When Cosco took over the operation of the port of Piraeus, running the shipyard has been the first project since 2016. Cosco chose Piraeus to be China’s gateway to Europe, under the Belt and Road Initiative, as well as other ports, increasing trade between the continents.
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CMA CGM announce that it acquired 10% equity interest in CSP Zeebrugge Terminal from Cosco’s subsidiary China Shipping Ports. CMA CGM acquired the 10% equity interest through its wholly-owned subsidiary CMA Terminals. Cosco Shipping Ports completed the acquisition of the remaining 76% equity interest in November 2017.
International Car Operators signed an agreement with the Belgian port of Zeebrugge for a 54-hectare expansion of the Bastenaken car terminal. The expansion will connect Bastenaken with the Hanze terminal. As part of the expansion, ICO aims to supply electricity to charge future terminal handling equipment.
On Tuesday 1 May, LNG from Sabetta on the Siberian peninsula Yamal was transhipped simultaneously in Zeebrugge for the first time. Namely, LNG was transhiped from the ice class vessel “Eduard Toll” into the conventional LNG carrier “Pskov” for further transport to Asia. In 2015 the terminal of Fluxys was selected as transhipment hub for LNG from the Yamal gasfield.
China is currently carrying out its large foreign policy project, called Belt and Road Initiative. In the concept of this policy, Chinese companies are making big investments at European ports, hoping to connect Europe and Asia enhance China’s power.
The installation of the 11 wind turbines will be done in cooperation with the Port of Zeebrugge and Engie Electrabel, a local electricity and gas supplier, and the turbines are expected to start operations in 2019.
A signing ceremony took place, between COSCO and the Port of Zeebrugge, in Brussels, for the concession terms of Zeebrugge Terminal. During the event a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the COSCO and CMA CGM Group, for CMA’s initial investment of 10% in CSP Zeebrugge.
DEME’s latest newbuild, the trailing suction hopper dredger ‘Minerva’, was officially named in the port of Zeebrugge, Belgium, on June 23rd. The 3,500 m3 trailing suction hopper dredger is the first dredging vessel in the world equipped with dual fuel engines and capable of operating in LNG mode.
The bunkering vessel ENGIE Zeebrugge performed in the port of Zeebrugge, Belgium, its first deliveries of LNG as a marine fuel to two new gas-propelled pure car and truck carriers of UECC. The LNG bunkering operations were conducted at the same time that the cargo operations for the carriers were taking place.
The world’s first top category ice class LNG carrier has docked at the Zeebrugge liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal for a series of scheduled operations. The vessel will be serving the Yamal LNG production terminal under construction in North Siberia.
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