Category archives for: Port News

BFC Cleared for St. Petersburg Oil Terminal Expansion

BFC Cleared for St. Petersburg Oil Terminal Expansion

The Baltic Fuel Company Group (BFC) has received approval and permits from the St. Petersburg City Administration for creation of artificial lands of Turukhtannye Islands Oil Terminal. St. Petersburg City Administration has approved area planning documentation of land reclamation for expansion of Marine Oil Terminal “Turukhtannye Islands” based in the seaport Big Port St. Petersburg, […]

Khalifa Port Fifth Most Productive

Khalifa Port Fifth Most Productive

Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) has announced that Khalifa Port ranked fifth in Journal of Commerce’s 2013 Europe Middle East and Africa Port Productivity list. The Journal of Commerce, an independent research firm that focuses on global trade topics, measured the number of container moves per-vessel, per-hour at the world’s ports and marine terminals in 2013. […]

Global Liner Reliability Drops

Global Liner Reliability Drops

A global decline in performance of shipping lines has been recorded in July for the first time since February, according to SeaIntel’s latest Global Liner Performance report. The drop amounts to almost four percentage points from 75.6% in June to 71.6%, the report shows. Shipping giants Maersk Line, Hamburg Süd and Hanjin are still the most reliable liners, […]

Port of Los Angeles Set for Automation Upgrade

Port of Los Angeles Set for Automation Upgrade

One of the busiest container ports in the U.S.,  Los Angeles is selling about $340 million of debt, the most since 2009 so as to refinance debt and revamp port facilities, writes Bloomberg citing bond documents. The announcement comes after a deadlock on contract talks between longshore workers and shippers. The revamp will be targeted at automation […]

Tasneef Lands Classification Deal

Tasneef Lands Classification Deal

United Arab Emirates-based classification society Tasneef has signed a contract with Drydocks World to provide the classification and maritime surveying services to the Drydocks World’s fleet comprised of 11 ships. Three ships have already been surveyed (Shindagha-5, Umm Suqeem and Zabeel-4). As for the rest of the fleet, it is scheduled to be subject to classification and surveying after confirming […]

Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Keeping Shippers on Their Toes

Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Keeping Shippers on Their Toes

African shipping may be hit hard by the Ebola outbreak as shipping agents start to refuse to call at West African ports for security reasons or ask for higher rates to do so. Freight rates for clean tankers heading from the UK continent to the West Africa could see an increase due to the Ebola crisis […]

Cruise Industry Professionals to Gather in Barcelona

Cruise Industry Professionals to Gather in Barcelona

In just a few weeks, cruise industry professionals from around the world will be heading to Barcelona, Spain’s leading cruise port, for the tenth edition of the Seatrade Med Cruise Convention. This year’s event has already achieved a record number of ports, destinations and suppliers showcasing their products and services on the exhibition floor, mirroring […]

India Eyes Port of Chabahar’s Upgrade

India Eyes Port of Chabahar’s Upgrade

The Government of India has assigned USD 100 million for upgrading the port of Chabahar in Iran, the final objective being trade boost with Afghanistan and other Central Asian countries, as explained by Afghan envoy to India Shaida Mohammad Abdali cited by the Press Trust of India (PTI). The Port of Chabahar is the only Iranian port with […]

Have Your Say on Green Agenda

Have Your Say on Green Agenda

Growing concerns about the state of the world’s oceans and the impact that shipping has on quality of the air has led to ever more legislation on emissions. The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) and Colfax Fluid Handling, are working together to investigate perceptions of the ‘Green Agenda’ and whether shipping companies […]

UPDATE: Notorious Vega Auriga Detained in Tauranga

UPDATE: Notorious Vega Auriga Detained in Tauranga

Container ship Vega Auriga, banned by Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) from using or entering any Australian ports due to repeated breaches relating to seafarer welfare and maintenance of the ship, is being detained at the Port of Tauranga.  The ship cannot leave the port until all 11 of its deficiencies are resolved, according to Maritime New […]

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