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APM Terminals Virginia Facility to Change Hands

APM Terminals Virginia Facility to Change Hands

APM Terminals Virginia and a partnership comprising affiliates of investment funds managed by Alinda Capital Partners (Alinda) and Universities Superannuation Scheme Limited (USS) announced today that the partnership will purchase APM Terminal’s state-of-the-art container terminal located in Portsmouth, Virginia.   The transaction is subject to standard regulatory approvals and is expected to close during the […]

Port of Damietta Attracts More Container Ships

Port of Damietta Attracts More Container Ships

Egypt’s Damietta Port has achieved an increase of up to 41% in the number of container ships received during the month of June this year compared to last year’s figures for the same month.   The monthly statement issued by the Central Administration of the Traffic indicated that the Damietta Port received 230 ships during […]

SCPA Boasts Solid Figures

SCPA Boasts Solid Figures

South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) has reported a strong finish for the 2014 fiscal year with 8 percent container growth, an increase of 2 percent over projected plans.   “Our above-market fiscal year growth again this year is testament to strong performance in our major business segments,” said SCPA president and CEO Jim Newsome. “The […]

Many Govts Still Not Ready for PSC Inspections ahead of Sulphur Switch

Many Govts Still Not Ready for PSC Inspections ahead of Sulphur Switch

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is encouraging the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control to ensure that a harmonised approach to PSC inspections has been developed in advance of the 1 January 2015 deadline with respect to the implementation of the 0.1% Sulphur Emission Control Areas (ECAs), established in accordance with MARPOL […]

UK Based Car Carrier Owner Fined for Ship Based Pollution

UK Based Car Carrier Owner Fined for Ship Based Pollution

UK based company Lombard Corporate Finance Limited, the owner of UK flagged car carrier, Morning Midas, was convicted, fined $5000 and ordered to pay costs after it was found guilty in the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Friday, July 18, of contravening section 26F (3) of the Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) […]

Bureau Veritas Issues LNG Bunkering Guidelines

Bureau Veritas Issues LNG Bunkering Guidelines

International classification society Bureau Veritas has published a comprehensive set of guidelines on LNG Bunkering, with the aim of speeding adoption of LNG as a ship’s fuel by kick starting the LNG bunker chain.   Jean-Francois Segretain, Technical Director, Marine and Offshore Division, Bureau Veritas said: “We really believe that LNG has great potential as a […]

PSA Invests in Future Port Operators

PSA Invests in Future Port Operators

PSA Corporation Limited (PSA) and the Institute of Technical Education (ITE), Singapore, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to equip ITE students with a deeper understanding of container port operations and technology.   The MOU, worth USD 1.93m over 5 years, will provide support in the development of ITE staff’s capabilities, sponsorship of port-related […]

Port of Southampton Bringing Home the Bacon

Port of Southampton Bringing Home the Bacon

The latest statistics from consultants Arup show that the Port of Southampton contributes £990m (USD 1,69bn) to the UK economy every year, including £714m (USD 1,22bn) for the Solent region.   They also show that the port supports 14,730 jobs. The report confirms that ABP has retained its position as the UK’s number one cruise port, […]

Russia Reveals Sabetta Port Construction Contractors

Russia Reveals Sabetta Port Construction Contractors

The Russian Government has appointed USK Bridge and Mezhregiontruboprovodstroy as contractors for the construction of Sabetta Port on Yamal Peninsula, Siberia.   The USK Bridge and Mezhregiontruboprovodstroy infrastructure companies will be contracted for the construction of seaport Sabetta, part of the Yamal LNG project, until 2019. Once built, the port will be able to host […]

Egypt’s Port of Damietta Hosts CMA CGM’s Giant

Egypt’s Port of Damietta Hosts CMA CGM’s Giant

The port of Damietta, Egypt welcomed the giant containership CMA CGM Lyra of 13000 TEU capacity on Tuesday last week.   This is the first time that such a vessel has berthed in the port, proving the port’s ability to host ships of such magnitude. As explained by Mr Rafat Alghitany, General Manager of Traffic […]

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