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Cargo care checklist: Nickel Ore, Grain, Coal

The North P&I Club launched three different checklists concerning the “care” of nickel ore, grain and coal, providing details to interested parties on how to deal with this kind of cargo.

Virginia International Gateway container terminal completes expansion

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced the completion of the Port of Virginia’s $320 million expansion at the Virginia International Gateway container terminal. The completion of this project is a significant milestone as the Port works to enhance cargo and container capacity at its two major terminals, with a total goal of increasing capacity by 40%.

Carriers to reduce ULCV impact by delaying deliveries

Carriers will be able to limit the capacity inflation of the ultra large container vessels (ULCVs) that are to arrive the following years by delaying deliveries and slowing services, according to Drewry. According to the current orderbook, the overall number of orders is approximately 460.000 TEU for 2019, whereas Drewry predicts that in 2020 the calls will reach about the 620.000 TEU, reaching a record.

New Super Post-Panamax cranes arrive at Port of Philadelphia

PhilaPort and Packer Avenue Marine Terminal’s operator “Astro Holdings”, purchased the cranes as part of Governor Tom Wolf’s $300 million Port Development Plan to increase cargo-handling capacity and efficiency. The new cranes will be able of discharging containers from ULCVs and have a cost of $12m each.

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