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HCMC port stops receiving bulk cargo amid container pileup

HCMC’s Cat Lai Terminal will not accept certain cargoes until August 16 since containers have piled up and there is little space left, its operator said. Saigon New Port Corporation said Sunday it has stopped taking in refrigerated cargoes, and would stop receiving oversized and overweight cargoes from August 5. It advised shipping companies to persuade customers to move their cargoes through other ports such as Tan Cang Hiep Phuoc in HCMC and Tan Cang-Cai Mep and Tan Cang-Cai Mep Thi Vai in the neighboring province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau. ...

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China’s cargo, container throughput rise in H1

Cargo and container throughput at China’s ports registered robust expansion in the first half of the year as the country strives to increase shipping space and container supply, according to the Ministry of Transport. In the first six months, China’s ports handled 7.64 billion tonnes of cargo, up 13.2 percent year on year, and an increase of 13.9 percent from the same period in 2019, said Sun Wenjian, spokesperson of the ministry. The country’s container throughput at ports rose 15 percent year on year to 140 million twenty-foot equivalent units ...

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Philexport, EDC seek suspension of cargo-handling rate hike, mandatory export container weighing

The Philippine Exporters Confederation Inc. (Philexport) and Export Development Council (EDC) are asking the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) to defer the approval of the proposed cargo-handling rate increase at Manila North Port and to suspend the mandatory weighing of export containers, especially for the sake of small exporters and enterprises. The written request, sent to Jay Daniel Santiago, PPA vice chairman and general manager, warned that approving the rate hike now and allowing the mandatory weighing of export containers to continue will further add to the difficulties faced by micro, ...

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Ivory Coast 2020/21 cocoa port arrivals reach 2.109 mln T by Aug. 1 – exporters

Cocoa arrivals at ports in top grower Ivory Coast reached 2.109 million tonnes between Oct. 1 and Aug. 2, exporters estimated on Monday, up 3.9% from 2.030 million tonnes over the same period last season. About 6,000 tonnes of beans were delivered to Abidjan port and 6,000 tonnes to San Pedro between July 26 to Aug. 1 for a total of 12,000 tonnes, down from 18,000 tonnes during the same week last season. Source: Reuters (Reporting by Ange Aboa Editing by Cooper Inveen and Louise Heavens)

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APM Terminals Bahrain welcomes Japanese Ambassador, H.E Masayuki Miyamoto

Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Hidd, Bahrain. Khalifa Bin Salman Port, operated by APM Terminals Bahrain, proudly welcomed a delegation led by the Ambassador of Japan to the Kingdom of Bahrain H.E Masayuki Miyamoto on Wednesday 28th July 2021. During his visit to the port, the Ambassador was briefed on APM Terminals Bahrain capabilities and its role in operating Khalifa Bin Salman Port. The teams engaged in discussions regarding trade dynamics and drivers for Kingdom of Bahrain especially in a pandemic environment. The Ambassador was also updated regarding the APM Terminals ...

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Study for commercial-scale hydrogen imports

Port of Rotterdam Authority, Koole Terminals, Chiyoda Corporation and Mitsubishi Corporation have signed an agreement to a joint study the feasibility of a commercial-scale import of hydrogen from overseas sources to one of Koole’s terminals in the port of Rotterdam utilizing Chiyoda’s proven hydrogen storage and transportation technology SPERAHydrogen™. Northwest-Europe will have to import hydrogen on a large scale to become net zero CO2 emission. The Port of Rotterdam Authority is therefore looking at ways to set up new hydrogen supply chains from countries where hydrogen can be produced and ...

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Qatar sees 8% jump y-o-y in ship calls in July 2021

Qatar witnessed about 8% growth year-on-year in the number of ships calling on its Hamad, Doha and Al Ruwais ports, reflecting the increased trade, especially in automobiles (RORO), building materials and livestock, according to Mwani Qatar. The number of ships calling on Qatar’s three ports stood at 298 in July 2021, which was 7.97% higher on yearly basis. However, it was down by about 1% on a monthly basis. As many as 1,950 ships had called on these ports during the first seven months of this year. Qatar Chamber recently ...

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HOT PORT NEWS from GAC

Seafarers’ vaccination programme expanded 02 Aug 2021, Rotterdam, Netherlands The Netherlands’ COVID-19 Vaccination Programme for Seafarers launched in June is being expanded today (2 August) to cover all seafarers of all ships embarking on international voyages over sea at the port of Rotterdam. Read more » Re-opening of port to commercial shipping 02 Aug 2021, Mokha, Yemen The Yemeni Ministry of Transport has announced the re-opening of the Port of Mokha to commercial shipping. Read more » Further extension of SCMTR 02 Aug 2021, India The Indian authorities have advised ...

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Westports chalks up higher net profit

Westports Holdings Bhd reported higher earnings in the second quarter ended June 30, 2021(Q221) on higher container volume. “The company expects a single-digit container throughput growth for 2021,” Westports said. Net profit for Q221 surged by almost a third to RM178mil from RM134mil a year ago. Revenue climbed to RM505mil from RM431mil previously. Westports has declared an interim dividend of 8.5 sen a share. On a six-month basis, the company reported total revenue of RM1.01bil. The container segment contributed most to the revenue as throughput volume increased by 11% to ...

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Cat Lai Port faces container backlog due to shortage of workers

According to the Saigon Newport Corporation, to solve the number of containers piled up at Cat Lai port, it has proposed the General Department of Vietnam Customs to allow it to move imported goods and containers, which have been jammed over 90 days, from Cat Lai Port to store and deliver to customers and liquidate at Saigon Newport’s facilities, namely Tan Cang Hiep Phuoc Port in Ho Chi Minh City and inland container depots, including Tan Cang Long Binh, Tan Cang Nhon Trach in Dong Nai Province, and Tan Cang ...

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Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group coal terminal back to full capacity for first time since November 2020

OPERATIONS at the Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group (NIG) terminal on Kooragang Island have returned to normal after a shiploader damaged in a storm last November was returned to service. NCIG had been running on a single shiploader since the storm, limiting the amount of coal it could move through its three berths. As an indication of the impact on the NCIG operation, Australian Bureau of Statistics figures showed it shipped 53.4 million tonnes of coal last year, or half of the 106 million tonnes shipped from Kooragang and Port Waratah ...

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China’s business environment at ports further optimized

China has taken a slew of measures to optimize its business environment at ports and facilitate cross-border trade, said the General Administration of Customs (GAC). The country has simplified regulatory documents in imports and exports, and reduced its customs clearance time, said Huang Guansheng, an official with the GAC. Currently, the number of documents required in import and export has been decreased from 86 in 2018 to 41, down 52.3 percent, and 38 of the regulatory documents could be verified online, said Huang. In June, it took 36.68 hours for ...

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US ports face peak-season ‘gridlock plus’ as anchorages fill

The fear voiced by Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka earlier this year was that “we will still have vessels at anchor come midsummer,” when terminals pivot to handling the peak season rush starting around Aug. 1. It is now midsummer. There are still vessels at anchor — a lot of them. Logistics consultant Jon Monroe warned Thursday, “Now we have a myriad of charter carriers all introducing vessels into a China-Pacific Southwest service at the same time the large carriers are adding extra loaders. Expect the West ...

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Drewry: Container Port Throughput Rises During May

The Drewry Container Port Throughput Indices are a series of volume growth/decline indices based on monthly throughput data for a sample of over 235 ports worldwide, representing over 75% of global volumes. The base point for the indices is January 2012 = 100. Drewry’s latest assessment – July 2021 The Drewry Port Throughput Index rose to 141.3 points in May 2021, an increase of 3.3 points over April, which was very nearly enough to restore it to March’s reading. Annual growth of 15.8% for the month confirms that the worldwide ...

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Pilbara Minerals’ first spodumene platform auction concludes at $1,250/dmt FOB Port Hedland

Australian miner Pilbara Minerals concluded its inaugural spodumene concentrate auction held via its Battery Material Exchange (BMX) on July 29, the company said in a media statement on July 30. The spot cargo of 10,000 mt spoduemene concentrate with 5.5% lithium oxide, with expected loading in mid-to-late August, was concluded at a price of $1,250/dmt on an FOB Port Hedland basis following a three-hour auction window with 17 bidders participating, the company said. Pilbara Minerals added that a total of 62 online bids were received, ranging from $700/dmt to $1,250/dmt. ...

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