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Essar Ports reports 20% cargo growth

India’s second-largest private-sector port and terminal company in terms of capacity and throughput, Essar Ports, announced a record of 20% cargo growth with a throughput of 27.29 MT, in the April to September period of the ongoing financial year, ending in March 31, 2020.

Port of Rotterdam: 1% increase in cargo handling in Q3

The Port of Rotterdam published its 2019 Q3 results, according to which it saw a 1% rise in cargo handing, after it handled 112.4 million tonnes of freight, meaning that the total of 353.5 million tonnes were transmitted up to the end of the third quarter. 

Freight volume at Port of Antwerp increases

The overall freight volume handled by Port of Antwerp increased from January through September 2019 by 1.1% in comparison with the same period last year. The container volume rose by as much as 6.4%. On the other hand, the slowdown in the world economy cut the growth rate of more volatile trade flows.

Guidelines on liquid cargo sampling

Proper and timely liquid cargo sampling is one of the most important tasks for the crew members on vessels to prevent cargo contamination and exposure to relevant claims. Thus, Skuld provides its insights on sampling of liquid cargoes, focusing on safety precautions prior to sampling, on sampling equipment and on the key locations on sampling onboard a vessel.

Stevedore dies during cargo handling operations

The Japan Transport Safety Board issued an accident investigation report on a stevedore who was found dead, stuck between the container and the loading container, during cargo handling operations. 

Abu Dhabi Ports’ report increase in container volume in H1 2019

Abu Dhabi Ports revealed strong operational performance with significant volume growth in the first half of 2019. The company, as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi, said its success was driven in part by concession agreements signed with maritime firms, such as Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and COSCO SHIPPING Ports.

New container terminal to be built in Mosnov Zone, Czech Republic

The Moravian-Silesian Region, Statutory City of Ostrava, the Railway Administration Authority (SŽDC), Concens Investments and Antwerp Port Authority will collaborate to develop a new container terminal in the Mošnov industrial zone. On September 18, 2019 they signed a Memorandum of Understanding to kick-start this new project, called the Mosnov Multimodal Transport Terminal.

On deck cargo loss,damage excluded from Hague-Visby rules

The English Court decided that ‘On a true construction of the Bill of Lading, the Owner is not liable for any loss of or damage to any cargo carried on deck, including loss of or damage to any cargo carried on deck caused by the unseaworthiness of the Vessel and/or the Owner’s negligence’, according to Bill Kirrane, Steamship’s Mutual Syndicate Manager.

Cargoes pile up on port of Los Angeles ahead of new tariffs

As CNBC informs cargo is piling up in the Port of Los Angeles, as retailers have been front-loading products in light of the approaching tariffs. Following President Trump’s announcement on new tariffs of 10% on the remaining 300 billion Dollars of goods and products coming from China, the port saw an unprecedented increase of incoming cargo.


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