The new class-post-Panamax RoRo vessel ‘MOL Brooklands’ became the first of its kind to call on the American Port Canaveral. With a 125-foot beam and capacity to transport over 7,400 vehicles, the ship is also the largest Post-Panamax vessel to call on the Port.
The Danish Port of Esbjerg has acquired a new harbour terminal that has already been put into operation at the East Port. When the terminal is completed in the spring, it will comprise four fully automatic gates and 1,600 m2 of workshops, washing facilities and offices.
MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company announced the introduction of a new RO-RO West Africa Service for rolling, project and break bulk cargo. This new RO-RO Service to West Africa will start on 19th February from Le Havre.
The monthly service will begin in March with the first vessel, a 6,500-CEU called ‘Höegh Jeddah’, sailing out of Jacksonville. The vessel’s trip will include the cities of Auckland in New Zealand, Brisbane, Port Kembla, Melbourne and Fremantle in Australia.
The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, inaugurated a RO-RO terminal at Baku International Sea Trade Port complex, in in Alat settlement, Garadagh district.
The new RO-RO terminal will be able to accommodate 60,000 trucks or 1.8 million tons of cargo per year.
British Ports Association’s roll-on roll-off ferry port operators had a meeting with the junior Department for Exiting the EU, Minister Robin Walker MP, to discuss the implications that may occur when the UK leaves the EU.
Hong Kong-based port operator, Hutchison Ports, announced that it was awarded a concession to operate the Ahmed Bin Rashid Port in Umm Al Quwain, a key entry-exit point for container, general, Ro-Ro and bulk cargo in the northern UAE.
The second officer of the Russian Ro-Ro ship ‘IMAN’ was found dead, after Police in Toyama Shinko port, Honshu, Japan, was alerted on November 12 by the ship’s agent call.
India launched its first Ro-Ro ferry project, which aims to decrease the travel time between Gujarat’s Gogha and Dahej ports. The ferry is expected to do four round trips every day, carrying about 500 passengers and 100-150 vehicles on each trip.
The UK Department for Transport has published its Annual UK Port Freight statistics, which shows that overall total freight tonnages handled by UK ports declined by 3% in 2016. Despite this, there has been growth in unitised traffics and trade with European countries.
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