• 02 Aug 2017 11:32 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 31 July, 2017

    THE Georgia Port Authority (GPA) handled an all-time high of 3.85 million TEU in its fiscal year 2017, which ended on June 30, representing an increase of 6.7 per cent over FY2016. Container throughput in June also set a new record, up 17 per cent at 337,710 TEU.

    A record total of 33.4 million tonnes of cargo moved across the GPA's terminals, up 8.3 per cent year on year, reported American Shipper.

    The increase in container volumes has led the GPA board to approve a US$72.75 million purchase of six more Neopanamax ship-to-shore cranes. The cranes are scheduled for delivery in 2020, and are in addition to an earlier order of four cranes that will be operational in June 2018, said GPA.

    GPA executive director Griff Lynch said: "Shipping lines are moving 13,000- and 14,000-TEU vessels into service on the east coast more quickly than anticipated, and concentrating their deliveries at efficient gateway ports like Savannah. This new crane purchase, along with the four already on order, will enable GPA to increase crane capacity by nearly 40 per cent."


  • 31 Jul 2017 10:17 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 28 July, 2017

    The Port of Long Beach, in partnership with the Port of Los Angeles, has released a request for proposals seeking demonstrations of technologies to upgrade tugboats, crew boats, barges and other harbor craft to cleaner engines.

    Harbor craft are the second-largest source of diesel particulate matter air pollution in San Pedro Bay, comprising 18 percent of the emissions. The vessels also contribute 10 percent of nitrogen oxide and 6 percent of greenhouse gas pollution. Under state regulations, most of the boats have engines meeting Tier 2 emission level standards.

    “We are looking at ways to reduce emissions from harbor craft beyond existing regulatory requirements,” Heather Tomley, Port of Long Beach Director of Environmental Planning, said.

    “We need more viable cost effective technologies, and as the Green Port, we’re going to leverage all of our tools to lead the goods movement industry to a more sustainable future,” Tomley added.

    The request by the ports under the Technology Advancement Program offers USD 500,000 for one or two demonstrations of technologies that will upgrade engines to Tier 3 or Tier 4 standards — making engines up to 70 percent cleaner.

    Reducing emissions from harbor craft is a key strategy in the recently released draft Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) update, developed with input during more than 50 public meetings. The Harbor Commissions of both ports are expected to meet in November to consider the final draft.


  • 28 Jul 2017 11:33 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 27 July, 2017

    Cargo volumes in the Port of New York and New Jersey are on record pace for 2017 as the first six months of this year were 4.4 percent higher than the same period in 2015, when the earlier record was set.

    Between January and June this year, the port handled 3,229,675 TEUs, compared to 3,041,287 TEUs handled in 2016 and 3,093,789 TEUs seen in 2015.

    In June alone, the port handled 584,606 TEUs, marking its best June on record and the second highest monthly volume ever recorded in the port.

    The Port of New York and New Jersey said that the record volumes “have allowed the port to maintain its position as the busiest on the East Coast.”

    Cargo handled by ExpressRail, the port’s ship-to-rail system serving New York and New Jersey marine terminals, also continued to increase. During the first six months of 2017, ExpressRail handled 273,991 lifts, up 2.8 percent from the previous record in 2016, when 266,624 lifts were handled.

    Furthermore, this summer’s completion of navigational clearance on the USD 1.6 billion Bayonne Bridge project “was a major game changer for this port, and we believe will be a catalyst for continued port growth as the world’s biggest, modern, fuel efficient vessels can now call on our terminals,” Molly Campbell, Port Department Director, said.

    “Moving forward, we will continue to work with all our stakeholders to further enhance our ability to handle these record levels of cargo to maintain our designation as the East Coast’s premier port,” Campbell added.

    In addition to cargo containers, the port also reported a 7.7 percent increase in vehicles handled by auto processors serving the port – from 245,765 units handled in 2016 to 264,766 units handled in 2017. The increase is due in part to the Auto Incentive Program launched in 2014 to provide financial incentives to auto manufacturers who bring new or increased vehicle business to the port.


  • 26 Jul 2017 10:31 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 25 July, 2017

    German based airline Lufthansa Cargo has introduced a solution to protect the cargo in the passive refrigeration sector worldwide by a reflective film without any added fees.

    In any case, Lufthansa Cargo is keeping its transit times between its facilities and aircraft as short as possible. The innovative reflective film provides sensitive shipments with optimum protection against the unavoidable sunlight on airport tarmacs around the world, even on hot summer days.

    “Our aim is to offer top quality transport for our customers’ freight, both in the air and on the ground. The free offer of our new special film underscores our dedication to high quality and perfects our refrigeration service,” said Sören Stark, Board Member Operations at Lufthansa Cargo.

    The expansion of the Lufthansa Cargo Cool Center in Frankfurt has already begun and the Road Feeder Service Cool, the first of its kind in the world, has been introduced.


  • 24 Jul 2017 11:12 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 21 July, 2017

    Phuket has become Turkish Airlines 300th destination with the launch of a four times weekly passenger service plus A330 freighter capacity from Istanbul on July 17.

    Turkish Cargo has also begun shipping fish from Bodrum on the Aegean Sea to Kuwait via a B737-800 passenger service for same-day delivery to consumers in Kuwait City.

    One of the leading fish farms in the Bodrum region is Kılıç that has expanded in the past 20 years and now produces 40,000 tons of Mediterranean Sea Bream and Sea Bass, Meagre, Rainbow Trout and Bluefin Tuna.

    With a turnover of US$105 million, Kılıç has exported 70 percent of its production to more than 40 countries for the past five years.

    In 2010 NBK Capital, a subsidiary of the National Bank of Kuwait, signed a partnership agreement with Kılıç to support the growth of the family-owned business.

    And in a further reflection of Turkish Cargo's focus on perishables, shippers in Ghana have recently awarded the airline 'Air Cargo Carrier of the Year' in recognition of its support for the export of pineapples, mango, passion fruit, papaya and other perishables.

    Ghana's agriculture sector contributed GHS7.79 billion to the country's GDP in 2016, an increase from GHS7.56 billion in the previous year, with Turkey a main export market.

    The Ghana Shippers Awards provides a platform to recognize individuals and companies that play a significant role in the growth and sustainability of the country's logistics industry.


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  • 21 Jul 2017 11:13 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 19 July, 2017

    National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) has further expanded its fleet with the addition of a 300,000-dwt very large crude carriers (VLCC) Aslaf.

    Bahri took delivery of the new vessel at HHI’s Mokpo shipyard in South Jeolla Province, South Korea, bringing the number of VLCCs in its fleet to 39 while increasing its total fleet size to 86.

    Built by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in South Korea, the new ship features a length of 330 meters and a width of 60 meters.

    “This marks yet another milestone for Bahri and reinforces our preeminent position in the global oil transportation industry,” Ali Al-Harbi, Acting CEO of Bahri, said.

    Aslaf is the third VLCC to join Bahri’s fleet this year following the delivery of Amjad in February and Maharah in June. This addition is part of the company’s plan to continue improving its operational excellence and commercial flexibility.

    In a separate announcement, Saudi Arabia’s shipping firm said that it signed an agreement with France-based Bollore Logistics Sas to establish a joint venture in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with share capital of SAR 15 million (USD 3.9 million).

    The parties would increase the share capital to be SAR 30 million in three months from the date of incorporating the joint venture, which will be engaged in total logistics services including brokerage in freight forwarding and transportation.

    Bahri will own 60% of the shareholding in the joint venture while Bollore will own the remaining 40%. The companies expect to finalize the establishment of the joint venture by the third quarter of 2017.


  • 19 Jul 2017 9:19 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 17 July, 2017

    UAE-based port operator P&O Ports has won a three-year management contract to operate the container terminal in the Port de Sète in the south of France.

    Under the deal, P&O Ports will operate a container yard with a draft up to 14,5 meters with 457 meters of quay and adjacent 2 hectares land. The container terminal is expected to commence operations in October 2017.

    The company has the possibility to convert the contract to a long-term concession in the future.

    Port de Sete is a deep draft port, handling frozen, chilled, general and breakbulk cargo, containers, ro-ro services and livestock alongside cruise and ferry terminals, a marina, cement handling facilities and an agro-industrial complex.

    “Port De Sète has great potential and is ready to become another gateway port for France. In the early stages it will continue to primarily cater for feeder services in the eastern Mediterranean, the Maghreb region and North Africa,” Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of Ports Customs and Freezones Corporation (PCFC) in Dubai, said.

    “Once development takes place with the backing of our regional partners we expect to see more multinational shippers use its services with other international destinations added over time,” Bin Sulayem added.


  • 17 Jul 2017 2:18 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 17 July, 2017

    The UK-based Peel Ports Group has launched the second phase of its expansion programme at Liverpool2, dubbed one of the world’s most modern shipping terminals.

    The company, which is the owner of the Port of Liverpool, is to invest in equipment and port infrastructure works to expand the terminal and introduce new port technology solutions.

    This latest phase will include the installation of three more ship to shore cranes (STS) and 10 cantilever rail mounted gantry cranes (CRMG). These will add to the previous five STS cranes and 12 CRMG cranes installed as part of Phase 1 which was opened in November 2016.

    Liverpool2 will have the capacity to manage the unloading of two 380-meter-long vessels simultaneously. There will also be additional reefer points installed to allow the terminal to handle even greater quantities of refrigerated containers at the Port of Liverpool.

    Launched in November 2016, Liverpool2 represents a GBP 400 million (USD 519.7 million) investment that provides a state-of-the-art ocean gateway for international trade to and from the UK.

    This is an important step in the development of Liverpool2 and reflects our confidence and our long term commitment to positioning the North of England as a competitive route to international markets and a major port for global trade,” Mark Whitworth, CEO of Peel Ports, said.

    “The development of the project programme is now well underway. We are currently preparing the outline designs and would look to be in a position to appoint construction partners in spring of next year, with a view to commencement of construction shortly after. We anticipate a completion date for Phase 2 in 2019,” Whitworth added.


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