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DP World and Virgin launch “Cargospeed” hyperloop.

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May 1, 2018 DP World continues to show its faith in the Hyperloop One concept that combines magnetic levitation technology with a low pressure tube environment to enable pods for people and cargo to travel speeds of up to 300 metres/second in a fully enclosed tube. In 2016 DP World signed an MoU with Hyperloop […]

Major UK ports group welcomes upbeat Brexit message

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April 3, 2018 Tim Morris, CEO of the UK Major Ports Group, said: “We welcome the Prime Minister Theresa May’s remarks on grasping the benefits of Brexit” “There are real opportunities such as attracting more jobs and investment to coastal areas and setting the right regulations for the UK’s unique major ports sector,” said Mr […]

NRF: New Tariffs Could Affect Import Growth at Container Ports

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March 12, 2018 Imports at the nations’ major retail container ports are expected to dip slightly this month as a result of annual Asian factory shutdowns for Lunar New Year, the National Retail Federation said. Although the volumes this month would not be affected by the new tariffs on steel and aluminum, which were imposed on March 8, […]

Port Houston Concerned about Proposed Steel Tariffs

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March 8, 2018 Roger Guenther, Executive Director of Port Houston, a major importer of steel in North America, said he was worried that the proposed 25 pct tariff on steel cargo could decrease cargo volumes creating a detrimental impact on local jobs and the economy. “Our history shows that steel cargo immediately declined following a […]

Lyttelton prepares for strike

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February 28, 2018 Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) is expecting strike action over the period 8 – 13 March. The Rail and Maritime Union of New Zealand (RMTU) has served LPC with notice of a full labour withdrawal over the period 8 – 13 March, and an overtime ban in the mechanical workshop from 3 […]

Rotterdam Port Bunkers Less Fuel Oil but More LNG in 2017

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February 20, 2018 Although sale of bunker oil at the Port of Rotteram decreased in 2017, the throughput of bunkered liquefied natural gas (LNG) was up during the year. Namely, the sale of fuel for shipping in the Rotterdam bunker port was at 9.9 million m3, down from 10.1 million m3. At the same time, the […]

Rotterdam box traffic up 12%

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February 19, 2018 Last year container throughput rose by 10.9% to 13.7M TEU in unit terms and, by weight, by 12.3% to 142.6 Mt. In H2 throughput was 12.4% iup in TEU and 14.1% up in tonnage. There has been steady growth over the past five half years. Feeder volume in particular grew strongly (21% […]

Number of Amsterdam’s Maritime Accidents Drops in 2017

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February 16, 2018 Dutch Port of Amsterdam saw the total number of maritime accidents in the North Sea Canal region drop to 32 in 2017, from 44 reported in the previous year. Around 7,000 seagoing vessels arrived in the ports of the North Sea Canal Area over the past year, including nearly 4,700 in the […]

Port of Salalah Undertakes First Ship-to-Ship Transfer

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February, 12, 2018 Oman’s Port of Salalah completed its first ship-to-ship transfer operation (STST) at Salalah anchorage as part of its expanding service offering in 2018. The new service was performed by Fendercare Marine which transferred vegetable oil between the vessels NCC Nasma to Ariana while both were in the harbor anchorage. “Our new offering […]

TCP Montevideo sale offer withdrawn

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February 5, 2018 Katoen Natie has accused Mediterranean Shipping Company of wanting to “interfere” with its wish to sell the 80% stake it currently holds in Montevideo-based Terminal Cuenca del Plata. MSC announced its own intention to set up a second container terminal in the port, which Antwerp-based, multinational terminal operator and logistics group Katoen […]