Port of Los Angeles: Cargo volumes drop 29.8% in May

The Port of Los Angeles moved 581,665 TEUs in May, a 29.8% decrease compared to last year’s record-setting May, said Port Executive Director Gene Seroka in a news briefing. Five months into 2020, overall cargo volumes have decreased 18.6% compared to 2019. 

Watch: Deep Dig-it carries out trial

A strange vehicle will be driving on the bottom of the harbor in the western port area of the Port of Rotterdam, on a trial basis. It is the Deep Dig-it, an unmanned trencher of 17 meters long and 138,000 kilos clean on the hook. 

Watch: Construction of port of Duqm

Boskalis published a video presenting the steps of constructing the Port of Duqm in Oman; The Duqm project is a complex one, as it consists of a combination of dredging activities, building a quay wall, having a reclamation, compaction and design works, as Dirk Daan Visser, cost engineer of the project, noted.

Watch: Steps to achieve stronger UK ports

The UK Major Ports Group highlights the importance of the UK ports, and their part in the country’s economy, as 95% of the UK’s trade with the rest of the world is being transferred through the sea, via the British ports. 

Watch: Vopak Terminal Botlek well underway

As the Port of Rotterdam informs, after the first six tanks arrived at the end of July, the expansion of Vopak Botlek is well underway. With this project, 63,000 cubic metres of storage capacity must have been added to the arsenal by the second half of 2020. The expansion is being built ‘fit-for-purpose’ for the storage of styrene.

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