More ships sailed into the Houston Ship Channel in what will be a parade of vessels laden with crude oil, consumer goods and cruise passengers that have been unable to dock in a region devastated by Hurricane Harvey.
The Global Marine Group (GMG), a market leader in offshore engineering services to the renewables, telecommunications and oil & gas industries, has announced that it has expanded its operations base in the United Kingdom to include the Port of Blyth.
Ambassador of Netherlands, Jeannette Seppen invited the experts and high ups of ports and shipping ministry to visit her country for starting joint ventures.
Dubai Exports has expanded its network with the opening of a new Overseas Trade Office (OTO) in Hong Kong. The new OTO is part of the Dubai Exports strategy to widen its global footprint and boost exports from Dubai and the #UAE in general by enabling local companies to reach out to promising markets and potential buyers overseas.
King Abdullah Port of Saudi Arabia announced the increase of its throughput to 821,694 TEU in the first half of 2017, representing an increase of around 14 per cent compared to the same time last year, where the throughput was 720,483 TEU.
Belgium and the Netherlands look set to become growing ports of call for Irish logistics and technology companies, as some of Europe’s largest seaports look to smart technologies to revolutionise their operations.
Work is well under way to secure Singapore’s future as a key port of call – most prominently in the form of the new Tuas mega port.
The Port of Los Angeles achieved record clean air gains while moving more cargo than ever, according to the Port’s 2016 Inventory of Air Emissions. Released today, the annual report also shows the Port surpassed its 2020 goal for reducing the health risk of emissions from port-related activity.
The government is striving to make ports a major driver of socio-economic change and aid long term growth trajectory of the economy, Shipping Ministry has said. “With India striving to improve its manufacturing competitiveness with Make in India, the government of India is leaving no stone unturned to make ports the drivers of socio- economic change and aid long term growth trajectory of the economy,” the ministry said in a statement.
Among the several steps taken to improve the ease of doing business at the Kochi port by agencies like the Department of Customs, Cochin Port Trust (CPT), and the container terminal operator are the installation of a container scanner at the International Container Transshipment Terminal (ICTT) at Vallarpadam. The scanner is expected to be ready for commissioning by the end of this year.
Guangzhou port, the largest coal transport hub in southern China, said on Thursday that coal imports were operating normally after typhoon weather had caused a backlog that left storage facilities temporarily unable to accept new cargoes.
The US Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced the recipients of US$100m in port security grants, with port authorities, terminal operators and domestic law enforcement agencies among those earkmarked for funds.