Associated British Ports (ABP) calls all British technology companies to overcome any operational challenges in the shipping industry and focus on bringing innovation and digitalization; It collaborates with the Knowledge Transfer Network, to run the EnSiX Challenge Competition, which invites UK businesses to provide innovative solutions to help boost efficiency and sustainability.
ESPO congratulates Port of Barcelona, Port of Vigo and Port of Baku for achieving EcoPorts’ environmental management standard (PERS). Isabelle Ryckbost, ESPO’s Secretary General, handed over the PERS certificates to the ports’ representatives during the Green Port Congress in Oslo.
The Namibian Ports Authority reports a remarkable improvement in the numbers of containers handled, since the beginning of operations at the new container terminal at the port of Walvis Bay, almost one month ago.
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 newly launched Rotterdam Blending and Filling boosts is the first complex on Maasvlakte to have a filling station to repackage liquid cargo supplied by tanker or tank container into smaller units, such as in drums or in increasingly popular intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) of a thousand litres.
Carnival Corporation has begun the construction of what it claims to be the cruise industry’s first cruise terminal in Japan, located at the port of Sasebo, planned to begin operations in summer 2020. Following the 20-year agreement that was signed in March 2018 with the of Sasebo and MLIT Japan, the cruise company will build and operate the new terminal.
Port of Long Beach announced the launch of hydrogen and electric-powered cargo handling equipment at two of its shipping terminals aiming to become the world’s first zero-emissions seaport, in light of California Clean Air Day.
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