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.
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.
The Gulf Coast Growth Ventures (GCGV), the petrochemical joint-venture between American oil major ExxonMobil and SABIC, has selected the Dutch-based tank storage company Royal Vopak to design, build, own and operate a new industrial terminal in Corpus Christi, on the US Gulf Coast.
Essar Bulk Terminal completed work on the Passenger Ferry Terminal that has paved the way for a cruise-based passenger ferry service, commencing today, between Hazira Port in Surat and Bandra-Worli Sea Link in Mumbai. The Hazira-based terminal will also lead to ferry services being offered on other routes in the future.
Costa Cruises and the Western Ligurian Sea Port Authority have now reopened the Calata delle Vele cruise ship quay and Palocrociere Terminal One in the Port of Savona, Italy, after an extensive renovation process. The Western Ligurian Sea Port Authority invested €17 million to conduct modifications to the quay.
More than 50 ports and terminals in Latin America, as Terminal Zárate in Argentina, Terminal Puerto Rosario in Argentina, Terminal de Buenaventura in Colombia, Port of Santos in Brasil, Terminal Pacífico Sur Valparaíso in Chile and San Vicente International Terminal in Chile, are currently working with the blockchain-based digital platform developed by IBM and Maersk, TradeLens.
Global Container Terminals (GCT), a container terminal operator in North America, has joined the TradeLens supply chain platform. By taking part in TradeLens, GCT aims to securely connect with supply chain partners including ocean carriers, beneficial cargo owners, and railways.
The Namibian Ports Authority reports a remarkable improvement in the numbers of containers handled, since the beginning of operations at the new container terminal at the port of Walvis Bay, almost one month ago.
The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority authorized “critical-path” professional services for the Houston Ship Channel expansion project. The expansion of the ship channel, the busiest in the United States, is seen as a driver for safety and future growth of commerce.
The Moravian-Silesian Region, Statutory City of Ostrava, the Railway Administration Authority (SŽDC), Concens Investments and Antwerp Port Authority will collaborate to develop a new container terminal in the Mošnov industrial zone. On September 18, 2019 they signed a Memorandum of Understanding to kick-start this new project, called the Mosnov Multimodal Transport Terminal.
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