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First import terminal for green ammonia comes to Hamburg

This week, Air Products (NYSE:APD) and Mabanaft, through its subsidiary Oiltanking Deutschland, announced their intention to build Germany’s first large-scale, green energy import terminal in the Port of Hamburg. This joint development agreement is an important step towards the development of a green ammonia import and distribution infrastructure in the Port of Hamburg. The project was announced at a ceremony in Hamburg, which was supported by German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action Robert Habeck and First Mayor of Hamburg Dr. Peter Tschentscher. Targeted to provide hydrogen to ...

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The Port of Gothenburg in the lead at COP27 when shipping is to be decarbonized

Three Port of Gothenburg projects for a green transformation of shipping have been selected by the Swedish government to constitute Sweden’s contribution to the international initiative Green Shipping Challenge. The initiative is led by the US and Norway and was launched earlier this week at the COP27 climate summit in Sharm-el-Sheikh. “We are proud to be able to contribute to Sweden’s commitments at COP27 with concrete projects that lead to actual emission reduction, and which can also show the way for other ports,” says Edvard Molitor, Head of International Public ...

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HOT PORT NEWS from GAC

High sulphur fuel bunkering operations in UAE waters & ports 18 Nov 2022, United Arab Emirates Ships planning to receive bunker with Sulphur content of more than (0.5% m/m) in UAE waters and ports must provide the port authority with a copy of the valid International Air Pollution Prevention Certificate (IAPP Certificate). Read more » Industrial action suspended 18 Nov 2022, Australia The Fair Work Commission has ordered the suspension of all industrial action by union members employed by Svitzer Australia for six months. Read more » Suggested maximum drafts ...

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VTTI and UAB-Online expand international collaboration to ATB terminal in Malaysia

UAB-Online is strengthening its collaboration with VTTI with the roll out to another terminal of its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform that optimises operations in liquid bulk shipping. ATB in Malaysia will be the fourth VTTI terminal to use UAB-Online’s application. UAB-Online’s application contains a number of smart functionalities for Masters, charterers, terminals, agents and surveyors, which are designed to optimise the complete process of a vessel’s pre-arrival administration and handling of inland and sea-going vessels. It ensures an effective and efficient operational marine execution process, with a safe and optimised berth ...

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ITS Logistics November Port/Rail Ramp Index: Potential Rail Strike and Oakland Port Labor Issues Pose Threat to Supply Chain Industry

ITS Logistics released the November forecast for the ITS Logistics US Port/Rail Ramp Freight Index. This month the index reflects the current possible threat of a rail and port strike occurring simultaneously. The November Index reveals that the possible rail strike and Oakland Port labor issues looming over the supply chain industry can in fact cause further disruptions not seen since 2015. “Overall, most of the U.S. ports and rail ramps are at normal operations, however, the industry is still bracing for a possible strike from both ends,” said Paul ...

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Volume of transshipment via Port of Baku to exceed 6m tons in 2022

The volume of transshipment via the Baku Sea International Trade Port (Port of Baku) is expected to exceed 6 million tons by the end of 2022, the port’s strategic planning and development department head, Xudayar Hasanli, said, Azernews reports per Trend. Noting that the capacity of the port’s Ro-Ro [ed. Roll-on/roll-off ships] terminal is 100,000 railways cars and 60,000 wheeled vehicles, he added that it is also equipped with terminals for the transshipment of containers and bulk goods. “Some 5.5 million tons of cargo were transshipped in 2021 and 5.35 ...

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Qatarenergy, Qatargas celebrate 30,000th successful ship loading from Ras Laffan

Marking a historic milestone for the State of Qatar’s energy industry, QatarEnergy and Qatargas celebrated the safe and successful loading of the 30,000th Ship from Qatargas-operated terminals in Ras Laffan Port. The LNG cargo was loaded on board the Qatargas-chartered Q-Max LNG carrier “Mekaines.” Commenting on this occasion, His Excellency Mr. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, the Minister of State for Energy Affairs, the President & CEO of QatarEnergy, said: “30,000 ship-loadings from Ras Laffan Port is certainly a historic achievement for Qatargas and Ras Laffan Port, as well as for Qatar’s ...

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Korea, US to work on Busan-Seattle green cargo shipping corridor

South Korea and the US are looking to create a green cargo shipping corridor linking the port of Busan with the ports of Seattle and Tacoma as part of a global drive to decarbonize the shipping industry. Korea’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries and its US counterpart have agreed to launch a feasibility study on creating a green shipping route between Busan, Korea’s largest seaport, and the Seattle-Tacoma ports in December. The decision follows an agreement between the two countries to cooperate in a push for carbon neutrality at the ...

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Port of Hamburg handles 91.8 million tons of seaborne cargo

In the first nine months of the year the maritime industry in the Port of Hamburg handled 91.8 million tons of seaborne cargo, a 4.3 percent drop on the previous year. Also down 7.4 percent at 27.5 million tons, handling of bulk cargo was especially hard hit. In comparison with the rest of Europe, container handling held up well. At 6.3 million TEU – 20-ft standard containers – for the Port of Hamburg the downturn was 2.7 percent. By contrast, conventional general cargo handling progressed especially well, with 1.1 million ...

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New LNG battery hybrid vessel in traffic at the Port of Gothenburg

The short sea shipping line UECC started a new service to the Port of Gothenburg in April, in the light of new contracts with some major European vehicle manufacturers. Vehicles and other rolling cargo is transported to end from Zeebrugge via the ports of Drammen and Esbjerg. By way of transhipment in Zeebrugge, the traffic can be connected to other ports in Europe and the world. The service reaches the Port of Gothenburg every week. Now UECC has put a completely new ship into the service, and on Wednesday the ...

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S.Africa’s Transnet battles coal truck logjam at Richards Bay

South Africa’s state logistics firm Transnet is working to clear a jam of trucks carrying coal and other commodities at its Richards Bay port after last week’s derailment on a rail artery drove more product onto the road. A train carrying coal for export derailed on Nov. 8 on Transnet’s North Corridor, causing the partial closure of the train line that is also used to transport chrome and other commodities. Transnet on Wednesday said the number of trucks heading to Richards Bay port has increased, and it has activated contingency ...

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HOT PORT NEWS from GAC

Industrial action update (17 November) 17 Nov 2022, Australia The ongoing hearing of Australia’s Fair Work Commission about industrial action by union members employed by Svitzer Australia has advised that the planned lockout will not proceed. Read more » Dragon Boat Cross Harbour Charity Sea Parade 17 Nov 2022, Hong Kong A charity sea parade comprising one middle-sized dragon boat and several escort boats will take place in the Victoria Harbour on Saturday, 19 November. Read more » Maritime Complementary Services Tariffs FAQs 17 Nov 2022, Panama Canal, Panama The ...

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Navigator Holdings Ltd. Announces Participation In Expansion Project Under Existing Ethylene Export Terminal Joint Venture

Navigator Holdings Ltd., the owner and operator of the world’s largest fleet of handysize liquefied gas carriers, announced today that it intends to participate in a capital project, under its existing joint venture with Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (“Enterprise”), that consists of expanding its existing ethylene export terminal joint venture at Morgan’s Point (the “Expansion Project”). The developments making up the Expansion Project will be owned by Navigator Ethylene Terminal LLC, a joint venture that is 50/50 owned by Navigator and Enterprise (the “Export Terminal Joint Venture”). It is expected ...

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ICTSI Georgia welcomes TBX1 service

Batumi International Container Terminal (BICT), International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) operation in the Black Sea region, received the inaugural vessel call of COSCO Shipping Lines’ subsidiary, Diamond Line’s TBX1 service. The 1,200-TEU TBX1 feeder service commenced its weekly calls at BICT in late October with the arrival of M/V AS Fatima. The new service directly calls at the Port of Piraeus in the Mediterranean, COSCO Shipping’s Med hub, from where Batumi and the Caucus region are connected to the rest of the world. Additional ports in the service rotation ...

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NAMPORT adopts LogStar Multi-Purpose Terminal Operating System

With great pleasure we announce go-live completion of the final phase of LogStar Multi-Purpose Terminal Operations System (TOS) at NAMPORT – Walvis Bay NAMPORT’s cargo volumes have grown over the years, requiring a modern TOS application to meet their growing needs and support them into the future. NAMPORT has selected LogStar Multi-Purpose TOS, to meet their growing needs that will digitally transform operations and provide real time information. The final phase consisted of go-live of container and cargo handling on multi-purpose vessel calls. The overall project consisted of following phases: ...

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