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More layoffs at Copenhagen Malmö Port amid COVID-19 impact

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May 26, 2020 Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP), one of the largest cruise destinations in northern Europe and a hub for ferries and RoRo traffic, has announced a new round of layoffs which will include around 55 dockworkers and office workers. The decision is being made amid a major impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the […]

Port of Helsinki to temporarily lay off its entire personnel

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May 22, 2020 The Port of Helsinki will temporarily dismiss its entire personnel due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and related travel restrictions on the port’s business. “Because of this, we have been forced to start extensive cost reductions. As a part of the reduction plan, the Port of Helsinki Ltd and its […]

Port of Rotterdam operating at pre-COVID-19 levels

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May 20, 2020 Following a period of unprecedented volatility in the container shipping sector due to the COVID-19 impact, Europe’s largest port, the Port of Rotterdam is seeing signs of recovery. The port’s data shows that on May 13, the port recorded ship calls comparable to the same day 2019, although a storm may have […]

Container Volumes Continue to Slide at the Port of Long Beach

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May 12, 2020 Fewer cargo containers moved through the Port of Long Beach in April as economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to impact global trade. The Port of Long Beach today reported container volumes of 519,730 TEU last month, down 17.3% from April 2019, the port’s busiest April on record. Imports slid 20.2% to […]

Port of Los Angeles assigns $367 million for infrastructural investment

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May 1, 2020 The Port of Los Angeles has earmarked $367 million in capital spending for infrastructural projects keeping the focus on investment projects despite coronavirus uncertainties. The investments will help alleviate the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the local communities and provide a boost for construction jobs at the port, the port […]

Rotterdam World Gateway gets two new deep-sea quay cranes

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April 24, 2020 Two new deep-sea quay cranes arrived at Rotterdam World Gateway (RWG). They will be commissioned in the coming months and are expected to be operational in the second half of 2020. The new cranes, the largest of their kind, were built by ZPMC in China. They have a lifting height of 56 […]

DP World implements measures against COVID-19 to protect workers, ensure flow of essential trade

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April 13, 2020 The UAE-based port operator DP World has implemented an action plan to secure the health and safety of its people and services across all the company’s business, logistics and supply chain assets in order to keep essential trade flowing amid the global pandemic. As explained, the “comprehensive and inclusive measures” are being rigorously applied […]

March Imports at US Container Ports Hit Five-Year Low

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April 8, 2020 Imports at major U.S. retail container ports dropped to their lowest level in five years in March, data from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates shows. The report indicates that imports are projected to remain significantly below normal levels through early summer as the coronavirus pandemic continues. “Even as factories in […]

Busiest Port in U.S. Sees 23% Drop in Cargo Volumes in February

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March 10, 2020 U.S. West Coast ports were already facing headwinds this year from the protracted U.S.-China Trade War. Then came the coronavirus. On Tuesday, the Port of Los Angeles, the United States’ busiest port and a hub for Chinese imports, said February’s TEU volumes decreased 22.9% compared to last year to 544,037 TEUs. Imports […]

Russian Ports to Disinfect Ships Arriving from Virus-Hit Countries

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March 5, 2020 Russia has ordered the mandatory disinfection of ships arriving at the Black Sea ports of Novorossiisk and Yuzhnaya Ozereyevka from Iran, Italy and South Korea because of the coronavirus, a document seen by Reuters showed. A branch of Rospotrebnadzor, Russia’s consumer safety watchdog, has ordered port agents “to arrange the disinfection of […]