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Cargo throughput on Yangtze River rises in Jan-July

Major ports on the Yangtze, China’s longest river, posted a total throughput of 2.02 billion tonnes of cargo in the first seven months of this year, up 1 percent year on year, according to navigation authorities. The east-west inland waterway is regarded as the country’s “golden shipping route.” Meanwhile, the throughput of twenty-foot equivalent unit containers shipped via the ports in the period reached 13.67 million, up 6 percent year on year, said the administration of navigational affairs on the Yangtze River under the Ministry of Transport Tuesday. The cargo ...

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PPP projects herald growth of major ports, says Shripad Naik

Public-private partnership projects have heralded the growth of major ports in the country as it has helped create new infrastructure, improve utilisation of assets, and enabled national ports to compete with international ones, said Union Minister of State for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Shripad Y. Naik. In his virtual address at the regional PPP conclave at New Mangalore Port on Thursday, Mr. Naik said the PPP model helped to get investment to the tune of ₹5,287 crore for container and LNG terminals at Kochi. Investment of ₹1,126.69 crore has been ...

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Valenciaport strengthens relations with the Chinese region of Fujian

China is Valenciaport’s main trading partner and represents 15% of the total container traffic handled through the docks of the port precinct. “We are the gateway to Spain for foreign trade with China, with which we maintain a close relationship and cooperation with regions such as Fujian with which we share our knowledge, experience and good practices”, explained Manuel García, head of Business Intelligence who participated in the seminar ‘International Friendship Cities on Marine Economy and Port Cooperation’, which brought together port managers from all over the world. During his ...

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SPG opens more routes to further spur trade

In a move to further enhance trade ties between China and other member markets within the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement, Shandong Port Group-a major port operator based in East China-has launched more routes linking Shandong province’s Qingdao Port and other RCEP economies. Supported by 11 domestic and global shipping partners, the State-owned port group announced this week the launch of five shipping routes, two oceangoing lines and one rail-sea intermodal freight line during a ceremony held at Qingdao Port. SPG said the five new shipping routes will better meet ...

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Clearance of import shipments at Karachi Port: Computer industry concerned at inordinate delay

According to a communication of Munawwar Iqbal, chairman IT Committee ICCI and representative of the Pakistan Computers Association to Finance Minister Miftah Ismail Thursday, there are some serious issues confronting the business community due to the delay in shipment clearance of various goods belonging to the essential item category at the Karachi port for the last two months causing extensive demurrage and costs unbearable to the traders of the country. At a time when the dollar is experiencing fluctuations day by day, this situation is of serious concern for trade ...

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Russian oil tanker bound for fire-ravaged Cuban terminal diverts to smaller port

A cargo of Russian oil bound for Cuba’s Matanzas terminal has been diverted to a smaller port, following a spectacular fire that destroyed a large portion of the island’s main oil terminal, vessel monitoring data showed on Thursday. Lengthy power blackouts have followed the fatal blaze, which killed one firefighter and left 14 others missing. The outages are a sign of how the accident is aggravating a long-standing energy crisis due to an obsolete power grid and lack of fuel. The Liberia-flagged tanker NS Laguna carrying 700,000 barrels of oil ...

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Iran: Over 55m tons of goods loaded, unloaded in ports in 5.5 months

The mentioned amount of goods, which were loaded and unloaded in 22 ports, comprised 850,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) weighing 9.54 million tons, 16.31 million tons of dry bulk, 1.12 million tons of liquid bulk, 8.11 million tons of general cargo (general and miscellaneous goods) and 20.36 million tons of oil products. It should be noted that, compared to the same period last year, the amount of unloading and loading operations increased by 4.6 percent in the container sector, 1.1 percent in the dry bulk sector, and 2.6 percent in ...

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Weather warning 12 Aug 2022, Bangladesh The Maritime Ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to hoist Local Cautionary Signal No. Three (3). Read more » Source: GAC

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NE China ports handle over 3,100 China-Europe freight train trips

Northeast China’s ports of Manzhouli and Suifenhe on the China-Russia border have seen over 3,100 China-Europe freight train trips in the first seven months of this year, according to the China Railway Harbin Group Co Ltd. During the period, the two ports handled 3,132 China-Europe freight train trips with 299,808 TEUs of goods, up 16.4 percent and 16.2 percent year-on-year, respectively. At present, 22 China-Europe freight train routes pass through the two ports. Source: Xinhua

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Felixstowe Strike Poses Challenge to Supply Chains

Port workers at Felixstowe are set to strike for eight days from Sunday 21 August until Monday 29 August, after rejecting the latest pay offer from Port Operator Hutchinson Ports. Felixstowe is one of the UK’s top Container ports and a critical hub in the region’s logistics network. Any disruption will be a key risk factor in near term planning decisions of supply chain managers everywhere, from Wick to Woolacombe. As shown in Figure 1, Felixstowe has handled 713 Containerships in the last twelve months, behind only London Gateway and ...

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Foreign flagged ships detained in the UK during July 2022 under Paris MOU

During July, there were three new detentions of a foreign flagged vessel in a UK port. 1. In response to one of the recommendations of Lord Donaldson’s inquiry into the prevention of pollution from merchant shipping, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) publishes details of the foreign flagged vessels detained in UK ports under the Paris MOU regime each month. 2. The UK is part of a regional agreement on port state control known as the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MOU) and information on all ...

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HHLA confirms earnings forecast for 2022

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) recorded a positive performance in revenue and earnings in the first half of 2022. The company benefited in particular from a further rise in storage fees in the Container segment resulting from much longer dwell times for containers at HHLA’s facilities, as well as from further increases in the rail share of HHLA’s total intermodal transportation. HHLA Group revenue rose by 9.9 percent to € 779.5 million (previous year: € 709.2 million). The Group operating result (EBIT) climbed by 11.9 percent to € 101.3 ...

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Hamad Port plays vital role in national food security

Hamad Port, Qatar’s gateway to the world, has not only become a hub of regional trade but is also proving an important strategic asset for meeting national food security needs. “Hamad Port’s multi-use terminal is designed to serve the supply chains of the food grains with annual capacity of 1 million tonnes and RORO with 500,000 vehicles annually as well as livestock,” Mwani Qatar said in a tweet. The multi-use terminal is segregated into sub-terminals equipped to handle imports of grain, vehicles and livestock. The grain terminal which has an ...

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First Rijeka–Czech Republic direct cargo rail service established

Emmanuel Papagiannakis, AGCT chief executive officer, commented: “The Czech market is one of the most important markets in Europe with a significant manufacturing hub and consumer market. Currently, there are multiple regular weekly block trains between Rijeka, Serbia, Bosnia and Hungary with extensions for Slovakia. We appreciate that Maersk has launched this initiative adding direct rail services to Czechia. This also confirms the growing significance of AGCT as a gateway for Central Europe and Southeast Europe.” Launched in May, the Maersk rail service runs up to two times per week. ...

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11 Aug 2022, Kolkata Modifications has been incorporated for acceptance of Cape Vessels and other vessels at Sagar Anchorage. Read more » Temporary establishment of scientific buoy “EPD-2” to the north of Lantau Island 11 Aug 2022, Hong Kong With effect from 11 August 2022, a scientific buoy will be temporarily established for approximately 24 months. Read more » Dredging works at EcoPark, Tuen Mun 11 Aug 2022, Hong Kong For approximate five months, dredging works will be carried out. Read more » Construction of subsea pipeline at Urmston Road ...

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