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Port of Canaveral becomes homeport for two new Disney ships

The US Port Canaveral, in east Florida, and Disney Cruise Line have reached a new 20-year agreement to expand operations and make Port Canaveral home for two of Disney Cruise Line’s three new ships. The new operating agreement will begin on 1st June 2019.

Port of Long Beach provides funds to help those affected by Port-related impacts

The Port of Long Beach Community Grants Program will give away more than $46 million over the next 12-15 years to help those most affected by Port-related impacts. The grants help address the effects on air and water quality, traffic, and noise on local schools, health-care centers, senior facilities and the wider community.

Monitors to track cruise ships emissions in Greenwich

An £80,000 network of air pollution monitors, funded by the Port of London Authority, is now in place, ready to record the effect of emissions locally from cruise ships docking in Greenwich this summer. The eight monitoring stations are located close to the Greenwich Ship Tier landing stage. They will capture data all day long, with the raw data available at the websites of both the PLA and Breathe London.

PSA, PFR , IFM Investors acquire largest Polish container terminal

On 21 May 2019, after formal approval by the relevant competition authorities, PSA International, the Polish Development Fund and the IFM Global Infrastructure Fund, have completed the transaction to jointly acquire DCT Gdańsk, the largest container terminal in Poland. The consortium partners aim to further enhance the terminal’s position and to look into more expansion needs as and when relevant.

West Africa Container Terminal invests in two new cranes

APM Terminals announced that the West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) which is located in Onne Port, invested in two new Mobile Harbor Cranes. This is in addition to an investment of approximately USD2.5 million already made this year.

Port of Hamburg sees strong Q1 growth for 2019

Port of Hamburg announced its financial results for Q1 of 2019, noting that it is experiencing an increase, with seaborne cargo throughput increased by 6%, general cargo throughput risen by 5.4% and bulk cargo up by 7.5%. Also, 12 liner services now link the port with 29 ports in the US, Mexico and Canada.

UK spending must have infrastructure funding as a priority, BPA says

The British Ports Association has written to the UK’s Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Liz Truss MP, urging that the upcoming Comprehensive Spending Review to consider how to replicate the EU’s schemes that provide investment for the transport and infrastructure network. The BPA also called for new mechanisms to be created to help UK projects benefit from European Investment Bank loans.

Japan and India to develop port of Colombo

The governments of Japan, India and Sri Lanka signed a deal to develop a terminal at the Port of Colombo, aiming to meet the development of the Indian Ocean to the world trade, as Nikkei Asian reports. The three countries will develop the East Container terminal, located at the south part of the port of Colombo, which was recently expanded.

Carlyle-supported company wants guarantee on new US crude export project

Carlyle Group will appeal to the Trump administration to guarantee a two-year approval of its South Texas crude export project. Carlyle-backed Lone Star Ports LLC aspires to open the first new US crude export facility that can accommodate supertankers. The export facility would require dredging a South Texas ship channel deep enough to facilitate fully loaded supertankers to maneuver at its planned terminal.

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