Hong Kong listed Brockman Mining has announced that the company has entered into a memorandum of understanding with port operator Tianjin Port Group to explore opportunities for a potential strategic investment project. The infrastructure project relates to mining, rail and port infrastructure to help ship iron ore from Brockman’s planned Marillana project.
Mr. Kwai Sze Hoi, chairman of Brockman commented: “I’m very pleased to sign the MOU with Tianjin port. This is another critical stop towards defining and commercializing the infrastructure solution for our Marillana project.” [30/05/13]
Horizon adds Jacksonville call to Houston – San Juan Shuttle
US domestic carrier Horizon Line on Tuesday announced that it will add a Jacksonville call to its southbound service between Houston and San Juan, one of several shuttles which the shipping line operates between the US-American mainland and Puerto Rico (#1353). The revised rotation will take effect on 7 June.
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Hapag-Lloyd will revise the Europe - Asia EUM service, calling Port Said East instead of Damietta. The change will take effect westbound starting with the Colombo Express (voyage 052W27), departing Pusan on July 1, 2013.
New wharf at Monrovia Freeport officially opened on May 22
The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf offered praise for the successful partnership between the West African nation and APM Terminals as she dedicated the newly completed 600 - meter quay at the Freeport of Monrovia on May 22 at a ceremony attended by prominent members of her administration, as well as senior executives of APM Terminals. “ New infrastructure investments at the 17 hectare (42 acre) concession site will include roadway reconstruction, yard paving, new offices and gates and cargo handling technology to increa se capacity and efficiency, and improve safety standards and performance. APM Terminals will invest approximately $120 million USD over the 25 - year concession term in improvements, equipment and training.
Klaipeda Port completes record breaking dredging works of port channel
May, 2013 is a historical date for the port of Klaipėda as a record breaking dredging works of the port channel were accomplished, which shifted the port to a new qualitative level, says Klaipeda port press release.
The record breaking dredging works „The Capital Dredging and Widening of Klaipėda State Seaport Navigation Channel“ took 1 year and were implemented by the Dutch company Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors BV. Following the contract agreement this company dredged 4.432 million cubic metres of soil, which amounts to 127.297 million Litas (approx. 37 million EUR). The capital dredging and widening of the Port navigation channel project is vitally important to Klaipėda Port. After the implementation of this project the width of the Port navigation channel increased up to 150 metres (from 120 metres) and the depth respectively up to 14.5 metres (from 13-13,5 metres). Hence the safety of gross tonnage vessels entering and leaving the Port and manoeuvring is already more enhanced in line with competitiveness and cargo handling capacity of the Port itself comparing to the neighbouring ports.
Ministry of Transport has announced that it has chosen Qingdao Port as a pilot port to develop its low carbon green port project. Qingdao Port plans to invest RMB2.2bn to develop 27 projects in areas of infrastructure, energy-saving technologies, terminal handling system upgrade, smart port technology and environmental protection.