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Indian major ports record positive growth 4.58%

The biggest ports in India have recorded a growth of 4.58% and altogether they have handled 560.97 million tonnes of cargo from April 2017 to January, 2018, compared to the 536.41 million tonnes handled during the same period last year.

APM Terminals automated STS cranes depart China

The super post-Panamax cranes were built by ZPMC in Shanghai and can accommodate 20,000 TEU vessels, thus giving the facility an annual container capacity of 5 million TEUs. The new deep-water terminal at the Tanger- Med II port complex will have both conventional and fully-automated operations.

COSCO, Sinochem ink tanker transport agreement

This agreements corresponds to COSCO Marine Energy’s needs to develop VLCC tanker capacity in the future. With this collaboration, COSCO Shipping Energy managed to expand its fleet by leasing five VLCCs from CNPC. 

Shanghai Yangshan Port initiates operations

The largest automated terminal, Shanghai Yangshan Port, started operations, under the fourth phase of the Yangshan deep-water port. The fourth phase will take up an area of 2,23 million square metres.

Oil tanker on fire off China, entire thirty-two crew missing

Thirty-two people are missing after an Iranian oil tanker collided with a Chinese freight ship and went ablaze in the East China Sea, on Sunday. The ‘Sanchi’ tanker, operated by Iran’s top oil shipping firm, was sailing from Iran to South Korea, carrying 136,000 tonnes of condensate, when it collided with the ‘CF Crystal’, about 160nm off the coast near Shanghai.

Port of Shanghai marks record throughput

Annual container handling capacity at the Chinese port of Shanghai has exceeded the 40 million TEUs, marking a global record. The port has now become the world’s busiest container port, since it first started container handling in 1978 with a throughput of 7,951 TEUs.

Ten missing after cargo ships collide in Shanghai

Ten people are missing after two Chinese-flagged cargo ships, ‘Chang Ping’ and ‘Xin Wang 138’, collided on Shanghai inner anchorage, in late night of 2 January. The ‘Chang Ping’ sank following the collision, and search and rescue operations were launched to rescue the 13 crewmen.

Piraeus Port inks new Collective Labor Agreement

Piraeus Port Authority announced the signing of a new Collective Labor Agreement with the employees’ representatives of PPA personnel, in accordance with the provisions of Law 1876/1990, and after long negotiations with Labor Unions and PPA Management.

Largest automated terminal starts operations in Shanghai

The film, published by CCTV, illustrates the starting of operations at the world’s largest automated cargo wharf, under the fourth phase of the Yangshan deep-water port. The fourth phase takes up an area of 2,23 million square metres.

World's biggest automated container terminal starts operation

The terminal will use automated handling equipment designed and manufactured in China, for loading and unloading, including a bridge crane, an automated guided vehicle and a rail-mounted gantry crane, made by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company.

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