Category archives for: Port News

“Nuisance Flooding” on Increase in US

“Nuisance Flooding” on Increase in US

Eight of the top 10 U.S. cities that have seen an increase in so-called “nuisance flooding”–which causes such public inconveniences as frequent road closures, overwhelmed storm drains and compromised infrastructure–are on the East Coast, according to a new NOAA technical report.   This nuisance flooding, caused by rising sea levels, has increased on all three […]

Port of Hamburg Responds to Recent Bad Press

Port of Hamburg Responds to Recent Bad Press

The online market survey implemented by an unnamed German trade paper for transport and logistics reported that 84 percent of respondents stated that they were already routing imports and exports in container traffic via other ports due to handling problems.   The newspaper presented the findings of its online market survey of customers of the Port of […]

Georgia Ports Authority Sets New Highs

Georgia Ports Authority Sets New Highs

  The Georgia Ports Authority moved more than 29 million tons of cargo, 3 million twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) and more than 700,000 auto and machinery units in Fiscal Year 2014.   “The board and staff of the Georgia Ports Authority are to be commended for their outstanding achievements this year,” said Georgia Governor […]

Bureau Veritas Testing Single Window Software

Bureau Veritas Testing Single Window Software

Bureau Veritas Group has launched Maritime Pilot Phase for its Single Window for foreign trade in Togo, Africa.   The ceremony took place in Lomé, under the patronage of the President of the Republic, His Excellency Faure Gnassingbe. The pilot phase allows the testing of the electronic platform for its technical and organizational dimensions and will […]

US West Coast Contract Talks on Ice Again

US West Coast Contract Talks on Ice Again

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) have issued a statement regarding the negotiations on a new contract covering nearly 20,000 longshore workers at twenty-nine U.S. West Coast ports. The negotiations have once again been put on hold.   No talks will take place from July 28 to August1, so that […]

Mitsubishi Testing New Waters

Mitsubishi Testing New Waters

Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) has entered into the sea port terminal business in Santa Marta, Colombia. MC joins forces with Daabon Group1, which develops sea port terminal business activities along Colombia’s Caribbean Coast, to establish a port holding company.   MC will participate in the joint venture with a 25% shareholding. Located on the Caribbean Sea, the […]

Costa Concordia Changes Hands

Costa Concordia Changes Hands

The notarial deed establishing the transfer of ownership of the Concordia from Costa Crociere to the Saipem/San Giorgio del Porto consortium was signed on Sunday, July 27, at 3.40 pm.   The deed rules that the sale is carried out for the specific purpose of demolishing and recycling the wreck as agreed and in accordance with […]

Port of Colombo Upgrade in Full Swing

Port of Colombo Upgrade in Full Swing

The Sri Lanka Government has identified Colombo Port Expansion Project (CPEP) as a way to cater to the increasing demand for services in the international shipping industry.   The project consists of two phases, the first being harbour infrastructure works such as construction of breakwaters, dredging for new harbour basin and navigation channel and rerouting […]

Corpus Christi’s June Stats Up

Corpus Christi’s June Stats Up

The Port of Corpus Christi has reported that their statistics for June, 2014 show the continuing upward trend of outbound shipments.   Measured in barrels per day (b/d), crude and condensate is up at 551,934 b/d in June of 2014 compared to 341,824 b/d for June of 2013. June shipments also rose 5% month on month, […]

Ammonia Leakage at Huston Ship Channel

Ammonia Leakage at Huston Ship Channel

The Coast Guard and Pasadena Fire and Rescue crews responded to an anhydrous ammonia leak on the Houston Ship Channel west of the Beltway 8 bridge on Friday, July 25, temporarily ordering a shelter in place and closing the Beltway 8 bridge, Interstate 610 bridge and the Houston Ship Channel.   Coast Guard watchstanders at […]

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