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Monsoon shipping 21 May-15 September 21 May 2024, Mormugao India Measures incoming and outgoing vessels should follow during the monsoon season. READ MORE Wing In Ground craft trial flights 21 May 2024, Singapore On 22 and 23 May, trial flights of the Wing In Ground craft “Airfish Voyager” will be conducted off Raffles Reserved Anchorage. READ MORE Pipeline replacement works at Pulau Ayer Chawan 21 May 2024, Singapore Pipeline replacement works are being carried out at Pulau Ayer Chawan until 31 July. READ MORE Source: GAC

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April 2024 shipping figures

Pilbara Ports delivered a total monthly throughput of 65.4 million tonnes (Mt) for April 2024. This throughput was a 13 per cent increase compared to April 2023. The Port of Port Hedland achieved a monthly throughput of 50.1Mt, of which 49.4Mt was iron ore exports. This was a 14 per cent increase to total throughput compared to April 2023. Imports through the Port of Port Hedland totalled 180,000 tonnes, a decrease of nine per cent compared to April 2023. The Port of Dampier delivered a total throughput of 14.2Mt, an ...

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Port of Los Angeles cargo rises 12% in April; up 25% in 2024

National Trade Forecast Expert Shares Thoughts on Peak Season, Supply Chain Trends The docks at the Port of Los Angeles were busy in April, handling 770,337 container units, a 12% increase over the previous year. It was the ninth consecutive month of year-over-year growth at the nation’s busiest port. Four months into 2024, waterfront workers have efficiently processed 3,150,841 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) across Los Angeles marine terminals –– nearly 25% more than 2023. That’s also 5% higher than the Port’s running five-year average dating back to 2019, including two ...

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New logistics and freight yard to boost port operations in Southampton

A new logistics and freight yard beside Southampton Container Terminal is predicted to give a significant extra competitive edge to cargo and haulage operations in the port. The new yard and operation has been created in a deal between Southampton Container Terminal operator DP World and Williams Shipping, one of Southampton’s oldest and most established maritime and logistics businesses. The yard is twice the size of the existing Williams Shipping yard, which is outside the port, and it is predicted that the short move and expansion of operations could at ...

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The world’s first methanol-powered container ship now on weekly service to the Port of Gothenburg

On Saturday, a new feeder service started calling regularly at the Port of Gothenburg. The world’s first container ship powered by green methanol, Laura Maersk, operates the service sailing between the Port of Gothenburg and Bremerhaven. “Already today, many of the customers importing and exporting via Gothenburg have chosen lower-emission ocean transport enabled by green fuels* and thereby reduced the greenhouse gas footprint in their supply chain. With the arrival of Laura Maersk on a weekly basis, we are now connecting Gothenburg to a green corridor in Northern Europe and ...

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Russia’s Novo fuel terminal resumes loadings after drone attack, LSEG data, sources say

The Importpischeprom oil products terminal at Russia’s Black Sea port of Novorossiisk resumed fuel loadings on May 18 after suspending operations following a drone attack a day earlier, according to industry sources and LSEG data. Novorossiisk is Russia’s largest port on the Black Sea, and a key outlet for crude oil and oil product exports and transit in Russia’s south. The Importpischeprom terminal exports light oil products as well as fertilizers and vegetable oils. The data shows the Gratia tanker has already been loaded with around 15,000 metric tons of ...

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HOT PORT NEWS from GAC

Operation of storm gate during monsoon season 20 May 2024, Mumbai India From 1 June to 30 September, Indira Dock Storm Gate will be closed three hours before high-water and will open one hour after high-water. READ MORE Marine works at Junk Bay and Tit Cham Chau 20 May 2024, Hong Kong For approximately five months, marine works involving marine site investigation and marine archaeological survey will be carried out. READ MORE Revision of maximum permissible draft 20 May 2024, Karaikal India Karaikal Port has advised the revision of a ...

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Port of Valencia: April traffics show an upturn in the export sector

Valenciaport’s terminals have confirmed in April that the Spanish export sector is in a reactivation phase. After a period of stagnation and declines, the Valencian terminals are returning to positive signs and increases in cargo traffic (full containers) leaving Valenciaport for other countries around the world. Specifically, according to Valenciaport’s Statistical Bulletin for April, full TEU (6.1 metre long containers) traffic increased by +10.94% that month. However, April’s growth has not yet managed to change the cumulative record of the first four months of the year: -1.81%. In general, an ...

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Construction Begins on Truck Charging Depot at Port

A new charging depot that will be operated by Forum Mobility broke ground Wednesday, aimed at meeting the accelerating demand for heavy-duty electric trucks serving the Port of Long Beach. The facility, scheduled to go online in fall, moves the Port closer toward achieving a goal of zero-emissions operations for drayage trucks by 2035. “As an industry leader in the sustainable goods movement, we are proud to start construction on another project that will help us make dramatic reductions in air emissions and put us on the path toward becoming ...

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For APM Terminals’ Patricia de Waal it’s a marriage made in… a container terminal

Ahead of the International Day for Women in Maritime (May 18), we bring you the story of one woman, speaking for the thousands of women who work for APM Terminals, contributing to global trade, and taking their rightful place in our workforce. Patricia de Waal started work as a Straddle Carrier operator at the age of 20 with a high school diploma and regular driver’s licence, the rest she learned at our terminal in Rotterdam. Above all, she learned to pay attention and concentrate, because safety comes first. Once she ...

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CLARION Project Takes the Lead in Strengthening European Ports’ Resilience

On 7th – 8th May 2024, CLARION Project was kicked off in Rotterdam and Delft, The Netherlands. Funded by the Horizon Europe Programme (Project 101147041 — CLARION) and coordinated by TU Delft, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, the Geotechnical Engineering Section, CLARION is dedicated to enhancing the resilience and sustainability of European ports in the face of climate-related challenges, with a total EU budget of approximately 7 million euros. Featuring the top-3 ports in Europe in terms of container throughput, namely Rotterdam, Antwerp/Bruges and Hamburg in the North Sea ...

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European ports turned into car parks as EV makers hunt buyers

Sales of electric cars in Europe are relatively low, but it is just one reason why the vehicles are piling up in Europe’s major ports. A growing number of imported electric cars, many of them from China, are stuck at the ports of Europe as manufacturers and distributors struggle with a slowdown in sales. The ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge in Belgium are reportedly flooded with EVs from China, however, the port told Euronews that it is not only Chinese vehicles which are involved. But they did not disclose any ...

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The Port of Hamburg begins the year on a positive note

Container throughput improved to 1.9 million TEU in the first quarter of 2024 – despite tense geopolitical and economic conditions. USA traffic continued to develop very positively, setting a new record. Hinterland and transhipment traffic benefitted from the increase in container throughput and showed an upward trend. Overall, total seaborne cargo throughput stands at 27.4 million tonnes and is affected by declining bulk cargo transport. More containers handled Container throughput in the Port of Hamburg rose by 1.1 percent to 1.9 million TEU in the first quarter compared to the ...

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Cargo movement slows at Brazil southern port amid flooding, officials say

The Rio Grande port authority said the impact of excess rains and heavy flooding on cargo shipments will only be possible to assess at the end of the month, according to a statement on Friday in response to questions from Reuters. Bad weather has constrained and continues to constrain cargo movement at Rio Grande, which is the fourth largest in the country for soy exports and third largest for fertilizer imports. On Tuesday, the Rio Grande port authority had set a new draft of 12.80 meters (41.99 ft) for vessels ...

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Chabahar: From more port pacts to managing risk, India’s next move revealed

India is looking to replicate the Chabahar port pact model in other strategic locations across the region in a bid to acquire additional assets, according to a recent statement by Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal. India’s move comes after a March report by the US intelligence community warned that the People’s Republic of China (PRC) would continue to pursue the establishment of additional overseas military installations and access agreements, including in New Delhi’s neighbourhood, with possible bases in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Seychelles, and the UAE ...

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