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Port of Oakland’s Container Volumes Keep Rising

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April 15, 2019 Container volumes at Port of Oakland continued rising in the first quarter of 2019 following shippers’ attempts to stay ahead of new tariffs affecting the U.S.-China trade. The port reported a positive first quarter in cargo volume as it handled 612,151 TEUs for the period through the end of March 2019, marking […]

Port Houston Speeds Up Widening of Houston Ship Channel

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April 12, 2019 The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority has moved to accelerate widening of the Houston Ship Channel, the nation’s busiest waterway. The authority is working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other representatives of the federal government, as well as Port of Houston and Houston Ship Channel stakeholders, […]

Port of Rotterdam Bracing for Operations under Brexit

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March 12, 2019 Dutch authorities are taking steps to minimize delays caused by additional customs formalities at ferry and shortsea terminals should the UK leave the European Union on March 29, 2019. Additional customs formalities, required for so-called third countries, would mean more intensive passport checks and inspections, leading to longer processing times at terminals. […]

Protests in Sudan over ICTSI concession

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February 4, 2019 Port workers have come out strongly against a 20-year concession contract with ICTSI. Last month it was announced that International Container Terminal Services, Inc of the Philippines (ICTSI) had signed a 20-year concession with the sea Ports Corporation of Sudan to operate the Port Sudan container terminal, though little was known about […]

U.S. West Coast Ports Hit by Congestion ahead of Tariff Deadline

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January 29, 2019 The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles are being overwhelmed with unprecedented import volumes as larger vessels are being deployed to accommodate increased cargo volumes as tariff deadline looms. The United States and China have called a truce on new 25% tariffs on USD 200 billion worth of Chinese products as […]

Port of Marseille Fos Reveals LNG Bunkering Master Plan

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November 21, 2018 The Port of Marseille Fos, a major cruise ship port in the heart of the Mediterranean, has set sights on developing LNG bunkering infrastructure as part of its plans on cutting ship pollution and in line with the overall decarbonization strategy of the maritime sector. A working group, which was set up in […]

Port of Virginia Poised to Become Deepest Port of US East Coast

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October 26, 2018 The Trump administration has approved the Port of Virginia’s Wider, Deeper, Safer project to deepen and widen the Norfolk Harbor’s commercial shipping channels paving the way for the port to become the deepest port on the U.S East Coast. Under the plan, included in the President of the America’s Water Infrastructure Act […]

Port of Corpus Christi Breaks Tonnage Record amid Blooming Crude Oil Exports

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October 15, 2018 The Port of Corpus Christi, one of the main U.S. crude oil exporters, seems to be unfazed by the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China. The port reported a new tonnage record driven mainly by an increase of exported crude oil, which was up by 11 percent year-on-year. In the […]

Enterprise to Expand LPG Capacity at Houston Terminal

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September 11, 2018 Provider of midstream energy services Enterprise Products Partners (EPD) is looking to expand the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) capacity at its Houston Ship Channel terminal. Namely, the company launched the construction process to increase loading capacity for LPG), primarily propane and butane, at the Enterprise Hydrocarbon Terminal (EHT) by 175,000 barrels per […]

Port of Antwerp Hit by Fire

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August 13, 2018 A smoldering fire erupted in a consignment of 5,000 tonnes of nickel oxide in a warehouse at the Port of Antwerp on August 11, causing the port authority to evacuate seagoing vessels in the vicinity. The fire broke out on Saturday evening in a 6,000 m² warehouse on the Emdenweg, Leopold Dok, Antwerp’s […]