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New terminal to be built in Kitimat, Canada

BAM International along with JJM Construction and Manson Construction have received the full order to build the new Rio Tinto BC Works Terminal A on behalf of LNG Canada. The project will incorporate a 320 x 60 metre terminal for the Rio Tinto BC Works, and a berth for cargo barges.

First LNG fueling station opens in the Port of Barcelona

Spanish LNG company HAM Group, in cooperation with the Port of Barcelona and Portuguese energy firm Galp opened the first LNG fueling station within the port, to reduce emissions from port activities. The facility has two compressed natural gas pumps for trucks and vehicles, two liquefied natural gas pumps for trucks and a cryogenic LNG tank of 60 cubic meters capacity.

Port of Valencia, Port of Montreal join TradeLens blockchain project

Valenciaport and the Port of Montreal have been integrated into Maersk and IBM’s TradeLens project, a technological solution to apply blockchain to the global supply chain. According to the data collected by the system itself, the use of TradeLens allows to reduce the transit time of a shipment by 40%, which represents an important economic saving.

Port of Rotterdam welcomes ‘polluter pays’ principle

On October the 9th, the Transport Committee of the European Parliament adopted the Meissner report on the Port Reception Facilities and gave a mandate to the Rapporteur to start negotiations with the Council to finalize the text of the new law. In light of this, the Port of Rotterdam supports the view that minimization of waste discharges in the sea has plenty of benefits.

Napier Port to accommodate large ships

Napier Port’s resource consent applications to construct an additional wharf on its container terminal and conduct further dredging have been approved. The Port will now be able to accommodate larger and bigger ships. Napier Port will alleviate the increasing congestion caused by rising cargo volumes.

US considers funding to boost Great Lakes shipping

President Donald Trump signed a bill in late October, concerning The Great Lakes shipping community, of approximately $1 billion for constructing a second lock,  aiming to allow transports of large “Laker” vessels at the Soo Locks in the north of Michigan at the eastern terminus of Lake Superior.

First-ever LNG bunker delivery at Mukran Port

The first-ever LNG bunker delivery at Mukran Port on the island of Rügen in the Baltic Sea has successfully completed by Titan LNG. The trailing suction hopper dredger “Scheldt River” with 9459 gt took part in the re-fueling operation, including seven LNG trucks.

Port Canaveral announces record breaking results

On 31st of October, Port Canaveral announced record-breaking results from all operations, as well as new high-water marks for the Port’s major business lines of cruise and cargo. More cruise guests than ever chose to do multi-day vacations at Port Canaveral in 2018, as the number of passenger movements increased by 327,489 to 4,568,431 in 2018, a 7.7% increase over last year.

Port of Oakland to acquire next-generation cold storage facility

The Port of Oakland announces the development and operation of the world’s latest next-generation cold storage and logistics facility, Cool Port; a temperature controlled transload and distribution facility to maximize use of the Port’s road, rail, and shipping network to increase the import and export of perishable food products. 

EU approves LNG terminal in Lithuania

The European Commission has approved the compensation granted by Lithuania to LITGAS for supplying a mandatory quantity of LNG to the LNG terminal in Klaipėda. The Klaipeda seaport will contribute to the EU’s Energy Union goals to reduce energy import dependency.

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