BIMCO has made two proposals to the IMO, in order to pave the way for easy exchange of port logistic operational data and allow for real-time updates between ship and shore. The two proposals aim to limit the administrative burden for the shipping industry, as well as to ensure better communication between ships, ports, terminals and all other parties involved through the harmonization of the data model used.
Global Container Terminals (GCT), a container terminal operator in North America, has joined the TradeLens supply chain platform. By taking part in TradeLens, GCT aims to securely connect with supply chain partners including ocean carriers, beneficial cargo owners, and railways.
Malaysia supports the plan by the Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) to expand its operations and capacity. As Transport Minister Anthony Loke said, the Port will play a crucial role in attracting investments in several sectors to the southern part of Malaysia.
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.
ESPO presented its annual Environmental Report for 2019, including more than 60 different environmental performance benchmarks containing figures on the green services to shipping, as well as the Top 10 Environmental Priorities of the European ports. 94 ports participated in this year’s report.
The German government is launching a set of measures in order to promote shore-generated power in an effort to make the country’s ports cleaner. Vessels in Germany’s ports in the future will be using renewable shore-based energy instead of burning fossil fuels to generate shipboard electric power.
The British Ports Association (BPA) and Currency UK, published a report on the decline in the value of the pound. The publication plots sterling against the US dollar and the euro and explores three aspects on the economy: exports, energy and infrastructure.
A EUR 187 million (USD 205.4 million) contract was signed by Poland’s Maritime Office in Gdynia, for the development of a shipping channel through the Vistula Spit connecting the Vistula Lagoon with the Bay of Gdańsk. A channel, two breakwaters, two rotating bridges over the lock, four sluice gates, landscapes, buildings, roads and their soil reinforcement, and even a 190-hectare artificial island within the Vistula Lagoon are to be developed.
Tumpuan Megah Development (TMD), has signed a contract with Lumut Maritime Terminal Sdh. Bhd. (LMTSB) in order to provide bunker services at the Lumut Port, as was announced by its subsidiary, Straits Inter Logistics.
The British prime Minister, Boris Johnson, proposed the ‘two borders for four years’ Brexit plan, which meas that there will be a regulatory border between the UK and northern Ireland for four years; The BPA opposed to this proposal, adding that the most ideal plan would be based on no customs or regulatory checks at all.
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