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ABP: Smart companies should boost UK ports’ innovation

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.

Port of Rotterdam expands its relations with India

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.

India to initiate port development plan for minor ports

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.

Port of Nouadhibou to welcome bigger vessels

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). 

Rotterdam blending and filling operates on Maasvlakte

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.

Cruise terminal to open in Japan, operated by Carnival

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.


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