A new international cruise terminal will start operations in Brisbane within two years, as the Port of Brisbane and Carnival Australia announced they had reached a commercial agreement. The Brisbane International Cruise Terminal at Luggage Point will be operating by mid-2020.
Piraeus Port Authority was awarded double certification against ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 by Lloyd’s Register. These certifications congratulate the Port of Piraeus for its quality, environmental management and pollution prevention. The certifications were awarded on June 6 during Posidonia.
On June 2, the Swedish Minister for Infrastructure Thomas Eneroth announced the government’s decision to proceed with the deepening of the fairways at the Port of Gothenburg. This will allow larger vessels to call at the Port of Gothenburg fully loaded. The new project will increase the maximum depth of the fairways from 13.5 metres to about 16 metres.
South Australia Government approved the widening of the Adelaide Outer Harbor Channel. The 40m widening will enable safe passage for vessels of larger size. In addition, a Dredge Management Plan will be implemented to provide a clear plan for the monitoring and management of possible dredging impacts.
The Port of Antwerp port is the biggest steel port in Europe, with approximately 1.1 million tonnes of steel sent to the USA in 2016 and 2017. This amount of exports means that the Antwerp Port is now handling almost 50% of the European steel exports to the USA. During the first quarter of 2018, exports from Antwerp to the US grew by 43% compared to 2017.
China’s COSCO plans to and operate a $2 billion port on Peru’s Pacific coast, under a $10 billion Chinese investments in the Peru, China’s ambassador to Peru informed. The port will be located in Chancay, 58 km north of the capital Lima. China and Peru are trade partners, as China imports most of the minerals Peru produces.
During the Ukrainian Port Forum-2018 on May 31st, the country launched a new World Bank supported technical assistance funded by the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility to improve the position of its port sector for more private investment. Ukraine wants to improve its logistics sector and enable more international trade.
The EU working party responsible for advising the EU Brexit negotiators visited the port of Antwerp on Monday 28 May. During their visit to the Border Inspection Post and the Antwerp Gateway Terminal the European diplomats wanted to find out the practical implications of the various Brexit scenarios.
Ports are playing a pivotal role in the maritime sector; policies regarding sustainability are important to consider that ports are different in terms of location, size and governance (privatized, public, small ports, tourism-oriented, hubs). However, they share common environmental priorities.
The Ukrainian Sea Port authority joined ESPO as an observer member. The Ukrainian Sea Port authority includes 13 Seaports, which are located on the continental part of Ukraine in the Black Sea and Azov basins, as well as the Danube Delta. This development came after a decision of the General Assembly of ESPO.
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