Port Canaveral Cargo Terminal Set to Begin Operations
GT USA’s new Canaveral Cargo Terminal (CCT), the only dedicated container terminal at Port Canaveral, will open for business on June 12, 2015, with an unveiling ceremony and cargo terminal tour showcasing the arrival of a vessel from CMA CGM Group, one of the world’s leading container shipping companies.
GT USA executives, along with Canaveral Port Authority officials, will welcome local, state, national and international public officials as well as industry leaders to the grand opening event.
GT USA is investing $100 million in the new state-of-the-art container terminal, infrastructure, equipment and people. Canaveral Cargo Terminal, initially developed on 20 acres with two berths and two gantry cranes, begins operations with capacity of 200,000 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) to serve large cargo vessels. Source: GT USA
Chiquita could keep their ripening facility at the Port of Gulfport. Port officials tell us an article featured on freshfruitportal.com indicates the company may keep its business in the Magnolia State. As WLOX News previously reported, Chiquita moved operations to the Port of New Orleans, but kept a temporary storage and handling agreement with the Port of Gulfport.
The port welcomes Chiquita to continue operations in Gulfport.
“Though we have not spoken directly to Chiquita, we are pleased to hear they will be keeping their ripening facility in Gulfport,” Port of Gulfport Executive Director Jonathan Daniels said in a statement Tuesday. “Anytime we can maintain a business in Mississippi is good news for the state.” Though the company does not have vessels that dock in the port, some of its containers do still come to the Port of Gulfport. Source: WLOX
Charges at Ghana’s ports have been increased and will take effect from July, Starr Business can confirm.
According to documents cited by Starr Business, the Ghana Port and Harbours Authority (GPHA) will be increasing service charges between five to 20 percent. www.ghanaweb.com/...
Ban on Cruise Ships Berthing Overnight at Sydney Terminal Called "Hollow"
A governmental ban on cruise ships berthing overnight at the White Bay Terminal in Sydney has been described as "hollow" by critics, Australian media reports.
The new rule has reportedly been described as an "empty promise" because more ships are not scheduled to berth at the terminal overnight until mid-December.
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Specialist algorithm will allow bulk carriers at Geelong channel to haul the maximum tonnage
The Port of Geelong will adopt the Dynamic Under Keel Clearance (DUKC) system for assessing maximum loads that can be carried from its channel.
Where currently bulk carriers are subject to a single, strict and static weight limit for each departure, the DUKC algorithm considers a wider range of real-time factors to determine the maximum load on a case-by-case basis.
Current temperature, tides, wind, and cargo type are all included in the calculation.
Developer OMC International says a ship leaving Geelong at high tide on a hot day could safely carry a larger load and still be able to navigate the channel than at low tide in cooler weather.
Bulk carriers will be able to safely carry up to 3,000 tonnes of additional cargo on each trip out, the company predicts.
The system is already in place at several ports around the world, including in Brisbane and Melbourne.
A spokesperson for OMC says it is particularly suited to bulk ports because every spare piece of capacity can be utilised.
Geelong Port is the largest regional port in Victoria, and the sixth largest port in Australia. It specialises in bulk grain, woodchips, fertiliser, and crude oil movements. www.fullyloaded.c...
G3 acquires site for 1st Vancouver grain terminal in decades
Global Grain Group (G3), which is taking control of grain handler CWB, has agreed to acquire a long-term lease at Port Metro Vancouver, paving the way for the first new grain terminal in nearly 50 years at Canada’s busiest port, according to a source familiar with the matter.
The high-efficiency grain terminal would cost roughly C$500 million ($400 million) and ramp up competition in the world’s No. 2 wheat exporting country, as CWB becomes a stronger player against Richardson International, Viterra Inc and Cargill Ltd.
New capacity to store crops at the port would also create opportunities to funnel more Canadian wheat and canola to Asia. Source: Reuters
According to officials, the port of Mukalla is completely ready to operate as normal. A ship from Oman arrived on Thursday night carrying 9361 tonnes of bulk subsidiary cement, and a ship carrying fuel is scheduled to arrive in the next two days.
Agreement signed to develop new iron ore berth in Paradip
Paradip Port Trust (PPT) and JSW Paradip Terminal Private Limited (JSWPTPL) have signed a concession agreement to develop a new iron ore berth for handling of iron ore exports at the port. The agreement provides for concession period of 30 years vide which JSW would develop, operate and maintain modern mechanised terminal of 10 MTPA ...
No More Traffic Jams in the Port of Hamburg: HPA and NXP Unveil Intelligent Traffic Light
The Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) and NXP Semiconductors jointly unveiled the first intelligent traffic light for the port of Hamburg today that optimizes the flow of truck traffic and guides drivers through the increasingly heavily used port more quickly and safely. The smartPORT Traffic Light is another project realized by the HPA to prevent traffic congestion and emissions and is part of the HPA’s overall effort to increase use of IT in these future-oriented measures.
Vessel queue at Australia’s Newcastle coal port falls to 39 from 55
The vessel queue at the three terminals for coal exports at Australia’s Newcastle port fell to 39 vessels this week from 55 a week a week ago, with no maintenance on the Hunter Valley rail network this week, the Port Authority of New South Wales said in a report Monday, June 1.