Specialised Workboat News Roundup | June 19 – US rocket launch base order, German electric harbour craft and more

A new workboat has been delivered to a Norwegian coastal waterway authority as construction continues on a pilot station ship in China and a research vessel for a French museum. Orders have meanwhile been placed for two German electric workboats and a sea-going rocket launch base in the United States. Chinese-built pilot station vessel floated […]

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Chinese ports increase container throughput in first quarter

In the first quarter of 2024, the container throughput of China ports was 76.7 million TEUs, representing a 10% year-on-year increase.

As expected, the Shanghai port has the lion’s share, handling 12.45 million TEUs, followed by the Ningbo-Zhoushan and Guangzhou ports with 9.14 million and 6.09 million TEUs, respectively.

The largest increases in container volumes were reported at the Beibu Gulf, Shenzhen, and Ningbo-Zhoushan ports, which achieved growth rates of 20.4%, 16.2%, and 11.7%,...

https://container-news.com/chinese-ports-increase-container-throughput-in-first-quarter/

Ports of Barcelona and Shanghai collaborate on innovation and decarbonization projects

The ports of Barcelona and Shanghai signed an agreement to explore opportunities for collaboration in innovative projects aiming to exchange knowledge in the port, maritime and logistics fields, roll out innovative projects, and proceed with shipping decarbonization.

The agreement recalls that ports are a vital component in world trade and they must collaborate to develop efficient and resilient services. To achieve this aim, the Spanish and the Chinese ports will foster the exchange of...

https://container-news.com/ports-of-barcelona-and-shanghai-collaborate-on-innovation-and-decarbonization-projects/

VESSEL REFIT | Haigang Zhiyuan – Chemical tanker re-enters service as China’s first methanol bunkering ship

Haigang Zhiyuan, the Port of Shanghai's newest methanol bunkering ship

Zhoushan Putuo Changhong Shipyard in China has completed conversion works on a locally-owned chemical tanker to enable it to operate as a bunkering vessel that will serve ships running on methanol. Haigang Zhiyuan (海港致远) is classed by China Classification Society (CCS), which said the vessel is the...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/ship-world/tanker-world/vessel-refit-haigang-zhiyuan-chemical-tanker-re-enters-service-as-chinas-first-methanol-bunkering-ship/

Chinese ports move over 230 million TEUs in 2023 9M

From January to September 2023, the cargo volume of Chinese ports was 12.540 billion tons, translating to a year-on-year increase of 8.5%, while the container throughput of Chinese ports was 230.7 million TEUs, representing a year-on-year growth of 5.2%.

The chart below shows the cargo throughput and container throughput data of the twelve major ports in China.

As seen in the table, the port of Shanghai has maintained its dominance, being the busiest container port in the country with 36.19...

https://container-news.com/chinese-ports-move-over-230-million-teus-in-2023-9m/

From LA to Shanghai, ports, cities and box lines partner to reduce emissions

Concerns about climate change have prompted businesses all around the world to reconsider their shipping tactics. Companies in the supply chain industry are changing their procedures to satisfy demand as customers become increasingly interested in sustainable solutions.

A partnership of leading maritime goods movement stakeholders, including the Californian ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and the port of Shanghai in China, as well as some of the world’s largest shipping lines, has developed...

https://container-news.com/from-la-to-shanghai-ports-cities-and-box-lines-partner-to-reduce-emissions/

Chinese ports exceed 200 million TEUs in 2023 so far, Shanghai and Ningbo remain on top

Container volume at China ports rose by 4.8% in the January-August period, compared to the same months last year.

The container throughput of Chinese ports was 203.7 million TEUs, while for the same period, the cargo volume of major Chinese ports was 11.1 billion tons, translating to an 8.4% rise year-on-year.

The following table mentions cargo and container throughput data from China’s twelve major ports.

As seen in the table, the port of Shanghai has maintained its dominance, being the busiest...

https://container-news.com/chinese-ports-exceed-200-million-teus-in-2023-so-far-shanghai-and-ningbo-remain-on-top/

Major box ports in China close to 150 million TEUs during 2023 H1

In the first six months of the year, the overall container volume of major Chinese ports rose 4.8% compared with the same period in 2022, reaching approximately 150 million TEUs.

At the same time, the overall cargo volume of the Chinese ports was around 8.1 billion tonnes in the first half of 2023, translating to a decrease of 8% year-on-year.

The following table includes cargo and container throughput data for China’s twelve major ports:

Source: Ministry of Transport of China

The port of Shanghai...

https://container-news.com/major-box-ports-in-china-close-to-150-million-teus-during-2023-h1/

Shanghai and Shenzhen see container decline amid slightly higher box volumes in China

The container throughput of the 12 major Chinese ports was 44.1 million TEUs in the first two months of the year, representing a year-on-year slight increase of 1.3%.

In the same period, the total cargo volume of the ports in China was 2.4 billion tons, translating to a growth of 2.6% compared with the same period last year.

The following chart shows the cargo throughput and container throughput of the 12 major ports in China.

As seen in the table, the port of Shanghai has maintained its...

https://container-news.com/shanghai-and-shenzhen-see-container-decline-amid-slightly-higher-box-volumes-in-china/

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