• Containership catches fire at Manila...

    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.

  • Tallinn port reshuffles management amid...

    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.

  • Ports of Antwerp, Bremen, Dublin, Guadeloupe and...

    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’.

  • APM Terminals buys Grup Maritim TCB

    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.

  • Global Terminal Operators Launch Go Green...

    Leading container terminal and port operators have teamed up to launch the ‘Go Green’ – the first ever joint industry initiative to promote environmental awareness and make a sustainable difference in the communities in which they operate.

  • NYK establishes first ro-ro terminal in Saudi...

    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).

  • New Florida Ports Couincil Chairman Named

    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.


State's port sector set for major boost

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.


West Coast ports must improve throughput

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.”