Port Canaveral to Develop Inland Port in Eastern Florida
Port Canaveral is pursuing the development of an inland port near the north end of Brevard County, Fla., in conjunction with the start this fall of the widening and deepening of the Florida port’s 3.5 mile channel.
Shenzhen to become worlds third largest container port
Shenzhen will surpass Hong Kong for the first time ever to become the third largest container port in the world, according to a report released in Beijing. The industrial report, delivered by the Center for Forecasting Science, China Academy of Sciences and World Port Forecasting Research Group, forecasts that the container throughput from the Shenzhen port will reach 2,330 to 2,350 TEUs in 2013, a year-on-year growth of 1.6 to 2.5 percent.
The first and second largest container ports on the Global Top 20 list are Shanghai and Singapore, which was the same as last year's report. Influenced by world economy's slow recovery, global demand for container transportation will continue to experience a small growth rate in 2013 and Chinese ports will still lead the world in container throughput growth, the report said. The report also indicates that growth of container throughput in major Asian ports will remain higher than the global average.
Source: China Daily
Jakarata: Indonesia’s minister for tourism, Mari Elka Pangestu, has said Indonesia is working to develop ten ports to be capable of receiving cruise ships in order to boost calls to the archipelago.
Bali, Belawan, Flores, Lombok, Pare Pare, Probolinggo, Semarang, South Kalimantan and Tanjung Priok are all in line for cruise infrastructure development, which is being heavily supported by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
Close to 120,000 tourists visited Indonesia on cruise ships in 2012, and the government hopes to boost this to 600,000 by 2016. [24/06/13]
British Government Pumps Sh4.5 Billion to Mombasa Port
Britain Pumps Sh4.5 Billion to Mombasa Port The British government has announced a Sh4.5 billion funding for the modernisation of the port of Mombasa to improve efficiency. Speaking at the port of Mombasa, British High Commissioner to Kenya Christian Turner said the funds will be used for the improvement of road and rail linkages and terminals within the port to ease congestion of cargo. "The benefit of the port will not be achieved unless the inefficiency is addressed to meet the growing demand of cargo handling that is predicted to rise by 400 percent by 2030. We must change how we operate at the port," said Turner. He said that the investment will lead to an improvement of transit time for cargo and benefit the economy by Sh100 billion once complete.
Eleven rescued from overturned PNG barge 80 miles northwest off Port Moresby
Authorities say they have rescued all 11 crew members of a barge that overturned off the coast of Papua New Guinea. Tug boat Go Rigel recovered all the crew members from a life raft 80 nautical miles northwest of PNG's capital, Port Moresby, just hours after a shipping distress call and emergency beacon was activated at 3.30am on Thursday. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) said two planes and helicopter assisted in the rescue. The cause of the incident is not known. AMSA said it was working with the Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Port Moresby to gather more information. AAP's attempts to contact PNG's National Maritime Safety Authority (NMSA) were unsuccessful on Thursday. Source : The Sydney Morning Herald
The port extension of Esbjerg was inaugurated on June 21, 2013. Initially, the enlargement thought of the wind turbine industry. The new port area of 650,000 m2 and 1 km quay, built with specific purposes of the wind turbine industry, will be officially opened with a huge party. "Our port is a really good business. Buying a port from the state is actually one of the best things I've been involved in as mayor of Esbjerg. This means that we have become masters in our own house and have been able to determine the rate at which we would expand our port", the Mayor of the Esbjerg Municipality, Johnny Søtrup, said. Johnny Søtrup believed that Esbjerg must fight hard to maintain its position as one of Europe's strongest offshore ports on the farm area: "It's only a matter of time before the port will be extended again. We'll talk about right now". The port of Esbjerg is a workplace for 8,000 employees. In 2012 1,200 new jobs were created. Researcher Klaus Lindegaard from the Southern University believes that there is every indication that this development will continue.
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Nhava Sheva repeats call for tenders to build fourth container terminal
INDIA's Port of Jawaharlal Nehru Port (Nhava Sheva) has renewed its request for bidders for a fourth container terminal after the initial September 2012 tender call failed when preferred bidder Singapore's PSA International pulled out.
Officials said the restructured project, comprising a total quay length of two kilometres, adequate backup infrastructure and modern service equipment, will require an estimated investment of approximately US$1.4 billion, according to UAE's Construction Week.
There had been reports that the project would be split into two terminals with a berth length of 1,000 metres each with a view to attracting more private investors, but the government rejected the proposal.
The contract will be awarded under the public-private partnership model with a 30-year operating concession and the applications are expected to be submitted on or before July 19, the report said.
The construction will help double Nehru's total capacity from the current 4.17 million TEU to nearly 9 million TEU at full build out.
Adventure of the Seas - Largest cruise ship ever berthed in St. Petersburg
On June 19, Passenger Port of St. Petersburg "Marine Façade" for the first time in its history accepted the 140,000-tonne cruise ship Adventure of the Seas of Royal Caribbean Intl., press center of Marine Façade says.
As of today, it is the largest ship to call on St. Petersburg. The ceremony of traditional exchange with vessel’s and port’s memorial signs was held on board the ship on the occasion of the first call. Ole-Johan Gronhaug, Captain of the ship, noted the new port’s safe navigation and excellent infrastructure fully complying with the requirements on handling liners of this size.
In navigation 2013, vessels of Royal Caribbean Intl. will make 32 calls on the Marine Façade. They will deliver to Saint-Petersburg over 80,000 tourists.