Category archives: Ports

Abu Dhabi Ports announces concession agreement with COSCO

Abu Dhabi Ports announced the signing of a container terminal concession agreement with COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited - Abu Dhabi (CSPL SPV), a wholly-owned subsidiary of COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited, one ...

Stena Line to add extra North Sea freight capacity on Rotterdam to Killingholme route

In response to demand on the routes from Rotterdam (Europoort and Hoek van Holland) to Killingholme, Stena Line is to add additional capacity by introducing a second ship from Europoort ...

Videotel produces new programme for safe navigation in the Singapore Strait

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has released a training programme, produced by VideotelTM, a KVH company, to encourage safe navigation in the Singapore Strait. Carrying an ...

More than 230 cruise ships to transit Panama Canal in 2016-17 season

More than 230 cruise ships will transit the Panama Canal during the 2016-2017 cruise season, which begins on October 4, 2016 with the transit of the Coral Princess, on a ...

APM Terminals LA Pier 400 to prepare for ultra-large container ships

The first of ten ship-to-shore (STS) cranes at the APM Terminals Los Angeles Pier 400 facility was raised 33 feet (10 meters), making it the tallest port crane in North ...

Fitch ratings affirms Panama Canal's 'A' ratings

Fitch Ratings has affirmed the following ratings for the Panama Canal Authority (ACP): Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'A' and $450 million senior unsecured notes at 'A', reflecting the ...

DP World wins 30-year concession for port of Berbera in Somaliland

DP World has won a 30-year concession with an automatic 10-year extension for the management and development of a multi-purpose port project at Berbera, Republic of Somaliland. The Port of ...

Historic moment: First ship to bunker LNG at the Port of Gothenburg

Today, a milestone will be reached in the greening process that is taking place at the Port of Gothenburg. M/T Ternsund will bunker natural gas at the entrance to ...

APM Terminals to invest USD 70 million to ready Port Elizabeth terminal for future trade

The Port of New York and New Jersey is the largest port on the US East Coast and third largest in the United States with 6.37 million TEU handled ...

WSS Suez Canal transit team to cut customer costs, workloads and confusion

Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has established a dedicated local transit team to help its customers negotiate not just the Suez Canal, but also the complex rebate system designed to boost ...

Hapag-Lloyd transports 42 metro trains to Peru

Hapag-Lloyd has loaded a metro train with six cars recently in Salerno, Italy. The train will be shipped aboard the “Cerinthus” to the Peruvian port of Callao. From there, it ...

APL strengthens Asia-Europe service offerings with new India Pakistan Europe service

APL announced the launch of a new weekly service - the India Pakistan Europe (IPE) Service, directly connecting the key South Asian markets of India and Pakistan to major ports in ...

K Line receives recognition for vessel speed reduction program

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) is honored to have received recognition from the port authorities of both Long Beach and Los Angeles, for recording high level of compliance throughout ...

ICTSI Congo receives 1st of 2 mobile cranes

Matadi Gateway Terminal (MGT), the new container and general cargo terminal on the Congo River, DR Congo, has received the first of two new mobile cranes scheduled to go into ...

New container terminal in Jakarta starts commercial operations

On August 18, a new container terminal built by NYK Line together with PT. Pelabuhan Indonesia II (Persero) (“IPC”), Mitsui & Co. Ltd. (“Mitsui”) and PSA International Pte Ltd (“PSA”) opened ...

Ternsund the first ship to bunker LNG in Rotterdam

Recently, the bunkering (taking on fuel) of the Ternsund was initiated. It is the first sea-going vessel to bunker LNG (liquefied natural gas) in Rotterdam. As a result the brand ...

Collision of Panama-flagged VLCC and container ship in the Singapore Strait

At about 2355 hrs on 3rd Aug 2016, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) was notified of a collision involving Dream II VLCC (Very Large Crude Carrier) and MSC ...

APL adds more Central America port calls to West Coast 5 service

APL announced that its West Coast 5 (WC5) service will be serving the additional ports of Corinto, Acajutla and Puerto Quetzal in Central America, enhancing direct connectivity between the Port ...

More than 60 vessels transit the Expanded Panama Canal since the inauguration

The Expanded Panama Canal has transited 69 Neopanamax vessels since the Inauguration on June 26, 2016. Specifically, 40 containerships, 24 liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carriers, three vehicle carriers and two ...

Drewry: M&A deals change the landscape in the container ports industry

Softening demand growth coupled with larger liner shipping alliances and bigger ships is moving the container ports industry towards a value sector from growth sector, albeit still highly profitable, according ...

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