships at anchor as berth availability depended on rail car supply, German shipping firm Hapag-Lloyd said in a customer advisory Dec. 1, adding that “full [is] recovery expected to take a number of weeks.” Canadian National and Canadian ...

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