UK major ports’ data for 2018 shows stable port freight tonnages overall, with only a 0.1% difference on the previous year at 483.3 m tonnes. However, overall unit load traffic declined, partly due to a reduction of port traffic in passenger cars and new trade cars.
The containerised supply chain is complex. For this reason, TT Club called out any practice that may harm safety. As the Club informed, key targets relate to shipment, handling and carriage of dangerous goods. 2019 has seen a significant increase in incidents regarding shipment of dangerous goods, including a number of high-profile ship fires.
TT Club seeks to understand the risks experienced in the transport and logistics industry, providing loss prevention advice to operators as appropriate. In this article, the Club focuses on the findings of recent analysis into the risks faced by container terminals.
Port of Hamburg remains on a growth course, achieving a 4.1% advance to 69.4 million tons in seaborne cargo handling in the first half of 2019. Especially good growth trend in the general cargo segment, up 6.1% at 48.4 million tons, was the main contributor to the excellent figures for total and container handling.
Subic Bay International Terminal Corporation (SBITC) announced that it is able to handle containerized grain shipments. The Philippines-based terminal is now importing shipments of grain such as rice, wheat, corn, and soybean meal in a first for the Philippines.
China’s port operator Hutchison Ports inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Egypt regarding the establishment of a container terminal in Egypt’s port of Abu Qir, Alexandria. The MoU was signed during a meeting in Cairo, Tuesday.
According to Intermodal Association of North America (IANA), its activity was weak during the second quarter of 2019. IANA’s estimate concerning the intermodal container activity highlights the deepening of the freight recession that railroads and trucking companies saw in the 2019 second quarter.
The South African state of Namibia has launched an expanded container terminal at the Port of Walvis Bay, expected to form a new chapter in the country’s economic transformation. The port expansion is expected to triple current handling capacity of 355,000 TEUs to 1,005,000 TEUs.
DP World stands against a decision to be taken later this week by the government of Djibouti to implement the country’s high court to rule all previous international adjudications. The company said that such a decision is ‘a complete disregard for and contravention of the global legal system and existing contracts.’
The Port of Savannah achieve a record of 4.5 million TEU container units in the fiscal year that ended on June 30, experiencing an increase of more than 305,000 TEUs or 7.3%. Governor Brian Kemp applauded all men and women who work through out the supply chain.
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