The German ports Bremen and Bremerhaven have cooperated in a campaign to ban heavy fuel oil (HFO) from Arctic shipping, along with more than 80 companies, organisations, politicians, NGOs and explorers. bremenports signed the Arctic Commitment to eliminate heavy fuel oil in Arctic shipping, and called other ports to join as well.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands, revealed their plans for a new Norwegian Cruise Line terminal at PortMiami. The project will begin in May 2018, and is scheduled for completion by the fall of 2019.
The number of cruise passengers visiting Britain continues to rise for the tenth consecutive year, with passenger day calls having quadrupled to 1.415 million in the last decade, including an increase of 17% over 2016, according to figures released by CruiseBritain. Cruise passengers arrived through 68 cruise ports in 2018 and stepped ashore for the day from 120 individual ships, with many ships calling on multiple occasions.
Odfjell Terminals will extend its existing jetty to accommodate vessels of the LR2 size with a maximum of 160,000 dwt. The expansion is done in close cooperation with the Port of Rotterdam. Odfjell expects to use the renewed jetty in the last quarter of 2018.
The Port of Long Beach and GE Transportation will collaborate to improve cargo flow at the Port of Long Beach. The Port is launching a pilot program with GE Transportation to increase visibility, enhance real-time decision-making and optimize cargo movement through the Port.
Rotterdam’s cruise season is set to start on 15 March, when AIDAperla will arrive for the first time at the Cruiseport Holland Amerikakade. The vessel, which replaced the AIDAprima, has arrived in Rotterdam a total of 78 times between April 2016 and November 2017.
The agreement aims to improve the performance at the Doraleh Container Terminal, making it possible to handle an extra 300,000 20-foot TEU annually. The Doraleh terminal has a capacity of 1.6 million TEUs per year. This agreement came shortly after, Djibouti ended its cooperation with Dubai’s DP World.
After an agreement was signed between the port services provider, the government and Port Kelang Authority earlier this week, Northport was granted the 30-year concession for Northport and Southpoint until November 30, 2043.
The UK Department for Transport published the new Ports Good Governance Guidance. The Guidance focuses on corporate governance for all statutory harbour authorities in England and Wales. It also includes sections relevant to all types of statutory harbour authorities with specific detailed guidance for trusts ports and local authority owned ports.
Antwerp and Dakar port authorities will cooperate in the next few years, for Antwerp to reinforce its position on the coast of West Africa, and for the Port of Dakar to position itself as the main regional hub for freight. Dakar now plans to build a new port 50 km away from the present facility which with a keel depth of 18 metres will be able to handle the latest generation of giant container carriers without difficulty.
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- Green Shipping
First fully electric ferries to operate in Canada20/03/2018
Nigeria to improve its maritime security strategy20/03/2018
Bulk carrier runs aground in White Sea20/03/2018
Changes to Marine Casualty Reporting Property Damage Thresholds20/03/2018
New regulation to improve cruise ships security20/03/2018
Measuring seafarers welfare20/03/2018
Microplastics: tiny plastic, big problem20/03/2018
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