The International Energy Agency expects that China and the US will become world’s biggest LNG exporters and importers in five years. The US will surpass Australia’s and Qatar’s LNG exports in 2024, Reuters reports.
The value of exports through Abu Dhabi ports grew 14.8% from AED 24.0 billion in the first quarter of 2018 to AED 27.6 billion in the same period of 2019, according to official figures released by Statistic Centre – Abu Dhabi, SCAD. As for imports, their value decreased by 7.7% from AED 26.2 billion in Q1 2018 to AED 24.2 billion in Q1 2019.
The containerized export volume in the port of Oakland rose by 4.2% in June 2019, in comparison to June 2018. The port reported that it managed the equivalent of 74,901 20-foot loaded export containers last month, compared to 71,894 in June 2018.
According to the Iranian Ports and Maritime Organisation, the non-oil products being exported from the Chabahar port towards South-eastern Iran, have experienced an increase of 100%, in the first quarter of the current Iranian year, in comparison to the same period last year.
RSPCA Australia has lodged a formal complaint with the federal Department of Agriculture, after receiving images and footage revealing brutal treatment of Australian cattle live exported to Israel onboard the Bahamas-flagged livestock carrier ‘Maysora’.
Port of Oakland reported that its containerized agricultural exports are boosting, despite the trade war. The farm good shipments in the first four months of 2019 saw a 12% increase from the previous year. According to the port, the majority of its shipments are sent to Asia, despite US’s tariffs.
According to Port of Riga, during Q1 of 2019 the volume of handled cargo remained stable, reaching the 11 million tonnes. Although the volume of bulk cargo reduced by 6.1% and the volume of liquid bulk by 7.7%, the general growth wasn’t affected.
The ‘BBC Amethyst’ anchored in Porto do Açu, Brazil, becoming the first ship to make the big crossing from Antwerp to the Brazilian sea port. This is considered an important achievement for the Port of Antwerp and the local partners who invested in the Brazilian port. Antwerp and the Brazilian ports combine to ship about 6.2 million tonnes of goods every year.
The Port of Rotterdam is attempting to expand its position as Western Europe’s biggest transit port for agricultural, horticultural and fishery sector products. Part of this strategy is the creation of the Rotterdam Food Hub at Calandkanaal, at the entrance to Maasvlakte. This hub is a 60-hectare industrial site, offering facilities for ‘agrofood’ sector companies.
US exports of total petroleum products achieved a record high in 2018, reaching an annual average of 5.6 million barrels per day (b/d), which is an increase of 366,000 b/d from 2017 levels, EIA reports. The three largest petroleum product exports from the US in 2018 were distillate, propane, and motor gasoline. Total US petroleum product exports set a record high in 2018 for the 16th year in a row.
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