Port of Liverpool warn of job losses

The Port of Liverpool has announced its plans to restructure its containers division and will next week start a redundancy consultation process.

The major container port in the United Kingdom said the decision was “extremely regrettable but now unavoidable, given the economic backdrop”.

“The unitised cargo market is experiencing a significant decline in volume due to several factors which underpin the bleak outlook on the global economy; with rising interest rates, higher energy costs and...


Revised regulations will provide clear framework for innovation in maritime

Rules governing workboats, pilot boats and remotely operated vessels have been revised and remade to support innovation in industry. The revised Merchant Shipping (Workboats, Pilot Boats and Remotely Operated Unmanned Vessels) Regulations 2022 and accompanying Code is now going out for consultation...


Port of Antwerp-Bruges, PSA Antwerp give green light for box terminal renewal

Port of Antwerp-Bruges and PSA Antwerp approved the renewal of the quayside and terminal at 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, Belgium, according to a statement.

Port of Antwerp-Bruges and PSA Antwerp are expected to invest in the renewal of the Europa Terminal to increase its container capacity and upgrade port infrastructure.

Cameron Thorpe, CEO...


Indonesians stuck on vessel in Kaohsiung set to be relieved: Port authority

The Maritime and Port Bureau has agreed to the entry of nine Burmese sailors to relieve eight Indonesian crewmen who have been stuck on their cargo vessel for over seven months in Kaohsiung Port. The Burmese sailors are currently having their visas processed by Taiwan’s representative office in...


Direct routes from Ctg to major ports halve shipment time and cost

In April 2021, over 25,000 imported containers were stuck at transshipment ports in Sri Lanka, Singapore, and Malaysia, holding up or slowing down industries due to raw material shortages. Exporters were helpless with growing fears of missing shipment deadlines. The crisis was further complicated...


Minister exhorts ports to focus on initiatives to promote ‘green shipping’

Union Minister for Shipping Sarbananda Sonowal has said that ports in the country should lay emphasis on initiatives to promote ‘green shipping’ and reduce carbon footprint as part of efforts to promote a green eco-system in the maritime sector. He was chairing a session of Chinthan Baithak here...


Microban presents high quality, non-heavy-metal antimicrobial technology for water-based coatings

Microban International is proud to present LapisShield™, a novel, non-heavy-metal technology designed to seamlessly integrate antimicrobial functionality into any water-based coating formulation. This broad-spectrum antimicrobial technology is proven to inhibit bacterial growth by up to 99.99 %,...


Wilson Sons wins international award for sustainability report and environmental, social and governance actions

Wilson Sons, Brazil’s largest integrated port-shipping logistics operator, was presented with an award at the ESG Reporting Awards 2022 — Best Sustainability Reporting — as the company with the best report in the services category, surpassing other global corporations. The award is promoted by ESG...


Port of Felixstowe: What do strikes at UK’s biggest container port mean?

The Port of Felixstowe in Suffolk is a vast operation and handles almost half of the UK’s container trade. For the past eight days, hundreds of workers, who are members of the union Unite, were on strike. The BBC asked the Port of Felixstowe what impact this action had on shipping and UK supply...


Port Houston orders 26 hybrid Konecranes RTGs

Port Houston has ordered 14 hybrid Konecranes rubber tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) for its Barbours Cut Container Terminal and 12 hybrid Konecranes RTGs for its Bayport Container Terminal.

The order, which is expected to support the port’s expansion, was booked in the third quarter of 2022, while the crane deliveries will start in the second half of 2023 and continue to mid-2024.

Port Houston aims to strengthen its equipment as channel improvement programme and land infrastructure investment are...


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