First vessel with coal shipped from Rosterminalugol (Ust-Luga) to Portugal
Rosterminalugol JSC, the largest dedicated coal port in the European part of Russia, part of Russia’s largest coal port holding Port Management Company LLC, says it has loaded the first ship bound for Portugal.
It took 36 hours to load the Panamax ship Sea Tribute with 77,500 t of thermal coal. Having the loading completed on 18 October 2017 the ship set sail for a port of Sines (south-west of Portugal).
Rosterminalugol says it is permanently expanding the geography of supplies. As of today, coal is shipped from the terminal to more than 20 countries including Germany, UK, Israel, Brasil and Morocco. The list is now expanded with Portugal, a country with great industry potential and insufficient natural resources.
Rosterminalugol JSC (port Ust-Luga, Leningrad Region) is the largest dedicated coal terminal in the North-West region of Russia. The terminal built with the application of the innovative technologies is intended to supply Russian coal produced in Kuzbass and other coal fields to the customers in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Latin America. The terminal was founded in 1996 under the programme on establishment of a commercial seaport in Ust-Luga. Phase II of the port – automated transshipment facility – was put into operation in 2006 in the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin. In 2016, Rosterminalugol entered the holding run by Port Management Company LLC
Record shipment marks ABP Ipswich and Glencore support of UK farmer
ABP’s Port of Ipswich has reported handling a record 12,000 tonne shipment of beans for its customer Glencore Agriculture UK, supporting local farmers and confirming its place as the UK’s number one agricultural export port.
Marking the largest ever shipment of animal feed beans to be exported by ABP in East Anglia, the product will be transported to the port city of Bari in Italy. The field beans, which are used as a protein source in cattle, pig and poultry diets, will travel aboard the vessel MV Zealand Beatrix.
James Maw, Glencore Agriculture UK Managing Director, said: “The ability to make a timely early shipment of such scale through ABP’s Port of Ipswich has proved to be especially important for eastern counties growers.
“Completing a 12,000 tonne shipment brings essential economies of scale that can make UK beans attractive for global buyers that have a core demand for beans in their feed rations, compared to the cost of conventional 4,000 tonne carriers,” he added. “That has translated into better prices for East Anglian growers, and helping to assure a viable return from the crop for farmers.”
Panama Breaks Ground on New Cruise Terminal near Balboa
PANAMA CITY, Oct 18 (Reuters) – A group including China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd (CHEC) has started building a $165 million port in Panama for cruise ships, the first project announced between China and the Latin American nation since they re-established diplomatic ties this year.
The consortium, which includes CHEC and Belgian company Jan de Nul, will build a terminal that representative Wang Bo said would make the Perico Island area near the entrance to the country’s transoceanic canal a tourist destination.
In June, Panama established diplomatic ties with China, breaking with self-ruled Taiwan in a major victory for Beijing, the second most important customer of its key shipping canal.
Wang added that CHEC, a subsidiary of state-run China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) has contracts across the Americas worth $7 billion.
At an event on Wednesday, Panama’s President Juan Carlos Varela highlighted the participation of the Chinese company as an advantage of having re-established diplomatic ties, and said his next foreign trip would be to China. gcaptain.com/pana...