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San Pedro Bay Ports Seek Comment on Second Drayage Truck Assessment

The public is invited to comment on a draft 2021 feasibility assessment of cleaner drayage truck technologies needed to help the San Pedro Bay ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach reduce air pollution and reach the ambitious zero-emissions goals adopted in the 2017 Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) Update. The draft 2021 assessment, which builds upon the inaugural 2018 assessment, examines the current state of technology, operational characteristics, economic considerations, infrastructure availability and commercial readiness related to zero-emissions and low-emissions drayage trucks. Comments on the 2021 draft feasibility assessment ...

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DP World Reports record half year profits

DP World Limited (DPW.L) today announces strong financial results for the six months to 30 June 2022 with total revenue 60.4% year-on-year and 20.1% on a like-for-like basis. Revenue of $7,932 million, adjusted EBITDA of $2.441 million. Profit for the period attributable to owners of the company increased to $721 million. Source: DP World    

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China warns Yangtze drought could last until Sept as it races to protect harvests

China’s water ministry warned that severe drought conditions in the upper and middle reaches of the Yangtze river could last well into September as local governments race to find new supply sources and irrigate crops ahead of the autumn harvest. A severe heatwave across the basin of China’s longest river, caused by a larger than usual Western Pacific subtropical high, has now lasted more than two months, slashing hydropower supplies and drying out large expanses of arable land. Normal water flows could still be months away, with rainfall expected to ...

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Port of Los Angeles breaks another cargo record in July

The Port of Los Angeles processed an estimated 935,345 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in July, outpacing the previous record set in 2019 by 2.5%. The Port has set monthly records in five of seven months in 2022. “Remarkably, we continue to move record amounts of cargo while working down the backlog of ships almost 90%, a huge accomplishment by all of our partners,” Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka said at news briefing on Wednesday. “Even with the current rail challenges, our marine terminals are more fluid than ...

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HOT PORT NEWS from GAC

Strike at country’s biggest container port 18 Aug 2022, Felixstowe, United Kingdom Unite the union has announced strike action at the Port of Felixstowe from 21-29 August. Read more » Marine site investigation off Aberdeen South Typhoon Shelter 18 Aug 2022, Hong Kong For approximately six months, marine site investigation works involving drilling of boreholes will be carried out. Read more » Source: GAC

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The Port of Corpus Christi and Buckeye Partners, L.P., to Establish Solar Farm in Coastal Bend

The Port of Corpus Christi Commission approved a lease agreement with Buckeye Partners, L.P., that will establish the first solar farm in the 100-year history of the Port. The 81,000+ panel project will be located in San Patricio County on Port of Corpus Christi property near Midway Junction. This partnership is the latest initiative undertaken by the Port of Corpus Christi in its bullish drive to lead the global market into the energy renaissance, rendering renewable energy a legitimate and sustainable commodity. The lease agreement, approved by Port of Corpus ...

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Hutchison ports initials concessions for terminals in ain Sokhna port and Ei Dekheila port, Egypt

Hutchison Ports, the world’s leading port investor, developer and operator, is pleased to announce the expansion of its cooperation with the Egyptian Government through the initialing of concession agreements for two new concessions to operate world-class container terminals in Ain Sokhna Port and El Dekheila Port. Marking the event, an initialing ceremony was hosted by His Excellency Mostafa Madbouly, Prime Minister of Egypt and His Excellency Kamel Al-Wazir, Minister of Transport, Egypt. Other attendance included representatives from CMA CGM, COSCO SHIPPING Ports and Terminal Investment Limited; and Mr. Clemence Cheng, ...

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PPA books a 9% hike in 1H income, steadies pace in its pandemic recovery

The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) continues to rebound from the effects of the global pandemic as net income increased by 9% in the first six months of the year. The agency’s net income is now only 13% down compared to the pre-pandemic figure. PPA’s net income declined by as much as 50% during the onslaught of COVID-19 in 2020. Data from the PPA showed that net income for the period in review reached P5.024 billion from P4.611 billion registered in 2021. Against the target of P4.056 billion, the actual figure ...

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Port of Long Beach welcomes pasha Hawaii Lng – powered ship

‘MV GEORGE III’ FIRST TO REFUEL WITH LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS ON WEST COAST The Port of Long Beach on Wednesday welcomed Pasha Hawaii’s MV George III, the first container ship powered by liquefied natural gas to refuel on the West Coast. The ship’s LNG-powered engines are dramatically cleaner than those of a traditional cargo ship. Following George III’s inaugural visit to Long Beach, the newly built 774-foot-long ship will begin its maiden voyage to its home port in Honolulu. And there’s another LNG Pasha ship on the the way – ...

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Act Announces The Launch Of Its 20 Year Decarbonization Plan

Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT), the sustainable gateway to the Levant region and beyond, has announced the launch of its comprehensive decarbonization strategy, which is set to reduce its carbon footprint to net zero by 2040. ACT is committed to leading the industry in reducing its greenhouse gas emissions: between 2020 and 2030, the terminal aims to reduce its total emissions by 70%. The company’s long-term target is to reach net-zero emissions by 2040. This objective is being supported by a high-level CAPEX plan that will devote more than USD50 million ...

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FUJAIRAH DATA: Oil product stocks scale back from 20-month high as logjams ease

Oil products stocks at the UAE’s eastern port of Fujairah fell slightly in the week of Aug. 15, as logjams at the world’s third biggest bunkering hub eased following supply disruptions caused by heavy rain and flooding towards end-July. Total oil product inventories fell 1.4% to 23.770 million barrels on the week, according to data from the Fujairah Oil Industry Zone provided exclusively to S&P Global Commodity Insights on Aug. 17. This is the highest level of stocks since May 3, 2021. Stocks had soared to a 20-month high in ...

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The train becomes the new star of Valenciaport

The railway is becoming more and more important in the Port of Valencia. During the first half of the year, more than 2,100 trains have entered or left Valenciaport’s port facilities to optimise logistics activity and provide a better service to customers based on economic and environmental efficiency. A weekly average of more than 83 trains compared to an average of 77 for the same period in 2021, which reinforces the commitment of the Port Authority of Valencia (APV) to the synergy between maritime and rail traffic. Every week there ...

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Traffic builds up along Rhine after vessel’s engine failure

Around 20 ships are stuck in traffic along Germany’s river Rhine, where low water levels have already impeded shipping this summer, after a vessel’s engine failure closed part of the waterway, authorities said on Wednesday. A vessel with a 1,660-ton load was forced to drop anchor due to an engine failure, closing traffic between St Goar and Oberwesel, river police said. “It’s backing up,” a spokesperson for the Federal Waterways and Shipping Administration told Reuters. “The berths are full all the way to Mainz.” Mainz is about 50 kilometres south-east ...

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GT USA Enabling a Turnaround of the Port of Wilmington

October 3rd, 2022, will mark GT USA Wilmington’s (GTW) fourth year into a 50-year concession agreement managing and operating the Port of Wilmington in Delaware. To say there have been a few unforeseen challenges thrown its way is an understatement. Indeed, who could have foreseen that within months after the ceremonial handover the world would be amid a global pandemic. Throughout the challenging times GTW diligently pursued new business through its global network and built new facilities to enhance customer services. It has ensured that cargos of fresh food and ...

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Kalmar terminal tractors chosen by Maldives Ports Limited to enhance efficiency, safety and fleet availability

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has concluded an agreement to supply Maldives Ports Limited (MPL) with three Kalmar T2i terminal tractors. The order, which also includes two years of access to Kalmar Insight, was booked in Cargotec’s 2022 Q2 order intake, with delivery scheduled for early Q1 2023. MPL was incorporated in 2008 to ensure the efficient management and operation of government-owned ports and port facilities in the Maldives. The organisation manages and operates Malé Commercial Harbour – the main port in the Maldives located in the northwest of the capital ...

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