Port Shanghai first in ranking as world’s best-connected port

UNCTAD placed the Shanghai port first in 2019 ranking of the world’s best-connected ports, that was published on August 7. The Shanghai port garnered a connectivity score of 134 points, followed by the ports of Singapore (124.63 points), Pusan (114.45 points) in Korea and Ningbo (114.35 points), also in China.

Port of Dover to use radar tracking and display technology

Cambridge Pixel, a developer of radar display, tracking and recording sub-systems, provided its radar video trackers and display technology to Marico Marine, under an investment by the Port of Dover into safety systems at Europe’s busiest ferry port.

Djibouti challenges Rule of Law in Doraleh container terminal

DP World stands against a decision to be taken later this week by the government of Djibouti to implement the country’s high court to rule all previous international adjudications. The company said that such a decision is ‘a complete disregard for and contravention of the global legal system and existing contracts.’

Container terminal utilisation rates set to increase

The outlook for global container port demand is modest growth and a number of uncertainties, but capacity expansion plans are also muted. This means that most world regions will face an increase in average terminal utilisation, according to the Global Container Terminal Operators Annual Review and Forecast 2019, by Drewry.

US Navy to build port facility in Australia

The US is planning to construct further military infrastructure in Australia, when the Congress gives approval to the US Navy to be allocated $211.5 million, according to the Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne. Australian media reporting that the US wants to build a new port facility near Darwin.

VLCC export terminal to be built off Texas

Enterprise Products Partners and Chevron US. Inc., announced long-term agreements, aiming to support the development of Enterprise’s Sea Port Oil Terminal in the Gulf of Mexico. Enterprise’s SPOT project includes onshore and offshore facilities, such as a fixed platform located around 30 nautical miles off the Brazoria County, Texas.

Port of Tanjung Pelepas the first Southeast Asian port to welcome the largest container ship

Port of Tanjung Pelepas became the first port in Southeast Asia to welcome Mediterranean Shipping Company latest and largest container vessel as part of its maiden voyage in the South East Asia region. PTP also became the first port in the world to achieve back to back record for highest utilisation of a container vessel when the ship left the port with the record load of 19,574 TEUs.

Singapore’s Jurong Port Tank Terminals starts operation

Singapore’s Jurong Port Tank Terminals completed the first phase of works in Pulau Damar Laut in Jurong Port and is now ready to welcome customers. An opening ceremony took place on July 29, making 252,000 cbm of clean petroleum product storage capacity available to the market.

Port of Southampton welcomes more ‘green’ ships

The new high efficiency RoRo vessel from Wallenius Wilhelmsen’s HERO class, has made its maiden call at the Port of Southampton. The HERO class (High Efficiency RoRo) has two new-build ships in its fleet and the latest, MV Traviata, has called at the Port of Southampton for the first time.

Container Port Throughput increases 2.2% in May

After remaining stable for two months in a row during March and April 2019, the global Drewry Container Port Throughput Index increased by three points (2.2%) in May 2019. However, on an annual basis the growth was lower at just 1.1% (1.5 points). A decrease in global growth and tariff war issues were the main factors that affected the index.


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