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Using state-of-the-art simulator SAAM Terminals trains crane operators

The team at San Vicente Terminal Internacional (SVTI), one of the company’s ports in Chile, has already been trained in Canada. SAAM Terminals set the objective of training new crane operators and retraining current ones with improvement exercises. It invested US$500,000 in a state-of-the-art simulator from the Canadian company CM Labs Simulators. “This equipment is pioneering in the Chilean port industry. It offers ground-breaking graphic realism and accurately emulates the movements and forces applied during crane operations. It features screens that replicate all operator viewing angles, providing an immersive experience. ...

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Saudi Global Ports Expands Capacity With New Quay Cranes And Rubber Tyre Gantry Cranes

Saudi Global Ports (“SGP”) received three Quay Cranes (“QC”) with automation capabilities and three Hybrid Automated Rubber Tyre Gantry Cranes (“RTG”) at King Abdulaziz Port Dammam (“KAPD”). The addition of these equipment will expand SGP’s capacity from 2.5 million Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (“TEUs”) up to 3.2 million TEUs, adding to the fleet of 15 QCs and 47 RTGs that SGP currently operates. Notably, the QCs have a minimum outreach of 25 rows, with the possibility of further extension – allowing SGP to handle larger next-generation 24,000 TEU vessels with productivity, ...

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Shore power for tankers has a significant potential to reduce in-port emissions

As part of a CEF Study project co-funded by the European Union, Port of Rotterdam, in collaboration with the municipality of Rotterdam and various partners in the port of Rotterdam, is conducting four feasibility studies for shore power. This takes place at four large terminals in the port of Rotterdam; the ECT (Amazonehaven), APMT2 (Amaliahaven), VOPAK (Vlaardingen) and the Cruise terminal (Wilhelminakade). The studies consist of different parts; detailed technical studies, environmental and social cost-benefit studies and preparing tendering and permitting procedures. Feasibility Study for Liquid Bulk is carried out ...

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International recognition for Dublin SafePort

Dublin SafePort, the port-wide collaborative safety initiative at Dublin Port, has been recognised by the International Harbour Masters Association (IHMA) at its congress in Tanger Med, Morocco. One of the IMHA’s three annual prizes, the ‘Safe, Efficient & Secure Port Award’ recognises operational leadership from across the IHMA’s global membership in 50 countries. Dublin SafePort was commended as a model of excellence in terms of impact and collaboration. Dublin Port Harbour Master and Dublin SafePort Chair Captain Michael McKenna said: “The embedded safety culture and alignment of procedures across the ...

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Dudleys Completes Challenging Yard Project At The Port Of Liverpool

Dudleys Consulting Engineers has completed works on a highly complex new service yard project at Cavendish Quay in Birkenhead for Peel Ports and occupier NW Trading. Cavendish Quay is situated at The Port of Liverpool, an enclosed 7.5-mile dock system with a deep-rooted history. It is the UK’s fourth busiest container port, handling around 30 million tonnes of freight per annum. It is the most important port in the UK for transatlantic trade with significant links to North America and Europe and is also home to the largest cruise terminals ...

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HOT PORT NEWS from GAC

Traffic re-suspended 19 Jun 2024, Dardanelles Turkey Southbound vessel traffic in the Dardanelles was re-suspended this morning (19 June) due to continuing efforts to extinguish a forest fire. READ MORE Potential Tropical Cyclone One 19 Jun 2024, Texas United States & Northeastern Mexico Heavy rainfall, coastal flooding and gusty winds forecast along the coasts of Texas and northeastern Mexico through Thursday (20 June). READ MORE Establishment of Restricted Area & closure of landing steps 19 Jun 2024, Hong Kong From 1500 hours on 30 June to 1000 hours on 1 ...

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Georgia Ports Authority sees 22 percent container growth

A strengthening retail market combined with business from new customers is driving substantial growth at the Port of Savannah. The Georgia Ports Authority handled 490,330 twenty-foot equivalent container units in May, an increase of 22 percent or nearly 90,000 TEUs over the same month a year ago. “Major retail customers tell Georgia Ports they have increased their orders to rebuild inventories and to meet rising consumer demand,” said GPA President and CEO Griff Lynch. “Additionally, we’ve seen an increase in trade among Tier 1 suppliers for the new Hyundai Meta ...

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APM Terminals Pipavav Port Achieves Milestone in Vehicle Logistics, Sets New RORO Handling Record

APM Terminals Pipavav (GPPL) has achieved a significant milestone in vehicle logistics, setting a new record for the highest number of processed RORO rakes handled in a single month. The terminal processed 40 NMG (Newly Modified Goods) rakes, facilitating the unloading of 3,969 cars. This achievement represents a significant increase from the previous record of 30 NMG rakes handled in March 2024. Commenting on the milestone, Mr. Girish Aggarwal, Managing Director, APM Terminals Pipavav said “This record not only highlights our great team work towards operational excellence but also demonstrates ...

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Atlantic Towing Limited and Svitzer Modernise Halifax Port Fleet With New Escort Tugboats

Atlantic Towing Limited, a member of the J.D. Irving Limited family of companies, and Svitzer have made a significant joint investment in the modernisation of the Port of Halifax fleet by acquiring two new escort tugboats from the Rastar 3200 series, each boasting an 85-ton bollard pull. The Port of Halifax has seen substantial growth over the past decade, with a marked increase in both the number of tug jobs and the size of vessels. The new tugboats were specifically selected to accommodate the expanded volume and ensure Atlantic Towing ...

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Wilson Sons’ Shipping Agency scales up services to ships carrying fertilisers

Wilson Sons, a leader in port and maritime logistics in Brazil, reported that over the past six months its Shipping Agency posted a 2% increase in services to ships carrying fertilisers, which are a key piece in Brazil’s agribusiness. In the first quarter of 2024, the company delivered an impressive performance in potassium chloride imports. It is an essential nutrient for Brazilian soil, used in important crops, such as soybeans, corn and sugar cane. Imports into Brazil grew by 6%, totalling 2 .5 million tons in the period. Additionally, Wilson ...

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Port decarbonization specialist Tunley Environmental launches US company in Chicago

Sustainability consultancy Tunley Environmental is announcing ambitious transatlantic expansion plans with the launch of a new company in Chicago. Tunley founder, 37-year-old entrepreneur Dr Will Beer, said the new US company Tunley Environmental LLC is recruiting now for US scientists to serve and grow the company’s rapidly expanding US client base which represents a third of its $1.6million turnover. Tunley was founded in Leeds Yorkshire UK in 2018 and now employs 20 people having grown by 200pc in the last year. Dr Beer said Chicago is ‘perfect’ for Tunley with ...

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The ten busiest ports in the world by container traffic

Covid-19 hit supply chains the world over in 2020, and in 2021 the container shortage made headlines. As globalisation has increased, and import and export levels have risen, the role of ports has become more important than ever. Here we profile the ten busiest ports in the world by twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) transported through the port. 1. Shanghai, China Container traffic in thousand TEUs, 2020: 43,500 Located on the Yangtze Delta, the port of Shanghai is the busiest in the world, a position it has held since 2010. The ...

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Singapore: Continued Strong Growth in Container Volumes

In response to media queries, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) confirms that major container lines, including CMA CGM and ONE, have moved more container volumes through Singapore in the first five months of 2024, compared to the same period in 2023. Total container volumes handled in Singapore in the first five months of 2024 amounted to 16.90 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs). This is a 7.7% increase in container volumes over the same period last year. The demand for capacity remains strong as container lines continue to ...

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Healthy TEU Volumes at U.S. Ports Amid Softening Industrial Demand

Cushman & Wakefield’s (NYSE: CWK) latest report on U.S. Ports shows 13 key port-proximate industrial real estate markets have experienced cooling demand coupled with rising vacancy rates and tempered rent growth. While these trends mirror the U.S. macro trends, negative net absorption has been more prominent in many of the port markets as imports reverted to pre-pandemic levels and inventory strategies shifted away from a “just in case” approach. There have been occupiers within port-proximate markets that have placed excess space back on the market. “Despite expectations that West Coast ...

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DP World Romania doubles container shipping capacity in Black Sea port

DP World Romania has more than doubled its container shipping operating capacity in the Black Sea port of Constanta following investment that will also boost cargo and other freight, its chief executive officer said. The operator, part of the UAE’s DP World [RIC:RIC:DPWRD.UL], has expanded its operations in Constanta, adding project cargo facilities, used for high value and complex equipment, and a roll-on, roll-off (ro-ro) terminal that can handle up to 80,000 vehicles per year. It has also completed this year a logistics hub in western Romania, connecting the country’s ...

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