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Port of Santos Headed for Privatization

Brazil

The busy Port of Santos is headed towards privatization, and the administration of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has selected the policy bank BNDES to develop options for the process. Santos is...

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Port Beach erosion defences pass first test

Australia

The temporary rock wall constructed by the City of Fremantle to protect coastal assets at Port Beach from erosion has passed its first big test.The metropolitan coast was pounded by heavy seas and...

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Twenty Port Authorities Sign COVID-19 Declaration

Twenty members of the Port Authorities Roundtable from Asia, Europe, Middle East and North America met on April 24 to declare their commitment to ensuring their ports remain open amidst the current...

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Shell wants to create a green hydrogen hub in the port of Rotterdam

Netherlands

Hot on the heels of last month’s announcement to become a net zero energy business by 2050, Shell has today revealed its intention to create a green hydrogen hub in the port of Rotterdam, using...

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$200,000 Port Beach rock 'wall' withstands first winter onslaught

Australia

A temporary rock 'wall' at Port Beach has passed its first true test after the North Fremantle coastal hotspot was identified as one of two WA beaches in urgent needed of protection from erosion....

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European ports hit the hardest by blanking of sailings

The staggering volume of blank sailings announced by ocean carriers in response to dwindling demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is having a ripple effect on global ports.The impact of the trend...

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Dutch Port of Rotterdam Assigned ‘A-1+’ Short-Term Rating

Netherlands

S&P Global Ratings has assigned Dutch Port of Rotterdam an ‘A-1+’ short-term rating. Havenbedrijf Rotterdam (the Port of Rotterdam, or the Port) benefits from an excellent competitive position...

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Lekki Deep Sea Port Project in Nigeria receives US $221m funding from CHEC

Nigeria

Lekki Deep Sea Port Project currently under construction at the Lagos Free Trade Zone in Ibeju-Lekki, Nigeria, has received an infusion of over US $221m equity funding from China Harbour Engineering...

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Abu Dhabi Ports signs virtual declaration to keep east-west trade open amid pandemic

United Arab Emirates

ABU DHABI, 3rd May, 2020 (WAM) -- In an effort to collaborate and keep trade flows open during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, Abu Dhabi Ports has joined 19 of the world’s leading port authorities in...

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MPA Singapore unveils S$27M maritime support package

Singapore

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) revealed it would provide further financial support to the maritime industry in the wake of the global COVID-19 outbreak. As informed, the...

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Deep-sea shipping companies: Blank sailings and impact on Port of Rotterdam

Netherlands

A third wave of blank sailings has been announced by shipping company alliances 2M, OCEAN Alliance and THE Alliance. The capacity reduction, especially on the Far East-Europe trade, varies between...

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CMPorts refuses to rule out delisting

China

China Merchant Ports (CMPorts) has refused to either deny or confirm rumours its owner, China Merchant Group, is planning to remove it from the Hong Kong stock exchange. In a statement, CMPorts said...

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Rio Port canal to operate at night

Brazil

Cotunduba Canal work hours will change to 24/7 still this year, cutting costs to ship operators and cargo owners.Rio de Janeiro – The primary waterway access to the Port of Rio de Janeiro – Cotunduba...

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Port of Weipa maintenance dredging set to begin

Australia

North Queensland Bulk Ports (NQBP) Corp. CEO, Nicolas Fertin, said the dredge vessel TSHD Brisbane is due to begin work within the Port of Weipa from early May 2020.“Across all our ports, NQBP is...

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Spanish port looking at LNG bunkering

Spain

The Port Authority of Almeria has launched a feasibility study as it is looking to start supplying liquefied natural gas to ferries using the truck-to-ship bunkering method.The Spanish port...