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Government tackles challenges militating against utilisation of Eastern ports

Nigeria

The Federal Government has expressed commitment to guarantee optimal utilisation of the Eastern ports.The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, who made this known...

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How We Can Make Ports More Sustainable — And Why it Matters

Take a look at the objects around you. The laptop or phone you are using to read this article, the clothes you are wearing, the glass of juice you may be drinking … almost all of these items...

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Rotterdam tests underwater robot

Netherlands

Rotterdam - The Port of Rotterdam Authority and North Sea Port, the cross-border port area between Belgium and the Netherlands, conducted tests this summer using an underwater robot that can inspect...

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ECOSUBSEA to provide hull cleaning in Antwerp and Zeebrugge ports

Belgium

Norwegian cleantech firm ECOSUBSEA has won contracts to provide hull cleaning services in ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge in Belgium.After cleaning more than 500 vessels in Southampton and Norway,...

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VIDEO: Port of Antwerp orders hydrogen-fueled tug

Belgium

Belgium’s leading port, the Port of Antwerp has ordered construction of what will be the world’s first tug powered by hydrogen, the Hydrotug.While most attention to hydrogen as a marine fuel has...

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Shipping Association Fights Port Tax on Passing Vessels

An association of shipping companies is suing to block a new harbor maintenance tax recently enacted by the Port of Astoria, which levies a $300 fee on each passing vessel. Astoria does not...

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Sohar facilitates 15 years of continued economic growth in Oman

Oman

The expansion of Sohar Port South will lead to a rise in trade flowsOver the course of 2018, Sohar Port and Freezone witnessed an increase in capacity as well as land area at the port. The reason...

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Panama and Rotterdam sign agreement

Netherlands

Rotterdam - The Panama Canal and the Port of Rotterdam signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote international trade between Europe and the West Coast of South AmericaRotterdam - The Panama...

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First Custom Recycling Shipyard Opens

Denmark

The world’s first custom-built recycling shipyard for the purpose of recycling vessels and drilling rigs has been inaugurated.Built at the Port of Frederikshavn in Denmark, the 290,000m2 recycling...

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Chinese firm to complete dredging of Kenya’s oil port terminal by end of 2019

Kenya

China Communication Construction Company is expected to complete the dredging works of Kenya’s Kipevu oil terminal located at the port of Mombasa by end of 2019, an official said on Saturday.Josiah...

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OOCL joins shipping lines operating in king Abdullah Port

Saudi Arabia

In an effort to enhance the trade movement of imports and exports in the Kingdom, King Abdullah Port announced that OOCL, a Hong Kong-based shipping company, has joined the group of international...

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Why NPA must give us approval for Badagry, Lekki Seaports now – Sanwo-Olu

Nigeria

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu (right), presents a plaque to the Chairman, House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee on Port Decongestion, Hon. Yusuf Buba Yakub during a courtesy...

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PORT REPORT: Japanese giant MOL trials experimental LNG-fuelled tugboat at Kobe

Japan

Tokyo headquartered Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has taken part in the first bunkering of liquefied natural gas (LNG) into a tugboat at the Port of Kobe, Japan.At the Port of Kobe, the tugboat “Ishin” was...

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Dredging the Nieuwe Diep Project Start - Port of Den Helder

Netherlands

The work for the contract Dredging Het Nieuwe Diep, commissioned by the Port of Den Helder, has started. Dutch Dredging is expected to carry out the remediation of 200,000 m3 of partially...

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Sanwo-Olu seeks Badagry, Lekki Seaports’ approval

Nigeria

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday called on the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to accelerate the process of giving approval to the State’s request to build two seaports in...