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Record Breaking LNG bunkering for Sleipnir in Rotterdam

Netherlands

Heerema’s Sleipnir, the world’s most powerful semi-submersible crane vessel yesterday, received the largest LNG bunkering ever completed. Titan LNG organized the bunkering, using Coral Fraseri,...

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Port of Rotterdam looks to offshore wind

Netherlands

The Port of Rotterdam has revealed that it will be explicitly expanding to further strengthen the position of the port and in the offshore wind segment. Joost Eenhuizen, Business Manager Maritime and...

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Port State Control MoUs give guidance on enforcement during COVID-19 outbreak

Japan

The Tokyo and the Paris Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control have each given guidance to their member agencies on dealing with the impact of the coronavirus on ships’ abilities to...

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India's coronavirus lockdown hits LNG demand and port activity

India

India’s coronavirus lockdown hits demand and port activity...

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Indian Ports Declare Force Majeure amid Coronavirus Crisis

India

Prompted by the unforeseen delays in the delivery of cargoes and other port-related services as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, some of the Indian ports have declared force majeure.These...

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All sectors in the port of Rotterdam fully operational

Netherlands

The port of Rotterdam is and remains open for business. All sectors remain fully operational: from container to bulk terminals and from industry and logistics to the services provided by linesmen,...

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Outcry over Australian states 14 day ban on international shipping

Australia

Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ), Australia announced a 14 day quarantine on all commercial ships to the state from international ports, on 18 March.“A ship must not enter a Queensland pilotage area...

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Port of Vancouver is weathering pandemic so far

Canada

Cargo ship traffic has seen little impact from COVID-19 The Port of Vancouver closed its administrative offices but continues to operate amid COVID-19 pandemic. Most its 60 staffers are working...

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Ports of Stockholm Halves Port Fees for Ferries

Sweden

Ports of Stockholm has halved port fees for ferries at all three of the company’s ports, aiming to ensure the continuous flow of shipping and the transport of goods between Sweden and its...

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Italian Ports Maintaining Regular Operations despite COVID-19

Italy

Italian ports are fully operational despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in the country which has taken claimed the lives of 5,476 people, making Italy the worst-hit country by the...

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Rotterdam: “Port is vital and operations continue 24/7”

Netherlands

The port of Rotterdam is and remains open for business, despite the far-reaching impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on society and the economy. That is Allard Castelein’s message for the...

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Nigeria: Port congestion worsens as customs halts barge operations

Nigeria

There are indications that vessel congestions will worsen at the Lagos seaports, as the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) placed ban on the usage of barges to convey containers in and out of the...

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Kalmar and Tanzania Ports Authority extend successful collaboration with new RTG order

Tanzania, United Republic of

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has been awarded a contract to supply Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) with a total of six Kalmar rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes for use at Dar es Salaam port. The order...

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Croatia's Rijeka port gets two bids for deep sea container terminal concession

Croatia (Hrvatska)

Rijeka - The operator of Croatia's Rijeka port said it has received two bids in a tender for awarding concession contract to develop, operate and manage the new Zagreb Deep Sea container terminal...

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Port of Antwerp 'remains operational'

Belgium

Belgian port is 'facing up to its responsibility' and is making it a 'priority' to keep the port fully operationalThe Port of Antwerp has said that despite the special measures announced by the...