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Port of Rotterdam Launches Incentive Scheme to Reduce CO? Emissions

Netherlands

Port of Rotterdam to provide funding for projects and demonstrations that utilise low-carbon or zero-carbon fuels. Credit: Port of RotterdamThe Port of Rotterdam Authority in the Netherlands has unveiled an incentive scheme to help reduce carbon dioxide (CO?) emissions from the shipping sector. As part of the ‘Incentive Scheme Climate-Friendly Shipping’ scheme, the port authority… Read More

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Konecranes RTGs to Support Charleston Development

SC, United States

Konecranes, a provider of smart port solutions, has agreed a deal with South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) to supply three rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) to Wando Welch Terminal, located at the Port of Charleston. The new Konecranes machines, which will each be equipped with hybrid power packs for more eco-efficient operations, are expected to support… Read More

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SC, Federal Politicians Get Behind Charleston Ports Agency’s Barge Idea

Charleston , SC, United States

The Maersk Alfirk container ship clears the Ravenel Bridge on its way to the Wando Welch Terminal in Mount Pleasant. The State Ports Authority has outlined a plan to barge containers from the terminal to a new rail yard in North Charleston as a way to ease truck congestion on local roads. Provided/State Ports Authority… Read More

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The Commissioning of Baro Port

Nigeria

The commissioning of the N6 billion, well-equipped port on River Niger in Baro, Niger State, by President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday, January 19th, 2019, marked a major milestone in restoring River Niger to some of its past glory as an inland water highway for transporting passengers and cargo in Nigeria. The Baro port had a… Read More

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New Terminal Backs Wismar Growth Push

Germany

Wismar has begun operation of a new multi-functional handling terminal, writes Tom Todd. The 47,000 m2 terminal boasts a 332m long quayside on 11.5m of water with two berths for ships up to 40,000dwt and 294m. Previously ships of up to only 240m have been able to berth in Wismar. The new rail and road… Read More

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Los Angeles Smashes Record for Third Straight Year

CA, United States

The Port of Los Angeles has broken its cargo-handling record, having moved more containers during 2018 than any other time in its 111-year history. According to statement, the Port of Los Angeles’ annual container volume last year totalled 9,458,749 TEU, a 1.2% increase on the company’s record-breaking 2017 throughput. In addition to this, 2018 marks… Read More

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“The Port That Never Sleeps”: Savannah’s Ambitious Plans For Expansion

GA, United States

David Porter of Georgia Ports speaking at Freight Alley, the community space in FreightWaves’ new headquarters. (Photo: Josh Roden / FreightWaves) North America’s most efficient port wants to serve the Midwest faster and cheaper than Los Angeles/Long Beach Georgia Ports will invest $2 billion in capital expenditures upgrading and expanding the Garden City Terminal—Savannah’s container… Read More

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Hong Kong’s Port has Fallen Behind Rivals. Industry Experts Say it Needs to be More Competitive

Hong Kong

Key Points Trade hub Hong Kong once boasted the world’s biggest port in terms of number of containers processed, but it has fallen behind rivals such as Shanghai and Singapore. But industry experts say it may be able to regain lost ground through measures that increase efficiency and make it more competitive. Four container terminal… Read More

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Port of Rotterdam Authority Makes EUR 5 Million Available

Netherlands

Incentive Scheme Climate-Friendly Shipping launched today As of today, interested parties can apply for funding via the Incentive Scheme Climate-Friendly Shipping. The Port of Rotterdam Authority has made five million euros available to this end. Allard Castelein, CEO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority: “We wish to play an active part in the reduction of… Read More

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Apapa Road Construction Excites Port Users

Nigeria

Port stakeholders have commended the construction company handling the two-kilometre Apapa Wharf road as the construction of the road nears completion and ready for use. The reconstruction, which ignited the chronic and dreaded gridlock at Apapa began two years ago, and defeated all solutions, including the Presidential directive of a 48hour to free the road,… Read More

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Environment Clearance Sought For Dredging Near Old Mangalore Port

Mangalore, Karnataka , India

The Port and Fisheries Department has sought environment clearance from the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) for dredging commercial navigation channel from mouth bar to North Wharf, near the Old Mangalore Port. In the detailed project report submitted to the MoEF, the department said they need to dredge for a distance 3,800 m at… Read More

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Port of Charleston Selected by Braskem, a Producer of Polyolefins & Biopolymers has New Export Hub

SC, United States

New Global Export Hub to Support Braskem’s U.S. Polypropylene Production Facilities with Packaging, Warehousing and Shipping Services to International Customers Facility to Support Global Exports up to 450 Million Pounds Annually and Complements Braskem’s Existing Network of Global Export Hubs Philadelphia, Pa. & Charleston, S.C. – June 1, 2020 – Braskem (B3: BRKM3, BRKM5 and… Read More

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