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Port de Barcelona’s Jan-Oct box throughput up 3pc

CATALONIA’s largest port, the Port de Barcelona in Spain handled 1.6 million TEU in the first ten months of the year, an increase of 3 per cent over the same period last year.

Exports were again higher than imports, totalling 543,614 TEU, a rise of 7 per cent over last year spurred by the excellent results […]

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

S. Korea’s seaport cargo dips in Oct.

Cargo processed at South Korean seaports dipped from a year earlier in October, mainly due to a drop in exports and imports, the government said Wednesday.

The country’s seaports handled a combined 121.687 million tons of cargo last month, down 0.3 percent from the same month last year, according to the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries.

Export-import […]

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

Russia’s new deepwater port of Bronka is equipped to open soon

THE new port of Bronka located on the outskirts of St. Petersburg, Russia, is to be officially opened soon following the installation of a Liebherr LHM 800 mobile port crane at the end of September, and the completion of the technical plant and equipment for the first stage of operating Bronka’s port facilities.

The multi-functional cargo […]

By |November 25th, 2015|Latest News, Port News|0 Comments

Gulftainer’s Iraqi port reaches milestone throughput of 1m TEU

UNITED Arab Emirates-based global port terminal operator, Gulftainer has reached another significant milestone with a combined throughput of 1 million TEU at its terminals in Umm Qasr Port in Iraq since they were commissioned by the Sharjah based company in 2010.

The one millionth unit was discharged from the MSC Didem, a regular caller at the […]

By |November 24th, 2015|Latest News, Port News|0 Comments

India: Will govt’s port-to-firm reform sail through?

The Nitin Gadkari-led shipping ministry’s gameplan on undertaking structural reform of 11 of the 12 ports owned by the union government by enacting a new law reveals a strategy to work around union protest while acknowledging political compulsions in Rajya Sabha where the ruling coalition is in a minority.

While the earlier unsuccessful plan revolved around […]

By |November 23rd, 2015|Latest News, Local News, Port News|0 Comments

India: State-owned ports to turn corporate entities in two-stage reform

The shipping ministry has drafted a two-stage plan to convert 11 of the 12 ports owned by the Union government into corporate entities from the existing trustee setup in a much-delayed structural reform of these harbours that handle about 57% of the country’s overseas cargo shipped by sea.

As a first step, these so-called major ports—Chennai, […]

By |November 19th, 2015|Latest News, Local News, Port News|0 Comments

Port of Virginia sees container throughput reach record high in October

THE US east coast port of Virginia handled a record 233,466 TEU in October, an increase of 5.6 per cent compared to the same month a year earlier.

Through the first 10 months of the year, the port’s container throughput rose 8.5 per cent, or 167,761 TEU, ahead of a year earlier, reported IHS Media.

Virginia’s higher […]

By |November 18th, 2015|Latest News, Port News|0 Comments

Small recovery in shipping queue this week for east Australia’s PWCS coal terminals

Six ships were waiting to receive coal export cargoes at the Port Waratah Coal Services terminals in eastern Australia this week, and up from only three ships a week ago, said the logistics coordinator for the Hunter Valley coal chain in a report Sunday.

This is the fourth consecutive week that the shipping queue for the […]

By |November 17th, 2015|Latest News, Port News|0 Comments

India Maritime Summit 2016: Let’s Meet & Explore Emerging Opportunities In Indian Shipping & Port Sector

India Maritime Summit 2016, the most awaited conference in the country, is back. The first edition of the India Maritime Summit 2015 was hugely successful in bringing together the entire shipping and maritime fraternity under one roof to deliberate and explore the future course of India’s maritime trade. Seaborne trade has been a cornerstone of […]

By |November 16th, 2015|Latest News, Local News, Port News, Shipping News|0 Comments

India: Cargo traffic at 12 major ports up 3.67% in Apr-Oct

Cargo volume handled by country’s 12 major ports rose by 3.67% to 347.88 million tonnes during April-October 2015 over the same period a year ago.

The state-run ports had handled 335.57 million tonnes (MT) of cargo during April-October 2014.

Kandla Port handled the maximum 57.31 MT of cargo during the period, which was up 4.79% against 54.69 […]

By |November 16th, 2015|Latest News, Local News, Port News|0 Comments