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EIB approves EUR 195 million for Ports of Rome and Lazio upgrade

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved a loan of EUR 195 million to support the upgrade of the Italian Ports of Rome and Lazio as per the Port Authority’s multi-year investment plan. The approved loan will cover the financing of the extension of the Port of Civitavecchia, about 60 km north-west of Rome, and the construction of a new seaport for freights and passengers in Fiumicino, 20 km west of the capital.

First steel arrives for Port of Canaveral’s new cruise terminal

The waterside construction at Port Canaveral’s new Cruise Terminal 3 has started and a new 1,309-foot-long berth will soon take shape with the arrival of the first steel for the bulkhead wall. The project will cost $150 millions, while the marine works will be completed by end of November 2019.

Rail infrastructure to be built at Port Botany’s container terminals

NSW Ports will invest in ‘on-dock’ rail infrastructure capacity at each of the three container terminals at Port Botany, starting in 2019. The Investment will be in stages, while stevedores will need to invest in rail operating equipment to meet target terminal capacities.

Port of Seattle invests $348 mil. to improve its waterfront

The Port of Seattle Commission approved a five-year capital development plan to invest $348 million. in order to improve the economic and environmental vitality of Seattle’s working waterfront. The 2019-2023 budget blueprint advances more than 20 key maritime and economic development projects.

Virgin Voyages to build new terminal at PortMiami

The new cruise venture Virgin Voyages announced plans to build a new cruise terminal at PortMiami. On the occasion, Virgin Voyages also announced that its first ship, the Scarlet Lady, will continue to sail to the Caribbean from Miami throughout 2021. The company’s second ship will sail from Miami during the fall/winter cruise season of 2021/22.

Australia greenlights Cairns Shipping Development Project

The Australian Government has greenlighted the Cairns Shipping Development Project, signing off on the environmental impact statement. The project, comprising a $120 million investment from the Queensland Government, seeks to upgrade the Port of Cairns to improve access for larger ships, including cruise ships.

Ecuador’s longest bridge to benefit the Port of Guayaquil

The Ecuadorian Government agreed to construct the country’s longest bridge. This is considered a milestone project for the country, which will also benefit the Port of Guayaquil. Featuring 44.20 kilometers in total, the bridgewill directly link the port and the South side of Guayaquil to the province of El Oro, and the south of the country.

Two Iranians behind Port of San Diego cyber attack

The US Justice Department announced that two Iranian hackers were behind an international computer hacking and extortion scheme. This scheme had also affected the Port of San Diego during September, disrupting its information technology systems.

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