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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 […]

  • 22 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    Auckland Council is going to seek consent to build a permanent seawall at the northern end of Orewa Beach between Kohu Street and Marine View. Last week the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board approved the design that will be used when applying for resource consent to build the seawall. The recommended design is for a […]

  • 17 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has announced their monthly project update for the cleanup of lead impacted sediment by hydraulic dredging in the Mill River.   “We are currently in the process of dredging, dewatering the sediment, treating the filtrate water from the dewatering process, and discharging treated water back to the Mill River,” CDEEP stated. […]

  • 25 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Philadelphia has reported a 16 percent in cargo in 2014, marking the fifth consecutive year of double-digit cargo growth along the city’s Delaware River waterfront.  Final cargo figures for 2014, compiled by the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA), reveal that 5,950,319 metric tons of cargo were handed at the Port of Philadelphia’s […]

  • 10 June 2012

    According to NECN, Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee and the state’s two U.S. senators have welcomed a new 126-foot tall harbor crane to the Port of Davisville. Chafee and senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse announced the arrival of the new crane Friday at the port. NECN reports that the $4 million crane is capable […]

  • 1 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Nigerian Ports Authority in its Quarterly report of 1st Quarter, 2013 has witnessed increased gross tonnage of coastal vessels and Cargo traffic over the same period in 2012. Available statistics shows that Gross tonnage of coastal vessels was 2,237,822mt, an increase of 23% over 1st quarter 2012 figure of 1,810,423. Laden Container Throughput was […]

  • 3 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Aberdeen Harbour Board’s annual results have revealed record vessel activity in 2012 and record levels of cargo passing through the port. Overall vessel tonnage handled by the port increased by eight per cent, from 25.91 million tonnes in 2011, to 28.19 million tonnes in 2012. The Harbour also saw an eight per cent increase in […]

  • 12 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Six months into his first year with Port Freeport, Executive Port Director/CEO Glenn Carlson received some very good news: Port Freeport’s financial results continue to meet or exceed our financial plan for fiscal year 2013. “We have not only retained our “A” credit rating, but have posted strong financial results from Port operations. For example, […]

  • 10 January 2013

    Container traffic at the Port of Charleston was up nearly 12 percent in November, in results announced at the regular South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) Board meeting. Last month, the Port of Charleston handled 125,780 20-foot-equivalent units (TEUs), an 11.9 percent increase from the same month last year. Gains for containers handled at the SCPA’s […]

  • 4 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    2013 is shaping up as a watershed year for Chatham Rock Phosphate, Edison Investment Research says in its latest update. “CRP is moving closer to demonstrating a commercially and technically viable undersea mining project,“Edison says. “Risks still remain but the most significant are easing,” according to analyst John Kidd in a fresh assessment released last […]

  • 1 February 2012

    The Port of Tubarão in Vitória has received Vale Rio de Janeiro, a Very Large Ore Carrier (VLOC) which is capable of transporting 400,000 metric tons of iron ore. The docking of this vessel marks the first stage in Vale’s project in Espírito Santo to receive the world’s largest ore carriers. Vale has been studying […]

  • 6 December 2013

    President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday said the Takoradi Port expansion project, which is slated to be completed in 2016 would create 3,000 jobs for all categories of workers. He said under the Chinese Development Bank loan facility, government would also embark on the Sekondi-Takoradi industrial city project, to create more job opportunities in the […]

  • 5 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    A draft environmental assessment for bank repairs to Dry Creek, a left-bank tributary of the Big Sioux River, near Hawarden in Sioux County, Iowa is currently available for public review. The draft EA evaluates the environmental impacts of repairing bank erosion along a portion of Dry Creek and filling a scour hole caused by high […]

  • 2 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Robert Hurt, along with Congressmen G.K. Butterfield, Bob Goodlatte, Morgan Griffith and Markwayne Mullin, recently introduced the Supporting Home Owners Rights Enforcement (SHORE) Act, H.R. 2929. This legislation would amend the Federal Power Act to ensure that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) considers private property ownership rights when issuing a license or enforcement action […]

  • 24 September 2012
    Business & Finance

    DP World, UAE Region, the region’s premier marine terminal operator, took a major step towards the development of a massive new container terminal at Jebel Ali in Dubai, with the signing of an agreement for the construction of the infrastructure to expand capacity at the flagship port by 4 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit). Terminal […]

  • 15 January 2013

    Recently, CCCC Third Harbor Engineering Co., Ltd. has won the bid for the maintenance and renovation project of the right safeguard and law enforcement base in Zhujiajian and the maintenance and renovation project of the right safeguard and law enforcement base in Zhoushan, with a total contract value of 168 million yuan. With a contract […]

  • 6 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    The first step necessary to clean up the Eau Gallie River, an Indian River Lagoon tributary, began last week as crews started constructing a facility to store the muck that will be dredged later this year from the river’s bottom. “It is exciting to know that work has begun on the dredged material management area,” […]

  • 23 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Monthly operating revenue exceeded $20 million again in July, the Port of Houston Authority announced. This achievement was high on a list of positives that Executive Director Len Waterworth shared in his report to the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority at its monthly meeting held on Tuesday. The Port Authority generated $21 […]

  • 24 September 2012

    The first consignment of wheat for the year 2012 on behalf of the Government of India (GOI) was exported from Port of Pipavav on September 20, 2012. The vessel MV Spar Canis sailed from the port with a total of 36,750.082 MT on board. The cargo is being exported by the GOI to Pt. Indofood […]

  • 4 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Following the recent signing agreement by China Shipping Container Terminals for a 24% shareholding in APM Terminals Zeebrugge, APM Terminals announced the first call of China Shipping Container Lines’ CSCL Star on the AEX7 service on 3 October. “We are extremely proud to welcome China Shipping Container Lines to our facility. This new service adds […]

  • 13 April 2012

    According to the port operator JSC Ust-Luga, handling of imports/exports at the Port of Ust-Luga in the first quarter of 2012 leaped 2.7 from January-March 2011, to 7,229,000 tons. Handling of imported vehicles at Ust-Luga Ro-Ro terminal soared by 77 percent year-over-year to 45,092 units. In March, the port’s stevedoring companies transshipped 2.72 million tons […]

  • 27 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Environment Agency and Leicester City Council are working together to design and build a scheme which will reduce flood risk to approximately 4,700 properties in the city of Leicester through a series of flow improvements along the River Soar. There are approximately 7,000 residential and commercial properties at risk from river flooding in Leicester […]

  • 12 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    The handling (offloading) capacity of the Major Ports in the country is sufficient to match with the trade demands, according to Press Information Bureau, Government of India. The capacity of all Major Ports as on 31.03.2013 was 744.91 million metric tonnes (MMT) against the traffic of 545.79 MMT handled in 2012-13. The capacity utilization is around […]

  • 10 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Colombo will go up to the 21st position from 32 in the Top 50 World Container Ports list this year with the new berths of the Colombo International Container Terminals (CICT) coming into operation. The completion of the CICT final stage will have dramatic effects for container throughput at the South Asia island nation with […]

  • 5 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Head of the Armed Forces Engineering Department and the supervisor of the New Suez Canal project, Major General Kamel Al-Wazir, said yesterday that the digging rate at the project reached 142 million cubic meters. The project is designed to enlarge the transit capacity and to increase industrial activity in the area. This capital project was inaugurated […]

  • 30 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Port of Tallinn (AS Tallinna Sadam) earned an unaudited half-year net profit of 20.2 million euros with company’s turnover reaching 59 million euros. Compared to last year the turnover increased by 7% and the net profit by 16%. “The first half of this year introduced the best ever figures for Port of Tallinn, both financially […]