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Port of Los Angeles July volumes are strongest of 2020

The Port of Los Angeles moved 856,389 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in July, the busiest month thus far of 2020. It was also the second-best July in the Port’s history, trailing July 2019 by 6.1%. “Fewer canceled sailings and 11 additional ‘ad hoc’ or unscheduled ship calls helped drive both imports and exports higher than recent months but still short of last July’s all-time record,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka. “Preliminary data for August indicates solid volumes as retailers continue restocking inventories and preparing for the ...

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Shipping figures for July 2020

Pilbara Ports Authority has delivered a total monthly throughput of 59.7 million tonnes (Mt) for the month of July 2020. This throughput was a five per cent increase compared to the same month in 2019. The Port of Port Hedland achieved a monthly throughput of 43.8Mt of which 43.3Mt was iron ore exports. The monthly throughput was a five per cent increase from July 2019. Imports through the Port of Port Hedland totalled 193,000 tonnes, an increase of 20 per cent from the same month in 2019. The Port of ...

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South Carolina Ports laying groundwork for larger ships

Larger container ships are on the horizon at the Port of Charleston. The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) said the Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal (HLT), which will be able to handle container ships carrying 18,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), is on track for a March opening. The completed first phase of the approximately 300-acre HLT will enable the Port of Charleston to handle an additional 700,000 TEUs annually. At full buildout by 2030, the three-berth terminal will double the SCPA’s current capability by adding 2.4 million TEUs of throughput capacity. ...

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Port of Beirut – Operational Berths

The Club’s local correspondent Maurice G Mouracade & Co. has informed that the following dry cargo terminals are now operational and declared safe within the Port of Beirut: Container Terminal – Quay No. 16 Dock 4 – No. 13 & No. 14 (grain shipments) The clearance of containerised shipments by cargo receivers is now being permitted by the Customs authorities, with priority entry authorisation being given to specific and urgently needed cargoes essential to the relief and rebuilding efforts. Members requiring further guidance are advised to contact the Loss Prevention ...

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Shipments to Lebanon: Reopening of Beirut port

CMA CGM informs its customers that the operational situation in the port of Beirut is now back to normal again. Damages to Beirut terminal being less serious than what could be expected after the tragic events that took place on August 4th, a first CMA CGM vessel m/v “NICOLAS DELMAS” has been operated with success on Monday. With immediate effect, all CMA CGM lines will resume their calls at Beirut port according to their normal schedules, and our intermodal services will be fully ensured in the country thanks to the ...

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UK Ports Demonstrate Resilience During Difficult Year at Industry Gathering

The British Ports Association’s Chairman, Martin Lawlor, today reflected on the ports industry’s response to the coronavirus at the Association’s 28th annual general meeting (AGM). Mr Lawlor highlighted the sector’s resilience and critical role in keeping goods such as food and medicines moving during the pandemic, praising the industry’s ‘hidden’ key workers. Mr Lawlor, who is Chief Executive of the Port of Blyth was speaking to attendees via video link as the AGM was held virtually for the first time. The ports sector has found itself high on the political ...

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German port expected to continue working ‘normally’ despite US sanctions threat: ministry

The German port of Mukran is expected to continue normal operations despite a direct threat of US sanctions against the facility because of its involvement in the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, the energy ministry of the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania said Aug. 13. Last week, three US senators sent a letter to two senior officials at the port, saying the facility was “knowingly” providing support to Nord Stream 2 and that this could expose the port to US sanctions. Mukran is currently home to the remaining Nord Stream ...

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Sea Port of St. Petersburg half-year cargo volume rose 3%

In the first half of the year, cargo throughput at Sea Port of St. Petersburg JSC (SP SPb) increased by 3% on the same period a year earlier to 3.7 million tonnes. The half-year volume of wood pellets soared year-on-year by 45% since the beginning of the year: the port has handled 300 000 tonnes of biofuel. Exporters were able significantly enlarge their shiploads thanks to recent modernization of the port infrastructure and streamlining of intra-port logistics. In June, SP SPb loaded at a time 32 800 tonnes of pellets ...

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International trade at Texas ports falls sharply

Most ports across Texas saw steep declines in imports from Mexico and other countries as the coronavirus continues to impact international trade. Trade at the Port of El Paso plunged 49%, from $39 billion to $20 billion through the first six months of 2020 when compared to the same period in 2019, according to WorldCity analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. Port Laredo’s trade fell 23% to $90 billion through the first six months of the year, while trade at the Port of Houston fell 20% to $64 billion. Port ...

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Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government opens multi million pound bulks terminal at Teesport

PD Ports is celebrating the official opening of a multi-million pound bulks handling facility at Teesport that marks an important milestone in the revival of the Tees Valley following the collapse of the SSI Steelworks in 2015. Simon Clarke MP, Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government, officially opened Teesport Bulks Terminal during a virtual ceremony on 12th August. PD Ports’ £9.2 million investment to renovate and refurbish its former Steel Export Terminal delivers a modernised warehousing facility that is firmly positioned to handle continued international trade growth and support ...

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Port of Oakland import cargo volume grew 6.4 percent in July

Import cargo volume increased again at the Port of Oakland last month as U.S. retailers restocked dwindling inventories. The Port said today that containerized import shipments jumped 6.4 percent in July compared to 2019 totals. The step up followed a 1.9 percent increase in June. The news was tempered by a 6.4 percent decline in July export volume compared to July 2019. Oakland export volume has now dropped in three consecutive months. The Port attributed import gains to shippers resupplying warehouses after retrenching during early stages of the global coronavirus ...

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BASF Total’s Port Arthur cracker in Texas remains shut for maintenance: sources

BASF Total’s Port Arthur cracker in Texas remained shut for maintenance, with no known target date for restart, sources said Aug. 11. The company said in a June 21 filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality that there would be flaring and maintenance at its BTP Cracker Complex as a result of an unplanned outage that began June 11. The maintenance was scheduled to begin June 22 and was expected to last 744 hours through July 23, according to the filing. The cracker has a ethylene production capacity of ...

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Northern Sea Shipping acquires the MV Siyaniye Severa

Northern Sea Shipping Company (NSC JSC) implementing its fleet upgrade programme, has commissioned into service a modern dry cargo ship the MV Siyaniye Severa, the shipping company said. The 9122 DWT ship was built in 2002 at German shipyard Ferus Smit. The MV Siyaniye Severa can carry general, timber cargo, containers (504 TEUs). Key particulars: LOA: 129.4 m; Beam – 17.3 m; Depth: 10.3 m. In early August 2020 the MV Siyaniye Severa as part of the NSC fleet set out on her first voyage along the Northern Sea Route ...

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New UK trade figures: The Calm Before the Storm

The Department for Transport (DfT) has today published its Annual UK Port Freight Statistics for 2019. The figures detail 95% of UK physical imports and exports, which are facilitated by British ports. The figures today have shone a positive light on the state of the UK’s international trade pre-Coronavirus. They tell of a climate of stability – before a global shake-up on a scale never seen before. The publication comes on the same day as the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed the UK had gone into recession. Total tonnages ...

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Presentation of redesigned port apron in Ostuferhafen

The port of Kiel has redesigned the port apron in Ostuferhafen, which is the freight and logistics centre on the fjord. Where once stood a grain silo, there is now an expanded pre-stacking and stand-by area of three hectares for trucks, trailers and pas-senger cars. The State Premier of Schleswig-Holstein, Daniel Günther, visited the Ostufer-hafen on 12th August to hand over the grant notice coming from the State Programme Economy for 5.44 million Euros: “Located on the interface between continental Europe and the Baltic Sea Region the ports of Schleswig-Holstein ...

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