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Green Award Partners with NPRC Inland Shipping Cooperative

From left to right: Jan Fransen (Green Award), Stefan Meeusen (NPRC), Rik Janssen (Prov Zuid Holland), Hester Duursema (Green Award). Photo:  Green Award Foundation

 The Rotterdam-based inland shipping cooperative NPRC is the first logistics service provider in the inland shipping sector to be appointed as ‘incentive provider’ by the Green Award Foundation.  In practice, NPRC can be expected to pay a share of the audit costs associated with certification for its members,

Freeport of Riga Joins Cruise Lines International Association

Photo:  Freeport of Riga

 Continuing its active work on attracting more cruise ships and, respectively, more cruise passengers to Riga, the Freeport of Riga Authority has become a member of CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association), the world’s largest cruise industry association, said a press release.   Membership in

East Libyan Forces Advance to Retake Oil Ports

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East Libyan forces said on Thursday they had retaken the shuttered oil ports of Es Sider and Ras Lanuf, though clashes resumed south of Ras Lanuf in the afternoon after a counter-attack by rival factions.Staff were evacuated from terminals in Libya's eastern oil crescent and exports were suspended last

LNG Imports Climb at CNOOC's Zhejiang Terminal

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CNOOC's Zhejiang terminal will receive 5 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas in 2018 up from 3.58 million tonnes last year, CNOOC Gas and Power Co said on Thursday.The Zhejiang terminal located in Ningbo in Zhejiang province has unloaded 33 LNG tankers as of June, or 2.3 million tonnes, up 94 percent from the same period last year,

New Boost for Dutch Rail Freight Transport

Photo: Port of Rotterdam

 Various parties active in the rail freight transport sector have reached agreement with State Secretary Stientje van Veldhoven about an incentives package that is intended to make rail freight transport even more sustainable and attractive.  Among other things, the agreement concerns various measures

Morocco Holds Port Emissions Training

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 How can ports cut emissions to ensure cleaner air and contribute to the battle against climate change? An International Maritime Organization (IMO)  training course is supporting countries to help find the answers, which include the need to first quantify emissions and then identify measures to reduce

NWSA Import Volumes Rise in May 2018

Photo, NWSA imports

May imports at the Northwest Seaport Alliance of Seattle and Tacoma reached their highest level since 2010 this year.At 131,067 TEUs (20-foot equivalent units), import volumes were 0.7 percent above last May's total.Export volumes of 114,227 TEUs marked a 11.2 percent decrease from the prior year, but were still above the five-year average.

Photo of the Week

© Herbert Boettcher 2018

Cap San Antonio is passing a river at night on the way to the open sea. Herbert Boettcher took this photo for Hamburg Süd when he travelled on the container ship Cap San Antonio from Europe to South America and back to Hamburg. Boettcher started with his worldwide long-time project Seamotion in 2004.

‘Cool Port’ Barge Service at Rotterdam

Photo: APM Terminals

 The logistics surrounding the Port of Rotterdam are daunting. Eight deep sea terminals; 600 barges with 150 different owners; some 150,000 shippers from across Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany all relying on the port. The result is a fragmented and complex area - which especially affects the delivery of fresh produce.

Kalmar RMGs to Support Rotterdam Short Sea Terminals

Photo: Rotterdam Short Sea Terminals

 Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed a contract with Rotterdam Short Sea Terminals (RST) to supply two Kalmar rail-mounted gantry (RMG) cranes with remote control and extensive customisation.    The order was booked in Cargotec's 2018 second quarter order intake. The first crane will be delivered in Q4 of 2019 and the second during Q1 of 2020.

Libya Oil Output Slashed by Port Attacks

On Monday the National Oil Corporation confirmed the loss of storage tanks 2 and 12 at the Ras Lanuf port terminal (Photo: NOC)

Libya has lost some 400,000 barrels per day (bpd) of oil production in recent days because of militant attacks at the Ras Lanuf and Es Sider ports, the head of the National Oil Corporation, Mustafa Sanalla, said on Tuesday.Sanalla said there were still militants present in the area of the terminals,

Feedgas Flows into Sabine Pass LNG Export Plant Drop Again

Sabine Pass LNG export plant (File photo courtesy pf Cheniere Energy)

Feedgas supplies into Cheniere Energy's Sabine Pass liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant in Louisiana fell again after recovering briefly following a month-long maintenance shutdown affecting one of three production units, data showed on Tuesday.Input levels on the three pipelines serving the facility showed feed levels had fallen to 2,

Nils van Vliet Appointed CEO of Railport Antwerp

Photo: Copyright Nils van Vliet

Railport Antwerp, a joint initiative by Antwerp Port Authority, the Left Bank Development Corporation and the industry associations Essenscia Vlaanderen and VOKA-Alfaport, is to expand its activities.  The company will actively serve rail transport in the port, including intermodal container transport,

Port and Maritime Officials Gather in Singapore

Participants with embassy and industry representatives at 5th Port Management Programme. Photo: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

 The fifth run of the MPA Academy Port Management Programme (PMP), aimed at port masters, harbour masters and middle managers from maritime and port authorities, kicked off today with a record 20 maritime officials from across Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East and Oceania.   Developed and organised by MPA Academy,

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