Ports will need bigger quays, deeper berths and more cranes with a wider reach to keep pace with the ever-increasing size of cargo vessels, said an international shipping expert yesterday.
The Election Commission of India has allowed the Kerala government to sign an agreement with the Adani Group to build the Vizhinjam International Port. The preliminary works of the project will not be affected by the code of conduct in place in view of the Aruvikkara assembly byelection, the commission has informed the Chief Electoral Officer.
Sri Lanka’s Central Environmental Authority is to do a full environmental impact assessment (EIA) on the suspended Port City project by the state-owned China Communications Construction Company on reclaimed land off Colombo, the Sri Lankan government announced on Thursday. The EIA is expected to take four months.
The Industrial Development Bureau of the Department of Economic Development (IDB) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi Ports to establish a joint-programme that will help attract investment and further develop and enhance the fast-evolving industrial sector of Abu Dhabi.
Abu Dhabi Portshas signed a Musataha Agreement with Adearestone of the leading companies in the field of refrigeration and cooling systems in the UAE and MENA region.
Abu Dhabi Ports has hosted an open day to raise awareness about the need for all passengers – adults and children – to wear life jackets when on-board vessels docking at its ports. Held for the first time, the ‘Your Safety is Our Aim’ campaign will target passengers with advice and guidance designed to ensure people are familiar with wearing life jackets.
The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) yesterday gave assurance the country’s ports are ready to handle an increase in volume of cargo for the Christmas season.
A consortium of global and domestic funds, backed by investors including China Investment Corp, agreed to buy Australia's busiest port for a higher-than-expected A$9.7 billion ($7.3 billion), a sign that tough equity markets are helping fuel appetite for infrastructure.
The Port of Charleston escaped significant damage and should be open for normal operations on Monday, according to Jim Newsome, president and CEO of the State Ports Authority.
Drayage drivers serving the Port of Montreal can track terminal wait times via a new app aimed at improving gate fluidity and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.