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15 hours ago by arnekiel

First ship of 2017 season arrives in Port of Green Bay
GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- The start of spring brought with it the first ship of the season at the Port of Green Bay. The Michigan Great Lakes arrived at 11 a.m. Tuesday, according to port officials. It was to take ethanol from the U.S. Oil terminal to Montreal, Canada. “Last year, the first ship arrived March 22, so this season started just a day earlier than the 2016 season,” port director Dean Haen said in a news release. “The 2016 season officially ended on January 13, so it’s been a short break. It’s a good sign when the Port opens in March; it means that the demand for product from manufacturers is there. Those bouts of warm weather we had this winter were another contributing factor to the earlier start.” The beginning of the season also meant a prize was given away. Melanie Haedt of Suamico won the First Ship Contest by guessing closest to the time of the arrival of the first ship of the season. Haedt's guess of 1 p.m. March 21 was the closest of 150 entries. Her prize includes a $25 gift card to Titletown Brewing Company and a print by Sandford Photography. fox11online.com/n...

15 hours ago by arnekiel

New fruit shipping route links ASEAN and South China port
A ship loaded with fruit from ASEAN countries arrived at Fangchenggang Port Monday, marking a new shipping route for transporting fruit, local authorities said Wednesday. The shipping route from Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh to the port city of Fangchenggang in South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region is operated by four ships from China COSCO Shipping Corporation. Each ship can carry 1,100 standard containers with a load of 1,800 metric tons. Currently the service runs once a week, but it is expected to run two to three times a week by the end of 2017, according to sources with the Beibu Gulf port administration. Fangchenggang Port is a fruit import port in southern China. The new route will help boost fruit imports from ASEAN countries, while marketing Chinese farm produce and fruit to the ASEAN. www.chinadaily.co...

16 hours ago by arnekiel

Four groups expected to bid for Thessaloniki Port on Friday, March 24
Four foreign investors are expected to bid for a majority stake in Greece’s Thessaloniki Port, on Friday, the offer deadline, the port’s top executive said on Wednesday. Phillipines-based International Container Terminal Services (ICTS), Dubai-based P&O Steam Navigation Company (DP World), Japan’s Mitsui & Co and German private equity Deutsche Invest Equity Partners had all completed due diligence, port Chairman Konstantinos Mellios told Reuters. The sale of a 67 percent stake in Greece’s second-largest port, which was launched in 2014, has been beset by delays and political resistance. “Those four are still interested as we speak, there is information that all four will submit binding bids on Friday,” Mellios said, adding that Deutsche Invest had teamed up with French container shipping company CMA CGM. Bids will be submitted by 1900 GMT to financial adviser Morgan Stanley and Greece’s privatisation agency would open the offers by April 7 at the latest, he said. Thessaloniki port workers walked off the job for three hours on Wednesday to protest against the sale but Mellios said it would not affect operations. Source: Reuters

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