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Russia’s Transneft suspends Novorossiisk oil loadings due to storm – Ifax

Russia’s Transneft said it suspended oil loadings from the Black Sea port of Novorossiisk on Thursday due to a storm, Interfax reported. Strong winds and two-metre high waves led the work to be halted, Interfax cited Transneft spokesman Igor Demin. He also said the weather forecast remained bad until the end of the week. Source: Reuters (Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; Writing by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Edmund Blair)

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“Growing the economy, whilst sustaining the ecology” – IAPH partners with PortXL to connect innovators with global ports

IAPH signs agreement with PortXL, opening up a global portfolio of port and maritime start-up innovators to the World Ports Sustainability Program. PortXL has already supported more than 72 start-up and scale-up innovators to engage in over 150 paid pilot contracts in the maritime sector. The International Association of Ports and Harbors is delighted to add PortXL as partner onto its World Ports Sustainability Program. An agreement was signed last week to develop a worldwide innovation platform, where ports can engage in pilots and partnerships with start-ups and scale-ups. The ...

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Fujairah data: Bunker fuel stocks hit record as shippers switch

Stockpiles of bunker fuels and other heavy residues and distillates climbed to a record in Fujairah this week, as shippers switched fuel types to meet new rules taking effect in January, according to data released Wednesday by the Fujairah Oil Inventory Zone. Heavy distillates and residues rose 10% week over week to 15.425 million barrels as of Monday, the most since data began to be compiled in January 2017. Demand is shifting from high sulfur fuel to low sulfur fuel as the International Marine Organization regulation looms, said Apurva Mali, ...

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ECOsubsea gains further foothold in major European ports to become benchmark for sustainable effective hull cleaning

Recent acceptance to operate in Rotterdam and proof of sustainability claims after more than 500 hull cleaning operations help propel high tech automated hull cleaning system as the go-to-solution ECOsubsea, the robotic hull cleaning system maker that prides itself on ticking all its sustainability boxes, has won another port over to offer its services. The Dutch, national regulatory body, Rijkswaterstaat has given the Norwegian company the green light to start offering hull cleaning services to vessels at all Dutch Ports including Europe’s biggest port, the Port of Rotterdam, a move ...

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TEN-T policy review must bring maritime links on equal footing with land links

The European Commission has kicked-off the process for reviewing the 2013 TEN-T guidelines with a public consultation before summer. ESPO believes the review should not lead to a complete change of direction in the TEN-T policy. The rationale of the 2013 guidelines remains the same: achieving an efficient, sustainable and multimodal Transport Infrastructure Network in Europe. The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) however believes that the European Commission should use the review as an opportunity to level the playing field between the maritime and the land links. “More than 30 ...

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DP World Sokhna Nearing Completion of $520 Million Port Expansion Project

DP World Sokhna has celebrated its 10th anniversary by announcing it is near completion of a major expansion project that will bring DP World’s total investment in Egypt to $1.6 billion. Basin 2 will be operational by the second quarter of 2020 and nearly double capacity at the port to 1.75 million TEUs per year. The expansion cements DP World Sokhna’s position as a major gateway for Egypt’s trade, and the only port in the country capable of handling the largest container ships in the world. Built at a cost ...

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Throughput of Russia’s seaports expected to grow by 3% to 850 million tonnes in 2019

Throughput of Russia’s seaports is expected to grow by 3% to 850 million tonnes in 2019, IAA PortNews correspondent cites Serik Zhusupov, Executive Director of the Association of Commercial Sea Ports, as saying at the conference held in the framework of Transport Week in Moscow. According to him, the capacity of Russian seaports is estimated at 1.15 billion tonnes. Yury Tsvetkov, Deputy Minister of Transport – head of Rosmorrechflot (Federal Marine and River Transport Agency), said in his turn, that investments in seaports under the comprehensive plan for upgrading and ...

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Govt agrees to increase ports tariffs

Importers and Exporters will soon begin paying the proposed 10.9 percent increase in port tariffs to enable the developer the Meridian Port Services (MPS) to recoup the investment cost within the agreed period. MPS, the Concessionaire which has 35 years in handling the Tema Port Expansion Project when fully completed, initially wanted the tariff hike to coincide with the opening of the first phase of the port’s Terminal 3 facility but that could not happen. Joy Business sources within the Transport Ministry have disclosed to that there has been an ...

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Cameroon Controls 90% of Cocoa Export Through Calabar Port

More than 90 per cent of cocoa exported from Calabar port are brought in from south Cameroon, the Shippers Association of Cross Rivers State, SACRS, has said. In an exclusive interview with Vanguard Maritime Report, the association also bemoans lack of availability of cocoa seeds for export. President of SACRS, Micheal Ogodo, said that there has been a lull in the cultivation of the produce which has been the main export from the state. Ogodo also warned that the recent call of vessels at the port may not last long ...

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La Spezia Container Terminal Launches New Welfare and Prevention Initiatives

Contship Italia Group, a leading maritime container terminal operator and intermodal services provider, announced the launch of its risk prevention initiative for La Spezia Container Terminal (LSCT) with the installation of three new automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) placed strategically in three different locations within the terminal. The new risk prevention initiative was announced earlier this month (November 2019) during a formal presentation at LSCT, one of the Contship’s the southern gateways in Italy, which was graced by Ms. Anna Maria Sorrentino of the Urban Planning Alderwoman and Ms. Caterina Budroni, ...

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Government targets 230 MTPA coastal cargo movement by 2025

The minister of state for shipping, Mansukh Mandaviya informed Rajya Sabha in a written reply that the government has raised the target of cargo movement through coastal shipping as 230 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) by 2025 compared to 120 MTPA in the year 2018-19. The quantity of cargo transported by coastal shipping was 105 MTPA in 2017-18 and 94.5 MTPA in 2016-17. Steps to boost coastal cargo In the written reply to the house, the minister also announced the setting up of an inter-ministerial committee under the chairmanship of ...

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Ports Feel Effects Of Chile Strikes

Port operations in Chile have been disrupted after dockworkers took part in protest strikes in the country. Dockworkers united with workers from other industries in striking earlier this month, after Chilean President Sebastian Pinera appeared to ignore demands to take action on issues including high living costs. Ports affected reportedly include Valparaiso and San Antonio. The country’s economy relies heavily on natural resource and other exports, and therefore relies on port operations, an Antofagasta dockworker union leader, Eduardo Rojas, told Al Jazeera earlier this month. “This is our third work ...

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Custom-Designed Lifting Frame Ensures Timely Crane Moves, UK

Port of Felixstowe is the UK’s busiest container port, dealing with almost half of the country’s containerised trade. It has been undergoing a series of upgrades over recent years, including the construction of additional storage yards and the dredging of 18m berths to accommodate modern container mega vessels. A selection of the 51 ship-to-shore cranes at its Trinity terminal needed to be heightened, in order to allow cargo removal from this larger, taller generation of carrier. Main contractor ZPMC Netherlands, who specialise in crane upgrades and refurbishment services, selected ALE ...

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ICTSI Croatia welcomes new intermodal service

Adriatic Gate Container Terminal (AGCT), the Croatian subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) at the Port of Rijeka, recently welcomed the new Rijeka Land Sea Express, a weekly vessel and intermodal service linking Rijeka to Central European countries. Led by COSCO Shipping and rail freight partner Ocean Rail Logistics, this service consists of the regular maritime Piraeus–Rijeka Express Service (PRS), exclusively connecting Rijeka and Piraeus, and with it aligned rail connections: block trains on Rijeka–Budapest–Rijeka, and Rijeka–Belgrade–Rijeka route. By interconnecting maritime and rail services using the Rijeka Land ...

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