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Reports about traffic restrictions and warnings, interesting events and other incidents.

 Aden
423 days ago by arnekiel

Tough times for Aden Container Terminal after loss of operator DP World
Aden Container Terminal (ACT) is struggling to shake off the loss of international operator DP World, as throughput fell to around 265,000 teu in 2013, despite a capacity of around 500,000 teu, a senior international shipping executive tells Seatrade Global. “Local imports now account for 99% of all general cargo and container operations in Aden,” said the Yemen-based executive, who requested anonymity. “Wheat imports are up and with the opening of two cement plants with coal-fired generators, the port is also receiving bulk coal imports. Exports from Yemen, although on the increase, are still limited. Products exported are generally shipped in containers with a high proportion for local Red Sea destinations.”

 Quebec
423 days ago by arnekiel

Vopak acquires terminal in Quebec City
Terminals operator Royal Vopak has acquired a company with two distribution terminals for the storage and handling of refined products in Montreal and Quebec City, Canada. The acquisition has increased Vopak Canada's storage capacity by 509,000 cu m to 712,000 cu m at present, strengthening the Dutch company's presence in all strategic distribution market locations in eastern Canada.

423 days ago by arnekiel

Vopak acquires terminal in Montreal
Terminals operator Royal Vopak has acquired a company with two distribution terminals for the storage and handling of refined products in Montreal and Quebec City, Canada. The acquisition has increased Vopak Canada's storage capacity by 509,000 cu m to 712,000 cu m at present, strengthening the Dutch company's presence in all strategic distribution market locations in eastern Canada.

423 days ago by arnekiel

Chinese contractor hands over first berth
Monday, 31 March 2014 The Chinese contractor of Pakistan Deep Water Container Port (PDWCP), on completing the construction work, handed over the first berth to Karachi Port. The designed depth of the berth is 18 meters which would accommodate mother-ships having loading capacity of over 12,000 containers, official sources said. The mega project is nearing completion and the contractor would have to build four berths each having a length of 375 meters and designed depth of 18 meters. The estimated cost of these berths is Rs18.256 billion. Sources said the PDWCP is the first-ever deep water container port of the country that could even handle mother-ships which are still on the drawing boards. All the four berths are expected to be completed by the year end and thereafter handed to port operator.

423 days ago by arnekiel

Port extension shortlist sparks debate
Shortlisted bidders for work to extend the Mauritius Container Terminal in Port Louis have come under media scrutiny for alleged shortcomings.

423 days ago by arnekiel

New quays planned for Seychelles' main port
The Seychelles government has awarded Luxembourg-based Jaccar Holdings a build-operate-transfer contract to construct a 425m commercial fishing quay on the north side of Ile du Port.

425 days ago by arnekiel

Texas City Y response continues: port open to traffic
The Captain of the Port of Houston/Galveston opened the bay to all traffic on Thursday 27 March after multiple clean-up assessments and input from the Texas Department of State Health Services.

425 days ago by arnekiel

Pilot services suspended due to fog
Houston and GalTex Pilots have suspended services due to fog (March 29)

426 days ago by arnekiel

HHLA Expands Market Position
Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) again expanded its position in a difficult market environment in the 2013 financial year. Container throughput grew by 4.4 percent to 7.5 million standard containers (TEU). This corresponded to a market share of 20.4 percent in the North Range. Container transport by rail rose again significantly. The companies in the realigned Intermodal segment increased their transport volumes by 18.0 percent to 1.2 million TEU. Group revenue went up to € 1,155.2 million. The operating result (EBIT) came in at € 158.0 million and thus met the forecast range. In the 2014 financial year, HHLA expects Group revenue to rise slightly and the operating result (EBIT) to be in the range € 138 million to € 158 million.

426 days ago by arnekiel

Closure of Brunsbüttel locks
Brunsbuettel locks were closed due to strike actions from 1400 hours 27 March until 0600 hours on Friday 28 March.


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