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Clean Air Strategy: Ports And Shipping Are Part Of The Solution, Not The Problem

The British Ports Association has responded to the Government’s Clean Air Strategy which was published today and includes requirements for all major ports in England to develop air quality plans within the next year. Commenting on the strategy, Mark Simmonds, Policy Manager at the British Ports Association, said: “Ports and shipping are part of the solution, not the problem and it is disappointing that the Government have missed the opportunity to promote shipping as the cleanest way to move freight. “Ports handle 95% of the UK’s trade and moving freight ...

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Brazilian truckers threaten grains exports as fuel protests widen

Truck drivers partially blocked roads and ports across Brazil on Tuesday in a second straight day of protests against a steep rise in diesel prices, threatening to slow delivery of grains and other goods to domestic and export markets. Thousands of trucks were parked to obstruct major roads as the protests spread to affect access to the country’s two main export ports, Santos and Paranaguá. Brazil’s government called a second meeting to discuss the issue. Brazil is a key global supplier of grains, meats, coffee, sugar, oil and iron ore ...

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MPA: Control Of Smoke Emissions by Vessels In Port

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) would like to remind ship masters and owners of vessels to take all necessary measures to prevent their vessels from emitting excessive soot, ash, or dark smoke from engine exhaust and/or ancillary shipboard machineries throughout the duration of vessel stay in port. MPA takes a serious view of vessels emitting excessive smoke as it can adversely affect the air quality in the atmosphere. MPA will take sternaction against offenders. MPAwould also like to draw the attention of ship masters and owners of ...

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First-quarter returns from the universal Port of Hamburg

This year’s first-quarter throughput total was notable for a rise in conventional general cargoes, a lower figure of bulk cargoes, a stable trend in container handling and distinct growth on container transport services by rail. In the first quarter of 2018, the Port of Hamburg achieved total throughput of 32.7 million tons (down 7.5 percent). In Hamburg this heading covers general cargo throughput of 22.7 million tons (down 1.8 percent) and bulk cargo throughput of 10.0 million tons (down 18.2 percent). In the bulk cargo throughput segment, it was impossible ...

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Auckland wins Best Port in Oceania, Third Year Running

Ports of Auckland has been voted ‘Best Seaport in Oceania’ at the Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain (AFLAS) Awards, for the third consecutive year. Ports of Auckland Chief Executive Tony Gibson said “I work with a great bunch of people who work round the clock to consistently deliver great results for our customers and the community. I’m delighted that their efforts have once again been rewarded.” “Auckland has a port company of which it can be proud, and that has been recognised internationally. We run one of the most ...

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GPA On Track For 4m-TEU Year

The Georgia Ports Authority’s busiest April ever pushed its fiscal year-to-date totals to more than 3.4 million twenty-foot equivalent container units, an increase of 8.8 percent (280,000 TEUs) compared to the first 10 months of FY2017. “We’re on track to move more than 300,000 TEUs in every month of the fiscal year, which will be a first for the Authority,” said GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch. “We’re also anticipating this to be the first fiscal year for the Port of Savannah to handle more than 4 million TEUs.” April volumes ...

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HOT PORT NEWS from GAC

Submarine outfall inspection works off Stonecutters Island & in Western Dangerous Goods Anchorage Tuesday, May 22, 2018, Hong Kong

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Brazil’s Santos port says protests by truckers impacting flow of goods

Protests by truckers in Brazil demanding a reduction in diesel prices have impacted the flow of goods at Santos, Latin America’s largest port, the port administration said on Monday. Santos port authority said the protests have restricted the arrival of goods to several terminals, as well as the dispatch of imported products to domestic destinations. It did not specify what kind of goods were affected. Source: Reuters (Reporting by Marcelo Teixeira, Editing by Rosalba O’Brien)

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Djibouti: Any port in a storm?

As countries across the Horn of Africa embark on ambitious programmes to attract foreign investment, Djibouti seems a stable option in a volatile region. But are there risks? A new report by political and security risk consultancy Allan & Associates (www.Allan-Assoc.com) offers guidance. When African Development Bank officials meet in Busan, South Korea, today (21 May), details of new foreign investment opportunities in Africa are likely to emerge. Djibouti, which is seeking to become a Horn of Africa trans-shipment hub, has proved attractive to investors in recent years. Located near ...

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Vessel queue at Australian PWCS coal terminals rises on week to 10

Port Waratah Coal Services’ two terminals at Newcastle port in eastern Australia had ten ships waiting offshore Sunday, compared with three a week ago, the Hunter Valley Coal Chain Coordinator said in its weekly report. The queue was expected to amount to less than five ships at the end of May, and less than five ships at the end of June, HVCCC said. A total of 1.98 million mt of coal was shipped out of the PWCS terminals in the week ended Sunday, up 82,100 mt from a week earlier. ...

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Contractor resumes construction of breakwater pier at Odesa port after 4-year break

Mast-Bud LLC on May 7, 2018 after a four-year break resumed works to build a breakwater pier under the project on construction of the first stage (hydro-technical utilities) of the container terminal at the Quarantine Mole of the Odesa maritime merchandise port thanks to the artificially created territory. According to a press release of the subsidiary Container Terminal Odesa (CTO) of Germany’s HHLA International GmbH, starting from 2010 the Odesa seaport (today it is the branch of the Ukrainian Sea Port Authority) jointly with CTO has been implementing the investment ...

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Why Nigerians prefer ports in Lagos as cargo destination

Nigeria as one of the leading maritime destinations in the West African sub-region has six fully developed and active seaports where import cargoes can be destined to from any seaport in the world. The six ports include Apapa, Lagos; Tin-Can Island, Lagos; Rivers, River State; Onne, River State; Calabar, Cross Rivers and Delta in Delta State. Out of the six seaports, export cargoes can only be allowed to move from Apapa or Tin-Can Island both in Lagos, making them the only legitimate exit gate for all Nigerian exports irrespective of ...

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Kalmar to help Borg Havn IKS improve productivity and sustainability with first automation retrofit of two Kalmar RTGs

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has been awarded a contract for the automation retrofit of two Kalmar rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) by Borg Havn IKS, Norway. The order, which also includes a one-year maintenance and support agreement for the automation software, was booked in Cargotec’s 2017 fourth quarter order intake. The project is scheduled to be completed during Q4 of 2018. Borg Havn is a marine terminal located in Fredrikstad, southeast Norway. The terminal has an annual throughput capacity of approximately 150,000 TEUs, and the port authority is aiming to make ...

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HOT PORT NEWS from GAC

Marine site investigation off pier at Sam Mun Tsai, Tai Po Monday, May 21, 2018, Hong Kong

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Booming Savannah port sees trade tensions as just a hiccup

Savannah’s ocean ports feature skyscraping silver cranes that stand at attention on the water’s edge. Container ships stretch the length of four football fields, with 40-foot containers stacked behind them like multicoloured Lego bricks. But an empty patch of freshly bulldozed dirt is the first spot at the sprawling Garden City Terminal that Griffith Lynch, the executive director of the Georgia Ports Authority, wants to show off. That is the site of a new $127 million (Dh466 million) rail depot that will enable double-decker trains as long as the National ...

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