The Port of Rotterdam Authority announced that it is developing five permanent berths for barges on the Maas side of the Eiland van Brienenoord. The location has been an anchorage for barges for many years, but the new berths intend to boost safety in the river.
Chinese Cosco Shipping Ports (CSP) has set its eyes to make the Port of Piraeus, Greece’s major port, the largest port in the Mediterranean in one and a half years, at the same time that freight traffic is expected to increase by 35% within this year only.
During the first six months of 2018, container volumes at the Port of Gothenburg increased by 19%, from 318,000 to 378,000 TEUs. The number of cars and intra-European ro-ro units shipped increased by 10 and 4% respectively, while the energy segment fell by 3%.
USCG Captain of the Port reopened all remaining commercial ports in Hawaii with the exception of Lanai Saturday after the downgrading of Tropical Storm Lane and completion of port assessments. Cargo vessels and barges offshore can bring in their cargo, cargo already at the port can be processed and distributed to Hawaii.
The Port of Newcastle informed that it has received a number of bids to develop a container terminal in Newcastle, just after potential operator DP World confirmed it was no longer interested in the port. However, the terminal would be difficult to build if the container fee agreed during the 2014 privatisation of Newcastle was not removed.
Four ship-to-shore cranes at Oakland International Container Terminal, are now 27 feet taller after completing a year-long, crane-raising project. The fourth and final raised crane went back into service last week and is ready to serve larger ships with containers stacked high above vessel decks.
The Port of Hamburg announced that the planning procedure for the adjustment of the Elbe fairway has been completed with the supplementary planning approval. The legal preliminaries are therefore in place that will enable construction to start. The fairway adjustment will provide one extra metre of draft.
In a testimony today (August 24), before the US Trade Representative in Washington, the American Association of Port Authorities urged the federal government to consider the negative impacts that retaliatory tariffs would have on port and other trade-related American jobs nationwide.
Governor Nathan Deal, state officials and more than 350 business and civic leaders officially opened the Appalachian Regional Port in Northwest Georgia. Located in Murray County, the new facility will provide logistics solutions in a four-state region and remove an estimated 50,000 trucks and 15 million truck miles.
The Canaveral Port Authority and Carnival Cruise Line agreed on a new state-of-the-art terminal able to accommodate Carnival’s new 180,000-ton ship, which is expected to launch in 2020. Construction of the 180,000-ton cruise ship will begin in November 2018. The ship will be powered by LNG.
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