Kuwait to let private sector manage ports
Kuwait’s government plans legislation that will let the private sector manage commercial ports and the country’s international airport, with the government retaining its ownership of the assets, a senior government official told Reuters. f the law is amended, it will provide Kuwaiti companies such as logistics giant Agility, KGL Logistics and Jazeera Airways opportunities to get involved, said Mustafa Behbehani, chairman of the Kuwaiti Gulf Group for Administration and Economic Consulting, a local firm.
Bad weather halts operations at three Kuwait ports
Bad weather halted operations at Kuwait’s Shuweikh, Shuaiba and Doha ports on Wednesday, state news agency KUNA said, quoting the country’s port authority. The ports stopped operations as the country witnessed high winds and dust, KUNA said. The ports are expected to reopen once weather conditions and visibility improved. Source: Reuters
Kuwait closes two ports to marine traffic on bad weather
Kuwait has halted traffic at two of its main ports — Shuwaikh and Shuaiba — due to low visibility and high winds, officials at the ports said Monday. The directors of marine operations at both ports said visibility was down to less than 1.5 miles (2.4 km) and wind speeds were as high as 31 knots (57 km/hour), the state-run KUNA news agency reported Monday. Shuaiba, 45 km south of Kuwait City, has 20 commercial and container berths, including liquid bulk cargo for petrochemicals company Equate, and an oil pier managed by Kuwait National Petroleum Company. Shoaib Ali, the director of marine operations at Shuaiba said there were currently three ships at anchorage at the port and three in the exit area awaiting better weather to leave. Shuwaikh, north of Kuwait City and Kuwait’s main commercial port, has 21 berths which are used for containers, general cargo, grain carriers and bulk commodities such as cement. Source: PlattsUpload News