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Dalian port provides storage for Iranian oil before US sanctions

A large amount of Iranian crude oil will arrive at China’s Dalian port during October and the beginning of November, right before US sanctions on Iran apply. Namely, the National Iranian Tanker Company will ship more than 20 million barrels of oil to Dalian.

S. Korea examines port development in Russia’s far east

South Korean oceans ministry informs that it examines the possibility of developing a port in Russia’s Far East. This moves targets to help local companies leverage its strategic location. The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries will conduct the feasibility study until September 2019 on the Port of Slavyanka.

New EU project to ease circular economy initiatives at EU ports

On 18 October, 13 partners from 6 EU Member States conducted the kick-off meeting of the European LOOP-Ports project in Valencia, aimed at easing the transition to a more circular economy in the port sector, where products, materials and resources are maintained in the economy for as long as possible.

ESPO: Air quality the top priority for European ports

ESPO presented its annual Environmental Report for 2018 at the GreenPort Congress in Valencia. The ESPO Environmental Report reported that Air quality is the top priority of the European ports since 2013, while the increased interest in the relationship with local community in position 4.

Port of Riga signs agreement for better use of digital solutions

The Freeport of Riga Authority signed the 3rd Shenzhen Declaration, whose goal is to improve port collaboration regarding implementation of digital solutions, as well as the storage, use and processing of big data. The Port of Riga signed the declaration during the ‘The 13th China International Logistics and Transportation Fair’.

Port of Rotterdam welcomes EU regulation for data harmonization

On Monday 5 November, the European Parliament’s Committee on Transport will discuss the European Maritime Single Window environment (EMSWe) Regulation, to reduce the amount of time that ships spend on reporting procedures. The Port of Rotterdam welcomes this development, as it thinks that data harmonization is of great importance.

New LNG terminal to be built at Port of Rostock

Novatek and Fluxys signed a Land Lease Agreement with the Rostock Port for constructing a mid-scale LNG transshipment terminal based in the port of Rostock in Germany. The LNG transshipment terminal will have a capacity of about 300 thousand tons per annum and will accommodate LNG carriers from the Cryogas-Vysotsk liquefaction facility.

Port of Antwerp ready to make another record throughput

Throughput continues to grow in the Port of Antwerp, as the total throughput after nine months is 177,026,550 tonnes, a 6% increase compared with the same period last year. With these results, the port is on track for the sixth record year in a row. Container traffic grew by 7.1%, while in terms of TEUs, throughput increased by 6.8%.

Port of Corpus Christi sets record tonnage in 2018 despite trade war

In the first nine months of 2018, the Port of Corpus Christi reached a new milestone, setting a new tonnage record of 79.3 million tons. This surpasses the previous record of 77.9 million tons set in the first nine months of 2015, while also eclipsing the same period in 2017 by 4 million tons. 

Port of Oakland sets new record for peak season cargo volume

Port of Oakland reported a record-breaking peak season. Last month was the busiest September for import cargo in the port’s history, which followed another all-time record in August. The Port of Oakland handled 168,289 TEUs loaded import containers in the past two months. That surpassed the previous August-September record

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