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JAXPORT achieves new container and auto records

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) has achieved a record number of container and auto moves during the first three quarters of fiscal year 2019. During this time, JAXPORT moved about one million containers, a 6% increase over the same period last year.

ICTSI Americas takes over terminal in Rio de Janeiro

The Philippines-based International Container Terminal Services announced its decision on operating, managing and developing the Terminal de Contêineres 1 in the Port of Rio de Janeiro, under a deal with Boreal Empreendimentos e Participações S.A. 

Two more electric big rigs to operate at Port of Oakland

The Californian Port of Oakland is to acquire another two electric big rigs by October 2019, as GSC Logistics wishes to discover if zero-emission tractors can haul cargo containers over highways. The company said it is acquiring two 13-ton electric trucks with assistance from state grants.

Bridges arrive at Port of Rotterdam to alleviate capacity bottleneck

On 22 July, the first parts of a steel arch bridge arrived at the Rozenburg lock on pontoons. The other parts of this bridge will arrive later in July. At the location next to the lock, these bridge sections will be built into an arched bridge, with a single span of 172.8 m. The total length of the bridge will be 176.8 m.

Watch: Tank transportation at Port of Rotterdam

A remarkable transport by water took place in the Port of Rotterdam. Namely, six tanks were transported this week by floating sheerlegs from the production hall where they were constructed to the terminal where they will soon be used for the storage of biofuels.

Crude oil loadings at Libya’s Zawiya Port continue after lifting of force majeure

Libyan National Oil Corporation declared a state of force majeure on crude oil loadings at Zawiya port beginning on July 20. This is because of an unlawful Sharara pipeline valve closure by an unidentified group between Hamada and the Zawiya port, suspending production. However, today (July 22), NOC announced that it lifted the force majeure.

Port of LA sets up workforce training program ahead automation plans

The Port of Los Angeles is moving ahead with an automation project for Pier 400, the port’s largest terminal, after the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and APM Terminals agreed to set up a workforce training program to prepare workers for the jobs of the future. 

Australia launches pilot hydrogen project at Port Hastings

Construction has begun on liquefaction facilities linked to the Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) project at Port Hastings in Victoria, which will look at the feasibility of turning brown coal from the Latrobe Valley into hydrogen, which would then be liquefied and exported to Japan. The project has the potential to create $2 billion in exports for Australia.

Pakistan International Container Terminal has new rail cargo service

International Container Terminal Services Inc. informed that it initiated a rail cargo service between Karachi and Lahore in Pakistan, aiming to enable faster movements of products in its Middle Eastern port. The new rail service is also expected to cut significantly costs to upcountry markets.

Port of Helsinki: Passenger numbers up, bulk traffic declined

Sharing figures for the first half of 2019, Finland’s Port of Helsinki informed that its passenger numbers have bounced back to last year’s level, but the amount of cargo transported via the Port during the first half of the year did not reach last year’s level.

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