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European inland navigation report for 2018

The The Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine (CCNR) has published the new Market Insight report April 2019, concerning the European inland traffic report, for year 2018. The report gives updated figures about operating conditions and various kinds of freight.

HVCC to improve its inland waterway shipping at Port of Hamburg

Port of Hamburg’s Hamburg Vessel Coordination Center (HVCC) is developing a digital platform for inland waterway vessels, to allow ship calls to be coordinated centrally in the future. The concept will be presented in 8 May, along with the celebrations for the 10th anniversary of the HVCC. 

Shipping on Rhine affected by drop in water levels

Cargo ships are not able to navigate a large part of the Rhine in Germany when fully loaded, as dry weather has caused a drop in water levels. However, rain is expected in southern Germany this week, which could increase the water levels once again. Traders have informed that from Duisburg and Cologne to south Germany, the Rhine is far too shallow to allow normal sailings.

US DoT urged to explore taking over NYC ferry

New York City Comptroller has called the US Department of Transportation to immediately explore taking over NYC Ferry, raising concerns on transparency and fiscal responsibility, as a result from the Economic Development Corporation’s contract with a private operator. 

North Sea Port to supply shore-side power for inland waterway ships

North Sea Port announced the addition of two new shore-based power units in Ghent, meaning that shore-side power is now available in Terneuzen and Ghent. North Sea Port is currently taking measures to improve air quality in the port, as it already provides shore-side power for inland waterway vessels. These shore-based power units were commissioned on 1 March.

Drewry: Port of Dover can cope with moderate Brexit disruption

The Port of Dover has the resilience to cope with moderate disruption arising from Brexit and there is latent short sea capacity to absorb significant overflow at the port in the event of capacity constraints, according to an independent study by global shipping consultancy Drewry.

Agreement inked to address fuel needs for Indian waterways

Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) and Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for jointly developing infrastructure for fuels, lubricating oil, LPG, natural gas and any other related fuel and gas for meeting the requirement of Indian Waterways.

Inland shipping between Rotterdam and North Sea Port increases

Every year 15,000 containers are transported with a direct inland navigation service between Rotterdam, Vlissingen, Terneuzen and Ghent, the Port of Rotterdam reported. This increase is due to a new connection the port of Rotterdam and North Sea Port invested in, in 2016. This connection made it possible to transfer more cargo via inland shipping.

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