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Port of Rotterdam begins deepening of New Waterway

The Nieuwe Waterweg, the canal between Rotterdam and the North Sea, was opened in 1872. The waterway will be deepened over a length of 25 kilometres, from Hoek van Holland to the Benelux tunnel, including the connecting Botlek port. After the deepening, ships with a draught of up to 15 metres, will be able to sail into the Botlek port.

New Super Post-Panamax cranes arrive at Port of Philadelphia

PhilaPort and Packer Avenue Marine Terminal’s operator “Astro Holdings”, purchased the cranes as part of Governor Tom Wolf’s $300 million Port Development Plan to increase cargo-handling capacity and efficiency. The new cranes will be able of discharging containers from ULCVs and have a cost of $12m each.

Port of Quebec, North Sea Port ink deal to increase cargo traffic

North Sea Port wants to improve the trade relations with Canada, focusing on bulk cargo and foodstuffs. From its part, the port of Quebec wants to develop its position in the region as a supply and removal port for bulk goods. Moreover, Quebec explores the possibilities for cars and containers. 

Abu Dhabi Ports, China Council sign trade agreement

Abu Dhabi Ports signed a new agreement with the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, regarding new commercial opportunities between Chinese companies interested in investing in Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi and Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone.

Port Corpus Christi to accommodate more Suezmaxes

Port Corpus Christi signed an agreement with CCI Corpus Christi Infrastructure LLC for approximately 55 acres of land on the north side of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel in the Inner Harbor, for constructing and operating a marine terminal facility for export of US crude oil, condensate and refined petroleum products through a new oil dock.

Port of Antwerp to promote onshore power for ships

On the sidelines of the World Ports Sustainability Program-event, the Antwerp Port Authority signed two agreements on 23 March, to create the necessary conditions to supply onshore power for seagoing ships in the port. Using onshore power will immediately reduce emissions of NOx, CO2 and particulates, the port expects.

Port of Rotterdam builds Container Exchange Route

The Port of Rotterdam Authority started the construction of the infrastructure for the Container Exchange Route (CER). The CER will link the deepsea container terminals, empty depots, rail terminals and distribution companies at Maasvlakte.

ESPO notes key priorities ahead the revision of RFD

Ahead the revision of the Reporting Formalities Directive by the Commission, the European Sea Ports Organisation outlined its main priorities and concerns on this upcoming proposal. The implementation of the RFD as it stands does not achieve its main aim, i.e. that of reducing the administrative burden, ESPO noted. 

Port of Rotterdam extends Port railway line

The Port of Rotterdam Authority awarded consortium SaVe the contract to construct the substructure for the Theemsweg route. The re-routing of part of the Port railway line aims to increase freight train traffic. This will improve the railway connection between the western port area and the hinterland.

1,000 ports commit to UN Sustainable Development Goals

Ports all over the world are aiming for a future built around sustainable economic models. Thus, nearly 1000 ports and port-related companies committed themselves to achieving the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, during an event in Antwerp, under the auspices of the World Ports Sustainability Program, on 22 March. The commitments made by the international port community are recorded in the historic Charter of the WPSP.

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