Massport "may privatize" port to pay for Boston dredging
According to My Fox Boston, Massport may privatize a busy shipping port in order to pay for a massive dredging project in Boston Harbour. According to the Boston Herald, the agency needs another US$200 million dollars to pay for the project. It has already received more than US$300 million in state and federal funding. One proposal is to privatize a container-ship port in South Boston. Other options include finding additional tax payer dollars or selling off Massport real estate to private developers. The dredging project is needed to allow larger container ships to dock in Boston.
OPDR extends service at Tilbury’s London Container Terminal
London Container Terminal in Tilbury announced on 20th October an extension to their agreement with short-sea shipping and logistics specialists Oldenburg-Portugiesische Dampfschiffs-Rhederei (OPDR), which sees OPDR’s new liner service from Agadir, Morocco calling at the Port of Tilbury for five transit days, the company said in its press release. London Container Terminal (LCT) currently handles over 200 calls per annum for OPDR services on their routes between the Iberian Peninsula including the Canary Islands, North Africa and the UK, as announced in November 2013. Source: portnews
For the first time a Panamax Vessel MV WEIHE berthed at EQ-8 of Vizag Seaport Private Limited after the day hours, the company said in its press release. The maneuvering and pilotage strengths of VPT made this to happen this landmark berthing. Such night navigation paves way for improving the turnaround time of the vessels as the Importers and Exporters need not wait overnight to get the vessel berthed.