• Freight volumes continue to increase in the Port...

    The Port of Gothenburg is growing in terms of volumes and enhancing its position as the guarantor of Swedish industry’s access to the world at large – this is reflected in the Port’s reported volumes for the first half of 2022. And despite warnings of an imminent recession, Elvir Dzanic, CEO of the Gothenburg Port Authority, believes there will be continued growth for the industrial sector into next year.

  • Kalmar terminal tractors chosen by Maldives Ports...

    Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has concluded an agreement to supply Maldives Ports Limited (MPL) with three Kalmar T2i terminal tractors. The order, which also includes two years of access to Kalmar Insight, was booked in Cargotec’s 2022 Q2 order intake, with delivery scheduled for early Q1 2023.

  • America’s biggest ports are still contending with...

    The nation’s largest ports handled more volume this year than through the same time period last year, a sign the supply chain challenges that wreaked havoc on consumers and retailers during the pandemic still haven’t let up. But there are signs port congestion is shifting from west to east and could even ease overall thanks to consumers slowing their shopping habits.

  • Bintulu Port seen to sustain earnings rise

    Bintulu Port Holdings Bhd (BPHB) is projected to sustain growth in earnings on the back of its liquified natural gas (LNG) business, profits from its subsidiary – Samalaju Industrial Port Sdn Bhd – and its crude palm oil (CPO) bulking services in Sarawak.

  • Port Of Tanjung Pelepas Becomes First Container...

    Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP), a joint venture between Malaysian based MMC Group and Netherlands based APM Terminals hits historic milestone by becoming the first container terminal in Malaysia to surpass 1 million TEUs in a month.

  • Bentzel: Buildup of Empties at East Coast Ports...

    Shippers and truckers at America's gateway ports have alleged problems with unreturnable empty shipping containers since the start of the late-pandemic cargo boom, and the problem is becoming worse on the U.S. East Coast, according to members of the Federal Maritime Commission. Chairman Dan Maffei has reported that his office is receiving complaints from the Port of New York and New Jersey that sound much like those heard previously in California's gateway ports: ocean carriers refusing to accept box returns at the terminal, forcing truckers to store unwanted empty containers at their own expense and then pay D&D fees for the privilege. Truckers who file complaints or refuse to pay the D&D charges risk getting cut off from further shipments, drayage firms say. 

  • 50 players urge for Mandatory Mass Flow Meters in...

    TFG Marine joined with 50 other industry participants representing 2,000 vessels to appeal to the Rotterdam and the Antwerp port authorities to follow Singapore’s lead and introduce mandatory MFM delivery in their jurisdictions.



Port Houston Posts Another Strong Month

In September, Port Houston handled 353,525 TEUs, an increase of 26% compared to September of last year. This is the second-highest month ever for containers at Port Houston, following only August 2022. The increase in volume is largely due to demand for imported goods and a more efficient gateway, and loaded import container volume was up 31% in September over the same month last year. Overall, container volume is up 18% year-to-date at Port Houston’s terminals and is nearing the 3M mark already this year.


Port of Antwerp-Bruges moves forward with renewal of Europa Terminal

The works, which will take about nine years and be carried out in three phases, will ensure that the latest generation of container ships can continue to call at Antwerp. These renovations will also result in an efficient and sustainable terminal that contributes to the transition towards a climate-neutral port.


Singapore: Tuas Megaport In Singapore, An Upcoming Model To The World In Port Operations, And Soon To Be Light Years Ahead Of The Globes Largest Ports

The Maritime Port Authority (MPA in Singapore) is currently in the process of building the Tuas Port, which will be the biggest port in the world with a capacity of 60 million TEU’s (twenty-foot equivalent units) once it is fully completed in 2040. PSA, the company taking the lead in the construction has implemented a four-phase process, with the first phase officially opening this September 2022, with three berths being operational. This isn’t just a 5 mile stretch of reclaimed land getting new ports, but instead a major modern expansion of fully automated ports. When Phase one of port operations at Tuas Port is fully operational in 2027, the port will have 21 deep-water berths that can handle 20 million TEUs annually. The first two berths started operations on schedule in December 2021, and three more berths will be operational by December 2022. In 2021, Singapore handled 37.2 million TEU being connected to more than 600 ports worldwide, making it the busiest port outside China. Tuas, when fully operational in 2040, will have more than 16 miles of berths. The port has been designed with the capacity to handle 65 million TEUs annually. By comparison, current plans for Shanghai, the globe’s number one port, call for a capacity of 50 million TEU annually.


VINCI signs the contract to design and build Germany’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal

Through its subsidiary Cobra IS and in a consortium with Sener, VINCI has signed the EPC* contract to build Germany’s first regasification terminal. It will have a production capacity of 10 billion m3 of natural gas per year and will have two 165,000 m3 storage tanks. The terminal will also be equipped with auxiliary operating systems, infrastructure and buildings.