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Shipments in Novorossiysk suspended due to storm — Transneft

Transneft has suspended shipments of crude oil and petroleum products from the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk due to the continuing storm, official spokesman of the Russian oil pipeline operator Igor Dyomin told reporters on Friday. “The storm continues in Novorossiysk; activities were halted. The delay in crude oil shipments is two tanker positions, for diesel oil — one position. According to findings of the survey of Berth No. 7 damaged during the storm, a minor repair is needed for it. It will be ready for operation from Monday, after ...

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S.African port operator Transnet declares force majeure at Richards Bay terminal

South Africa’s monopoly port operator Transnet late Friday declared a force majeure at its Richards Bay Bulk Terminal, it said in a statement, following a fire that broke out at the port on Wednesday. Richards Bay Bulk Terminal, Africa’s largest coal export facility, is located off the Richards Bay port – one of seven commercial ports that Transnet operates along South Africa’s coastline. Transnet did not say whether or to what extent exports of commodities such as coal, steel and other minerals would be impacted. “The terminal is engaging with ...

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ION recognized for role in reducing ports’ impact on climate change and launches new Marlin SmartPort agent portal and billing management solution

ION Geophysical Corporation (NYSE: IO) today announced that the Company’s climate-smart platform, Marlin SmartPort™, was featured in Gateways to Growth, a British Ports Association program highlighting ports’ vital contribution to society and the innovations shaping their pathway to net zero. Developed in collaboration with ports, Marlin SmartPort enables operations to be smarter, safer, and greener by digitalizing processes and connecting stakeholders to critical data. Marlin SmartPort integrates systems and data to provide better real-time visibility and actionable intelligence to operate with just-in-time efficiency, minimizing fuel consumption and emissions. The Gateways ...

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IAPH commits its World Ports Sustainability Program database as a platform for Global Ports Hydrogen Coalition projects

IAPH plans to collaborate with CEM Global Port Hydrogen Coalition with its World Ports Sustainability Program as the platform to showcase and disseminate hydrogen-related projects in ports. Further to the first meeting of the Global Ports Hydrogen Coalition this week, IAPH has committed to work with the Hydrogen initiative (H2I) team to gather information and enhance its sustainability project database with all port-related hydrogen projects. All eventual CEM Global Ports Coalition Signatories will be able to work directly with IAPH in ensuring enhanced knowledge-sharing around their initiatives as well as ...

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Mundra drug haul: Iran slams Adani Ports ban as unprofessional

Days after a massive drug haul at the Mundra port in Gujarat made the Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) issue a trade advisory stating that it will not handle any container cargo originating from Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan November 15 onward, Tehran has conveyed its displeasure to New Delhi, calling the banning of its consignments as an “unprofessional and imbalanced move”. This was conveyed Wednesday by Iranian police and narcotic drug control officers to their Indian counterparts. The National Investigation Agency is probing the case relating to the ...

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Port delays a ‘global challenge’ according to G7 Finance Ministers

Container jams are not only affecting Felixstowe port in the UK, they are being seen around the world. In the UK, there are added domestic complications with the shortage of truck drivers but it’s clear that the world is wrestling with a global supply chain crisis. In Washington DC in the U.S. the G7 finance ministers agreed to tackle the global supply chain challenge together. “You should be reassured that we’re doing absolutely everything we can to mitigate some of these challenges. They are global in nature, so we can’t ...

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Global Ports Holding Positions Kalundborg as an alternative to Copenhagen

Global Ports Holding Plc (“GPH”), the world’s largest independent cruise port operator, is pleased to announce that it has signed a 20-year agreement with the Port of Kalundborg to provide services for cruise passengers in Kalundborg Port, Denmark. Kalundborg Port will be GPH’s first cruise port in the Northern European cruise port market, marking an important milestone in the continued development and growth of the company. Kalundborg is located in the center of Denmark, just next to the deepwater t-route and is just over one hour from Copenhagen City Centre. ...

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HOT PORT NEWS from GAC

Submarine outfall inspection works 15 Oct 2021, Hong Kong Submarine outfall inspection works are being carried out at Sham Shui Kok Anchorage No.2. Read more » Establishment of scientific buoy north of airport 15 Oct 2021, Hong Kong A scientific buoy has been established to the North of the Hong Kong International Airport for collecting data. Read more » Restriction of vessels for Five Power Defense Agreement Golden Jubilee 15 Oct 2021, Singapore Vessels will be restricted from transiting, anchoring or remaining at the Eastern Working Anchorage and off Marina ...

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Port delays: ‘We’ve run out of Harry Potter stock’

Delays at UK ports are having a severe impact on retailers, who are warning that customers might not be able find the same range of products this Christmas as they may have in previous years. We talk to four firms to find out how it’s affecting them. There is currently a shortage across the country affecting official Harry Potter merchandise, two retailers have told the BBC. “First Brexit hit, and then the pandemic hit. The combination of both, the manufacturers got scared and work stopped and they couldn’t ship big ...

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Port of Los Angeles to expand container night operations to ease congestion

The Port of Los Angeles will expand its hours of operation on nights and weekends to reduce port congestion that has contributed to consumer price inflation, the Biden administration said Oct. 13. Major retailers Walmart, Target, and The Home Depot, as well as logistics firms UPS and FedEx, have committed to utilizing the off-peak hours, while the International Longshore and Warehouse Union will supply extra shifts from its workers, a statement from the White House added. “By staying open seven days a week through the night and on the weekends, ...

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Gati Shakti programme will bring in better coordination: Chennai Port Trust

The Centre’s Gati Shakti National Master Plan for infrastructure, unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, would bring in better coordination among 16 ministries under one portal, Chennai Port Trust Chairman Sunil Kumar Paliwal said here on Wednesday. Modi earlier in the day launched a Rs 100 lakh crore national master plan for multi-modal connectivity that aims to develop infrastructure to reduce logistics costs and boost the economy. The PM Gati Shakti targets to cut logistics costs, increase cargo handling capacity and reduce the turn-around time, Modi had said at a ...

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Biden enlists Target, Walmart to fix bottlenecks threatening holiday sales

President Joe Biden on Wednesday urged the private sector to help ease supply chain blockages that are threatening to disrupt the U.S. holiday season and said the White House plans a nationwide overhaul of the clogged system. Biden said the Port of Los Angeles would join the Port of Long Beach, two of the country’s busiest, in expanding round-the-clock operations to unload an estimated 500,000 containers waiting on cargo ships offshore. Walmart, Target and other big retailers here would also expand their overnight operations at the ports to try to ...

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PPA S.A.: Top Priority the environmental protection and climate change measures Significant quality, environmental and energy certifications

On the occasion of the World Standards Day is highlighted that PPA S.A. places great value on improving the quality of services, alongside energy and environmental efficiency, and therefore invests heavily in global recognized management systems and certifications such as the ISO standards. The modernization and upgrading strategy for the Port of Piraeus has as main priority the environmental respect and care as well as dealing with the effects of climate change. P.P.A. holds significant ISO certifications on quality, environment and energy management involving all port activities, delivering real evidence ...

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Port of Los Angeles statement on 24/7 operations announced by president Biden

Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka today met with President Biden. The President announced initiatives to address current supply challenges, including moving to 24/7 operations at the Port of Los Angeles. Following is a statement from Executive Director Seroka regarding President Biden’s announcement regarding 24/7 operations. “Operational details are being discussed and worked out with the supply chain stakeholders. The significance of today’s announcement is the commitment from industry leaders responsible for moving goods on behalf of American consumers and businesses to open up the capacity needed to ...

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Port of Virgnia August TEU Volumes Surpass 307,000 Units; Port Continues to Invest in New Assets

The Port of Virginia® in August processed more than 307,000 TEUs (twenty-foot-equivalent units) making it the busiest August on record and the port’s second most productive month in its history. The combination of modern terminals and an experienced operating team are combining for success and ongoing efficiency, said Stephen A. Edwards, CEO and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority (VPA). In addition, the advantage of the “Virginia model” – where the VPA is both the terminal owner and operator – is keeping the port agile and providing measurable results ...

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