Quebec port plans to build new container terminal to boost competitiveness
Quebec Port Authority in eastern Canada says it will build a new container terminal that will be part of the Beauport 2020
expansion project, in a bid to profit from its proximity to 40 per cent of US manufacturing capacity. The expansion will extend
the port's wharf line by 610 metres, feature a 17-hectare container yard and connect to existing road and rail networks.
However, Quebec did not provide any information on the container handling capacity of the new terminal or a timeline for
construction, reported IHS Media. According to the port authority, it plans to construct a new container terminal in order to maintain the competitiveness of St Lawrence ports against their US rivals now that mega ships are able to pass through the
expanded Panama Canal. Container traffic at Quebec is nearly non-existent at the moment, and the port authority does not
publish its TEU throughput. Total traffic at Montreal, which opened a new 450,000 TEU terminal in late 2016, increased by 6.8
per cent year on year through October to 1.3 million TEU. source : Schednet
Abu Dhabi To Become 1st Gulf Port To Host World’s Largest Vessels
Abu Dhabi Ports is to become the first port in the Gulf to handle some of the world’s largest bulk cargo vessels.
It has been made possible as a result of Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), the largest industrial company outside oil and gas, signing long-term port facility agreement with Abu Dhabi Ports to import raw materials through Khalifa Port. With this agreement, Abu Dhabi Ports will be able to develop the port to become the first in the Gulf capable of directly handling these massive ships. Source: supplychaindigital.com
Lübeck invests over EUR 39m in further port expansion and signs major contract
Just a few days after Port of Lübeck reached an agreement with the unions for a rescue package, the green light has been given for the expansion of Skandinavienkai in Travemünde with a new major contract also being announced.