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Kemi Shipping orders eight Konecranes E-VER electric forklifts to its fleet in northern Finland

Kemi Shipping Oy, owned by Finnish Metsä Group, has ordered eight award-winning Konecranes E-VER fully electric forklifts including full service contracts for their operations in the Port of Kemi. Highly impressed with an E-VER delivered early in 2022, the Finnish logistics company is strengthening operations with an additional order. The order was received in June 2022 and will be delivered in the first half of 2023. Kemi Shipping provides a range of harbor services for customers in the region. With Metsä opening a new mill for bioproducts in the north, ...

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Argentina grains truck traffic to ports rises after end of protest

Grains truck traffic to Argentina’s major ports rose strongly on Friday after a haulage protest over diesel costs and shortages was resolved, a boost to exports from the world’s top shipper of processed soy and the No. 2 of corn. Truck numbers entering ports rose back above 3,000 on Friday, according to data from Agroentregas, which monitors trucking activity. That was up from a low of 650 on Tuesday. Trucker unions in the South American country reached a deal on Thursday to lift the week-long protest, including around the major ...

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HOT PORT NEWS from GAC

Force Majeure declared 01 Jul 2022, Es Sider, Ras Lanuf, Al-Feel, Brega & Zueitina, Libya Libya’s National Oil Corproration (NOC) has declared a Force Majeure for the es Sider and Ras Lanuf terminals and the Al-Feel field. Read more » Extension of SCMTR implementation date 01 Jul 2022, India The implementation date of Sea Cargo Manifest and Transhipment Regulations has been further extended. Read more » Covid-19 restrictions eased 01 Jul 2022, Mauritius The Government of Mauritius has announced the easing of restrictions from today (1 July). Read more » ...

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Relentless Record Breaking at Port Houston

The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority met Tuesday in its regular monthly meeting and received news of continued record-breaking activity across the public terminals. In his staff report, Executive Director Roger Guenther said business remains strong for the container and general cargo terminals, with 21.6 million tons handled through May. Container activity continues at record levels for the year and is 20% higher through May. “In fact, the 335,866 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) total represents the best month in Port Houston history,” Guenther said. “There are really ...

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DP World and NIIF announce broadening of partnership in India

DP World and India’s National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) have announced the broadening of their existing partnership, with NIIF Master Fund investing primary capital of INR 22.5 billion[1] (approximately US$300 million) for a shareholding of approximately 22.5% in Hindustan Ports Private Limited (HPPL), the wholly owned subsidiary of DP World. With this transaction, which is also the Master Fund’s single largest investment, NIIF’s investment under this partnership will reach around US$500 million. The transaction is subject to customary completion conditions and is expected to close by Q1 CY2023. HPPL ...

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Sea-rail intermodal container terminal launched in China’s Guangxi

The first phase of China’s first sea-rail intermodal automated container terminal went into operation Tuesday in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. A ship loaded with goods from Indonesia became the first vessel to moor at the wharf in Qinzhou port. It left for Southeast Asia with China-made goods including auto parts, glass and chemicals on Tuesday. The first phase, including two 100,000-tonne container berths, was designed to handle 1.02 million standard containers per year. The second phase, including two 200,000-tonne container berths, is under construction. With a handling capacity ...

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Congested Port of Oakland slashing free wait time for import containers

The Port of Oakland has had enough of the long-dwelling import containers clogging its ports. On July 1, Oakland is reducing the tariff-free time from seven days to four days to reduce congestion on its marine terminal, and may raise penalties for containers that sit for too long. “We think the (demurrage) rates need to be higher to encourage cargo owners to move their cargo faster,” said Danny Wan, executive director for the Port of Oakland. The Port of Oakland is not involved with assigning demurrage rates. The late fees ...

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Long Beach Port extends incentive programs for cutting ship emissions

Building on its longstanding initiatives for reducing vessel pollution, the Port of Long Beach has extended its Green Ship Incentive Program another two years and made its Vessel Speed Reduction Program permanent. Launched in 2012, the Port’s Green Ship program rewards vessel operators who deploy the cleanest available ships to Long Beach. The incentive, which incorporates international Environmental Ship Index criteria, offers rewards based on engine type, fuel type and other efficiency improvements that reduce emissions above and beyond international standards. Incentives range from $600 per call for participating ESI ...

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Royal Vopak successfully renewed a EUR 1 billion sustainability-linked revolving credit facility

Today Vopak successfully renewed its EUR 1 billion senior unsecured revolving credit facility (RCF) with a syndicate of 12 international relationship banks.This new facility replaces the current RCF of EUR 1 billion, which has been in place since June 2016. The new RCF is linked to our performance on three key topics from Vopak’s sustainability roadmap: our safety performance, gender diversity in senior management and the reduction of our greenhouse gas emissions. The new RCF has an initial maturity of five years with two one year extension options. The new ...

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First cargo ship leaves Ukraine’s occupied port of Berdyansk – official

A first cargo ship has left the Russian-occupied Ukrainian port of Berdyansk, a local official said on Thursday, after Russia said the port had been de-mined and was ready to resume grain shipments. “After a stoppage of several months the first cargo ship has left the Berdyansk port,” Yevgeny Balitsky, a Russian-installed official in Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia region, wrote on the Telegram messaging service. Russia’s TASS and RIA news agencies cited Balitsky as saying the first cargo ship to leave Berdyansk was carrying 7,000 tonnes of grain to ...

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HOT PORT NEWS from GAC

Change to Covid-19 isolation & quarantine rules 30 Jun 2022, Namibia Namibia’s Ministry of Health and Social Services has advised of a change to the country’s isolation and quarantine requirements. Read more » Submarine outfall inspection works off Aberdeen West Typhoon Shelter 30 Jun 2022, Hong Kong For approximately two months, submarine outfall inspection works will be carried out. Read more » Locks maintenance works postponed 30 Jun 2022, Panama Canal, Panama The Miraflores Locks maintenance outage scheduled to commence on 4 July is being rescheduled. Lane outages at Pedro ...

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India: Union Minister asks ports to prepare plan to become mega ports by 2047

Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday asked all ports to prepare a master plan in order to become Mega Ports by 2047. The three-day Chintan Baithak of the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW) chaired by Sonowal, concluded on Tuesday. The baithak was organized with an aim to discuss and deliberate ideas and innovations that can propel India’s blue economy. The Chintan Baithak was co-chaired by Shripad Yesso Naik and Shantanu Thakur, Ministers of State for Ports, Shipping and Waterways and attended by Chairpersons ...

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ContainerPort Group Introduces DrayPal, Custom App for Owner Operators

ContainerPort Group (CPG®), an award-winning multimodal transportation provider specializing in container drayage, announces the release of DrayPal, an innovative mobile app designed exclusively for CPG owner operators, available on both iOS and Android devices. “With the launch of DrayPal, we are demonstrating our commitment to helping our owner operators run a smarter business. We developed the app using insights from our owner operators as a guide, which ensured it would provide them the game-changing solution they needed to work more efficiently and profitably,” said TJ Frye, VP, Business Innovation at ...

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Port of Roenne plan to establish more space to OWE-projects

Port of Roenne has experienced an increased interest in using the port’s area for shipping wind turbines. The interest comes as a result of both national and international plans to establish large amounts of renewable energy, primarily as offshore wind in the Baltic Sea. At the same time Bornholm’s unique location has increased interest in the Port of Roenne as a shipping port. Based on the increased demand, Port of Roenne A/S is advancing the planned future security of the port from the Master Plan 2050. The future security of ...

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HPC Signs Contract for Pre-Feasibility Study of Cigading Port Development

HPC and PT Melchers Melindo Indonesia, part of the international business development group Melchers, have signed a contract with the port operator PT Krakatau Bandar Samudera (PT KBS) to provide an independent study aimed at validating the potential of extending the capacity of Krakatau International Port to handle cargo in addition to dry bulk and break-bulk commodities. Situated on the West coast of Java, the Krakatau International Port faces the Sunda Strait, one of Southeast Asia’s busiest marine trade routes, connecting the Java Sea with the Indian Ocean. The port ...

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