Archive for the ‘Ports & Terminals’ Category

Cocoa filled container vessels call at the port of Amsterdam

“A congestion-free intermodal port” Amsterdam, 16 December 2011 – The joint container promotion by the Ter Haak Group and Port of Amsterdam is paying off. Three container shipping companies have chosen the Amsterdam port for the supply of West African cocoa beans to the European market. The...
December 16th, 2011 | Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port news from GAC

HOT PORT NEWS from GAC for 15th of December 2011 which was …lost in the www….. Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Worldwide – Madagascar commissioning enhances African SAR coverage * United States, Delaware River – Safety...
December 16th, 2011 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Panama Canal Expansion Project Update

Panama Canal Expansion Project Update
In October 2006 the Republic of Panama approved via a national referendum a programme consisting in the construction of two new sets of locks: one on the Pacific and one of the Atlantic of the Canal.  Each lock will have three chambers and each chamber will have three water reutilization basins, highlighting...
December 15th, 2011 | Canals, News | Read More

Greencarrier Freight Services Finland has appointed Jarmo Halonen to be its new MD

Greencarrier Freight Services Finland has appointed Jarmo Halonen to be its new MD
  With effect from 13 December, Jarmo Halonen has been appointed Managing Director for Greencarrier Freight Services Finland.  Jarmo Halonen has wide experience of international freight forwarding and prior to joining Greencarrier from Itella Logistics, held the position of Managing Director at the...
December 15th, 2011 | Logistics, People and Places, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

DATE: December 14, 2011- COUNTRY: United States – PORT: Houston, Texas – Dense fog in Houston Shipping Canal Houston Pilots are still not boarding any vessels in the Houston Shipping Canal, after boarding was halted due to heavy fog at 0805 hours yesterday (13 December). According to the...
December 14th, 2011 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot port news from GAC

 In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * United States, all ports-Reopening of comment period for Port Access    Route Study * Oman, Al Qalhat (Sur)-2012 port charges increase * Hong Kong, Hong Kong-Temporary establishment of current meters * Australia, Port Kembla-Mid-ship gangway concrete platform...
December 12th, 2011 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Ports and Carriers United on the Need to Weigh Loaded Containers

The International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) has joined with the World Shipping Council (WSC), the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), and BIMCO in the effort to encourage the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to amend the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) to require,...
December 12th, 2011 | Associations, Logistics, Ports & Terminals | Read More

U-Freight drinks to growth of wine logistics in China

U-Freight drinks to growth of wine logistics in China
U-Freight’s Bowin Lee The U-Freight Group – (www.ufreight.com) – the Hong Kong-headquartered international freight services and logistics group, believes that China’s growing thirst for French wine will be a major boost for the company’s specialist wine logistics services. The...
December 12th, 2011 | Exhibitions, Food and Drink, Logistics | Read More

GAC Pindar wins logistics contract for Extreme Sailing Series

Andrew Pindar GAC Pindar has been awarded a three-year contract from global sports marketing company OC Thirdpole to provide a complete logistics support package to the award-winning Extreme Sailing Series. The Extreme Sailing Series, only one of four ISAF rated Special Events, is renowned as one...
December 10th, 2011 | Logistics, Yachting | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

DATE: December 09, 2011 COUNTRY: South Africa  – PORT: Cape Town Situation at Quay 501 – Update: 9 December ————— Transnet has advised that the fire on the vessel berthed at Quay 501 in Cape Town’s Ben Schoeman Dock is now under control. Fire staff are...
December 10th, 2011 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
PORT: Delaware River Reedy Point South Anchorage opening The Captain of the Port Sector Delaware Bay advises all mariners that the upper portion of Reedy Point South Anchorage (Anchorage #3) is now open to vessel anchorages. Dredging has been completed in the vicinity of the C&D Canal and has now...
December 8th, 2011 | News, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Commission Work Programme Confirms New Ports Package

The European Commission recently presented its work programme for 2012, which also outlines initiatives planned for 2013 and 2014. The Commission’s new ‘Ports Package’ is mentioned in the 2013 action list. It is referred to as the development of a “framework for future EU ports’ policy, including...
December 6th, 2011 | Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More

PD Ports invests in young people

The Apprentices at Teesport PD Ports demonstartes its commitment to investing in young people with the introduction of a new Apprentiship scheme at Teesport PD Ports has demonstrated its ongoing commitment to investing in people with the introduction of a new Dock Operations apprenticeship scheme...
December 6th, 2011 | Maritime Education and Training, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Transitioning From America’s Cup To Perth 2011

 In 1987 the America’s Cup hit the shores of Fremantle, Western Australia where the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships currently host the 1, 200 sailors from 79 nations. And a little bit of the America’s Cup is brought to Fremantle at Perth 2011 as sailors such as Ed Wright (GBR), Tom Slingsby...
December 4th, 2011 | Yachting | Read More

Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships Opened By ISAF President Goran Petersson

ISAF President Göran Petersson opened the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships earlier in Perth, Western Australia. Seventy nine nations were represented at the Opening Ceremony with over 1, 100 sailors set to compete for world championship glory in the ten Olympic events on show in Fremantle. The...
December 2nd, 2011 | Yachting | Read More

TEN-T Days: ESPO Seeks to Increase Support for Port Hinterland Connections

The European Commission is organising the fourth edition of the ‘TEN-T Days’ in Antwerp today and tomorrow. Aim of the conference is to discuss the Commission’s new proposals on the guidelines and financial framework (so-called ‘Connecting Europe Facility’) for the Trans-European Transport...
November 29th, 2011 | European Union, Ports & Terminals | Read More

RYA Regional Young Sailor of the Year Award winners announced

 2011’s inspiring young sailors are recognised The RYA has turned the spotlight on some of this year’s most inspiring young sailors as the 2011 RYA Regional Young Sailor of the Year Award winners are announced. The 15 young sailors from the 13 RYA regions were nominated by sailing clubs and...
November 27th, 2011 | Yachting | Read More

Port of Amsterdam prepares for growth in biomass

The port of Amsterdam is gearing-up for a boom in biomass volumes as a result of an increasing focus on renewable energy and new Dutch Government proposals. Currently, the Dutch ports handle 1.5 million tonnes of biomass each year, but as a result of the growing requirement for biomass in North European...
November 24th, 2011 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

ISAF World Match Race Rankings

Torvar Mirsky (AUS) has moved to the World #1 spot in the Open Match Race Rankings whilst ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) keeps holds her position at the top of the Women’s Match Race Rankings for the third rankings release running. Open Rankings Mirsky has timed his run...
November 24th, 2011 | Yachting | Read More

Dramatic South Hall changes for the 2012 Tullett Prebon London Boat Show

Dramatic South Hall changes for the 2012 Tullett Prebon London Boat Show
 The 2012 Tullett Prebon London Boat Show at ExCeL London is set to be another spectacular event for the UK marine industry with hundreds of must-see boats on display.  The London Show is an important event for visitors as it marks the start of the next sailing year; when you can’t get out on the...
November 20th, 2011 | Exhibitions, Sports | Read More

RYA Training Centre receives silver award at Cornwall Tourism Awards Ceremony

  For their outstanding windsurfing taster sessions RYA Training Centre, The Polkerris Beach Company in Cornwall finished its season on a high on Wednesday 9 November when they received the Silver award for ‘Best Tourism Activity, Sport & Experience of the Year’ at the Cornwall Tourism...
November 20th, 2011 | Yachting | Read More

Latest figures from the Port of Hamburg

 At 99 million tons, in the first nine months of the year throughput in the Port of Hamburg advanced by around 11 percent. This excellent, above-average result on throughput enabled the Port of Hamburg to recover market share in competition with the major ports in Northern Europe. Totalling 6.8 million...
November 18th, 2011 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Fruit containers from road to inland waterways

 A contract will be signed in Rotterdam today for transporting reefer containers with fruit on inland waterway vessels within the Port of Rotterdam area. In the first instance this concerns some 6, 000 40-foot containers that, until now, have been transported by lorry. In sector-wide research it became...
November 18th, 2011 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Thames Investment Drives Jobs and Growth

Thames Investment Drives Jobs and Growth
The Port of London Authority (PLA) says that the tidal River Thames is attracting investment of almost £2.5 billion in new passenger piers, cargo handling terminals and vessels. The PLA revealed the figure at the recently held parliamentary reception hosted by Gravesham MP, Adam Holloway.  The 95 miles...
November 18th, 2011 | News, Ports & Terminals | Read More

MOL with own organisation in Eastern Europe

18 November 2011 – Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), one of the world’s largest global multimodal transportation companies, will take over all the agency activities carried out on its behalf in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia and Hungary as part of its strategy to grow closer to customers. Currently...
November 18th, 2011 | Logistics | Read More