French ports are blocked as workers protest, aiming to make President Emmanuel Macron to scrap a planned pension overhaul. Namely, ferry services were disrupted, while some bulk carriers were kept at anchor.
Emirates Global Aluminium announced the arrival of the first fully-laden Capesize vessel to call at any GCC port at its quay at Khalifa Port in Abu Dhabi. This milestone marks the start for the import of bauxite for EGA’s new Al Taweelah alumina refinery using these bulk cargo vessels.
The British Ports Association is thinking of expanding its coastal shipping opportunities and focus more on port connectivity schemes within the UK. Ports are a crucial part of the British economy, as they’re gateways for the 95% of UK’s international trade and they provide regional hubs for economic activity and employment.
As the Warehouse 6 at EBS Laurenshaven terminal is completed, the Port of Rotterdam now has another asset in the transshipment of high quality minerals and biomass. For European Bulk Services, this also marks the next step in the transition from coal to other products. A total 126,000 cubic metres of covered storage capacity has been added, bringing EBS’s total capacity in Rotterdam to 650,000 cubic metres.
According to Port of Dunkirk officials, 2018’s overall throughput was increased by 3% year-on-year from 50.2 million tonnes to 51.6 million tonnes. In the meantime, officials predict that 2019 will be a ‘good year’, as stated in a press conference that took place at Lille. Although the in cross-Channel ro-ro volumes experienced a decrease by 4%, to 15.6 million tonnes, reflecting a pre-Brexti traffic, the port’s overall results were not affected.
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