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Ctg port buys new container handling equipment

The Chittagong port yesterday added 10 pieces of container handling equipment to its fleet, as part of efforts to give pace to loading and unloading activities. The equipment comprises a rail mounted gantry crane, six rubber tyred gantry cranes, a log handler and two mobile cranes having 20-tonne capacity. These were purchased from China, the United Arab Emirates, Germany and Italy for Tk 118.50 crore. Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan introduced the new equipment at the New Mooring Container Terminal with Chittagong Port Authority Chairman Commodore Zulfiqur Aziz in the chair. ...

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Off-spec bunker fuel in Houston leads to tight avails, arb opportunities

Specification issues with delivered bunker fuel and fuel oil in the US Gulf Coast ports in recent months have led to tighter availability in the region, opening the opportunity to work arbitrage fuel oil cargoes from Europe and the Middle East. A number of vessels have been impacted the spec issues, reporting purification problems and damage to main and auxiliary engines from bunker fuel supplied from early March to late April in Houston and nearby ports including Galveston, Beaumont and Bolivar Roads, according to sources. One bunker trader said more ...

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Cress Systems helps container terminals reduce fuel bills, emissions and power peaks with ProwESS energy storage for RTGs

Following a successful proof of concept trial at the UK Port of Felixstowe, Cress Systems is pleased to announce the commercial release of its ProwESS energy capture, storage and reuse system for container terminal yard handling equipment. The first version of the system has been designed for rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs), the global workhorse of yard operations, with a second version under development for straddle carriers. Originally developed in the laboratories of energy giant British Petroleum (BP), with further research and development input from the UK University of Reading, the ...

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Nigeria: Stakeholders allege sabotage of port operations by shipping firms

Foreign shipping companies operating at Lagos Ports have been accused of sabotaging the Federal Government’s efforts at creating ease of doing business at the seaport, with many of them operating non-functional holding bays. A holding bay is a parking space reserved for containers, trucks, tankers or articulated vehicles to stay while waiting for call up at the port. Stakeholders at the second quarterly meeting of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) in Lagos, alleged that non functional holding bays paraded by the shipping firms is responsible for the crisis currently experienced ...

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Jointly built container port opens in Vietnam’s Haiphong

Lach Huyen International Gateway Port, the first infrastructure development project involving the public and private sectors of Japan and Vietnam, has opened in Haiphong, Vietnam The Japanese government provided about ¥110 billion in soft loans to fund the development of the port and nearby bridge and road infrastructure. The container terminal is run by a joint venture involving Japanese companies Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. and Itochu Corp. Port construction that started in 2013 was also undertaken by a Japanese company. The Lach Huyen port can accommodate container ships with a ...

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The Government of Canada invests in transportation infrastructure for the Port of Vancouver in British Columbia

The quality of Canada’s transportation infrastructure and the efficiency of the country’s trade corridors are key to the success of Canadian firms in the global marketplace. The Government of Canada supports infrastructure projects that create quality middle-class jobs and boost economic growth. Today, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced a major investment of $55.8 million for four projects led by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority that will help local businesses compete by moving local goods to market, and by making improvements to port infrastructure. These projects include the ...

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NATO navy ships refuel in Poti: Physical bunker supplier in Georgia arranged delivery of marine fuels to NATO navy ships in Poti, Georgia

Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) under the direction of Royal Navy Commodore Mike Utley, conducted a port visit in Poti, Georgia May 14 to May 17 with four ships from the group: Royal Navy destroyer HMS Duncan (flagship), Turkish frigate TCG Gemlik, Romanian frigate ROS Regele Ferdinand and Bulgarian frigate BGS Drazki. “In general, physical bunker supply in Georgian ports, available by tank trucks alongside berth. Due to continuous decrease in transit volumes through Georgia during recent years, number of port calls decreased. Operating bunkering tanker is a capital ...

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EU Ambassadors visit Peru’s largest multipurpose terminal

APM Terminals Callao hosted an EU delegation of ambassadors representing 12 EU member states.. Led by the EU Ambassador in Peru, Diego Mellado, the visit was of special interest as annual trade between the EU and Peru is more than $10 billion, 60% of which are exports from Peru to the EU. The trade agreement between the EU and Peru celebrated its fifth anniversary this year- and this month, the Lima Chamber of Commerce and Peru Eurocámaras signed an agreement to centralize EU efforts to promote economic development and investment. ...

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Financial closing gives Wärtsilä the go-ahead for building the new Hamina LNG terminal

The LNG terminal to be built at the Finnish Port of Hamina by the technology group Wärtsilä under a turnkey contract has reached financial close and received the necessary building permits. Debt financing for the project has been concluded with Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken and Finnvera, the Finnish state-owned specialised financing company. The total investment is worth approximately 100 million euros. In addition to supplying the engineering, procurement, and construction of the terminal, Wärtsilä is also joining the project through a minority investment by WDFS (Wärtsilä Development and Financial Services) in ...

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Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane For Nigerian River Port

Konecranes received an order at the start of 2018 for a Konecranes Gottwald Model 2 Mobile Harbor Crane. The crane will mainly handle containers and general cargo in Baro, the northernmost port of Nigeria. The Nigerian company First Index Project and Services Ltd., operating as a public sector supplier, purchased the eco-efficient, diesel-electric crane for the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA). The crane’s main components, pre-tested in the factory, will be shipped to Lagos and then transported by land to Baro, situated 650 km inland on the River Niger. The ...

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Anaklia Deep Sea Port & Chinese Port Lianyungang Sign Memorandum of Cooperation

The Anaklia Development Consortium (ADC) hosted representatives of one of the most important Chinese ports, Lianyungang. They also met with management of the multinational corporation ‘Cosco Shipping Lines.’ Representatives of the “Cosco Shipping Lines” visited Anaklia, where they are acquainted with the port area and the works performed in detail. ADC and Lienungung Ports signed a Memorandum of Cooperation. The document was signed by the Director General of the Consortium, Levan Akhvlediani, and the President of Lianyungang Port Holdings Group , Zhu Xiangyang. The Lianyungang Port is located in East ...

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Foreshore development with infilling works Friday, May 18, 2018, Singapore

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ENN seeks commissioning cargo for China’s first private LNG import terminal

Chinese gas distributor ENN is seeking a commissioning cargo for the country’s first privately owned liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal, three industry sources said. The cargo is for delivery in the middle of June, one of the sources said. ENN’s Zhoushan terminal in China’s eastern Zhejiang region, with a capacity of 3 million tonnes per year, will likely start operations in two months, a senior company official told Reuters, declining to be named as he was not authorised to speak with media. “We are aiming to (start) the terminal ...

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Hormozgan Ports Throughput Increases 4.1%

Close to 8.22 million tons of oil and non-oil goods were loaded and unloaded in Hormozgan Province’s ports during the first month of the current Iranian year (March 21-April 20), registering a 4.1% increase compared with the similar period of the year before. The announcement was made by director general of Hormozgan Ports and Maritime Organization, Allah-Morad Afifipour, the news portal of the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development reported. “Non-oil goods accounted for more than 5.17 million tons of the total sum and the rest were oil products,” he ...

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Land-Sea integration – the new frontier of shipping

Our last briefing described the opportunities and challenges of Port Community Systems (PCS) in the digital transformation of ocean shipping. PCS should be active in pivoting the maritime industry towards inland operations as we have witnessed more strategic initiatives recently. But they face a number of challenges in relation to inland container management, complex technology model and the variety of stakeholders. Ocean carriers and ports are investing in inland services Ocean carriers have announced their plans. Maersk’s strategy is to become the global integrator of container logistics, building an end ...

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