Owners Not Ready to Give Up Control to Smart Ships

Orca AI: Maritime industry slow at adapting solutions vital to avoiding collisions.

Greater Use of Modern Boxships Prompts Bunker Volume Decline

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In 2018, the Port of Rotterdam saw bunker volumes decline due to the use of modern boxships.

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Port of Virginia Wraps Up Stack-Yard Works at VIG

Virginia International Gateway (VIG)

Virginia's VIG completed another step in its expansion project with the launch of container stack No. 1.

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Tilbury2 Port Construction Project Gets Go Ahead

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Forth Ports Group receives planning consent for a new port on the River Thames.

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Vancouver Port Expands Program for Quieter Ships

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Vancouver Fraser Port Authority expands its EcoAction Program to encourage quieter ships.

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Cammell Laird Splashes New RoRo Ship for Red Funnel

Red Kestrel

The new USD 13.03 million ferry will enter into service in May 2019.

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COSCO, Bolloré Team Up to Create Business Synergies

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Cosco Shipping Lines and Bolloré Transport & Logistics MoU to develop new strategic cooperation.

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SAAM Sells Stake in Chilean Terminal Puerto Arica

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Sociedad Matriz SAAM completes the sale of its 15% stake in Terminal Puerto Arica (TPA).

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USCG: Bulker Catches Fire in the Port of Toledo

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A fire broke out on board a bulk carrier in the US Port of Toledo on February 17.

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Readers' Picks of the Week

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Here are the most read stories of the previous week.

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Vessel Fire Claims Six Casualties in Durban Port

Vessel fire at Port of Durban

SAMSA: Six people have lost their lives in a vessel fire at the Port of Durban.

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ICTSI Opens Expanded Batumi Container Terminal

Batumi Port; ICTSI

The port will benefit from an increased annual container handling capacity.

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Rotterdam Port Sets New Record in Container Volumes

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The Port of Rotterdam ended 2018 with a total container throughput slightly higher than in 2017.

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Inchcape Shipping Acquires V.Group's Port Agency Business

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Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) and V.Group trade port agency and marine travel businesses.

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Yearly Volumes Surge at King Abdullah Port

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King Abdullah Port concluded 2018 with an increase of 36% in its annual throughput with 2.3 million TEUs.

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US Container Imports Still Strong ahead of Tariff Increase

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US container imports remain at higher-than-usual levels as a possible increase in tariffs approaches.

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HPH Trust Ends 2018 with Major Loss

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HPH Trust ended 2018 with loss of HKD 10.2 billion, compared to a profit of HKD 2.2 billion reported in 2017.

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Norwegian Epic Allides with Pier in Puerto Rico

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Norwegian Epic allided with a pier while docking at the Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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EUROGATE's Container Volumes Stable in 2018

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EUROGATE records stable container handling volumes in 2018 despite the challenging market environment. 

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Sentinel Proposing Texas VLCC Crude Export Terminal

Texas GulfLink

The proposed Texas GulfLink deepwater crude oil export terminal will be capable of loading VLCC vessels.

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Mawani Off to a Good Start with Major Developments

Port

Saudi Ports Authority entered the 2019 with a number of major developments taking place at its 9 ports.

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Piraeus to Strengthen Cargo Flows with Venice, Chioggia

Piraeus Port Authority

The Piraeus Port Authority reached a deal with Ports of Venice and Chioggia to strengthen cargo flows.

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Cairns a Step Closer to Welcoming Larger Cruise Ships

Cairns Shipping Development Project

The port operator expects the first larger cruise ship to enter the channel in late 2019.

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Excelerate: Northeast Gateway Terminal Ramps Up LNG Exports

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Excelerate Energy's Northeast Gateway Deepwater Terminal reached a peak send-out flow rate.

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Hutchison's Workers in Sydney, Brisbane Continue Striking

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MUA: Hutchison Ports' workers in Sydney and Brisbane will continue with industrial actions.

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Readers’ Picks of the Week

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Here are the most read stories of the previous week.

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HHLA Exceeds Earnings Targets in 2018

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Despite difficult market conditions in the second half of 2018, HHLA wrapped up the year with a rise in its earnings. 

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World's 1st LNG Icebreaker Refueled at Tornio LNG Terminal

On February 2, icebreaker Polaris refueled for the first time at the LNG terminal in Tornio.

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