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433 days ago by arnekiel

HHLA Container Terminals receive Container Terminal Quality Indicator (CTQI)
The HHLA Container Terminals Altenwerder (CTA) and Tollerort (CTT) have once again received one of the most prestigious certifications in the industry. The Container Terminal Quality Indicator (CTQI) recognises the outstanding quality management system of the two terminals. The CTA has now been certified by DNV GL for the sixth time in a row, while the CTT is the proud recipient of this standard for the second time, having first been awarded it in 2014.

433 days ago by arnekiel

Congestion hits Ctg port
Chittagong port is experiencing container congestion, largely due a slow delivery of cargo due to Eid holidays. As of yesterday, a total of 28,328 TEUs (twenty equivalent units) of import containers piled up at the port yards, exceeding the port’s capacity of 26,857 TEUs of such containers, according to the traffic department of Chittagong Port Authority or CPA. The situation was worse for FCL (full container load) containers, as 26,277 TEUs of FCL containers were stuck at the port until yesterday, while the designated space for such containers could accommodate only 22,485 TEUs. There were over 31,000 TEUs of all types of containers, including empty, FCL, LCL (less than container load) and export containers in the different yards, occupying 85.35 percent of the port’s storage capacity. Although the port was closed only on the Eid day, the import containers could not be delivered on time in the last few days, as clearing and forwarding agents were still on leave. The delivery of containers came down to only 354 TEUs in the 24 hours to 8am on September 27, while 2,500 to 3,000 TEUs of containers usually get delivered from the port on a normal day. Moshiur Rahman Beg, acting director (traffic) of CPA, said it is a common phenomenon during Eid. Source: The Daily Star

433 days ago by arnekiel

Ningbo and Zhoushan ports complete merger
Trading in shares of Zhejiang-based Ningbo Port Co was suspended as the company revealed it has completed merger procedures with Zhoushan Port Co. The new company will be named Ningbo-Zhoushan Port Group Co, officials said in a Shanghai Stock Exchange announcement on Monday night, adding its ownership will be shared by both Ningbo and Zhoushan branches of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission. The new company will hold 75.46 percent of Ningbo Port Co’s stock. Ningbo-Zhoushan Port is now considered the busiest in the world in terms of cargo tonnage, with a combined throughput of 873.47 million metric tons.

433 days ago by arnekiel

Container volumes in Subic port nearly double
The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) said that the volume of container cargo handled the Port of Subic between January and August nearly doubled year on year. In a briefing, the authority said in the eight months to August the port processed up to 83,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), compared with 43,000 TEUs a year ago.

433 days ago by arnekiel

Egypt takes delivery of second floating LNG import terminal at Sokhna
Egypt took delivery of its second liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal and plans to start operations in the third week of October, Khaled Abdel Badie, boss of state gas board EGAS, told Reuters. The floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU), provided by Singapore-based Norwegian group BW Gas, has a capacity of 600 to 700 million cubic feet per day, the oil ministry said. FSRUs allow Egypt to import LNG and convert it to natural gas to feed into its energy-starved power grid. Egypt took delivery of its first FSRU from Norway’s Hoegh LNG in April, allowing the country to begin LNG imports. Once an energy exporter, declining oil and gas production and increasing consumption has forced Egypt to divert energy supplies to the domestic market and have turned it into a net energy importer. The deal with BW Gas was worth about $60 million per year, then-oil minister Sherif Ismail told Reuters in August. Ismail is now prime minister. The BW Gas terminal arrived and will remain at the Gulf of Suez port of Ain al-Sokhna port where the Heogh terminal is also moored. Source: Reuters

433 days ago by arnekiel

TPA to Develop New Ports At Kilwa and Lindi
he Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) has issued tenders for a range of consultancy services and engineering designs, which are to underpin the development of several ports. These include a request for interest in consultancy services for feasibility studies and preliminary engineering designs for development of new ports at Kilwa, Lindi and Rushungi, plus a transhipment hub along the coast of the Indian Ocean. Another notice hopes to attract consultancy services and engineering designs for the construction of four berths at Mtwara Port. TPA has set aside funds in the fiscal year 2015/16 towards the cost of studies geared towards development of new ports. “The objective of this assignment is to undertake the study that determines economic, financial and technical viability of developing new ports at Kilwa, Lindi and Rushungi,” TPA said in one of several notices. www.hellenicshipp...

433 days ago by arnekiel

Yilport Buys Tertir in Record Turkish Deal in Portugal
Yilport Holding AS acquired port operator Tertir-Terminais de Portugal and its units for in the biggest investment by a Turkish company in the Iberian nation. Yilport Holding, a port operator unit of closely held Yildirim Group, bought the assets from Mota-Engil SGPS SA and Novo Banco SA, the Istanbul-based company said in an e-mailed statement Wednesday. Yilport will pay 275 million euros ($308 million) to Mota-Engil for its stake and an unspecified amount to Novo Banco, the company said in an e-mailed statement. The deal includes seven ports in Portugal, two in Spain and a 50 percent share of a port in Peru. The facilities have annual handling capacity of 2.7 million TEUs of containers and 4.5 million metric tons of bulk and grain, Yilport said. Yildirim Group, which also has interests in mining, energy, construction and real estate, has been expanding its business mostly through acquisitions in Malta, Sweden, Russia, Colombia and Turkey. It aims to increase annual sales to about $5 billion by 2023 from $1.2 billion in 2014 to become one of the top 10 port operators by 2025, Chairman Yuksel Yildirim has said. Portugal “has enormous potential to benefit from the anticipated increase in trade via the Panama Canal and Yilport considers that the important geo-political relations of the country with Africa and Latin America will generate significant future business opportunities,” Yilport said in the statement.

433 days ago by arnekiel

Mombasa Port loads record 852 TEUs during an eight hour-shift
A new record performance has been registered at the port of Mombasa by a Container ship that handled 852 Twenty Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in less than an eight hour-shift. Evergreen Shipping Line vessel Mv. Cape Maas reported her first sling on Sunday, 30th August at 2320 Hours and remained busy moored alongside berth No 18 until Wednesday 2nd September when she recorded her last sling at 1940 Hours. The gearless vessel with a length overall of 212.6 meters and a breadth of 32.4 meters recorded 3,228 cumulative moves in 51.34 hours. She posted her best performance on the third shift using three Ship to Shore Gantries where she registered 116 berth moves per hour. The Colombian registered ship has a total capacity of 2,800 TEUs, a gross tonnage of 35,708 and a declared draft of 12.5 metres.

435 days ago by arnekiel

Konecranes wins another order in Canada
Konecranes has received an order for 5 Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes from Termont Montréal Inc., a container terminal operator in the Port of Montréal, Canada. The cranes will be delivered in the second half of 2016.

435 days ago by arnekiel

Azhikkal port to be developed
Union Minister of State for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Pon Radhakrishnan has said that Azhikal port here will be included in the Sagarmala project of the Central government. Addressing a seminar on “Development of Azhikal Port and National Highways of North Malabar” organised by the North Malabar Chamber of Commerce (NMCC) here on Monday, he said that the Central government plans to develop all the minor and major ports in the country. He said that 200 minor ports and 12 major ports would be developed under the Sagarmala project. Mr. Radhakrishnan earlier visited the Azhikal port and evaluated its developmental needs. He said that the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government was interested in carrying out works for developing bypasses in the State. Earlier, he had formally inaugurated the Light House Heritage Museum here. Source: The Hindu

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