Speaking to local media, Djibouti’s Finance Minister Ilyas Dawaleh said that the country welcomes China’s attempt to involve in the country’s port development. The two countries also agreed on a partnership to improve general cooperation between them.
Following agreement UK and EU on a transition deal and, ahead of the EU Council meeting later this week, the British Ports Association issued a new report, calling for a pragmatic deal with the EU on both customs and regulatory recognition, that allows both businesses to get their goods across borders as quickly as possible.
Terminal operator OBA will clear part of its coal-handling site this year in order to maker room for other dry-bulk commodities. This decision is driven by the reduced demand for coal storage. The two partners agreed for OBA to clear more than 20% of its site to accommodate new operations, starting in the first quarter of 2018.
Antwerp and Brazil will reform two existing training institutes on the APEC model, one in São Paulo in the South and one in Alagoas in the North. This means that Antwerp will be responsible for among other things designing tailor-made courses and supplying lecturers.
Of the total 41 projects awarded grants in the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery program, five are port-related, although only two out of 40 port applications submitted, are going to marine port authorities. Namely, port-related projects will receive a total of $72.7 million, amounting to 14.5%.
The British Ports Association published a new research by infrastructure advisory firm Moffatt & Nichol which shows that UK ports and terminals have an estimated £1.7bn of port infrastructure investment in the development pipeline. The research is part of the BPA’s “Port Futures” program and it captures schemes all over the UK and highlights how ports in all parts of the UK are investing in new facilities.
In a bid to professionalize governance of India’s major ports, the Government has introduced the Major Port Authorities Bill in Parliament, to replace the existing Major Port Trusts Act, 1963. Under the proposed Bill, all major ports will be empowered to make their own master plan for areas within their port limit to the exclusion of any State or local regulations.
According to the plan, Oakland cargo volume should reach 2.6 million 20-foot containers by 2022. The plan also calls for 8% more containerized cargo volume in Oakland by 2022. Furthermore, a key element of the strategic plan will be reducing diesel emissions.
The Port of Rotterdam’s top priorities are still safety and ensuring that processes in the port area run efficiently. No major nautical incidents occurred in the port during 2017, and even though the number of ship movements increased, the number of minor incidents was lower than in previous years.
European seaports are currently in need of important investments of around 48 €billion for the period 2018 – 2027. As these investment needs are mostly caused by dynamic and continuous trends, such as the logistics industry development, the port industry and environmental requirements, port investments will remain crucial in the future.
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