In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, Port of Zeebrugge authorities announced that set several safety measures. Specifically, the port will continue its operations and shipping movements as long as the situation allows to.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic situation, the German-based terminal operator, Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) recently informed that cargo operations and goods’ shipments through its terminal facilities will continue as usual so as to keep the country fully supplied.
Amid the ongoing COVID-19 outrbeak, the second busiest container port in the US, Port of Long Beach, marked a drop in its cargo handling volume. Namely, the port managed to handle 538.428 TEUs during February, down by 9.8% in comparison to February 2019.
Following the COVID-19 situation, the busiest and largest container port in US, Port of Los Angeles, saw a decrease in its cargo volumes. In fact, the port managed to move 544.037 TEUs during February, meaning a 22.9% drop in comparison to the same month last year.
Following the coronavirus outbreak, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) recently issued a statement in which highlighted the impacts that the virus has upon the ports, the shipping industry, the logistics, the economy, and of course the human health.
The North P&I Club launched three different checklists concerning the “care” of nickel ore, grain and coal, providing details to interested parties on how to deal with this kind of cargo.
Port of Oakland containerized import volume increased 7.3% last month over January 2019 totals. Exports also grew, lifting hopes for recovery from a US-China trade war. However, the Port is concerned about the potential implications due to the coronavirus.
India’s 12 major ports achieved a marginal 1.14% growth in cargo volumes at 585.72 million tonnes (MT) during the April-January period of the current fiscal year. More specifically, the ports had handled 579.10 MT of cargo during the corresponding period of the last fiscal year.
The Port of New York and New Jersey announced that managed 7.471.131 TEUs in total, marking a 4.1% increase, while broke the previous annual record of 7.179.788 TEUs in 2018. According to its financial reports for 2019, New York and New Jersey handled 5.231.418 loaded TEUs, surpassing the loaded imports handled by the Port of Long Beach.
Griff Lynch, executive director of the Georgia Ports Authority, announced the acquisition of 145 contiguous acres to the Port of Savannah, or more than 1 million twenty-foot equivalent container units in annual capacity.
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