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No-deal Brexit means major disruption
Fri, 23 Aug 2019 09:00:54 +0000
Leaked documents predict major disruption at British ports in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The ‘Yellowhammer’ government documents show that if the UK leave the EU without a deal there could be three months of delays at UK ports, while up to 85% of lorries travelling through the main Channel crossings “may not be ...
Changing perceptions: The Suez Canal at 150
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 21:00:58 +0000
The Suez Canal celebrates its 150th year in 2019. Earlier this summer the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) joined expert Suez Canal Transit & Husbandry Agent, Consult Navigation, in London to update invited representatives from the shipping industry on the developments of one of the world’s most important waterways. Baltic Briefing was there, and while the ...
Yemen – port situation
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 21:00:54 +0000
We would like to emphasise that the security situation and corresponding security advice to vessels calling at Yemeni ports may change at any time. Ship operators and their masters are advised to continuously evaluate the situation, carry out an assessment of the risks involved prior to entering or transiting Yemeni waters and take all necessary ...
Port Report: West Coast imports get July boost, but 2019 trends lower
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 21:00:48 +0000
July was a busy month for containerized goods movements in the trans-Pacific market as U.S. West Coast ports reported the highest number of inbound boxes for 2019. But overall imports are trending below last year’s levels, which has forced ocean carriers to lower capacity in one of the busiest shipping lanes. The four largest container ...
New Trade Figures: Ports Welcome Steady Performance Despite Political Uncertainty
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 21:00:16 +0000
The data for 2018 shows stable port freight tonnages overall, with only a 0.1% difference on the previous year at 483.3 m tonnes. However, overall unit load traffic declined; which is likely to be attributed to a decline of port traffic in passenger cars and new trade cars (both imports and exports). Key figures for ...

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UK freight tonnage defies trade uncertainty
Fri, 23 Aug 2019 11:34:56 +0100
The UK saw stable port freight tonnages overall in 2018, the Department for Transport’s (DfT) Annual UK Port Freight Statistics show.
Zero-emission goal for Norwegian port
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:04:08 +0100
A port in Norway has signed a cooperation agreement with an environmental non-profit organisation to help it become emission-free.
MoU to progress new Canadian terminal
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:41:55 +0100
A Canadian port authority has signed a MoU with a financial company to help it develop a new container terminal.
Extra Brexit funding may have limited impact
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:31:20 +0100
An extra GB£9m will be made available to ensure local areas and major ports are ready for Brexit, the UK government has announced, but a trade association has cast doubt over how many more preparations can be made before 31 October.
New port for Somalia
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 16:15:02 +0100
Qatar has established an investment partnership with Somalia to build a new port in the latter's country.

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