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US ports association concerned over US trade tariffs

Responding to the US government’s announcement earlier this week on the imposition of an additional $200 billion in protective trade tariffs against Chinese imports, AAPA urged federal policymakers to consider the negative impacts that tariffs have on port and other trade-related American jobs.

Copenhagen Malmö Port denies reports about rejecting shore power facility

The Copenhagen Malmö Port responded to media reporting that it has rejected an offer to receive a shore power facility for free. The port said that these reports are not true, explaining that there will be significant establishing and operating costs. CMP said that it is in dialogue with a Danish utility company regarding a more efficient solution.

Pilot Services in Hong Kong resume after Typhoon Mangkhut

According to GAC, pilot Services in Hong Kong are being resumed from 17 September, after the departure of former Typhoon Mangkhut. Priority is being given to container ships berthing at Kwai Chung/Tsing Yi Terminals. More than 60 people have reportedly lost their lives in the Philippines.

Ports Australia joins World Ports Sustainability Program

Ports Australia accepted the invitation to join the World Ports Sustainability Program, an initiative by IAPH aiming to enhance sustainability efforts of ports worldwide and  foster international cooperation with partners in the supply chain, under the concept of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

Ports join on initiative to address global warming

The Port of Rotterdam Authority announced the launch of the World Ports Climate Action Program. In this initiative, the port authorities of Hamburg, Barcelona, Antwerp, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Vancouver and Rotterdam will work together on a number of projects that address the issue of global warming.

Ports in Honolulu, Maui re-open

The US Coast Guard Captain of the Port reopened commercial ports in Honolulu and Maui Counties to vessel traffic on September 12. Shoreside operations resumed as waterside assessments continued and Olivia passed with Tropical Storm Warnings still active at the time. Hawaii and Kauai County ports opened on September 12.

UK Secretary for International Trade highlights importance of UK ports

The UK Secretary of State for International Trade, Liam Fox MP, highlighted the opportunities for ports in facilitating trade and driving the UK economy, during a reception organised by the British Ports Association, on 12 September. Currently, 95% of the UK’s trade moves through its seaports.

Port of Colombo ranks as world’s highest growth port

Sri Lanka’s Port of Colombo is the world’s top port with the highest container growth for the first half of 2018, according to a Sri Lanka’s Ports and Shipping Ministry statement. Namely, the Port of Colombo has grew by 15.6% in container handling for the first half of 2018, out of the top 30 global ports.

Port of Barcelona sees 26% increase in cargo traffic

In 2017, the Port of Barcelona recorded its best results yet in cargo handling as it seeks to become the fastest-growing European port. Total traffic (including all cargo modes) surpassed 61 million tonnes for the first time, recording a year-on-year increase of 26%.

US ports close ahead of hurricane Florence

The US Coast Guard Captain of the Port for Hampton Roads, Virginia has suspended port operations and ordered the port to close. This was decided in order to prepare for Hurricane Florence. In addition, Hampton Roads are under Condition Zulu, which means that gale-force winds are expected.

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