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Italian terminal bid rejected

Cagliari historic port There is still no management in place for the Cagliari container terminal at the Port of Cagliari, which also accommodates ro-ro, passenger and cruise business. Photo: Port System Authority of the Sardinian Sea Industry Database A bid to run an Italian container terminal has been rejected “for the failure to satisfy most of the fundamental requirements” of the tender. The proposal to run the Cagliari container terminal by UK-based company PIFIM, supported by Port of Amsterdam International, has been turned down, said the Port System Authority of ...

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New freight service to Gothenburg – links to Norway and Poland

A new freight service will commence at the turn of the year, linking Gothenburg to the industrialised Western Region in Norway via the ports in Stavanger, Bergen, Sunndal and Ålesund. The service will also include the Polish port of Swinoujscie, which will in turn open up further trade options with central Europe. Vessels will visit Gothenburg on a weekly basis. The new service will be operated by the Norwegian shipping company Sea-Cargo, which has its headquarters on the west coast of Norway. “This service is a unique initiative with access ...

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Managing passenger shipping for the benefit of all stakeholders

How passenger shipping is managed at and around ports and the regions they connect, has never felt more relevant. Cruise and ferry operators have had a challenging 2020 but the shipping and ports sectors are working together to look at a sustainable recovery. From major reductions in ferry travel numbers, to looking at the future safe restart and coordination of cruises calls, the passenger shipping industry has faced many challenges throughout the Covid pandemic. However now is the time to look forward. The British Ports Association and UK Chamber of ...

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HOT PORT NEWS from GAC

Marine works in Wan Chai Basin Friday, November 27, 2020, Hong Kong For approximately 6 months, marine works involving demolition of existing seawall and construction of harbour steps will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (B) and the adjacent shoreline: (A) 22°17.025’N / 114°10.834’E (B) 22°16.965’N / 114°10.857’E The works will be carried out by one derrick lighter. One tugboat will provide assistance. A working area of approximately 15 metres around the lighter will be established. ...

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Do Not Part With Your Hard – Earned Cash Warns Transnet Port Terminals

Service providers and job seekers are increasingly falling prey to scammers requesting cash upfront for securing COVID19 related tenders and general employment, warns Transnet Port Terminals (TPT). While social media platforms have previously been used throughout the year to advertise false opportunities, the intensity this year is at an all-time high. According to Mbali Mathenjwa, TPT Corporate Affairs Executive Manager, “We will keep appealing to members of the public not to part with their hard earned cash. No legitimate Transnet opportunity will ever require cash upfront”. She added that verifying ...

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Jan-Oct container throughput at Brazil’s Itajai, Pecem ports rises on year

Container volumes at the Brazilian port of Itajai in the January-October period rose 13.4% year on year to at least 457,000 twenty-foot equivalent unit, a spokesman for operator APM Terminals said Nov. 25 Pecem port saw container shipping throughput rise 7.9% on the year at 309,051 TEU in the same period, APM Terminals said in a press release Nov. 24. Itajai had its historically busiest month in October with 53,000 TEU, the release said. Exports of refrigerated containers, or reefers, from Pecem soared 70% on the year to 16,800 TEU ...

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Port of Rotterdam to embark on 100 innovative pilot projects

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many innovation projects to be put on hold or cancelled. This has dealt a serious blow to a lot of entrepreneurs who had just started out, as well as established businesses in Rotterdam’s port area. After all, a lot of local potential is going untapped during this hiatus – while investing in a strong, future-proof port is actually more important than ever. That is why PortXL will be launching the new innovation programme MATCH. Its objective? To initiate 100 innovative pilot projects in the port ...

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Ghana’s Port now a preferred choice of shipping lines due to operational efficiencies – Michael Luguje

The Director-General of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, Michael Luguje has revealed that developments in Ghana’s ports have positioned the country at a competitive advantage within the sub-regional shipping subsector. The Director-General of GPHA who was speaking on the Eye on Port program, indicated that due to the operational efficiency of the Tema Port, for example, shipping lines prefer calling at the port in comparison to other ports in the sub-region. “If you check with shipping lines they will tell you freight rates paid by our importers, the argument ...

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Panama Canal Honors Pledge for Continuity of Service as Traffic Rebounds

In early April, Panama Canal Administrator, Ricaurte Vásquez Morales, pledged to keep the waterway safe and open throughout the pandemic. At the time, global supply chains that relied on the Canal to ferry essential goods were facing disruptions due to country lockdowns that affected ports, factories and consumers, creating an increasing level of uncertainty. This pledge was not an easy feat since, in normal conditions, approximately 1,200 vessels transit the waterway every month, each requiring several members of the Canal’s transit operations team to board and facilitate its passage through ...

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Felixstowe and Harwich ports submit bid for new Freeport status

Two East Coast ports have launched a joint bid to become one of the UK’s 10 freeports post-Brexit. The Port of Felixstowe in Suffolk and Harwich International in Essex have joined forces as Freeport East. The government’s Freeports initiative will allow firms to import goods and then re-export them outside normal tax and customs rules. Hutchison Ports, which owns the Suffolk and Essex ports, said the status would help bring “lasting regeneration”. The government said its Freeports scheme would help drive Britain’s post-Brexit growth by streamlining planning processes to aid ...

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BIMCO’s Shipping Number of the Week: A record 326,000 empty containers left the Port of Los Angeles in October

Record high volumes and freight rates between the Far East and the US West Coast (USWC) have caused a spike in the number of containers leaving the Port of Los Angeles empty in a rush back to the Far East, as freight rates are easily five times higher going from East to West than the other way around. In October alone, 325,980 empty containers left the Port of Los Angeles, a 43.3% jump from October 2019. Record high loaded imports of 506,613 TEU in October, a 29.0% increase from last ...

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Corpus Christi drives U.S. LNG export feedgas to record high

Gas flowing to U.S. LNG (liquefied natural gas) export plants was on track for a record high on Wednesday as Cheniere Energy’s Corpus Christi plant in Texas pulled in enough fuel to supply its three liquefaction trains. Corpus had been receiving small amounts of gas in recent weeks as it prepares to put the third train into commercial service during the first quarter of 2021. On Wednesday, Corpus was on track to pull in a record 2.0 billion cubic feet per day (bcfd), preliminary data from Refinitiv showed, which would ...

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LNG Project Tracker: Mexico terminal moves ahead as 2nd US wave flounders

A year that began with expectations of ample investment in LNG export infrastructure may end with no new U.S. projects getting commercially sanctioned. Worldwide, there could be just one LNG export project that advances to that stage in 2020, with Sempra Energy’s recent decision to greenlight its Energía Costa Azul terminal in Baja California. The market upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic and muted investor appetite for new multibillion-dollar LNG infrastructure forced many developers to push back their targets for making final investment decisions, or FIDs, until 2021 or later. ...

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HOT PORT NEWS from GAC

Activation of crew change hub Thursday, November 26, 2020, Davao, Philippines The Philippines Department of Transportation has advised that Davao has been activated as a hub for crew changes. For crew change protocol at Davao and other details, as well as information about operations in the Philippines, contact GAC Philippines at [email protected] Submarine outfall inspection off River Trade Terminal, Tuen Mun Thursday, November 26, 2020, Hong Kong For approximately 2 weeks, submarine outfall inspection works will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates ...

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Infrastructure investment welcome news for ports – but it must be spent it on strategic priorities

Reacting to the Government’s one year spending review today, Mark Simmonds, Head of Policy at the British Ports Association said: On Infrastructure Spending We are pleased that the Chancellor continues to prioritise investment in infrastructure, even in the most difficult times for public finances. Ministers recognise that world-class infrastructure delivers jobs and prosperity across the whole of the UK even in challenging times. We welcome spending on roads and connectivity and the recognition that this should be done in a holistic way. We recognise the importance of community and political ...

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