Thames Freeport to start operations in November

Thames Freeport will officially begin operations in November, according to United Kingdom Chancellor Rishi Sunak, a decision that is expected to drive new investment, jobs, skills and the adoption of greener technology, levelling up local communities and UK trade.

Thames Freeport partners have welcomed the Chancellor’s announcement, made on 27 October. “It will generate more than £4.5 billion (US$6.19 billion) in new public and private investment, create more than 21,000 new jobs, with...

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Ports of LA, LB to levy charges to ocean carriers – will it help to reduce congestion?

Further to the recent announcement by the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles to issue surcharge to ocean carriers whose cargo lingers at terminals, here is a commentary by xChange incase you think you would like to solicit an opinion from Container xChange – According to Dr. Johannes Schlingmeier,...

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Port of Coos Bay unveils plans for new box terminal

The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay has entered into a Purchase and Sale Agreement (PSA) to acquire and restore the former Georgia Pacific Mill site.

The port and the current owner, Commercial Development Company (CDC) Inc. of Saint Louis in Missouri, have negotiated the terms of the PSA with the goal of job creation on Oregon’s South Coast.

With this acquisition, the US port intends to rehabilitate the site and return it to service, utilising the facility for the movement of goods and...

https://container-news.com/port-of-coos-bay-unveils-plans-for-new-box-terminal/

Saudi Ports Authority enhances relations with global container lines

The Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) has held several meetings with leading local and international shipping lines, aiming to increase the handling container volume, improve operational processes and drive business to the ports in Saudi Arabia.​

This initiative constitutes a part of MAWANI’s strategy to promote effective collaboration throughout Saudi Arabia’s import and export operations ecosystem and support economic and commercial growth by facilitating smoother trade.

President of MAWANI, H.E....

https://container-news.com/saudi-ports-authority-enhances-relations-with-global-container-lines/

GEFO’s Newbuild Product Tanker MT Tosca Conducted Its First LNG Ship-To-Ship Bunkering Operation In Malaysia

Last Friday, “MT Tosca” conducted its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) ship-to-ship operation at the anchorage area of Pengerang in Malaysia. The 7,000 dwt product tanker is currently on its maiden voyage from Shanghai to Europe and the first vessel in the GEFO fleet that is equipped with a dual-fuel engine. For the organization of …

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Calhoun Port Authority And Max Midstream Announce Plans For Carbon Neutral Port Expansion

The Calhoun Port Authority today announced that the Congressionally-authorized Matagorda Ship Channel expansion will be constructed using an Environmental Social Governance (ESG) program with the intentions of making this project carbon neutral1. The port expansion will enable a wide array of products to be shipped from the Port of Calhoun to the world, creating much …

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First train on new China-Hamburg rail service reaches Germany

The DUUS terminal in Port of Hamburg welcomed on 25 October the first container block train of the new service linking Hamburg with China.

The ‘Shanghai Express’ which is operated by Shanghai Orient Silkroad Intermodal Co. Ltd, commenced from Shanghai, traversed Alashankou in Kazakhstan, Belarus and Małaszewicze in Poland, and finally arrived in Hamburg on Monday.

Fully loaded with fifty 40′ containers, the train departed on its first voyage with clothing, shoes, glassware, automotive parts,...

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San Pedro Bay Ports Announce New Measure To Clear Cargo: Ocean carriers to be charged daily fee for containers that linger on terminals

In an effort to improve cargo movement amid congestion and record volume, the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles will begin assessing a surcharge to ocean carriers for import containers that dwell on marine terminals. Under the new policy, the ports will charge ocean carriers for each container that falls into one of two …

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Ports Giant DP World Expects Container Volume Growth To Moderate In Q4

Dubai ports giant DP World said on Tuesday it expected growth in shipping freight container volumes to moderate in the next quarter after volumes handled rose 8.1% in the third quarter. Global supply chain disruptions due to pandemic-driven lockdowns and an unexpectedly rapid recovery in trade have...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/ports-giant-dp-world-expects-container-volume-growth-to-moderate-in-q4/

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