• Freight volumes rise at the Port of Gothenburg

    Freight volumes are continuing to rise at the Port of Gothenburg in the majority of segments, despite the impact Covid-19 is having on global logistics. This can be seen from the volume report for Q1 2021.


  • ESPO welcomes the European Parliament’s...

    The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) welcomes the adoption of the own-initiative (INI) report of TRAN-Committee Chair, Karima Delli, on technical and operational measures for more efficient and cleaner maritime transport by the European Parliament. The report was adopted with 453 votes in favour, 92 against, and 154 abstentions.


  • China ports container volume rises 14.6% in March...

    In March of 2021, the cargo volume of China ports was 1276.8 million tons, a year-on-year increase of 16.2%, the container throughput of China ports was 23.5million TEU, a year-on-year increase of 14.6%. The chart below shows the cargo throughput and container throughput data of the eight major ports in China.


  • Valenciaport consolidates its position as the...

    Valenciaport has consolidated its position as the Spanish port with the best connectivity in the first quarter of the year according to the Port liner shipping connectivity index (LSCI) prepared by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The Port of València is once again the fourth European port in this ranking and the twentieth worldwide. This index evaluates the connectivity of more than 900 container por


  • Dublin say Brexit caused strong volume declines...

    The port of Dublin experienced a significant decline in volumes during the first quarter attributed to the effects of Brexit. While port officials called the results weak, they cautioned that it was too early to know the long-term effects of Brexit on the port and Irish trade.



The EU support the work of the Port Authority of Valencia for the north enlargement

The European Union has supported the works inside the northern extension of the Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) where the new northern container terminal will be located. The European Parliament’s Committee on Petitions has responded that this infrastructure complies with the European Union’s environmental legislation. Specifically, the report by this European institution states that “the Commission has not been able to identify any indication of possible infringement of EU environmental legislation” and continues that “the Commission considers that the relevant review procedures provided for by the Spanish legal system under the EIA Directive and/or Directive 2003/4/EC would be the most effective mechanism to seek redress and satisfactorily deal with any possible cases of misapplication of EU law”. The resolution of the European body concludes that it “cannot follow up this case any further”, thus responding to an allegation made by a citizen about this infrastructure.


Uncertain return to cruising pressures US Port revenues

Recently updated cruise guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides a more concrete path to potentially resuming some US cruises in July, which would help stabilize cruise port financial performance and ratings, Fitch Ratings says. Port revenues from cruise operations declined sharply over the last year in the US, with cruise ports recovery at a standstill.