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Singapore Lowers Port Dues to Passenger Ships to Counter COVID-19 Impact

Singapore

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) is cutting port dues to provide relief to vessel owners and operators who have seen a drop in passenger volumes due to the Coronavirus...

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Slowing World Trade Impacts Port of Rotterdam Volumes

Netherlands

The Port of Rotterdam’s freight throughput remained flat in 2019, as growth in international trade lost momentum.The port saw a freight throughput of 469.4 million tons in 2019, fractionally higher...

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Port of Rotterdam to collaborate on climate neutral transport infrastructure

Netherlands

E.ON, the Port of Rotterdam Authority and DeltaPort Niederrheinhäfen are working together to create an infrastructure for climate-neutral transport routes.Freight and passenger ships with...

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Patimban port slated to begin operation in September

Indonesia

Patimban port in Subang West Java, a strategic project expected to ease logistics in the busy industrial neighborhood, has been scheduled for partial operation in September, according to the...

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EIB signs loan agreement to support upgrade of Swedish port

Sweden

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced that it has signed a SEK445 million (€41.75 million) loan agreement with the Municipality of Ystad, Sweden.The Swedish town’s port is an important...

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UK Ports Seize Freeports Opportunity

United Kingdom

UK port organisations have welcomed the launch of a 10-week consultation by the government which aims to establish up to 10 new freeports across the UK.The government wants to announce the location...

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DP World Takes Majority Stake in Ukrainian Container Terminal

United Arab Emirates

Dubai-based port and terminal operator DP World has agreed to acquire a majority stake of 51 percent in TIS Container Terminal in the Port of Yuzhny, Ukraine.By becoming part of DP World’s global...

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Port of Rotterdam handled 14.8m teu in 2019

Netherlands

The Port of Rotterdam’s container throughput increased 2.1% year-on-year to 14.8m teu in 2019, having experienced negligible container transport growth during the second six months of the...

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Port of Rotterdam Authority and Erasmus University Rotterdam Launch Program for Future Port Executives

Netherlands

On 3 February 2020, the first group of participants took part in the Port Executive Leadership Circle. During an intensive week, they will be given the opportunity to update their port -related...

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Port dredging works put a dent to tourism fortunes: Hoteliers lobby states

Kenya

Ongoing dredging works at the Port of Mombasa being undertaken by the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) has brought with it massive economic losses in the tourism sector. A social - economic impact study...

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First Semi-Automated Terminal in Italy Starts Ops

Italy

APM Terminals’ new Vado Gateway terminal, located in Vado Ligure, Italy, received its first commercial service on February 11, 2020.The call by M/V Maersk Kota marked the start of operations for the...

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India moves closer to modernising major state-owned ports

India

Putting an end to protracted delays and uncertainty generated by labour pressure and wider stakeholder consultation, the Indian government has approved a long-awaited reform bill designed to revamp...

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Abu Dhabi Ports Signs Long-Term Berthing Deal with MSC Cruises

United Arab Emirates

Port operator Abu Dhabi Ports has signed a long-term agreement with Switzerland-based MSC Cruises under which it would give the cruise line berthing rights at Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal and Sir Bani...

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British Ports Association Welcomes Freeports Consultation; Calls for Maximum Ambition in Scope and Scale

United Kingdom

The British Ports Association has welcomed the publication of a new consultation on the introduction of free ports, which have the potential to transform coastal communities and unleash...

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Greens see red over Indian govt’s $9.2bn mega container port plan at Vadhavan

India

The western Indian state of Maharashtra is all set to get a mega container port, to be constructed at a cost of INR655.45bn ($9.2bn) at Vadhavan, around 160 km north-west of...