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Port of Antwerp awards contract for building LNG facility

In fact, Cryostar and KC LNG have been awarded the contract for building an LNG ship bunkering and truck fuelling facility in Europe’s no. 1 breakbulk port of Antwerp. Cryostar and KC LNG are set to commission the LNG facility in the first quarter of 2020. Project promotors of the facility include Fluxys, G&V, Titan LNG and Rolande.

Contecon Guayaquil becomes S. America’s first carbon neutral port

Contecon Guayaquil SA became the first port in South America to obtain a carbon-neutral certification. Namely, the Ecuador Ministry of Environment and environmental ratings agency, Sambito SA, recognized the port’s commitment to the environment. The certification marks CGSA’s compliance to ISO 14064-1 standards.

Indonesian port reopens after the catastrophic tsunami

Indonesian port of Merak has reopened after the devastating tsunami which was triggered by a combination of underwater landslides caused by the eruption of Mount Krakatoa and an abnormal tidal surge due to a new moon.

Port of LA to exceed 9 million TEUs in 2018

The Port of Los Angeles handled 832,331 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in November 2018. This is the fifth month in a row that volumes surpass 800,000 TEUs and the sixth busiest month in the Port’s history. The Port also informed that is on track to exceed 9 million TEUs this year.

Port of Baltimore closer to acquire a second deep berth for supersized ships

The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA) will receive a $6.6 million grant by the US Department of Transportation as a contribution to a project that will deepen a second container berth to 50 feet at the Port of Baltimore’s Seagirt Marine Terminal. This is expected to allow the Port to handle two supersized container ships simultaneously.

Automation has challenges but could benefit ports, study says

‘The future of automated ports’, an online study by McKinsey & Company consulting firm, suggests that the port sector is underdeveloped regarding automation, in comparison other industries. The sector could consequently benefit from automation if it confronts the challenges with careful planning and implementation.

Carnival to operate Santa Cruz de Tenerife cruise terminal in Canary Islands

Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest cruise shipping company, announced an agreement with Spain’s Port Authority of Santa Cruz de Tenerife to be the first concession-holder to operate the Canary Islands’ and Mid Atlantic’s newest cruise terminal. With more than 600,000 passengers each year, Santa Cruz de Tenerife is one of the busiest cruise ports in the Canary Islands and Spain.

Port of Seattle invests $348 mil. to improve its waterfront

The Port of Seattle Commission approved a five-year capital development plan to invest $348 million. in order to improve the economic and environmental vitality of Seattle’s working waterfront. The 2019-2023 budget blueprint advances more than 20 key maritime and economic development projects.

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