• King Abdullah port throughput up by 14% In H1 2017

    King Abdullah Port of Saudi Arabia announced the increase of its throughput to 821,694 TEU in the first half of 2017, representing an increase of around 14 per cent compared to the same time last year, where the throughput was 720,483 TEU.

  • Emissions at Historic Lows While Cargo at...

    The Port of Los Angeles achieved record clean air gains while moving more cargo than ever, according to the Port’s 2016 Inventory of Air Emissions. Released today, the annual report also shows the Port surpassed its 2020 goal for reducing the health risk of emissions from port-related activity.

  • Saudi installing cranes at Yemen ports to boost...

    Saudi Arabia said last week it was installing four cranes at three ports in Yemen to help boost humanitarian aid deliveries and was ready to assist with installing cranes at the key port of Hodeidah once it was under control of a neutral party.

  • Latin American and Caribbean container port...

    Container volumes at ports in Latin America and the Caribbean Sea increased by 6.7 % during the first quarter of 2017, according to a report released by the United Nations Economic Commission on Latin America and the Caribbean [ECLAC].

  • Shapoorji Pallonji Group bids for LNG...

    The Mumbai Port Trust LNG unit, estimated to cost over ₹2,690 crore, has received environment and coastal regulation zone clearances from the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

  • Ports are about to get even bigger — and higher...

    The more than 900 ports in the United States move approximately 99% of the nation’s goods, and the $4.6 trillion they generate constitutes 26% of all economic activity in the country, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers. That segment of the supply chain employs more than 23 million people in port-related jobs, according to a 2015 report from the American Association of Port Authorities.


Working to make ports a key driver of socio-economic change, says shipping ministry

The government is striving to make ports a major driver of socio-economic change and aid long term growth trajectory of the economy, Shipping Ministry has said. “With India striving to improve its manufacturing competitiveness with Make in India, the government of India is leaving no stone unturned to make ports the drivers of socio- economic change and aid long term growth trajectory of the economy,” the ministry said in a statement.


Steps for ease of doing business at Kochi port

Among the several steps taken to improve the ease of doing business at the Kochi port by agencies like the Department of Customs, Cochin Port Trust (CPT), and the container terminal operator are the installation of a container scanner at the International Container Transshipment Terminal (ICTT) at Vallarpadam. The scanner is expected to be ready for commissioning by the end of this year.


US ports receive $100m in security grants

The US Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced the recipients of US$100m in port security grants, with port authorities, terminal operators and domestic law enforcement agencies among those earkmarked for funds.


Ports ready to ease shipping backlog after Harvey

More ships sailed into the Houston Ship Channel in what will be a parade of vessels laden with crude oil, consumer goods and cruise passengers that have been unable to dock in a region devastated by Hurricane Harvey.