Governor Nathan Deal, state officials and more than 350 business and civic leaders officially opened the Appalachian Regional Port in Northwest Georgia. Located in Murray County, the new facility will provide logistics solutions in a four-state region and remove an estimated 50,000 trucks and 15 million truck miles.
The Canaveral Port Authority and Carnival Cruise Line agreed on a new state-of-the-art terminal able to accommodate Carnival’s new 180,000-ton ship, which is expected to launch in 2020. Construction of the 180,000-ton cruise ship will begin in November 2018. The ship will be powered by LNG.
The UK Department for Transport published its Annual UK Port Freight statistics for 2017 which shows that overall total freight tonnages handled by UK ports were stable, totalling 482mt. The figures confirm that there was a continued but modest growth in Roll-on Roll-off traffic.
In the first half of 2018 the Port of Hamburg achieved total throughput of 66.5 million tons. That represented a moderate downturn of 4.9%, with the downward trend slowing in the second quarter. General cargo throughput was 45.5 million tons, reduced by 2.2% and bulk cargo throughput was reduced by 10.4% at 21.1 million tons.
Innovative technology will be developed in Hamburg to enable large and very large container ships to switch off their auxiliary diesel supplies during lay time and draw the power for on-board operations from a mobile generator. Namely, Becker Marine Systems, Hapag-Lloyd AG and Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG have been testing the new technology as part of a joint pilot project.
The Port of Oakland has allocated $70,000 to a local non-profit to prepare local workers for careers in the environmental construction trades. This initiative aims to promote energy efficiency, and solar industries and will support the Port in its development projects.
During August, the Port of Amsterdam informed that OpenIJ will work on the walls of the new sea lock and on the flood defence. In addition, excavation work for the lock sill cofferdam is still ongoing. The new sea lock was delayed and will open no later than the end of January 2022.
Rolls-Royce agreed with Associated British Ports, the UK’s port operator, and global towage operator Svitzer, to develop the next generation of port technologies which will keep Britain trading. The companies will focus on digitilization and Ship Intelligence solutions.
After setting a 107-year record in container handling volumes in June, the Port of Long Beach saw a 4.4% decline in container volumes in July compared to the same month a year ago. The port attributed the drop to shipping alliances’ decisions in July to shift vessel deployment and port calls.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority will replace a section of the slopes stretching over more than 9 kilometres that have been contaminated by the ‘Bow Jubail’ oil spill. Currently, cleaning is still focused on those sections of the port infrastructure that have not yet been cleaned.
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