As Port of Riga informed, four cruise ships called the port on Wednesday, June 19. This number is the largest ever that the port has hosted and reflects the ports capacity and potential. According to Riga Central Terminal Board Member Valdis Andersons ‘Given that the city’s zoning has changed, a vision of the future has been created in which we can handle RoRo cargo here, engage in passenger transportation and welcome cruise ships.’
According to the Iranian Ports and Maritime Organisation, the non-oil products being exported from the Chabahar port towards South-eastern Iran, have experienced an increase of 100%, in the first quarter of the current Iranian year, in comparison to the same period last year.
According to Deutsche Welle, the value of the products exchanged between China and Africa surpassed the $200 billion (€177 billion) in value last year, making it the continent’s largest trading partner. The vast majority of these were shipped — more than 90% of Africa’s exports travel by sea.
Standic, a Dutch tank storage company, announced its plans on constructing a new chemical storage terminal in Antwerp, doubling its capacity. The terminal will be located in the 5th Haven dock with an initial storage capacity of 96,000 m³, which can be expanded in future to 230,000 m³. It is due to enter operation in 2021.
Announced in June 14, port of Baku collaborated with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) with the aim of promoting greener ports and connectivity in the Caspian sea region. The project will be implemented in partnership with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, UNECE and leading private sector experts.
The Port of New York and New Jersey poises to surpass the Port of Long Beach as nation’s second busiest port due to completion of Bayonne Bridge project and the completion of the ExpressRail Port Jersey facility, which is the last piece of the Port of New York and New Jersey’s intermodal rail network spanning facilities in Elizabeth, Newark and Staten Island.
Australia’s Port of Townsville is set to acquire a 1.6-hectare container terminal at berth 4 in a bid to increase logistics capability, as part of the Port’s $30 million Crane and Cargo Terminal project. Townsville construction company Formset has been awarded a $10 million contract to build the terminal.
The UK’s Port of Southampton and Florida’s PortMiami signed a sister port agreement to enable them to collaborate and share best practices to strengthen the cruise market in both cities. The partnership provides responsibilities for cruise industry best practice in their respective areas.
The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) announced its collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (MOFA) on developing and launching the world’s first Global Port Integrity Index and scale up collective action activities in West Africa.
The Director General of Ports and Maritime of Sistan and Baluchestan, Behrouz Aghaee, reported that 53% of the cargo that enter the Chabahar port is being loaded from ports of origin, reflecting the positive effects of the port’s infrastructure.
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