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New bulk terminal to be built at Muuga Harbor, Estonia

On 12 June 2019, AS Tallinna Sadam and PK Terminal OÜ signed a collaboration agreement and a right of superficies for the creation of a bulk and mixed cargo terminal in Muuga Harbor, which deals with the handling and storage of roundwood, pellets, crushed stone and metal products. 

US DOT presents port infrastructure development project

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to apply for $292.7 million in discretionary grant funding through the new Port Infrastructure Development Program. This new program aims to support public coastal ports by improving the safety, efficiency or reliability of goods movement, into, out of or within a port.

Port of L.A. sees busiest May ever

According to Port of Los Angeles’ statement, it moved 828,662 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in May, the busiest May in the Port’s 112-year history. The volumes reflect growth of 7.8% in comparison to the same period last year.

Port of Everett to receive new cranes

A barge with a pair of 100-foot-high cargo cranes will dock at the Port of Everett next week, after conducting a 1,400-mile ocean journey from Los Angeles. By the end of the year, they cranes will become part of the Port’s working waterfront. The cranes will go into storage for a few months, as they will wait for the completion of a $37 million project to upgrade the South Terminal dock, this December.

Port of Hamburg sees 7.7% growth in cargo movement by rail

The port of Hamburg handles more than 135 million tonnes of seaborne cargo; A big portion of this freight is arriving or departing the port by rail. The rail is in pole position in Hamburg with 48.2%, with the 41.4% of trucking following and inland waterway shipping holding the 10.2%.

Port of Rotterdam signs MoU with DeltaPort

Port of Rotterdam and the DeltaPort port announced that will jointly open up the North Rhine Westphalian hinterland even better with the aid of digitalisation in order to cut CO2 emissions in transport and logistics through the optimal use of waste heat. Both participants signed a Memorandum of Understanding.

Limassol Container Terminal completes first investment phase

Eurogate Container Terminal Limassol Ltd has finalized the first phase of investments at the Limassol Container Terminal, amounting at a total worth of over €30m. In addition, two new super post panamax cranes that are already operating, along with 17 new straddle carriers have been bought.

PSA Singapore collabs with EMA to improve port operations

PSA Singapore is collaborating with the Energy Market Authority (EMA) with the goal of improving Singapore’s port operations, by making them more efficient and reducing the overall energy usage and carbon emissions. Both participants will launch R&D grant calls in the smart and energy sector, in favour of the container ports at the Pasir Panjang Terminal.

Port of Corpus Christi begins dredging operations

The Port of Corpus Christi commenced its dredging work to expand Corpus Christi Ship Channel and prepare the port for the anticipated increase in US crude oil exports. The Port of Corpus Christi ship channel Improvement project will deepen and widen the entrance ship channel from 47 up to 54 feet and widen it from 400 to 530 feet.

Port of Riga maintains stable cargo volumes

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.

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