Following the pandemic situation, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti along with the Los Angeles Fire Department and Port of Los Angeles joined forces and provided longshore workers drive-through COVID-19 testing.
As the video notes, the port of Los Angeles moved 691,475 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in June, experiencing a decline of 9.6% in comparison to last year.
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.
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.
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.
The State of Florida welcomed the largest container ship ever docked on 11 December, at the Port of Miami. The “CMA CGM Magellan” is a 1,199-foot long, 167-foot wide container vessel and can transfer about 13,344 TEU.
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.
As APM Terminals Itajaí, Brazil released more than 31,000 vehicles in September, celebrating its first year on ro-ro operations; The terminal achieved a productivity record, unloading 961 vehicles from the American Highway ship at 05.40 on September 7.
Port of Antwerp has ordered construction of a tug powered by hydrogen, the first in the world. This ‘Hydrotug’ is driven by combustion engines that burn hydrogen in combination with diesel. The motors also comply with the very strictest standard, the EU Stage V.
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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