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Impact of sanctions 04 Aug 2022, Rotterdam, Netherlands The Port of Rotterdam has issued an update on the impact on operations of the European Council sanctions package prohibiting the import of oil and oil products from Russia. Read more » Submarine outfall inspection works off Mui Wo 04 Aug 2022, Hong Kong For approximately two months, submarine outfall inspection works will be carried out. Read more » Repair works at Vopak Penjuru Terminal 04 Aug 2022, Singapore Until 30 October 2022, repair works are being carried out at Vopak Penjuru ...

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DP World Southampton Connects UK And Central America With Major New Reefer Service

DP World announces that Maersk’s Costa Rica Express (CRX) service will make its first call at Southampton this week, giving fruit suppliers in Central America enhanced access to the UK and Western Europe. The primary import product for the new service is bananas, which will be carried in refrigerated containers (reefers) to ensure a constant temperature from the farms to the ripening facilities and retail distribution centres in the UK. These will be delivered to DP World Southampton – the most productive container terminal in the UK, capable of turning ...

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World’s largest dual-fuelled LNG ISO tank carrier makes Bintulu Port its maiden port of call

The world’s largest and first dual-fuelled LNG ISO tank carrier, the Tiger Bintulu, has made Bintulu Port its maiden port of call. In a statement on Tuesday (Aug 2), Bintulu Port Sdn Bhd (BPSB) said the 192-metre-long vessel arrived at BPSB’s Bintulu International Container Terminal on July 26, carrying 400 units of empty LNG ISO tanks. The vessel belongs to Tiger Gas Group. Bintulu Port Holdings Bhd group chief executive officer Datuk Mohammad Medan described the maiden voyage of Tiger Bintulu to BPSB’s Bintulu International Container Terminal as another milestone ...

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King Abdullah Port reports growth in container shipping operations during first half of year

King Abdullah Economic City: King Abdullah Port has announced the details of its improved performance regarding the container shipping operations during the first half of 2022. Throughout the six-month period between January and June, the port handled a total of 1,502,720 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU), an increase of 6.69 per cent compared to the same period last year. The announcement of the most recent container transshipment figures in H1 2022 indicated an upward trend of growth for King Abdullah Port, which operates within King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC). In May ...

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Egypt’s Suez Canal records highest ever monthly revenue of $704 mln in July

Egypt’s Suez Canal recorded its highest ever monthly revenue in July, reaching $704 million, in addition to the highest monthly transit and highest net tonnage, according to a statement by Suez Canal Authority (SCA) Chairperson Osama Rabie. The chairperson asserted this increase in revenue is up from $531.8 million during the same month in the previous fiscal year, an increase of $172.2 million or 32.4 percent. In July 2022, 2,103 ships crossed the canal compared to 1,670 ships in July 2021 – an increase of 433 ships or 25.9 percent. ...

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Shanghai port’s July throughput sets record

The port of Shanghai, the world’s busiest container port, may have set a container throughput record for July, its operator Shanghai International Port Group said on Monday on its official WeChat account. Last month, the port handled more than 4.3 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units), up 16 percent year-on-year and up 13 percent month-on-month, thanks to its efforts to diversify its business and the strengthened integration between ports across the Yangtze River Delta region, said shipping industry experts. On average, the port handled 140,000 TEUs per day, said SIPG, adding ...

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Türkiye says ready to help shipments of foodstuff, chemicals at Russian ports

Turkish Defense Minister on Monday said his country would “be glad” to help the shipments of foodstuff and fertilizers waiting at Russian ports in the Black Sea. “There are also food and various chemicals in Russia’s ports. The transfer of these is a separate issue apart from our work on Ukrainian grains. But if we can make a contribution, we would be pleased to do so as well,” Hulusi Akar told the semi-official Anadolu Agency. Meanwhile, the first cargo ship carrying 26,000 tons of corn bound for the port of ...

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Nigeria’s Lekki Deep Sea Port to start operations by year-end

Nigeria’s multipurpose Lekki Deep Sea Port is 95.65% complete, with construction slated for completion by September 2022, the company said. “The wait to behold a deep seaport with a container terminal operated with efficiency and world-class standards in Nigeria is almost over,” the company announced on Twitter. “Our management, board of directors, shareholders, EPC contractors and the project manager remain focused on our objective to complete construction by September 2022,” it said. On the construction front, dredging and reclamation work is 98.43% done, while work on the quay wall is ...

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A State-Owned Freight Forwarder in Qinhuangdao Suffered from Major Business Failures

It is reported that major business failures were discovered in a state-owned freight forwarder in Qinhuangdao recently, involving nearly 300,000 mt of copper concentrate, and its transaction-related trader has an annual trading volume of 1 million mt of copper concentrate. It is reported that the occurrence of this incident was mainly due to the huge losses of the trader related to the transaction, the breakage of the company’s capital chain and the illegal operation of the freight forwarder. As far as SMM understand, there are currently 13 cargo owners involved ...

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Romanian Black Sea port to keep shipping Ukrainian grain, seeks EU funding

At the Romanian Black Sea port of Constanta dockers have worked for months to ship out Ukrainian grain in addition to their usual loads from Romania and its land-locked neighbors. Shipments arrive constantly. The grain, which is poured onto conveyor belts in Constanta terminals, makes the air smell sweet and covers workers seeking shade under the steel silos in a fine layer of golden dust. The export route is one of the few left open to Ukraine, which before the conflict with Russia was one of the world’s top grain ...

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Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and Port of Rotterdam to establish world’s longest Green and Digital Corridor for efficient and sustainable shipping

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the Port of Rotterdam have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish the world’s longest Green and Digital Corridor to enable low and zero carbon shipping. Signed by Ms. Quah Ley Hoon, Chief Executive of MPA, and Mr Allard Castelein, CEO of the Port of Rotterdam at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre on the sidelines of the biennial World Cities Summit, the MoU will bring together stakeholders across the supply chain to realise the first sustainable vessels sailing on ...

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Heads of Azerbaijani state agencies responsible for transit cargo traffic hold meeting at Port of Baku

Minister of Digital Development and Transport of Azerbaijan Rashad Nabiyev, Head of the State Border Service Elchin Guliyev, Acting Chairman of the State Customs Committee, First Deputy Chairman Shahin Baghirov, Chairman of ‘Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company’ Rauf Valiyev, alongside the responsible officials of the above-mentioned agencies visited the Port of Baku on August 1, Trend reports. During the visit, the responsible persons of the above structures got acquainted with the processes of transshipment, operational transportation of transit cargo in the port. Within the visit, the participants closely observed the processes ...

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Bintulu Port gains traction

PORT operator Bintulu Port Holdings Bhd has been gaining traction, with its share price strengthening more than 24% over the past 12 months. It closed last Thursday at RM5.20, translating into a market capitalisation of RM2.39 billion. The stock hit a 52-week high of RM5.60 in intraday trade on June 1 but has since slipped some 7%. In contrast, the benchmark FBM KLCI hit a 52-week low of 1,411.32 points on July 13, after shedding more than 9% of its value since mid-April. Volume on the illiquid Bintulu Port has ...

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Qatar Ports receives 117,317 TEUs in July

The Qatar Ports Management Company (Mwani Qatar) announced Tuesday that it received 117,317 TEUs and 65,172 tonnes of general cargo in July, a 1 percent year-on-year growth rate. In a statement on its official Twitter account, Mwani Qatar stated that the number of ships it received reached 241 while cars and equipment recorded 7,179 units, a growth rate of 30 percent compared to July 2021. The number of livestock was 14,627. The building and construction materials recorded 28,634 tonnes. Source: The Peninsula

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HOT PORT NEWS from GAC

Construction of subsea pipeline south of Cheung Chau 03 Aug 2022, Hong Kong For approximately 10 weeks, construction of subsea pipeline will be carried out. Read more » Military exercises warning 03 Aug 2022, Taiwan According to the Taiwan Maritime and Port Bureau, Mainland China will conduct military exercises in the six areas around Taiwan from 4 to 7 August. Read more » Pilotage fuel surcharge revised 03 Aug 2022, Dighi, India The fuel surcharge on pilotage at Dighi port has been de-escalated. Read more » Source: GAC

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