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More Vessels Call on Port of Rotterdam

Photo: Kees Torn, Port of Rotterdam

 Over the past year, 29,646 sea-going vessels entered the port of Rotterdam. This is over 600 more than the preceding year (29,022 sea-going vessels).    The number of incidents in the port fell from 159 to 129. This unfortunately included one ‘serious accident’. The incident in question involved

Record Numbers for the Port of Kiel

 Dr Dirk Claus MD Port of Kiel. Photo: Port of Kiel

 The Port of Kiel in Germany handled 7,407,376 tonnes of cargo in 2017 – a record that was 14.3% higher than the previous year.   "In 2017 Kiel again posted record handling while also passing the seven million ton mark for the first time. Overall, 7,407.376 tons were loaded or unloaded. That represents an increase of 14.

Top 20 Cruise Ports: Apply Now

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The January/February 2018 edition of Maritime Logistics Professional will focus on today’s cruise shipping trends, how cruise lines are achieving a greener signature, and many other aspects of the global cruise markets.   Additionally, MLPro will feature the World’s Top 20 Cruise Ports. To enter your port, apply at https://cruiseports.

Port of Oakland Records its Busiest Year Ever

(Photo: Port of Oakland)

 The equivalent of 2.42 million 20-foot containers were handled at the Port of Oakland in 2017, as the U.S. West Coast port surpassed its previous record of 2.39 million containers set in 2014.   Strong import numbers helped the port to break another two of its cargo records in 2017, with 919,523 loaded import containers and 1.

Port of Kiel Posts Record Results

Photo: Port of Kiel

In 2017 Kiel again posted record handling while also passing the seven million ton mark for the first time. Overall, 7,407,376 tons were loaded or unloaded. That represents an increase of 14.3 percent over the previous year and is the best annual result ever achieved by the port.   Dr. Dirk Claus,

Tajikistan to Use Caspian Sea

Photo: Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping

 Tajikistan is interested in supplying cargoes to international markets through the Caspian Sea, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Tajikistan to Azerbaijan to Azerbaijan Soli Rustam said during his visit to the Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company (ACS).   ACS Chairman

Hyundai Drive Made First Call to Hamad Port

Photo: Qatar Ports Management Company​

 Qatar’s Hamad Port announced the addition of a new service from South Korean shipping line Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) to its growing network list, QNA reported.   HMM’s 365.5-metre-long ‘Hyundai Drive’ made its first call to Hamad Port, marking the official start of a new Hyundai Merchant Marine’s KME (Korea Middle East Express) service.

North Sea Canal Ports Transhipment Hits Record 100 MT

Photo: Port of Amsterdam

 The positive economy led to a 2.5 percent increase in the transhipment of goods at the Port of Amsterdam to 81.3 million tonnes in 2017. Together with the other seaports in the North Sea Canal Area, transhipment rose to a record level of 100.8 million tonnes.   In IJmuiden, transhipment was up 7 percent to 18.

Elengy LNG Trans-Shipment at Montoir-de-Bretagne

LNG transshipment at Montoir-de-Bretagne terminal. Photo: Elengy

 Elengy, a unit of the French energy company and LNG player Engie, said that the LNG receiving terminal in Montoir-de-Bretagne, managed by the company, has just performed a new generation LNG transshipment.    The ice-class LNG carrier Fedor Litke (170 000 cm capacity) has delivered to the LNG Jurojin

Port of LA Sets New Record with 2017 Container Throughput

Photo: Port of Los Angeles

 The Port of Los Angeles moved more cargo in 2017 than in any time in the Port’s 110-year history, racking up 9,343,192 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs), a 5.5 percent increase over 2016’s record-breaking year. It’s the most cargo moved annually by a Western Hemisphere port.   “We are powering Los Angeles’ economy to new heights every year,

APM Terminals Poti to Build Cargo Terminal

Photo: APM Terminals

 APM Terminals Poti and Poti New Terminals Consortium signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a USD 100 million dollar investment in a new bulk cargo terminal that can process 1.5 million tons of dry bulk cargo annually and generate new trade opportunities for customers in the Georgian transit corridor.

Road Map to Boost Singapore Maritime Industry

Dr Lam Pin Min, SMS, Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Health, at the PSA ‘Intelligent Port of the Future’ Exhibition showcasing the transformation of port operations through technology and innovation. Photo:  Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

 Dr Lam Pin Min, Senior Minister of State (SMS) for Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Health, launched the Sea Transport Industry Transformation Map (ITM) at the annual Singapore Maritime Foundation New Year Cocktail Reception.    Developed by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) in partnership with the industry,

Trac-Wheels Signs Contract for 10 Kalmar Tractors

 TL2 terminal tractor. Photo: Kalmar

 Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed a contract with  Malaysia-based supply and installation company Trac-Wheels (M) Sdn Bhd, for an order of ten units of Kalmar TL2 terminal tractor.    The order was booked into Cargotec's 2017 fourth quarter order intake and it is scheduled for delivery in the second quarter of 2018.

China's Imports from N.Korea Plummet in December

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China's imports from North Korea plunged in December to their lowest level in dollar terms since at least the start of 2014, with trade curbed by U.N. sanctions aimed at persuading Pyongyang to abandon its ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs.   Imports from North Korea slumped 81.6 percent year-on-year to $54.

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