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Pacific Basin Chooses Portlog To Solve The ‘Unpaid Time’ Challenge In Ports And Reduce Emissions

PortLog, the world’s first port time management platform, and a subsidiary of Marcura, today announced a landmark deal to provide its solution to the entire fleet of Pacific Basin, one of the world’s leading owners and operators of modern handysize and supramax dry bulk ships. The PortLog platform will be utilised across all of Pacific Basin’s over 260 owned and chartered vessels, which make over 5,000 port calls every year in around 600 ports across 100 countries. This will enable the company to dramatically reduce the risks and costs associated ...

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Temporary Adjustment of the TMF Ends at Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

The West Coast MTO Agreement (WCMTOA) today reminded port users that the Traffic Mitigation Fee (TMF) at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will return to its pre-December rate on February 1, 2022. On November 10, WCMTOA announced that the TMF would be temporarily adjusted to $78.23 per TEU between December 1 and January 31, and would be charged only on weekdays during the daytime shift. The temporary change in TMF levels and rules was intended to create a financial incentive to move more containers during off-peak hours ...

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Maqta Gateway Launches Inspection and Clearance Services on ATLP

In line with its continued mission to digitally transform trade and logistics in Abu Dhabi, Maqta Gateway, the digital arm of AD Ports Group, has unveiled a new inspection and clearance module as part of its Advanced Trade and Logistics Platform (ATLP). Inaugurated in May 2020 by His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed, Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office, under the supervision of the Department of Economic Development, the Advanced Trade and Logistics Platform (ATLP) is an innovative single-window ...

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NOVA MET, a specialist in aluminium collection and recycling, opens for business in Le Havre

NOVA MET, the fruit of an alliance between two actors in the metals recycling industry, is now setting up its secondary aluminium production site in the Le Havre port area. NOVA MET is a specialist in the collection and recycling of aluminium scrap. It has now signed a land use agreement with HAROPA PORT and in January 2022 will be starting up its recycled aluminium purification and preparation operations. Aluminium is 100% recyclable and is a highly favoured material in the transport, construction, packaging, engineering sectors. Stocks of available aluminium ...

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The PAV and the València City Council collaborate in the installation of a pilot device for generating electricity from waves

This innovative project is 50% co-financed by the City Council and the European Union. It will be in the “hammer” of the Marina, in the northern part of the port of Valencia, where the force of the waves is more favourable. Federico Torres, head of Ecological Transition of the Port Authority of Valencia emphasised that “this initiative is in line with the strategic line of decarbonisation and the promotion of renewable energies of the Valenciaport 2030, zero emissions plan”. The Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) and the city council of ...

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Iran oil passes through Suez canal despite US sanctions: SCA

The SCA announced accelerated plans to extend a second channel of the canal and to enlarge an existing channel after the Ever Given container ship ran aground and blocked the waterway for six days last year, Reuters has reported. According to Reuters, the SCA chairman Osama Rabie, during the sidelines of an event in Dubai, said that “the project will be completed in 24 months. We started in July 2021 and God willing we will finish in July 2023.” This will improve ship navigation by 28% in this difficult part ...

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Port Of Prince Rupert Sees Decline In Cargo Volumes In 2021 But Poised For Growth

The Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) released its annual cargo volumes today – over 25 million tonnes moved through the Prince Rupert Gateway in Northern BC in 2021. Despite this uncharacteristic 23 percent decrease in year-over-year total volume, the Port of Prince Rupert played a vital role in ensuring the movement of essential goods on North America’s West Coast and provided important economic stability for the region through a tumultuous year. With optimistic market forecasts and new capacity coming on stream, the Prince Rupert Gateway has every reason to feel ...

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Stena Line and Associated British Ports sign £100M deal for new ferry terminal at the Port of Immingham

Stena Line and Associated British Ports (ABP) have entered into an agreement to jointly develop a new freight terminal at the Port of Immingham in the Humber region. The £100M agreement will see the Swedish ferry company operate the new terminal for the next 50 years. It is a major long-term commitment and boost for the region, where freight on routes to and from the EU has been booming since Brexit. Stena Line is one of the largest ferry operators in the world with 18 routes, and 37 vessels, operating ...

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DP World Completes £40m Southampton Investment With New Green Straddle Carriers

DP WORLD today announces that 11 of the most sustainable straddle carriers yet manufactured will go into service at Southampton with immediate effect (pictured), completing a £40m investment over the last 12 months in Britain’s second largest container terminal. The vehicles, which lift containers moved by the quay cranes and then service onward forms of transport via road and rail, consume up to 20 per cent less fuel than the diesel-electric powered machines they will replace and will be among the most sustainable in the world. Ernst Schulze, UK Chief ...

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Container terminal to be built in Caspian seaport — governor

A container terminal is planned for construction in Olya seaport in the Astrakhan Region. This will make it possible to support transshipment of 3 mln tonnes of cargo by 2023 year-end, Governor of the Astrakhan Region Igor Babushkin said at the meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “The key task at present is to develop the container terminal in the port of Olya. It will be developed in two stages: we are to ensure transshipment of three million tonnes of cargo by the end of 2023 and eight million tonnes ...

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King Abdullah Port wraps up successful 2021 with 31% growth in container throughput and 15% increase in bulk and general cargo

King Abdullah Economic City : Consolidating its status as a key contributor to the Saudi economy and highlighting its growing significance as an internationally recognized port with state-of-the-art infrastructure and efficient operations, King Abdullah Port continued its impressive growth in 2021, achieving a double-digit increase in throughput and winning multiple global recognitions. The port recorded an outstanding 31% increase in container throughput, reaching 2,813,920 TEU compared to 2,153,963 TEU in 2020, and achieved a 15% increase in bulk and general cargo, reaching 3,834,915 tons compared to 3,329,380 tons in the ...

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Egypt’s Suez Canal revenues expected to hit $7 bln in 2022, says chairman

Egypt’s Suez Canal revenues are expected to hit $7 billion in 2022 versus $6.3 billion in 2021, the chairman of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) said in an interview with Saudi-owned Asharq television. Earlier on Sunday, Osama Rabie said that a project to expand parts of the Suez Canal was expected to be completed after two years of work in July 2023. Source: Reuters (Reporting by Moataz Mohamed; Editing by Emelia Sithole-Matarise)

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APM Terminals Aarhus adds reefer plugs to meet record volumes

A booming Danish export market is not the only factor driving volume growth at Denmark’s largest container terminal, APM Terminals Aarhus. The terminal continued to attract new services in 2021 and last week completed the installation of a further 180 reefer plugs to ensure it can continue to offer the service and flexibility that customers are looking for. Despite supply-chain disruption caused by the global pandemic, volumes at the terminal grew by around 13% in 2020. This trend accelerated further in 2021 when the terminal handled a record 397,121 container ...

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Iron Ore Arrivals at Chinese Ports Up 200,000 mt on Week

According to data tracked by SMM, 74 ships arrived at domestic main ports in January 10 – January 16. Arrivals of cargoes are estimated to stand at 11.27 million mt, up 200,000 mt from the previous week and down 8.19 million mt year on year. Shipments that departed Australian ports were estimated to increase 0.46 million mt week on week to 17.96 million mt, down 0.71 million mt on the year. And that from Brazilian ports increased 330,000 million mt to 5.22 million mt on a weekly basis, down 0.77 ...

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