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Port of Klaipeda announces large-scale projects

Large-scale projects have been initiated in the Southern part of Klaipeda Seaport. These projects will lead to an improvement of ecological footprint. In addition, the projects on capital dredging works and dredging of soil from dock pits in Malku Bay will be launched soon.

Port of Rotterdam invests 75 mil. euros in Port of Pecém

On October 24th, the Port of Rotterdam Authority, and Camilo Santana, Governor of the Brazilian state of Ceará, signed an investment agreement regarding the Port of Rotterdam Authority’s participation in the development of the port of Pecém. The agreement outlines how the Port of Rotterdam Authority will be investing about EUR 75 million in Pecém’s port-industrial complex.

Port of Virginia to be the deepest port on the US east coast

The Port of Virginia’s Wider, Deeper, Safer project to deepen and widen the Norfolk Harbor’s commercial shipping channels has secured full federal authorization. This project will make the Port of Virginia the deepest port on the US East Coast. The dredge work will deepen the inner harbor’s commercial channels to 55 feet deep and the channel in the Chesapeake Bay to 56 feet deep.

Port of Oakland’s TraPac terminal opens at night for truckers

In a bid to ease daytime crowding and accelerate containerized cargo deliveries, Port of Oakland’s second-largest marine terminal, TraPac, has introduced full service night gates for harbor truckers. TraPac announced it will operate night gates for freight haulers every Monday-through-Thursday.

Gate for world’s largest sea lock to arrive in two months

The doors of the world’s largest sea lock in IJmuiden are heading to the Netherlands. On the night of 23 October the doors left from South Korea and they are expected to arrive in the Netherlands in about two months. The doors are being transferred on a heavy-load carrier. 

Puerto Bolívar to receive 24 new cranes

Yilport Puerto Bolívar has ordered 6 ship-to-shore cranes and 18 electrified rubber-tired gantry cranes. The cranes will be delivered in three shipments to support rising volumes and modernization plans of Yilport Puerto Bolívar. 2 STS cranes and 6 RTG cranes will be delivered in the last quarter of 2019. The second and third deliveries to include 4 STS and 12 RTG cranes will be shipped in the first half of 2020.

Khalifa Port to receive 54 automated cranes

Abu Dhabi Terminals selected Konecranes to supply an Automated Stacking Crane system for the second phase of the building of its container terminal in Khalifa Port, namely the Khalifa Port Container Terminal. The order includes 54 Automated Rail Mounted Gantry cranes. 

JAXPORT welcomes record number of cruise passengers

JAXPORT welcomed a record number of cruise passengers during the past year, with 199,899 passengers setting sail from Jacksonville. In addition,  there are several improvements underway at the JAXPORT Cruise Terminal. Beginning May 2019, the upgraded 2,056-passenger Carnival Ecstasy will continue.

How the Port of Rotterdam moves to a zero-emissions future

Ahead of the 2020 sulphur regulations and committed to tackle climate change by gradually adopting zero emissions measures, the Port of Rotterdam is trying to improve its environmental footprint. From green incentives, to using alternative power, Europe’s busiest port is on course to reduce its emissions.

Dublin Port reports a 4.7% growth in cargo volumes

Dublin Port announced growth in cargo volumes of 4.7% to 28.4m gross tonnes for the first nine months of 2018. Within this total, imports increased by 6.0% and exports by 3.0%. 82% of the port’s volumes are in Ro-Ro trailers or Lo-Lo containers. The Port also informed that it needs to invest €1 billion in the next ten years.

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