Category archives for: Port News

Interview: Staying ahead of the Game

Interview: Staying ahead of the Game

As more and more cargo arrives to one of Europe’s leading ports, the Port of Hamburg, the port authorities have recorded an above average growth compared to their neigbouring competitors, especially in the container traffic. 6.6 % growth seaborne cargo handling in 1H Various factors have contributed to the growth, including considerable investment projects aimed at streamlining […]

Bulker and Tug Collide at Port-Cartier

Bulker and Tug Collide at Port-Cartier

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has deployed a team of investigators to Port-Cartier, Québec, where the tug Vachon  collided with the bulk carrier Orient Crusader. The accident happened during the berthing outmaneuvers in Quebec’s Port-Cartier in the Saint Lawrence gulf when the 1973-built tug collided with the 114,900-dwt Orient Crusader built in 2010. Cyprus-based Interorient […]

FMC Discusses US Port Congestion

FMC Discusses US Port Congestion

Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Mario Cordero will hold a forum titled, “U.S. Port Congestion: Examining Causes, Impact on Stakeholders, and Exploring Possible Solutions, ” at the Port of Los Angeles Administration Building, on Monday, September 15, 2014, from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm local time. The forum’s goal is to promote dialogue on the causes and implications of […]

Cotonou Port Authorities Issue Anti-Ebola Measures

Cotonou Port Authorities Issue Anti-Ebola Measures

Following the outbreak of the Ebola Virus in West Africa, Cotonou port authorities have taken several preventive measures to fight the spread of the virus. For all vessels calling Cotonou port, Benin the agent is required to send to the Harbor Master office a port of call list mentioning the last 10 ports of calls, […]

Virginia Port Reopens Portsmouth Marine Terminal

Virginia Port Reopens Portsmouth Marine Terminal

The Port of Virginia has marked an important milestone as Portsmouth Marine Terminal (PMT), closed for nearly three years, reopens to cargo operations. At 8 a.m. local time on Monday, September 15 the terminal will begin receiving trucks carrying containers for export. “Sustained growth in our container business necessitates PMT’s return to service and is a sign […]

Global Demand for Cruising Almost Doubled

Global Demand for Cruising Almost Doubled

New data released by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) show that the North American cruise industry continued to expand in 2013, generating employment, income, and other economic benefits throughout the U.S. economy. Christine Duffy, CLIA President and CEO noted that on a global basis, over the ten years from 2003 to 2013, demand for cruising […]

USDOT Grants USD 74 Million to Maritime Projects

USDOT Grants USD 74 Million to Maritime Projects

U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx has disclosed  that seven grants, totalling little over USD 74 million or about 13 percent of total Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant funding, are going to projects that USDOT classifies as “maritime.” Another USD 54,469,652 comprising five awards, which is equal to about 9 percent of the total funding, […]

Russia Sanctions Cause Concern for Swedish Trade

Russia Sanctions Cause Concern for Swedish Trade

Swedish trade may suffer a huge blow as a result of ever more tense relations between Russia and the EU that have been further tightened by the most recent wave of economic sanctions targeting Russian companies and officials. The latest batch, published on September 12th in the EU Official Journal, banned debt financing for three Russian companies […]

Readers’ Picks of the Week (Sep 08-14, 2014)

Readers’ Picks of the Week (Sep 08-14, 2014)

Unmanned Vessels to Take Over Our Seas? Researchers at Norwegian Marine Technology Research Institute (MARINTEK) believe that in ten to twenty years time there will be 200 metre cargo vessels plying the oceans without the need of a captain or crew.…Read more Limited Data Put Svendborg Maersk in Dire Straits The Danish Maritime Accident Investigation […]

Canada Divests Three Ports

Canada Divests Three Ports

Canada’s Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt announced the divestiture of the ports of Long Pond, Botwood and Main Brook, NL to local business groups. These divestitures include an investment of over CAD 22 million for the continued operation and maintenance of the ports’ infrastructure, ensuring the long-term sustainability of the port. The Government of Canada has […]

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