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Port of Rotterdam Authority and Eneco to build green shore electric facility for Boskalis ships in Waalhaven

A shore-based power installation will be built on the Boskalis site in the Waalhaven, Rotterdam. There are two berths on the quay at this location which are in frequent use. Vessels come to the Waalhaven service centre for maintenance and to be prepared for offshore projects. The intended delivery date for the shore power installation is June 1st, 2023. The facility will supply two GWh of green energy per year, resulting in a CO2 emission reduction of 1.6 kiloton per year. With this project, Boskalis is demonstrating ‘green leadership’, which ...

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Putin ally says Moscow could torpedo Dutch ports: ‘Europe is not invincible’

A former Russian military leader has claimed Europe would “totally croak” if Moscow was to torpedo key oil ports in the Netherlands. Andrey Gurulyov, a state Duma politician and former deputy commander of Russia’s southern military district, said on a panel discussion on the Russia-1 channel that Europe’s oil supply could be targeted as the war in Ukraine continues. Such comments are normally part of the propaganda machine utilised by Moscow. The global oil trade has been completely upended by the war in Ukraine. Western sanctions have hit Russia’s economy ...

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Germany’s LNG terminals completion could be delayed, sector lobby says

Germany may not be able to have at least two liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals start operation by the end of the year as hoped for as their construction has not started yet, Bild newspaper said citing the country’s industry trade association. Germany’s LNG projects had long languished as supply via pipelines was cheaper than LNG but as Germany rushes to phase out Russian energy imports, Berlin plans for liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals are picking up speed. “The planned stationary terminals still have no final investment decisions,” Timm Kehler, ...

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SAFEEN Feeders Takes Delivery of Dry Bulk Vessels, AL SAAD and ALEENA-1

Highlighting the high demand and growing business for dry bulk services linking UAE’s ports globally, SAFEEN Feeders, part of AD Ports Group’s Maritime Cluster, today announced acquisition of two Supramax vessels within a month. Originally manufactured in 2010, AL SAAD has 57,124 deadweight tonnage with an overall length of 200 metres and a draft of 12.5 metres. The vessel is equipped with four cranes with a lifting capacity of 30 tons per crane. The addition of AL SAAD follows the acquisition of ALEENA-1, which was also developed in 2010. Since ...

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Kalmar to deliver three Eco Reachstackers to North China to help Yantai Port enhance efficiency, sustainability and financial flexibility

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has received an order for three Kalmar Eco Reachstackers from Yantai Port in China. These are the first Eco reachstackers to be delivered by Kalmar to a customer in the North China region. Globally, Kalmar has delivered over 450 Eco reachstackers to date. The contract, which was concluded through Kalmar’s local dealer Yantai Haotong Machinery Equipment Co. Ltd, also includes comprehensive training for maintenance technicians and equipment operators. The order was booked in Cargotec’s Q2 2022 order intake with delivery scheduled for July 2022. Yantai Port, ...

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HOT PORT NEWS from GAC

Updated travel and entry protocols 28 Jun 2022, Bahamas The Bahamas government has eliminated the travel health visa entry requirement. Read more » Marine construction & dredging works 28 Jun 2022, Khalifa Port (Abu Dhabi), United Arab Emirates Major marine construction and dredging activities have commenced north of Khalifa port main basin. Read more » Marine site investigation off Kau Yi Chau 28 Jun 2022, Hong Kong For approximately four months, marine site investigation works involving sampling of subsea soil, drilling of vibrocores, borehole and cone penetration tests will be ...

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Four out of five of the world’s most efficient ports are in the Middle East

Four out of five of the world’s most efficient ports are in the Middle East, according to a global index developed by the World Bank and S&P Global Market Intelligence. In an index of 370 ports, the region dominated the top five. These included Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Port (first place), Port Salalah in Oman (second) and Hamad Port in Qatar (third) and the UAE’s Khalifa Port (fifth). AD Ports-owned Khalifa Port said its flagship deep-water port scored well for use of digital technology and green fuel alternatives in the ...

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Fitch Affirms Port of Newcastle at ‘BBB-‘; Outlook Stable

Fitch Ratings has affirmed Australia-based Port of Newcastle Investments (Financing) Pty Ltd’s (PON) Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at ‘BBB-‘. The Outlook is Stable. A full list of rating actions is at the end of this commentary. RATING RATIONALE The rating on PON reflects the consolidated profile of the Port of Newcastle group and is supported by the long-term stability of PON’s cash flow, which is underpinned by its competitive strength in the coal supply chain. The rating also considers PON’s current high concentration of trade in a single ...

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Shipping ministry holds meet on innovative ideas to propel India’s blue economy

The Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW) started a three day Chintan Baithak to discuss and deliberate ideas & innovations that can propel India’s blue economy in Coorg, Karnataka. The Baithak was chaired by the Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways (PSW) and Ayush, Sarbananda Sonowal. The Union Minister of State for PSW, Shripad Naik and the Union Minister of State for PSW, Shantanu Thakur; top officials of the ministry including Chairpersons of all major ports, senior officials of MoPSW attended the meeting to take part in the ...

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Oman’s seaports offer promising supply link with the world

Omani sea ports ranked first in terms of the value of the Sultanate of Oman’s exports to other countries in 2021. With 86 per cent of export goods handling, Mina al Fahal emerged as the perfect seaport in the region. Among the land ports, with 12 per cent of the value of exports, the highest was at Khatm al Shakla port, then airports with 2 per cent, the highest was through Muscat International Airport. The volume of trade exchange of the Sultanate of Oman reached RO 33.8 billion during 2021, ...

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Malaysia’s ports grew in 2021, says Dr Wee

Malaysia’s ports achieved reasonable growth in 2021 following a slump in 2020 due to the pandemic, says Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong. He said Port Klang and Port of Tanjung Pelepas were among the busiest ports in the world, ranked at the 12th and 15th places respectively in 2021. He added that both ports have served as gateways and transhipment hubs and frequently handle the largest container vessels of 24,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs). “Other main ports including Penang, Pasir Gudang, Kuantan, Bintulu, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu ...

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African teamwork by Inchcape smooths the way for faster port turnarounds

People power is a vital factor in expediting port calls efficiently in Africa, according to Inchcape Shipping Services’ Area General Manager Adrian Richter. “Our greatest asset is our people with in-depth local knowledge, skills and passion, as well as the right attitude, motivation and leadership to handle this 24/7 business and the diverse challenges of voyage transits on the continent,” he says. Richter believes it is important to play to the strengths of the company’s 300-strong workforce spread across nearly 45 ports on the African continent with wide expertise in ...

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MYCRANE names industry veteran Piet Kraaijeveld as COO

MYCRANE has appointed industry veteran Piet Kraaijeveld as chief operating officer, strengthening the global management team of the Dubai-based digital disruptor for the cranes and construction space. Based in Dubai, Piet’s task will be to grow the MYCRANE business in all respects, including working with the crane rental platform’s existing franchisees around the world, and encouraging global energy, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors to register as customers on the site. He will also oversee sales activities to the full range of MYCRANE clients, including prime contractors, ports, petrochemical and mining ...

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DP World Announces Arrival Of First Ever All-Electric Terminal Tractor At A British Port

DP World today announced the arrival of the first ever all-electric terminal tractor at a British port in a significant step forward in greening the UK logistics sector. The Terberg YT203-EV terminal tractor which is entering service at London Gateway (pictured) will primarily be used for transporting goods the two mile distance from the quayside to a distribution facility at the adjacent logistics park, a prime example of the trend towards port-centric logistics. DP World – the leading provider of smart logistics solutions, helping trade flow across the globe – ...

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Govt. assures ECT completion using SLPA funds by 2024 despite economic disaster

Despite the prevailing foreign exchange crisis, the government assured that the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) has sufficient funds to complete the construction of East Container Terminal (ECT) of Port of Colombo by 2024 as scheduled. Following a visit to the ECT last Saturday, Minister of Ports, Shipping and Aviation, Nimal Siripala de Silva rejected the speculations made by certain labour unions affiliated to the SLPA about attempts to hand over the management of the terminal to the private sector. He stressed that the SLPA would retain the ECT management ...

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