ports

Crude export terminal to be built at US Gulf Coast

Enterprise Products Partners LP and Enbridge Inc have reached an agreement to jointly develop a US Gulf Coast crude export terminal, that will be capable of loading supertankers off Freeport, Texas. Currently, only the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP) has the ability to fully load VLCCs from the Gulf Coast.

Scrubber waste removal done for the Port of Rotterdam

With the IMO 2020 regulation coming closer, shipping companies must choose an option between turning to low-sulphur fuel or installing scrubber to filter the heavy fuel oil from the exhaust gases released. In light of the situation, Port of Rotterdam announced that all of its vessels are well-prepared even for the scrubbers’ installation.

Moin Terminal receives Costa Rica’s largest containership

APM Terminals Moín welcomed the MSC Sara Elena, the largest container ship to ever berth in Costa Rica, measuring 300m long with a capacity of 8,000 TEUs, in November. The vessel was in port for just under nine hours, including the obligatory first call celebrations. Exports of key Costa Rican exports, such as pineapples and bananas, were loaded onto the Sara Elena which sailed for Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

ACCC wants to review decision on user funding at Port of Newcastle

The Australian Competition & Consumer Competition (ACCC) has applied to the Federal Court for a review of the Australian Competition Tribunal’s recent decision regarding the terms of access by Glencore Coal Assets Australia Pty Ltd (Glencore) to certain services at the Port of Newcastle.

CMPort, CMA CGM strengthen partnership on terminal operations

China Merchants Port Holdings Company Limited (CMPort) entered into a Memorandum Of Agreement (MOA) with CMA CGM, according to which Terminal Link SAS (Terminal Link) will acquire a portfolio of participations in 10 terminals located in Asia, Europe, Middle-East and the Caribbean currently owned by CMA CGM for a total consideration of US$955million.

Port of Oslo set for zero emissions from shipping

The municipality of Oslo has made clear that the Port of Oslo has a plan to become the world’s first emission-free port. The port also has a contract with the marine tech firm, Norled in order to switch three ferries to electric power, with the first being delivered earlier in September.

JAXPORT and SSA Marine break ground on new container terminal

On Friday, November 22, officials from Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT), terminal operator SSA Marine and U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administrator Rear Adm. Mark Buzby, broke ground on a new $238.7 million international container terminal at JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal.

Port of Baku inks an Asia-Europe Freight MoU

The Port of Baku along the Austrian ÖBB Rail Cargo Group and Cabooter Group (NL), came together and inked an MoU in order to boost and spread the freight traffic from the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (Middle Corridor) passing from Europe to Central Asia and China. 

BPA sets election priorities for UK ports

In light of the upcoming elections in the UK and the feeling of uncertainty, the British ports Association launched its six key policy priorities for the 2019 UK General Election, paying attention to a swift to Brexit, safety, planning, connectivity, making the most of UK maritime, and fisheries.

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