Malaysia supports the plan by the Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) to expand its operations and capacity. As Transport Minister Anthony Loke said, the Port will play a crucial role in attracting investments in several sectors to the southern part of Malaysia.
Port of Rotterdam will sign two Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with India, appointed an office and also supported the establishment of a maritime university that will partner with Rotterdam’s institutions, marking the port’s joint initiatives with Indian parties.
On a statement, on Tuesday, October 15, the Indian Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, said that the government is planning to put in place a comprehensive ‘Port Grid and Port Development’ plan for 204 minor ports throughout the country aiming to boost coastal shipping and inland waterways in six months, and further bring a Bill in Parliament to provide an uplift to major ports.
The Mauritanian Port of Nouadhibou will soon be able to welcome vessels with a capacity of up to 250,000 tons, following works on the deepening and widening dredging of the 25-km long entrance channel this month. The project is supported by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the African Development Bank (AfDB).
The cruise ship “AIDAprima” marked the ending of the cruise season for Port of Kiel in 2019, with the port having 32 vessels calling this season on 174 separate occasions, in comparison to 2018’s 169, with an overall tonnage of 15 million GT.
The $538 million first phase of the new Deepwater Port of Posorja in Ecuador by DP World, has been completed and is now successfully operational. The US$1.2 billion project will replicate Dubai’s Jebel Ali Port and freezone, opening a gateway for large container ships with capacities exceeding 10,000 TEUs.
A EUR 187 million (USD 205.4 million) contract was signed by Poland’s Maritime Office in Gdynia, for the development of a shipping channel through the Vistula Spit connecting the Vistula Lagoon with the Bay of Gdańsk. A channel, two breakwaters, two rotating bridges over the lock, four sluice gates, landscapes, buildings, roads and their soil reinforcement, and even a 190-hectare artificial island within the Vistula Lagoon are to be developed.
The European Commission greenlighted Greece’s plan to grant €47.3 million of public support for the construction of a new quay in the port of Igoumenitsa, on the north-west coast of Greece. The project aims to decrease congestion, harmful emissions and the risk of accidents by relocating the port’s international activities to a new quay situated out of the city of Igoumenitsa.
The Alabama State Port Authority announced that along with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) signed the Mobile Harbor Pre-Construction, Engineering and Design Agreement that marks the deepening and widening of Alabama’s only deep-water seaport.
In order for ships to enter the new lock in the Port of Amsterdam in a safe way, Jasper Coremans, Project Coordinator of OpenIJ, explains that works are being conducted on the west side of the new lock to realise a proper approach channel.
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