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  • 20 November 2012

    Tema, Ghana’s largest port, has made global headlines recently over the “crippling disruptions” caused by an impounded Argentinean military ship blocking a busy berth. The obstruction has come at an inopportune time for Tema, where activity should be ramping up to the peak pre-Christmas period. It also highlights the importance of ongoing efforts to enhance […]

  • 20 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    Daniel Andrews’ back-flip on developing a second container port at the Port of Hastings will put thousands of Victorian jobs at risk and rip $1 billion from the state economy every year, according to premier.vic.gov. Minister for Ports Denis Napthine said Labor should never again be trusted to manage the state’s network of commercial ports […]

  • 19 November 2012

    Westports Malaysia Sdn Bhd, operator of the country’s busiest port, still projects growth in its business for next year despite the gloomy global economy. Its chief executive officer Ruben Emir Gnanalingam said despite the global economic crisis and news of the European economy in recession, consumption worldwide was still increasing. Therefore, he said, Westports’ cargo […]

  • 16 November 2012

    The Australian Greens called today for an independent inquiry as requested by the United Nations into the Gladstone contamination crisis, part of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. “The announcement of marine parks following a successful Greens campaign is welcome news, but the government must now prevent the mining giants from undermining that marine […]

  • 14 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Melbourne Corporation successfully delivered the Channel Deepening Project (CDP) ahead of time, under budget and in compliance with the environmental approval conditions, except for three minor nonconformances, However, the achievement of CDP’s benefits to date has been affected by the 2008 global financial crisis (GFC), which has reduced demand for global trade […]

  • 12 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    Northport (M) Bhd, one of the main maritime gateways in the country, believes that its port capacity-expansion plans will be the catalyst to ride over the expected headwinds that may hit the industry going forward. This is because as a seasoned player, the wholly-owned subsidiary of NCB Holdings Bhd has survived and withstood quite a […]

  • 21 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    Summer has come and gone, but boaters are still making their way in and out of the Robbins Reef Yacht Club in New Jersey’s Newark Bay within the Port of New York/New Jersey. “We saw a significant increase in boating activity this summer and it’s continuing this fall and this is because our members are […]

  • 16 October 2012

    Nearly 200 environmental experts came together to discuss the role of ports, terminal operators and shipping companies in working towards sustainable operations. The 7th edition of Congress was held the first week of October 2012 in Marseille, the former ancient Greek merchant port and one of the biggest port cities on the Mediterranean Sea. The […]

  • 28 September 2012

    The controversial mass dredging operations, that independent scientists believe are likely responsible for creating a marine contamination crisis in Gladstone harbour, are now planned to increase with the addition of a new shipping passage in the harbour. “This is some of the worst possible news for local Gladstone fishing communities, who have lost their harbour, […]

  • 26 September 2012

    Dynamar has just issued its latest report in the Ports and Terminals series, titled “Container Volumes and Terminal Capacity in the Mediterranean”. Down and up The September 2009 collapse of Lehman Bros turned financial turmoil into a worldwide economic crisis culminating in a global downturn of the container trades of proportions not seen before. Container […]

  • 10 September 2012
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Cargotec Terminal Solutions Sdn Bhd, a well-known equipment and services provider to some of the major ports in Malaysia, expects to reap the benefit of the rising demand from the industry going forward. Currently, the port industry has regained its momentum after much of its plan was put on hold due to the global economic […]

  • 13 August 2012

    The World Port Days are being held in Rotterdam for the 35th time. This year, that will be on 7, 8 and 9 September. The festival will take place on the banks of the river Maas in the centre of the city and on the industrial site in the 40-kilometre long port. This year’s theme […]

  • 8 July 2012

    Members of the recently appointed Kalamazoo Lake Harbor Authority (KLHA) met with approximately 27 key state and Federal officials in Kalamazoo, Mich., on June 28, 2012 to discuss the dredging challenges facing the Saugatuck-Douglas harbor. The intent of the meeting was to fully brief these officials on the conditions within the harbor and engage their […]

  • 5 July 2012

    Science and Technology Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi has assured that Bangkok and key economic zones will not be flooded this year. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra today presided over the meeting of Water Resources Management and Flood Control Committee, with Mr Plodprasop and other flood-related agencies in attendance. During the meeting, Ms Yingluck instructed the Hydrographic Department […]

  • 28 June 2012

    The Industry Minister has led the management team from the Board of Investment of Thailand (BOI) to Japan to assure Japanese investors of Thailand’s flood prevention plan in a bid to create investor confidence. During the roadshow to Japan, Industry Minister M.R. Phongsawat Svastiwat presented Thailand’s industrial and investment promotion strategies to Japanese investors, while […]

  • 27 June 2012

    Royal Irrigation Department Director-General Lertviroj Kowattana claimed that all 123 flood prevention projects, initiated under the government’s emergency relief policy in fiscal 2012, are progressing well and will definitely be completed in 2 months’ time. Mr. Lertviroj stated that all upstream projects are set to be finished by the end of this month, while those […]

  • 20 June 2012

    The Royal Thai Army has now completed the dredging of 100 canals in Bangkok, while the dredging work in middle stream provinces are nearing completion. Army Region 1 Commander Lieutenant-General Udomdej Sitabutr said that as part of the state-initiated flood prevention project, the army has dredged 100 canals in the capital, and has completed 84 […]

  • 18 June 2012

    The Office of Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is implementing its flood prevention scheme on the assumption that the flood will hit Bangkok as it did in 2011. After a meeting with BMA executives, BMA Spokesperson Mr. Wasan Meewong said that related agencies have coordinated to quickly prepare Bangkok for possible flooding, given the recent amount […]

  • 15 June 2012

    The Prime Minister has instructed officials in all flood-prone provinces to complete all state-initiated flood prevention projects by each respective deadline. PM Yingluck Shinawatra has expressed satisfaction over the 4-day official inspection trip to upstream, midstream and downstream areas, which ended on Thursday. The PM said that she found that all related provincial governors have […]

  • 4 June 2012

    Last night’s explosive UNESCO State of Conservation Report and draft decisions on the Great Barrier Reef is a slap in the face for the federal and Queensland governments, who must now stop their dredging, dumping and shipping frenzy to avoid the international embarrassment of a World Heritage in Danger listing within 8 months. “This is […]

  • 3 June 2012

      Congresswoman Laura Richardson continued her remarkable record of making major progress for port communities by introducing a bipartisan amendment that will ensure that the nation’s ports are prepared in times of crisis. In 2009, Congresswoman Richardson was appointed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton to the National Defense Authorization […]

  • 29 May 2012

    A new economic analysis by The Australia Institute reveals major economic disadvantages will be caused by just one LNG development by Arrow in Gladstone, where the ongoing environmental crisis in the harbour has already been linked to mass dredging for LNG exports, said the Greens today. “People in Gladstone scarcely need reminding that the coal […]

  • 25 May 2012

    The Christie Administration has won another round in the state’s legal fight to hold those responsible for intentionally polluting the lower Passaic River with pesticides, including an extremely toxic form of dioxin, liable for cleanup, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced yesterday. Superior Court Judge Sebastian P. Lombardi, presiding in Essex County, held […]

  • 16 May 2012

    On May 14 at the conference hall of hotel “Londonskaya” the VI International Conference “Freight and Ports of the Azov-Black Seas Basin” took place. Among the participants there were representatives from Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Israel, Britain, Austria, Switzerland, Canada, Egypt, Norway, Romania, the Netherlands and other countries. Organizers – “Business Forum” company, “Industrial cargoes” […]

  • 15 May 2012

    The Science and Technology Minister has admitted that inefficient water resources management is the root to the country’s inundation problem while insisting that the construction of Mae Wong Dam will not cause environmental impact. Speaking at a seminar concerning the flood crisis and budget allocation for appropriate water management in the future, Science and Technology […]

  • 14 May 2012

    Recently, ESPO held the 9th edition of its annual Conference in Sopot, the elegant Polish seaside resort town located in between the ports of Gdansk and Gdynia, who were hosting the event. The conference revolved around the theme of port financing and investment, the most important enabling factors behind port development. The conference also devoted […]