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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A strategic partnership of the IMO-GloMEEP and the International Association of Ports and Harbors is helping selected countries to develop port emission inventories and draw up a port emission reduction strategy. A new three-day workshop package on the “Prevention and control of shipping and port air emissions” is being developed as part of the partnership.
The first of Georgia Ports Authority’s four new Neo-Panamax cranes started their operations this week, bringing GPA’s operating fleet to 27. The super-sized crane is tall enough to lift containers 152 feet above the dock. The crane started work on Wednesday on a 13,300 TEU container unit Hapag Lloyd vessel.
The report considers the climate risk of 53 of the Asia Pacific region’s largest ports and estimates costs for adaptation. Taking into consideration ports in Japan, China and Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Australia, India, South Korea and Malaysia, the report concludes in a low case cost of around US$30.9 billion and a high case cost of around US$49.4 billion.
Port of Long Beach reported a remarkable start to 2018, as the Port recorded another record for cargo volume for February, after having done the same on January. Namely, the Port of Long Beach handled 661,790 TEUs in February. The 661,790 TEUs that the Port handled is a 32.8% increase compared to February 2017.
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