Watch: How the Port of Rotterdam prepares for Brexit

On the night of 29 to 30 March 2019, the UK will leave the European Union. As such a development will lead to major changes, the Port of Rotterdam has made preparations to enable freight transport via the Port to run as smoothly as possible. For this transport to run smoothly, the Port said that cooperation is required from all parties in the logistics chain.

Watch: Puget Sound to receive four new cranes

Northwest Seaport Alliance’s second set of super-post-Panamax cranes from Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries is arriving. Namely, they are expected to be in Puget Sound by March 5, on board the Zhen Hua 31. When they arrive at Husky Terminal, they will be offloaded on rails to the dock, then commissioned over the next few months to be operational by late spring/early summer.

Fire breaks out at Rio Tinto port

Rio Tinto closed part of its Cape Lambert iron-ore export terminal in Western Australia, as a fire broke out on January 10. According to the company the fire was put out, while there were no injuries. Now the operations have started again, but some areas that are affected the most are still closed.

Watch: Bolivian river port provides new route to sea

Bolivia granted an international classification to Central Aguirre, Gravetal and Jennefer, on 30 October. These three river ports are on the Paraguay-Paraná waterway that connects Bolivia with Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and the Atlantic Ocean in general.

Revision of EU Directive on Port Reception Facilities

During his presentation at the last GREEN4SEA Conference, Mr. Sotiris Raptis, Senior Policy Advisor for Environment and Safety, EcoPorts Coordinator, ESPO, focused on the position of European ports on the revision of the Port Reception Facilities Directive, recently published by the European Commission.

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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