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Gastrade in more talks with potential Greek LNG terminal partners
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 09:00:50 +0000
Greece’s Gastrade — the developer of the planned floating LNG import facility at Alexandroupolis in northern Greece — is holding talks with more parties interested in participating in the project, a company spokesman said. This week, Greece hosted a delegation from the government of North Macedonia, with the LNG project among the subjects of discussion ...
Cargo safely secured? Check
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 09:00:48 +0000
An international push continues for the adoption of safe cargo-packing practices to avoid the loss of billions of dollars worth of goods and equipment annually in preventable accidents. Five international freight transport and cargo-handling organizations collaborated on the newly released CTU Code: A Quick Guide, which condenses their advice on the packing of all types ...
China’s iron ore port stocks hover at 115 mln t
Sun, 20 Sep 2020 21:00:45 +0000
Imported iron ore inventories at China’s 45 major ports remained largely stable at 114.9 million tonnes as of September 17, up marginally by 363,600 tonnes or 0.3% on week, as the higher daily discharge volume offset the growing unloading volume with the ease in congestion, according to Mysteel’s latest weekly survey. Over September 11-17, the ...
Cargo throughput at China’s major ports continues to recover
Sun, 20 Sep 2020 21:00:33 +0000
Cargo throughput at China’s major ports has continued to recover as economic activities have normalized amid effective epidemic control measures, data from the China Ports Association showed. Cargo throughput monitored by the association went up 9 percent year-on-year in early September, with foreign trade throughput surging 16.5 percent. Container throughput rose 7.4 percent year on ...
Govt issues SOP for purchase/chartering of tugs by major port trusts to boost ‘Make in India’
Sun, 20 Sep 2020 21:00:04 +0000
The Shipping Ministry will blacklist Indian tugboat owners from participating in vessel hiring tenders floated by major port trusts if they fail to replace a foreign built tug initially offered for work on winning the contract with an Indian built tug within 18 months of starting the charter. This is one of the key stipulations ...

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PREDICTING THE OPTIMUM PATH
Sun, 20 Sep 2020 22:51:16 +0100
A joint venture has seen the implementation of machine learning at HHLA’s Container Terminal Burchardkai to optimise import container yard positioning and reduce re-handling moves.
BEIRUT KILLER BLAST
Sun, 20 Sep 2020 20:14:37 +0100
Who is responsible for the horrific Beirut Port blast will be formally decided in due course but already it is clear that a patchwork of mismanagement and complacency underpins this catastrophic event, the likes of which must not be allowed to happen again.
NAUTICAL TERMS & COVID-19
Sun, 20 Sep 2020 19:01:26 +0100
COMMENT: One of the positive outcomes of COVID-19 is the entertainment we can derive from new terminology that has arisen during these five months. The lexicographer Susie Dent collectively termed these the ‘coronalexicon’, writes Charles Haine.
DP World makes play for Israeli port
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 20:25:40 +0100
DP World will form a joint venture with a shipbuilding company in an effort to secure a tender for a major Israeli port.
THE UK FREEPORTS INITIATIVE
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 13:03:20 +0100
COMMENT: The UK, after claiming that the EU had been holding back the development of UK’s ports, launched a UK Freeports initiative as a major instrument to shape the UK’s economic development post-Brexit, writes Peter de Langen.

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