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 Koper
462 days ago by arnekiel

Port of Koper Expansion Project Kicks Off
Luka Koper has commenced construction of a 6,840 m2 storage area behind berth 7C, at the head of the Pier I Container Terminal of the Port of Koper. This 8,390,000 euro (inclusive of VAT) investment – referred to as Dilatacija (Expansion) 2 and 3 in the project documentation – shall be capable of storing an additional 672 TEUs. The new construction will rest on 273 load bearing piles which shall be driven to the depth of cca -50 m below ground level. The works are anticipated to be completed in August 2014, whereas the pile driving operation shall last for about five months.

 Koper
462 days ago by arnekiel

Port of Koper Expansion Project Kicks Off
Luka Koper has commenced construction of a 6,840 m2 storage area behind berth 7C, at the head of the Pier I Container Terminal of the Port of Koper. This 8,390,000 euro (inclusive of VAT) investment – referred to as Dilatacija (Expansion) 2 and 3 in the project documentation – shall be capable of storing an additional 672 TEUs. The new construction will rest on 273 load bearing piles which shall be driven to the depth of cca -50 m below ground level. The works are anticipated to be completed in August 2014, whereas the pile driving operation shall last for about five months.

462 days ago by arnekiel

APM Terminals Signs Abidjan Terminal 2 Project
The APM Terminals-led consortium formally signed the agreement with the Government of the Ivory Coast on December 19, 2013 for the construction and operation of a new terminal at the Port of Abidjan. Known as TC2, the terminal will be the second in operation at the port, which handled approximately 600,000 TEUs in 2012, making it one of the busiest container ports in West Africa. The new facility will offer 1,100 meters of quay with a depth alongside of 18 meters, able to accommodate vessels of up to 350 meters in length. The project consortium is comprised of APM Terminals, Bolloré Africa Logistics and French-based construction firm Bouygues TP.

 Ashdod
462 days ago by arnekiel

Workers end strike at Israel's Ashdod port
Workers at Israel's southern seaport of Ashdod, the country's main trade hub, ended a brief strike on Friday, Dec. 20 after solving a dispute over the need to wear reflective safety vests. Tensions at the country's two largest state-controlled seaports, Ashdod and Haifa, have been high this year with the government trying to introduce privately-run piers. Nearly all Israel's exports and imports are transported by ship, making the port workers unions among the most powerful in the country. The unions oppose any new competition and have threatened to strike should the government or port management disrupt the status quo.

 Aqaba
463 days ago by arnekiel

New shipping line to link Aqaba and Libyan Benghazi
A new shipping line has been launched between Aqaba and Libyan Benghazi to ship cars to Libyan market on vessels carrying the Jordanian flag. It is the first maritime link connecting the countries. "This represents an important step in Aqaba ports' development as we have been looking forward to opening regular shipping lines with north African ports and we are quite pleased to be inaugurating this line," said the Director General of Aqaba Ports Corporation Mohammad Almubaiden. "Although this line will be shipping cars only, it will play a significant role in developing Aqaba as a logistics and services hub for the Libya reconstruction efforts and consequently have a positive influence on Jordan's economy". The shipping line will operate on regular basis at an average rate of one trip every ten days carrying 600 cars each time. www.ansamed.info/...

463 days ago by arnekiel

Port of Rotterdam 2013 throughput to be on the level of 442 million tonnes
According to provisional figures, goods throughput in the port of Rotterdam will end this year at the same level as in 2012: 442 million tonnes. The top performance came from dry bulk such as coal, iron ore and agribulk. Throughput figures for crude oil were noticeably lower than in 2012, due mainly to the weak fuel market in Europe and maintenance shutdowns at the refineries. There was a slight increase in the throughput of oil products. Container throughput was down due to the economic crisis and because Hamburg won back some cargo, Port of Rotterdam said in its media release.

463 days ago by arnekiel

VSC Terminal at Vostochny receives first container train from China
Port operator Vostochnaya Stevedoring Company LLC (VSC) at its on-dock railyard handled container train No 1212 that arrived from China on its first run, the company's press release said. The train consisting of forty railcars reached VSC terminal from the station of Grodekovo in 10 hours and 40 minutes minutes. The offloaded containers were then moved to a VSC warehouse for further transportation by sea to the Republic of Korea and the southern ports of China. Among the cargo shippers is HuaShen Corp., the largest Chinese exporter of chemical, agri products, paper and industrial products. Vostochnaya Stevedoring Company LLC (part of Global Ports) is rated the largest container terminal in the Russian Far East by cargo volumes (H1, 2013). Cargo throughput of the Vostochny port based terminal is 550,000 TEUs and can be extended by fourfold.

463 days ago by arnekiel

APM Terminal in Onne (Port Harcourt) welcomes bigger ships
The 4,500 TEU capacity Maersk Copenhagen called APM Terminals’ West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) in Onne (Port Harcourt) , Nigeria on December 3 rd , becoming the largest vessel to visit the Eastern Nigerian port, the company said in its press release.The port is located along the Bonny River near Port Harcourt in Rivers State and serves major markets in East Nigeria and the Nigerian oil and gas industry. The Nigerian Port Authority was instrumental in making this a success by widening the channel and removing some wrecks in the Bonny Channel. The port call was a trial stop for Maersk Line’s weekly Far East - West Africa (FEW2) service, which is comprised of 22 West Africa - Maximum (Waf - Max) sized vessels that are equipped with on - board cranes and draft 12.5 meters (41 feet), are 37.4 meters (123 feet) wide, 249 meters (817 feet) long, representing the largest vessels that can currently be accommodated at West Africa’s major container ports. Source: PortNews

 Riga
463 days ago by arnekiel

Port of Riga inaugurates new fertilizer terminal
URALCHEM Group and Riga Commercial Port LLC (RTO) have finalized their joint project for construction of Riga Fertilizer Terminal, the Russian fertilizers exporter said in a media release. The terminal is intended for transhipment and short-term storage of bulk fertilizers in the port of Riga. The agreement on the project was signed between URALCHEM and RTO in 2009. To implement the project the two companies established a joint venture - Riga Fertilizer Terminal LLC, with a 51% / 49% ownership in Russian Holding and RTO, respectively. Total investment in the project amounted to more than 60 million euros. The RFT Phase 1 annual capacity will be 2 million tonnes of bulk cargo. Chairman of the Board of Riga Commercial Port Ralfs Klavins noted that the facility is one of the few terminals in the port of Riga, dedicated for handling products of the the cargo owner. Source: PortNews

 Timaru
464 days ago by arnekiel

Holcim plans terminal at Timaru port
Holcim New Zealand has chosen the Port of Timaru to be the site of a 30,000 tonne import terminal. A second terminal will be built at Waitemata in Auckland. The new terminals will be operational within two to three years and complement the $5 million new silo capacity project which is nearing completion at Lyttleton.


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