Europe Beyond Coal groups and other NGOs, including Greenpeace and German Watch, have called on the Mayor of Rotterdam, Mr. Ahmed Aboutaleb; the CEO of Rotterdam Port, Mr. Allard Castelein; and the Rotterdam City Council, to phase-out coal transshipments, to mark the end of coal use in Europe.
Trina Oldendorff transhiped 25,000 mt of coal into the M/V Spar Rigel for transport to the Indian port of Haldia, where there is a maximum draft restriction of about 7.5 metres. The Trina Oldendorff then proceeded to discharge part of the remaining cargo in India.
Effective from 1 January 2018, the import and export handling tariff for non-transshipment containers at the Port of Shanghai will be lowered by 19.4% to RMB480 per 20-foot equivalent unit. Moody’s expects this move to negatively impact profitability and cash flow generation capability.
Busan, the largest transshipment port in Northeast Asia, must utilize technology and adopt innovative ship financing business as well as increasing exchanges with neighboring cities in order to be further developed, industry leaders and experts emphasize.
The Port of Gdansk Authority announced that the 1st half of 2017 was a record in terms of transshipments, achieving a value several percent higher than in the same period of 2016. The increase was noted in fuels and general cargo, particularly containers and ro-ro type cargo.
An alliance consisted of Welhunt, Oldendorff Carriers and Haivan will position a Floating Transfer Platform in South Vietnam capable of discharging and loading all bulk carriers at a discharge rate of up to 25,000 metric tonnes per day. This platform will be the first and only multi-user facility in Vietnam and is specifically designed to handle growing coal imports.
International law firm Ince & Co has advised shipping and transportation companies with cargo interests in Qatar to plan for a period of disruption and uncertainty, following the decision by a number of Qatar’s neighbours and other nations to cut diplomatic ties and close borders with the Gulf State.
Vietnam puts halt to foot-dragging transshipment port project
Easing the law on container transshipment will reduce freight rates & boost shipping
China plans combat drills in South China Sea23/03/2018
US, China trade war raises concerns for shipping23/03/2018
Injury during small boat operations23/03/2018
Building professional resilience: A quick guide23/03/2018
Port Corpus Christi to accommodate more Suezmaxes23/03/2018
- Cyber Security
LR, BLOC to create maritime blockchain lab23/03/2018
Port of Antwerp to promote onshore power for ships23/03/2018
- Loss Prevention
Largest salvage company created in Mediterranean23/03/2018
Fire-damaged 'Maersk Honam' will be towed to Jebel Ali23/03/2018
Port of Rotterdam builds Container Exchange Route23/03/2018