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Training for reducing emissions in ports

IMO’s work to promote better understanding of – and steps to reduce – emissions in ports has reached Georgia, at a workshop for regional participants from Georgia, Ukraine and Turkey. The event, in Batumi (10-12 September) focused on how to undertake emissions inventories and calculate emissions, including GHGs and air pollutants. Participants were also introduced to strategies to address emissions from different sources – such as from seagoing vessels, cargo handling equipment and trucks. The workshop benefited from a training package, specially developed under the strategic partnership between the IMO-run ...

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Red Sea Ports revenues exceed LE 2B in 2017/18

Revenues from the Red Sea Ports Authority reached 2.264 billion pounds during 2017-2018, which is 90-percent more than target. The net profit stood at LE 855 million, which is 50-percent more than target. Chairman of the Authority Hisham Abu Senna attributed the increase in revenues to a strategy that made optimal use of all potentials at the Red Sea ports, not to mention decisions made to develop resources. He also touched upon an increase in the number of ships that transited the Suez Canal, as well as the volume of ...

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Germany’s Uniper says in talks on Wilhelmshaven LNG terminal

German utility Uniper is ready to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) into the country and distribute it should a terminal be built at Wilhelmshaven, close to its storage facilities, board member Keith Martin told Reuters in an interview. Martin said the company is in talks with a number of parties including those from the United States and that more concrete news should be announced before the end of the year. Such plans put Uniper in competition with RWE which said earlier this month it had secured capacity to import LNG ...

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HHLA floating crane loads world’s biggest ship propeller onto a vessel at the Port of Hamburg

On Sunday, 16 September, Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) loaded the biggest ship propeller in the world onto a vessel. The “HHLA IV” floating crane brought the gigantic 110-tonne object to the port of Waltershof, where it was hoisted onto the “Hyundai Supreme” container ship. It was the most powerful ship propeller to have ever been lifted by the hook of a HHLA floating crane. Although HHLA regularly loads the specialised products of Mecklenburger Metallguss GmbH (MMG) onto ships in Hamburg, the latest propeller, with a weight of 110 ...

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Kolkata port seeks easing of traffic norms to prevent container pile up

Time is fast running out on the Kolkata port, which has been grappling with disruptions ever since a bridge connecting the southwest of the city collapsed on 4 September. Because of restrictions imposed on movement of goods vehicles, cargo despatches have declined, and unless the police start to ease the flow of traffic, the port is staring at a container pile up, say key officials. In the immediate aftermath of the bridge collapse, container movement from the port fell sharply to around 900 a day compared with an average of ...

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Ticts sets monthly container record

Tanzania International Container Terminal Services (Ticts) has achieved a monthly record of 54,447 containers – measured in twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) – in August 2018 as the volume of both local and transit traffic was reported to have grown. The company said in a statement that the volume grew by more than 20 per cent compared to that of August 2017 while transit cargo for some countries increased by more than 45 per cent year on year in August 2018. The last record monthly throughput of 50,400 TEUs was achieved ...

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Build up capacity of Ctg por

Bangladesh should work on improving the capacity of its premier seaport to be able to handle the growing export and import activities in the next 5-10 years, analysts said yesterday. The number of container ships and the flow of containers to Chittagong port will almost double to 2,200 in the next five years, they said. By that time, the traffic flow on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway will rise by 60 percent, said Forrest Cookson, an economist and a consultant of the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Inflows through land ports will more ...

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Ports seen to handle more cargoes in Q4

Port operators are optimistic that congestion will not be a problem in the fourth quarter, despite the traditional surge in the volume of cargoes during the holidays. International Container Terminal Services Inc. senior vice president and Manila International Container Terminal head Christian Gonzalez said the ongoing expansion of port terminals was expected to avoid another congestion episode. “There is expansion everywhere. We have ongoing expansion in Cavite, Cagayan de Oro, Subic and in the MICT,” he said. Gonzales said while there was “a bunging of vessels from China”, this was ...

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Contecon Guayaquil moves to strengthen supply chain

More than just moving goods, Contecon Guayaquil SA (CGSA)—the Ecuadorian unit of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI)—has taken the lead in uniting stakeholders towards boosting the supply chain through the creation of the Logisitics Community of the Port of Guayaquil (Comunidad Logística del Puerto de Guayaquil), aimed at improving the competitiveness of Ecuador businesses in foreign trade. The first port logistics community in Ecuador and the entire region, CLPG serves as a platform for businesses with connections to the Port of Guayaquil in bringing research-based, technical solutions to optimize ...

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Bunker operations at Hong Kong suspended due to Typhoon Mangkhut

Bunker operations at the port of Hong Kong was suspended Monday due to Typhoon Mangkhut, which made landfall on Sunday. While the Hong Kong Observatory has lowered the typhoon warning from strong winds signal T3 to standby signal T1 at 2:40 pm local time (0640 GMT), the wind was still strong, accompanied by high swells, market sources said. “We can deliver in-port location but terminal loadings are still suspended, and pilotage has not resumed,” a supplier said Monday. Terminal and barge congestion is expected when operations resume. “Loadings at the ...

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Container handlers draw survival plans

Container freight station service providers are looking at value-added services and improved efficiencies through technology adoption to protect their margins after the implementation of a direct port delivery system at the major ports of the country. Under direct port delivery, a shipment is directly delivered from the port to the importer instead of initially holding it at the container freight station (CFS). According to industry estimates, a CFS-bound cargo generally takes 6-9 days between offloading and stacking at the terminal yard of the port to loading the container at the ...

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Construction of shore ramp & replacement of submarine cables Monday, September 17, 2018, Singapore

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Kinder Morgan reopens South Carolina Fuel Terminals after Florence

Kinder Morgan Inc reopened fuel terminals in South Carolina on Sunday after Tropical Storm Florence passed through the area, a spokeswoman said in a statement. “Kinder Morgan’s recovery and start up efforts have begun,” said spokeswoman Katherine Hill. The company is working with authorities to re-enter its facilities in Wilmington, North Carolina, on Monday. Additionally, construction activities at the Elba Island liquefied natural gas terminal are expected to resume on Monday, she said. Source: Reuters (Reporting by Jessica Resnick-Ault; Editing by Peter Cooney)

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Saudi: Volume of Cargo Handling at Jizan Port Jumps by 24%

The total number of transshipment containers in Saudi ports have increased by more than 19 percent during H1 of this year. Meanwhile, recent data revealed an increase in cargo handling at Jizan Port by 24 percent during the period from the beginning of this year until the end of August. The significant growth in the volume of cargo handling at Saudi ports reflects the performance, productivity, operational and logistical capabilities of Saudi ports, making them an important destination for global navigation lines. In this regard, the total tonnage of cargo ...

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Reap Rewards Of Uninterrupted Port Operations

Ports should capitalise on the ‘no interruption’ benefits of remote control and automation of cranes, according to ABB. ABB Ports area sales manager Clara Holmgren, speaking exclusively to Port Strategy, said that automated operations can be handled by a “centralised team”, with no need for interruptions for meal breaks, transport within the yard or shift changes. This enables port operators to boost net production time quickly and cheaply, she said. “In the yard today, we see double as well as single cantilever cranes being introduced, and we see that both ...

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