Category archives: Ports

Port of Antwerp gets EU subsidies for LNG project

Antwerp Port Authority has received positive news from the European Commission concerning its application for a subsidy for LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas). The subsidy will mainly be used to develop ...

Five ships under detention in the UK during June 2013.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced that five foreign flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during June 2013 after failing a Port State Control ( PSC) inspection. Latest ...

Hamburg Sud makes Westports its home at Port Klang

Hamburg Sud, the 12th largest container carrier in the world, is the latest shipping line making Westports its home at Port Klang. Its vessel “Cap San Marco” (9,600 TEU ...

Port package, Rotterdam against extra bureaucracy

Rotterdam Authority and Deltalinqs (the association of port industries) are afraid that the European Commission’s proposal to appoint an independent supervisor for ports in every Member State will lead ...

Commission proposes upgrade for 300 key seaports

The European Commission has  launched a new initiative to improve port operations and onward transport connections at 319 key seaports along Europe’s coastline.

The guidelines and legal changes being ...

New Hapag-Lloyd service for Italy, Turkey and Egypt

Hapag-Lloyd is launching the new Levante Express Service (LEX). First sailing of the weekly service which further enhances Hapag-Lloyd’s port coverage in the Tyrrhenian Sea and Levant will be ...

Port of Montreal open to post-Panamax ships

The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) is delighted with a Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) decision authorizing the passage of vessels up to 44 metres wide in the Quebec-Montreal section of the ...

Intercargo welcomes new IMO ruling on Port Reception Facilities

Shipowners pleas for greater clarity on what to do when there are no adequate port reception facilities to receive residues including Hold Washing Water (HWW) from cargoes deemed “Harmful to ...

A bunkering deal gone awry in Singapore

The bunkering industry in Singapore is a lucrative business with more than 65,000 bunkering operations taking place here every year. In 2012, Singapore was the world's top bunkering ...

Singapore retains its crown as 'Best Seaport in Asia'

The Port of Singapore once again clinched the 'Best Seaport in Asia' award at the Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards (AFSCA), retaining its crown as Asia's port of ...

RS to provide the industry with new standards for Arctic ships

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) is to introduce new requirements in its Rules, concerning ships operating in Arctic seas. The requirements refer to damage trim and stability calculations to ...

Europa 2 formally christened at Hamburg port

In line with the motto “Great moments. Truly exclusive.” the newly- built EUROPA 2 has been christened in celebratory and stylish fashion by Hapag-Lloyd Cruises on 10 May 2013, during ...

Traffic resumes hollowing Port of Genoa accident

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, is advising that commercial and passenger traffic has resumed at the Port of Genoa, Italy, following the tragic Jolly ...

Suez Canal toll fees rise

Egypt has raised toll fees by 5% for oil tankers and petrochemical products and 2% for container ships and car carriers, said the Suez Canal Authority (SCA). In 2012, the ...

USCG accepts ballast water treatment systems as Alternate Management Systems

The U.S. Coast Guard announced the acceptance of nine ballast water treatment systems  as Alternate Management Systems (AMS) in compliance with the service’s March 2012 final rule for ...

Panama Canal Administrator discusses impact of expansion in Sea Asia 2013

Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano discussed with maritime industry leaders the impact of the Expansion and the role it will play in trade between Asia and Latin America.

"We ...

Eight ships under detention in UK ports during March 2013

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced that eight foreign flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during March 2013 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection. Latest monthly ...

CMA CGM launches service from Asia to South Red Sea

CMA CGM announces the launching of a new fixed day weekly service on the Asia – Red Sea route, the REX 3 service, on May 2nd, 2013.

Complementing the existing REX ...

Enhancing the competitiveness of the Port of Singapore

Speaking at the Singapore International Maritime Awards during Singapore Maritime Week, Mr Lui Tuck Yew, Minister for Transport, announced initiatives aimed at further enhancing the competitiveness of the Port of ...

Maersk Line to call Busan, South Korea

Maersk Line will now add Busan, South Korea, to the schedule of the Asia-Europe (AE10 service). South Korea’s Busan Port is one of the world’s leading container hubs ...

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