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PSA port workers at Pasir Panjang Terminal to be tested after new COVID-19 cluster found

The Ministry of Health (MOH) will conduct “special testing operations” for PSA Singapore port workers at Pasir Panjang Terminal as a precautionary measure, after a new COVID-19 cluster was reported there. This comes after a trailer truck driver at Brani Terminal and Pasir Panjang Terminal tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday (May 4), said MOH. The 59-year-old Singaporean man is employed by GKE Express Logistics and was last at work on May 1. The man, identified as Case 62824, is linked to three previous dormitory cases, all of whom had ...

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Ports prepare for digital revolution: report examining connectivity at UK’s economic gateways

The BPA has today published research into mobile coverage and deployments in ports, undertaken alongside experts in digital connectivity, Telint. Ports around the world are now increasingly taking advantage of new technology and UK spectrum regulations mean that ports are in a strong position to expand their connectivity. However, this report analyses the state of digital coverage experienced by UK ports and how this can be improved to remain internationally competitive with the ports in Europe and beyond, many of whom are already developing their own innovative 5G networks. The ...

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Sines Was The 2nd Port That Grew The Most In The European Container Market

With 13% year-on-year growth in 2020, the Port of Sines was the second European port with the greatest evolution in containerized cargo, occupying the 16th position in the list of the main European ports in this segment. The ranking was published by a Spanish magazine specialised in transports (Transporte XXI) that analyzed the results of the European port market within last year. Sines was the only port located on the peninsula to register growth in the container segment, maintaining the fourth Iberian position. With the impact caused by the pandemic, ...

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Successful processing of Suez Armada

‘The Suez Armada is as good as processed. We are proud of how well Rotterdam addressed this, but things remain very busy and challenging at the terminals.’ With this notification, the Suez consultation between various sector organisations was disbanded this week. This consultative panel was established to support the terminals in processing the 64 container ships en route to Rotterdam that were delayed when the Suez Canal was blocked after the Ever Given ran aground on 23 March. 54 vessels have now been processed, three vessels were cancelled, two are ...

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DP World Komatipoort handles its first transit import via Maputo

DP World, a leading global enabler of end to end trade solutions, has successfully completed the first transit import via DP World Maputo port to DP World Komatipoort, South Africa. Christian Roeder, Chief Executive Officer at DP World Maputo said: “The Komatipoort facility as a bonded container depot is a ‘game changer’ for the Maputo corridor. The success of the trial brings DP World a step closer to enabling a more cost effective, seamless and efficient user experience for our local customers and enhances trade linkages for countries in the ...

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New bunker tanker for Tauranga, New Zealand

Mount Bunkering (a wholly owned subsidiary of the ASP Ships Group) is pleased to announce the arrival of the bunker tanker MT KORIMAKO in Tauranga. The KORIMAKO will support the bunkering operations of Mobil Oil New Zealand Limited (Mobil) in Tauranga and other ports if required. She is a modern double hull bunkering tanker able to lift 1,400 tonnes of cargo in two grades. Mobil have commented that this vessel will deliver noticeable improvements to the Port of Tauranga’s productivity by reducing waiting times for refuelling. The ASP Ships Group ...

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ARA gasoline stocks rise 3% -Insights Global

Gasoline stocks held in independent storage in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) refining and storage hub rose by 3% in the week to Thursday, data from Dutch consultancy Insights Global showed, although much lower than the levels seen in the same period last year. * Gasoline exports were strong, including to uncommon destinations like East Asia, said Insights Global’s Lars van Wageningen, but there were also many incoming cargoes, creating congestion in ports. * Gasoil stocks dropped 1% as demand up the Rhine River improved week-on-week, said van Wageningen. * Naphtha stocks ...

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HOT PORT NEWS from GAC

Reconstruction works for pier at Waglan Island Friday, May 7, 2021, Hong Kong For approximately eight months, reconstruction works for a pier at Waglan Island will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D) and the adjacent shoreline: (A) 22° 10.934’ N 114° 18.126’ E (B) 22° 10.994’ N 114° 18.078’ E (C) 22° 11.066’ N 114° 18.179’ E (D) 22° 11.012’ N 114° 18.223’ E The works will be carried out by one dumb lighter and ...

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Port of New York sets new monthly record for container volume in March

The Port of New York and New Jersey posted its highest-ever monthly container volume in March as imports surged while also drawing cargoes away from congested US West Coast ports, the Port Authority said May 5. Total throughput was 789,776 twenty-foot equivalent units in March, beating the previous monthly record from October 2020 by 34,339 TEUs. The March total was a 40.8% increase from the same month last year when the coronavirus outbreak largely brought global trade to a halt, underlining the staggering reversal in demand for space on containerships ...

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Port of Gothenburg set to introduce Berth Planner for smart calls

A new digital tool will make calls at the Port of Gothenburg more time-efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally smart. Berth Planner, developed by the Gothenburg Port Authority in partnership with the Finnish company Awake.AI, is due to be launched after the summer. It is a unique initiative that will provide shipbrokers, pilots, and mooring personnel with the tool they have sought for years. – We’re working on several fronts to digitalise the port, not only to make calls more efficient but also to visualise freight flows. Berth Planner is just one ...

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Fujairah stands to lose out if India’s COVID-19 crisis slows economic growth

The UAE’s Port of Fujairah stands to lose out on crude oil and refined product exports and bunker sales if the spiraling COVID-19 crisis in India translates into slowing economic growth for Asia’s third-largest economy. India’s second COVID-19 wave could knock off as much as 2.8 percentage points from GDP growth in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022, S&P Global Ratings said in a May 5 report. It said it was reconsidering its 11% GDP growth forecast, against a contraction of 8% in 2020. “Much will depend on social ...

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HyTrucks consortium aims to have 300 hydrogen-powered trucks on the road in Belgium by 2025

Air Liquide, DATS 24 and Port of Antwerp join forces in the HyTrucks consortium to deploy 300 hydrogen-powered trucks and the related renewable hydrogen production infrastructure and supply chain assets in Belgium as part of the HyTrucks initiative. This project aims at enabling in total 1,000 hydrogen-powered zero-emission trucks on the roads and building the adequate infrastructure connecting Belgium, the Netherlands and western Germany by 2025. The partnership aims to deploy hydrogen-powered trucks mainly in the area around the Port of Antwerp and major logistics hubs in Belgium. Hydrogen trucks ...

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PIONEERS consortium coordinated by Port of Antwerp takes lead in greening of European ports

An international consortium of 46 partners led by the Port of Antwerp will receive a €25 million grant from the European Horizon 2020 programme. The PIONEERS consortium representing leading ports, terminal- and transport operators, forwarders, knowledge institutes, technology developers, innovators and public entities will showcase concrete solutions reducing GHG emissions in ports while safeguarding their competitiveness. The project has a timeframe of 5 years starting at the end of 2021. 19 demonstrator projects PIONEERS is a highly ambitious project, rethinking all aspects of port operations ranging from terminal operations, concession ...

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Jask oil terminal Iran’s gateway to export oil from Oman Sea

Iran can export oil from the Oman Sea for the first time via the Jask oil terminal, Abbas Asadrooz, the CEO of the Iran Oil Terminals Company, said on Wednesday. “The Jask oil terminal is one of the largest and most important projects in the southeast of the country and having it operational will undoubtedly lead to prosperity in this region,” he said, adding, “Via the terminal, in addition to paving the way for the boom of downstream industries off the Makran coast, Iran could export oil from the Oman ...

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ICTSI 1Q2021 net income up 51%: Driven by strong performance of international portfolio

Enrique K. Razon Jr., ICTSI chairman and president, said: “ICTSI has delivered strong operating performance in the first quarter of 2021, with volume, revenue and earnings rising across our three regions: Asia, the Americas, and Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). We have seen improvements in most of our terminals as economies continue to recover from the pandemic as well as significant contributions from new shipping lines and services. The pandemic remains extremely challenging for so many people around the globe. At ICTSI, we are proud of our role in ...

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