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Australia’s Dalrymple Bay terminal ships record 6.92 mil mt of coal in June

Australia’s Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal shipped a monthly record 6.92 million mt of coal in June, up 15% month on month, a source close to the Australian terminal said Friday.

The export facility located within Hay Point port in central Queensland was operating at close to its 85 million mt/year nameplate capacity in June, with throughput […]

By |July 5th, 2015|Latest News, Port News|0 Comments

Osaka posts 13.7pc decline to 183,274 TEU in March

JAPAN’s Port of Osaka posted 13.7 per cent year-on-year March decline to 183,274 TEU, of which 158,227 TEU came from foreign trade, down 15.3 per cent with the remaining 25,047 TEU coming from domestic trade, down 1.8 per cent.

Osaka also posted a 10.3 per cent year-on-year decline in March exports to 73,588 TEU with imports […]

By |July 5th, 2015|Latest News, Port News|0 Comments

Kenyan authorities say striking dockers to be sacked if not working

KENYA’s big port of Mombasa has been crippled by striking dockers angry about higher government health care deductions, Reuters reports.

Dockers are faced with threats of dismissal from the Kenya Ports Authority because their grievance has nothing to do with the labour contract and they must resume work or lose their jobs.

The Mombasa port is the […]

By |July 4th, 2015|Latest News, Port News|0 Comments

Port of Antwerp participates in maritime rail link with duisport

The Port of Antwerp and duisport are intensifying their cooperation as the Port of Antwerp will participate in the existing rail shuttle service connecting the two ports. The direct rail connection from Duisburg to Antwerp was set up by the duisport Group in 2006 under difficult competitive conditions with regard to road and inland waterway […]

By |July 3rd, 2015|Latest News, Port News|0 Comments

SCI launches new Gulf loop to boost Visakhapatnam as container hub

THE Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) is to introduce a new service from Visakhapatnam and Katupalli (Chennai) on the east coast to move coastal cargo to Dubai in a push designed to transform Visakhapatnam into a container hub.

The port rotation of new service is Mundra, Pipavav, Koch, Tuticorin, Katupalli, Visakhapatnam, Colombo, Mundra and Jebel Ali […]

By |July 1st, 2015|Latest News, Local News, Port News, Shipping News|0 Comments

Dar es Salaam box volume surges 9pc annually over past six years

CONTAINER throughput at the Port of Dar es Salaam has grown by 8.9 per cent annually since 2009, according to the Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA).

TPA acting director general Awadh Massawe told Kampala’s East African Business Week that volume increase 40.5 per cent to 612,551 TEU from 2009/2010 to 2013/2014, mainly because of better cargo clearance.

Mr […]

By |July 1st, 2015|Latest News, Port News|0 Comments

Massive Improvement in Inter Terminal Transfer of Tractor-Trailers at JNPT Leads To 46% Growth Using The Facility

After the successful implementation of Inter Terminal transfer of tractor-trailers from GTI to JNPCT and vice versa, ITT movement from JNPCT to NSICT and NSICT to JNPCT has also been started from 24th March onwards. In the month of March on an average 233 trucks per day have used this facility leading to an average of 319 transactions […]

By |June 30th, 2015|Latest News, Local News, Port News|0 Comments

Iranian Strait of Hormuz port plan wins US$121 million from China

CHINA has finalised a deal with Iran to finance the second phase of the plan to develop Shahid Rajaee Port in Iran’s southern province of Hormozgan, reports the Tehran Times.

A high official said supply of equipment for the second phased of Shahid Rajaee Port’s development requires EUR18 million (US$204 million), of which EUR107 million will […]

By |June 29th, 2015|Latest News, Port News|0 Comments

India: Karaikal Port in talks with strategic investors for a new Rs 2,500 cr LNG terminal

IDFC, Ascent Capital Advisors and other funds backed Karaikal Port, a subsidiary of infrastructure firm MARG, is in advanced talks with three multinational companies to set up a LNGTerminal inside the Port. The new terminal would cost around Rs 2,500 crore and three firms, from US, Middle East and Singapore, have shown interest.

G R K […]

By |June 27th, 2015|Latest News, Local News, Port News|0 Comments

Port of Antwerp to collaborate with Shanghai Maritime University

The port of Antwerp, the second-largest in Europe, is to collaborate with Shanghai Maritime University (SMU), a world-renowned centre of maritime know-how. As of next academic year four master’s students at SMU will receive a Port of Antwerp Maritime Award. With this collaboration Antwerp has opted resolutely in favour of supporting young talent. “Young potentials […]

By |June 26th, 2015|Latest News, Port News|0 Comments