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Port of Amsterdam Joins H2SHIPS Project

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July 17, 2019 Dutch Port of Amsterdam has become a partner in the European project H2SHIPS which will focus on the introduction of hydrogen as a marine fuel.  As explained, the Interreg North-West Europe project will demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of hydrogen bunkering and propulsion for shipping, identifying the conditions for successful market […]

SCPA Sees Record Volumes in 2019 Fiscal Year

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July 10, 2019 After booking record cargo volumes for the calendar 2018, South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) continued the trend at the Port of Charleston in fiscal year 2019. SCPA handled nearly 2.4 million TEUs from July 2018 through June 2019, an 8.8% increase in annual TEU container volume. The port authority further said it […]

Virginia 1st US Port to Become Part of SEA\LNG

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July 3, 2019 The Port of Virginia has become the first port in the United States to join SEA\LNG, the multi-sector industry coalition aiming to accelerate the widespread adoption of LNG as a marine fuel. “The addition of the Port of Virginia to the coalition marks the climbing interest in LNG as a commercially viable, […]

Shell: LNG Bunker Barge Starts Ops in Rotterdam

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June 25, 2019 Europe’s first inland-waterway LNG bunker vessel has performed its first bunkering operations in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, according to the ship’s long-term charterer Shell. The LNG London, owned by LNG Shipping – a cooperation between Victrol and Sogestran, conduced the operation with the Containerships Polar and Containerships Nord vessels. The 110-metre-long barge would […]

US to Inject USD 292 Mn into Its Ports

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June 13, 2019 The United States has decided to invest USD 292.7 million through the new Port Infrastructure Development Program with the aim of developing the country’s ports. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the new program aims to support public coastal ports by improving the safety, efficiency, or reliability of goods movement […]

Egypt Opens New Multipurpose Terminal at Damietta Port

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June 13, 2019 Egypt’s Damietta Port Authority has inaugurated a new multipurpose terminal at an investment cost of EGP 1.36 billion (USD 81.3 million). The terminal includes a 630-meter-long, 17-meter-deep berth and is equipped with a backyard area of 50,000 square meters with anticipated capacity of about 4 million tons per year. It has been […]

Khalifa Port Hosts Two 20,000+ TEU Giants

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May 27, 2019 Khalifa Port has welcomed two 20,000-plus TEU mega-vessels at CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal, cementing its position as a global maritime hub. Operated by China COSCO Shipping, the vessels COSCO Shipping Solar and Pisces are the largest vessels to ever call at Khalifa Port, arriving just months after the inauguration of CSP Abu […]

Hamburg up 6% to 34.6 Mt in Q1 2019

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May 22, 2019 Container throughput increased by 6.4% to 2.3M TEU and the USA became the second largest trading partner in container traffic. Hinterland traffic increased by 8% Both general cargo throughput at 23.9 Mt (+ 5.4%) and bulk cargo throughput at 10.7 Mt (+ 7.5%) rose substantially in the first three months. The increase […]

Port of Oakland in Talks to Return to Its Bulk Shipping Roots

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May 13, 2019 California’s Port of Oakland could soon see the return of bulk shipping operations at the site for the first time in 20 years. The port has entered into negotiations with Vancouver-based Eagle Rock Aggregates, building materials shipper, to transport sand and gravel from British Columbia to Oakland. The firm seeks a vessel […]

Tanker Collision, Spill Close Part of Houston Ship Channel

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May 13, 2019 A collision between a K Line tanker and a tug pushing two barges closed the Houston Ship Channel on May 10, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The 755-foot LPG tanker Genesis River collided with the tug Voyager near Bayport, Texas. The tug was transporting two barges loaded with the gasoline blend […]