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Port of Tampa Bay announces direct link with Asia

Port Tampa Bay announced the first direct link to Asia from the Port. Namely, Cosco will add the Port to its Gulf of Mexico Express Transpacific service. The first ship that will arrive in the Port is Cosco Piraeus, on January 28, 2019. The new service will be Shanghai-Ningbo-Xiamen-Yantian-Houston-Mobile-Tampa.

Full bonded area launched at Port Bronka

At 1st of December, the Full bonded area opened in St. Petersburg, Russia, in Port Bronka by Fenix LLC, the owner and the operator of  Port Bronka. The area is more than 8000 qm. The area will be the entry point for cargo to the customs territory of the Eurasian Economic Union.

Indian ports achieve 4.83% growth

India informed that is major ports have achieved a growth of 4.83%. Namely, altogether the ports handled 461.21 million tonnes of cargo during the period for April to November, 2018. The 461.21 million tonnes handling compares to the 439.96 million tonnes handled during April to November, 2017.

Port of Tallinn offers discounts for emission-reducing vessels

Starting from 2019, ships taking part in the Environmental Ship Index (ESI) for reducing air emissions may apply for up to 8% discount on tonnage fees in the harbours of the Port of Tallinn. The differentiated port fees is expected to be launched in January 2019.

ACCC: NSW Ports agreements with New South Wales are anti-competitive

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court over the agreements signed between NSW Ports Operations Hold Co Pty Ltd and the State of New South Wales, claiming that these have an anti-competitive purpose and effect.

UNCTAD: Ports need to be protected from climate change impacts

In order for the world trade system to cope with the projected impacts of climate change, it has to transform. Climate change’s impacts and the pressing need to prepare ports and coastal transport infrastructure, are now on the spotlight, UNCTAD’s chief of policy and legislation, Regina Asariotis said.

Ballpark to be created at Port of Portland’s Terminal 2

Portland Diamond Project (PDP) signed an agreement in principle with the Port of Portland to develop the Port’s 45-acre Terminal 2 property. Namely, the agreement regards the building of a ballpark along the Willamette River.

Dredging project agreed for port of Guayaquil

Jan De Nul announced the signing of a 25-year concession agreement with the Municipality of Guayaquil, Ecuador, for the deepening of a 95 kilometre-long access channel to the Port of Guayaquil. The contract was signed on December 5.

Port of Galveston to have new cruise terminal

The Port of Galveston announced on December 5 that it signed an MOU with Royal Caribbean Cruises for the development and operation of a new cruise terminal. The new facility is expected to start operations in fall 2021.

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