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Partners install final caisson for Tuas Terminal Phase 1

MPA Singapore announced that Mr Khaw Boon Wan, Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport, participated in the installation of the 221st and final caisson for Tuas Terminal Phase 1 reclamation on April 23. When the project is done, PSA Corporation will begin terminal development of deep-water berths that are able to handle about 20 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) per annum.

Port Tampa Bay presents its historic wildlife

Port Tampa Bay has already finished its dredging project with the US Army Corps of Engineers, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the US Fish and Wildlife Commission. The project presented a nesting area that accommodates critically endangered shoreline birds. 

Port of St. Petersburg employees volunteer in ‘clean up’ initiative

The employees of the Sea Port of St. Petersburg conducted the traditional environmental campaign ‘Clean Island’ to clean up the coastal territory of Kanonersky Island. The volunteer clean-up day took place on Friday, April 19. The participants collected about 100 bags of household waste, plastics, plastic bags and other garbage.

North Carolina Ports welcomes first 12,000 TEU ship

North Carolina Ports welcomed Monday its first-ever 12,000 TEU vessel to the Port of Wilmington. The Singaporean-flagged container ship, ‘Kota Pekarang’, is the largest capacity-wise to call the port to date. The ship’s visit comes on the heels of the arrival of North Carolina Ports’ third neo-Panamax crane.

MCT begins upgrades in light of expected volume increase

The Mindanao Container Terminal (MCT) is improving and upgrading at its port terminal, trying to become a premier international gateway in Mindanao, the Philippines. The terminal aims to be a transshipment hub connecting Northern Mindanao to Visayas and other parts of the country.

Port of Tampa Bay finishes dredging project a year earlier

Port Tampa Bay’s Big Bend Channel Expansion project is finished a year earlier from the scheduled time. The project that costed $63 million will enable the accommodation of larger vessels in the port’s terminals at Port Redwing. The project deepened the Big Bend Channel from 34 to 43 feet. It widened the entrance channel from 200 to 250 feet for a length of 1.9 miles, and it deepened the existing turning basin to 43 feet.

BPA calls for transport funding

The British Ports Association is in favour of focusing on freight transport, a recommendation by the National Infrastructure Commission. Yet, it proposes that more investments in network capabilities and port connectivity is key to establishing better efficiencies. The quality of the transport network is critical for efficient freight movement and business growth.

Port of Ngqura is the first to have fixed sand bypass system

Port of Ngqura in South Africa is the first port, globally, to have constructed a jet pump sand bypass system, enabling it to be in line with its dredging targets of 240,000 tons of sand per year. It’s the only port in South Africa to have a record of decision – environmental legislation – for its construction and operation.

Maritime sector against Oakland Ballpark plan

The Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA) and other maritime players are against the Oakand A’s planned baseball stadium complex on the Oakland waterfront. They support that the Port of Oakland is the fifth busiest port in the US, and the non-industrial use of it will bring barriers for maritime operators.

Port of Seattle marks 20-year celebration as a cruise port

The Port of Seattle, celebrating 20 years as a homeport, welcomes the 2019 cruise season with the arrival of the first ship—Celebrity Eclipse, at the Bell Street Pier Cruise Terminal at Pier 66. The Port expects an estimated 1,208,590 revenue cruise passengers this year, breaking last year’s record of 1,114,888.

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