• Shanghai port’s July throughput sets record

    The port of Shanghai, the world’s busiest container port, may have set a container throughput record for July, its operator Shanghai International Port Group said on Monday on its official WeChat account.

  • Port of Genoa receives two bids for reissued...

    As had already emerged from recent discussions, the two groups who had been invited by the Western Ligurian Sea Port Authority to tender for the elaboration of the detailed and executive design and the construction of the new Breakwater of the Port of Genoa, presented their offers by the bid submission deadline of midnight 26 July.


  • Container Ship Backlog Grows Again at the Port of...

    A backup of container ships off one of the U.S. East Coast’s busiest ports has swelled to 40 vessels, reviving a bottleneck that had cleared earlier this year and raising fresh concerns over potential supply-chain disruptions during the critical peak shipping season.

  • Rio Grande port in south Brazil plans to increase...

    The Port of Rio Grande in the Brazilian southernmost state of Rio Grande do sul, will have continuous dredging of its access channel. The decision follows strong long-standing demand from operators and the fact that the main maritime port terminal in the state of Rio Grande do Sul also has close links with the three other Mercosur member countries, Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay.

  • Container XChange: Ports in China charge the...

    Container xChange’s new Demurrage & Detention Benchmark 2022 report, published today, compares Demurrage & Detention (D&D) rates* imposed on customers by the world’s ten largest shipping lines across 60 of the world’s biggest container ports.

  • First Shore Power Capability for Containerships...

    Construction is underway on the first shore power installation specifically designed to handle containerships. The demonstration project is being built at the Port of Hamburg initially serving two of the terminals and is due to enter an initial test phase in 2023.


Port Of Antwerp-Bruges First Port To Introduce GDP Certificate For Distribution Of Pharmaceuticals

The distribution of pharmaceutical products requires specific handling. This method is defined in the GDP (Good Distribution Practice) guidelines. Port of Antwerp-Bruges was the first seaport in the world to translate these rules into the maritime sphere in order to operate in accordance with these European GDP rules throughout the logistics chain. The guidelines have also now been officially recorded in a certificate issued by SGS, which was presented to pharmaceutical industry professionals during a tour of the port yesterday.


Work Begins to Upgrade Germany’s Lubmin Port for FSRU Operations

Construction work started this week in the eastern German port of Lubmin for the first completely funded FSRU terminal as part of Germany’s plan to replace a portion of its Russian gas supply with imports. When the project was announced in July, Deutsche ReGas, which is leading the effort, promised an accelerated timeline to have the facility operating by December 2022.