MPA Singapore issued two marine notices focusing on the environmental marine protection, highlighting the importance of LNG use and informing of two new programs, concerning port waivers and the extension of the Green Port program.
Following the so-long cooperation and relation between China and Greece, the Greek Minister of Shipping and Island Policy Ioannis Plakiotakis stated that Greece will improve bilateral cooperation with China as an example under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative.
The Port of Hamburg’s second strongest partner country for seaborne container handling is Singapore, following China as the first; Singapore trade with the port reached the 380,000 TEUs of containers transported between the two ports.
The Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) announced its new goal, concerning the entire group to become climate-neutral, until 2040. HHLA is going to make every effort to protect the environment as it has already implemented a sustainability strategy under the ‘Balanced Logistics’ brand.
The Georgia Ports Authority is on track to surpass the 4.6 million twenty-foot equivalent container units for the first time in a calendar year, presenting a 14% increase over volumes moved through Savannah just three years ago.
Rotterdam adopted the revised Port Vision, which focuses on the creation of economic and societal value and achieving sustainable growth. The revised Port Vision was approved by the Port of Rotterdam Authority’s Supervisory Board earlier this year, replacing Port Vision 2030, which dates from 2011.
APM Terminals Moín welcomed the MSC Sara Elena, the largest container ship to ever berth in Costa Rica, measuring 300m long with a capacity of 8,000 TEUs, in November. The vessel was in port for just under nine hours, including the obligatory first call celebrations. Exports of key Costa Rican exports, such as pineapples and bananas, were loaded onto the Sara Elena which sailed for Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
The Australian Competition & Consumer Competition (ACCC) has applied to the Federal Court for a review of the Australian Competition Tribunal’s recent decision regarding the terms of access by Glencore Coal Assets Australia Pty Ltd (Glencore) to certain services at the Port of Newcastle.
The UK Major Ports Group highlights the importance of the UK ports, and their part in the country’s economy, as 95% of the UK’s trade with the rest of the world is being transferred through the sea, via the British ports.
The new Government of Sri Lanka announced that it is keen to cancel its participation in China’s Belt and Road Initiative, cancelling the previous’ government’s move to lease the southern port of Hambantota to state-backed China Merchants.
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