The Dutch National Water Distribution Committee issued a request for measure scenarios, with the aim of limiting saltwater intrusion via the locks at IJmuiden as a result of the drought in the Netherlands. These scenarios are currently being developed. The draught also causes problems for drinking water.
The Associated British Ports announced the construction of a new vehicle terminal at the Port of Southampton. This project is part of its latest phase a £50 million investment by ABP. The new £15 million multi-storey facility will be built in the Eastern Dock and will provide storage for a further 3,000 vehicles.
Enterprise Products Partners is planning to build an offshore crude oil export terminal off the Texas Gulf Coast. The terminal would be able of loading Very Large Crude Carriers, which have capacities of approximately 2 million barrels. The project could include about 80 miles of 42-inch diameter pipeline to an offshore terminal capable of loading and exporting crude oil at approximately 85,000 barrels per hour.
The Port of Kiel will invest in cargo handling and environmental technology. Namely, the Port plans to re-design the entrance area to Kiel’s Ostuferhafen terminal, while another project aims for the creation of an onshore power supply plant for Kiel’s Norwegenkai terminal.
After the European Commission released its proposal for the Connecting Europe Facility II for the period 2021-2027, Port of Rotterdam welcomed it. The Port said that it wants to improve sustainable maritime shipping, and the proposal’s vision to protect the climate will help achieve sustainability targets.
Container volumes reached record heights at the Port of Long Beach, distinguishing June 2018 as the port’s best month ever. Namely, trade increased by 14.2%, compared to June 2017, while the Port’s terminals moved 752,188 TEUs, 4.4% higher than the previous “best month” record set in July 2017.
The port of Antwerp had an excellent second quarter with May as the best month ever. During the first six months of the year the port handled 118,648,143 tonnes of freight, an increase of 6.5% compared with the same period last year. The main driver continues to be container freight which grew 8.2% compared with the first six months of 2017.
A new cruise terminal will be built in Miami. After an MoU was signed between MSC Cruises and Miami-Dade County, the two parties agreed to construct a new Cruise Terminal AAA at PortMiami. Last year Miami served more than 5.3 million travelers, more cruise passengers than any other port in the world.
FEPORT welcomed the report of the Transport and Tourism Committee of the European Parliament on the proposed revision of the Combined Transport Directive. FEPORT said that the proposed revision will improve the current text, and will advance terminal development.
For April until June 2018, nine ports – Kolkata including Haldia, Paradip, Visakhapatnam, Kamarajar, Chennai, Cochin, New Mangalore, JNPT and Deendayal (Kandla) Port have registered positive growth in traffic. The highest growth was registered by Kamarajar Port, with 11.93%.
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