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MSC vessel boosts Costa Rican exports, linked to EU ports

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company announced that it will enhance its trade links between Costa Rica and the Northern Europe, by adding a new direct call from the Port of Moin. Thus, its MSC Katya R. container ship, that called the Moin Terminal, has become the largest to ever call at Moín Terminal, Costa Rica.

Construction of crossdocking terminal at Port of Gothenburg begins

The Port of Gothenburg announced that construction of the Svea Terminal, a new rail connected crossdocking terminal for forest products, is now under way. The new terminal will be offering weather-protected transloading right beside the port’s ro-ro and container terminals. Operations will begin during the first half of 2020.

European ports’ Top-10 of environmental priorities

Sotiris Raptis presents the ten key priorities of European ports toward a more sustainable management, according to the latest environmental report published annually by ESPO. One of the findings that is worth noticing is that air quality, which was not an issue back in 1996, it is now in the agenda remaining a first priority since 2013.

Three ports receive EcoPorts’ environmental management standard

ESPO congratulated the Port of Ceuta (Spain), Shannon Foynes Port Company (Ireland) and Port of Melilla (Spain) for receiving EcoPorts’ environmental management standard. Isabelle Ryckbost, ESPO’s Secretary General, Eamonn O’Reilly, ESPO’s Chairman, and Sotiris Raptis, EcoPorts coordinator, handed over the PERS certificates to the ports’ representatives during the annual ESPO Conference in Livorno.

Ultrafine particulates reported in high amount at Port of Naples

Air pollution up to 220 times higher than in areas with clean air was reported in various parts of the city and the harbor in Naples on 26 and 27 April 2019 by Cittadini per l’Aria in collaboration with the Committee for Livability Town and technical support of environmentalist NGO experts German, NABU. These emissions come from ships.

Port of Rotterdam successfully adopts innovation, report says

The businesses in the Port of Rotterdam have managed to catch up with companies elsewhere in the Netherlands. This is one of the results of the new edition of the Port Innovation Barometer, a multiannual study regarding innovation and the innovation climate in the Rotterdam port region, which was performed on behalf of SmartPort and the Port of Rotterdam Authority by the Erasmus Centre for Business Innovation.

German seaports increase the volume of cargo in 2018

German seaports handled 304.7 million tons of seaborne goods during 2018. This is an increase of 1.7%, in comparison to 2017, as the German Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) announced in the beginning of this week. In addition, the number of goods which German seaports received from other ports rose by 2%. Moreover, the shipping of goods from German seaports over the world’s oceans grew slightly by 1.8%.

Port of Rotterdam to stop UK livestock imports in case of no-deal Brexit

The Port of Rotterdam will stop the imports of livestock from the UK in April, as a key inspection point at the Port is not ready yet. As Mark Dijk, the port’s manager of external affairs, informed they experience some problems, including livestock. Brexit is now scheduled for April 12, instead of the original deadline of March 29.

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