A 2,742 teu containership, Cape Moreton (37,882dwt, built 2005) caught fire Saturday morning while anchored at Manila International Container Port (MICP) in Manila, Philippines.
Both the chairman of the management board, Ain Kaljurand, and a member, Allan Kiil, have resigned after it was revealed in the Estonian media that they have been under investigation for accepting bribes. Kaljurand's position is equivalent to that of chief executive officer or managing director.
The projects of the ports of Antwerp, Bremen, Dublin, Guadeloupe and Valencia have been shortlisted for the seventh European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) Award on Societal Integration of Ports. The jury selected these five applications from a total of 22 submissions. The theme of this year’s competition is ‘engagement with local schools and universities’.
In shipping’s ongoing consolidation phase, APM Terminals has reached an agreement with Perez y Cia to acquire their majority stake in the Barcelona-based Grup Maritim TCB and its maritime services’ container terminal portfolio in Europe and Latin America. Grup Maritim TCB has 11 container terminals with an annual throughput capacity of 4.3m teu and an estimated annual container volume of 3.5m teu.
The world’s largest port operators have come together to push a joint green agenda.
NYK has established its first exclusive roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) terminal in Saudi Arabia at King Abdullah port (KAP). KAP RORO Terminal is a joint-venture initiative between the Japan-headquartered shipping company and Saudi Arabia-based Ports Development Company (PDC).
Port Tampa Bay President and CEO Paul Anderson has been elected chairman of the Florida Ports Council, an association of the state’s 15 public seaports, headquartered in Tallahassee. The association represents the voice of the port industry in Florida and provides leadership, on both the state and federal levels, in key initiatives that bolster the state’s maritime interests and seaborne trade, domestically and internationally.
As new ports face viability issues, the Union government plans to firm up a policy guideline on location of green-field ports. This development gains importance after the Kerala government opposed centre’s decision to allow setting up a major port in Tamil Nadu.
The Maritime Union is cautiously supporting the move to automate part of Ports of Auckland, saying it's the way of the future despite a potential 50 job losses.
KOCHI: Kerala is in for a massive investment in its port infrastructure . The plan is to initially develop the Azheekal, Ponnani, Munambam and Kollam ports and then a chain of bunkering ports, followed by the minor ports to supplement traffic at the major ports like Kochi and the proposed Vizhinjam international port, said Director of Ports P I Sheik Pareeth.
In a recent letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America transportation committee NVOCC sub-committee chairman Richard Roche responded to the Department’s request for public comment on U.S. seaport efficiency and competitiveness issues for its “21st Century U.S. Port Competitiveness Initiative.”
Port Tampa Bay renewed an agreement with Ports America to continue operating its container terminal through May 2046, according to a news release.