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KPT Shipping Movements Report

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KARACHI: Following were the movements of ships at Karachi Port Trust (KPT) during the last 24 hours, ending at 0700 hours on Tuesday. SHIPS SAILED: M.T.Quetta               Tanker Wan Hai 511              Cont Prosper                  Cont Kiran China              G.C Patriot                  Coal Jin Hong                 G.C   SHIPS BERTHED: FPMC P Alpine            Tanker Da Liang                 General Cargo Newark                   Container Ship YM Cypress               Container Ship Green ... Read More »

KPT shipping intelligence report

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KARACHI: The Karachi Port Trust (KPT) issued the following shipping report for the last 24 hours, ending 0700 hours on Tuesday. ALONG  SIDE (Bulk Oil Pier) OP-I   Fpmc P Alpine      D. Petrol     Alpine         27/03/17 OP-II  BW Amazon          D. Petrol     GAC            26/03/17 OP-III Torm Trinity       L. Petrol     Alpine         26/03/17   ALONG SIDE (East Wharves) 2/3   Patriot            D. Coal        Wilhelmsen     23/03/17 4     ... Read More »

Gwadar port crucial for country’s fast economic uplift: NA body

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GWADAR: The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Ports and Shipping has  strongly recommended to the federal government to attach top priority to completion of power projects in Gwadar to meet the immediate as well as long term needs of the port and the city. The recommendations were made during a meeting of the committee under the chairmanship of Syed Ghulam ... Read More »

Port of Seattle Commissioner Albro not seeking re-election

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WASHINGTON: Port of Seattle Commission President Tom Albro confirms he will not seek re-election. It comes just a couple of days after the SODO arena critic acknowledged his financial ties to Seattle Center, and in the wake of the controversial resignation of Port CEO Ted Fick.  Albro and the commission approved raises for Fick and hundreds of other port employees. ... Read More »

Cochin Port’s outer harbour project to be ready by 2020

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WASHINGTON: If all goes well, the ambitious outer harbour project of Cochin Port Trust (CPT) worth Rs 3,050 crore will be ready by June 2020, says A V Ramana, chairman (in-charge), CPT. According to him, the Indian Navy will give Rs 1,050 crore for the project. Ramana says that the central government may provide funding under Sagar Mala project for ... Read More »

UK ports face standstill after Brexit, warns wine trade

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LONDON: UK ports will be ‘stopped dead’ and wine could be held there for days if a customs deal isn’t reached in Brexit negotiations, the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has warned as the government prepares to trigger Article 50 this week. If customs from the EU have to be declared, there will be significant delays at British ports, ... Read More »

Ports of central Gulf region advancing efforts to handle greater cargo volumes

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WASHINGTON: The diverse ports of the central Gulf region are advancing projects to facilitate efficient handling of growing volumes of containerized commodities as well as liquid and dry bulk cargos. While ports such as those of Mobile and New Orleans are focused on escalating container-moving capabilities, others, including several in Louisiana, are looking to derive increasing benefits from the fossil ... Read More »

KPT shipping movements report

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KARACHI: Following were the movements of ships at Karachi Port Trust (KPT) during the last 48 hours, ending at 0700 hours on Monday. SHIPS SAILED: Lian Hua Song SM Mumbai G Poseidon AL Farahidi Pacific horizon I Morning Clara Fuat Bey Chang Hang PU AS Omaria Hyundai Oakland   SHIPS BERTHED: Chang Hang PU            General Cargo M.T.Quetta               Tanker Morning Clara            ... Read More »

Three ships take berth at Port Qasim

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KARACHI: Three ships C.V New Ark, M.V Pelagica and M.T Chem Patriot carrying containers, Project Cargo and Phosphoric Acid were arranged berthing at Qasim International Container Terminal, Multi Purpose Terminal and Engro Elengy Terminal respectively on Sunday. Meanwhile two more ship Al-Bahiya and Bunga Angsana with Containers and Palm oil also arrived at outer anchorage of Port Qasim (PQ) during ... Read More »

Charleston port volume up 11% in February; new shipping alliances may disrupt cargo

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WASHINGTON: The Port of Charleston is off to a strong start this calendar year, though a major sea change in the shipping industry could disrupt the flow of cargo in the coming weeks. The State Ports Authority said it handled 11.3 percent more containers at its terminals in February than during the same month of 2016. Most other business categories ... Read More »

Port of Rotterdam Starts Research into the use of bio LNG in the transport sector

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WASHINGTON: The Port of Rotterdam Authority and the National LNG Platform will be starting a joint study that focuses on opportunities to develop LNG from renewable sources as a transport fuel in the port of Rotterdam. LNG is considerably cleaner than other fuels, and engines that run on LNG also generate less noise. Relying on bio LNG rather than regular ... Read More »

Cochin Port’s outer harbour project to be ready by 2020

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KOCHI: If all goes well, the ambitious outer harbour project of Cochin Port Trust (CPT) worth Rs 3,050 crore will be ready by June 2020, says A V Ramana, chairman (in-charge), CPT. According to him, the Indian Navy will give Rs 1,050 crore for the project. Ramana says that the central government may provide funding under Sagar Mala project for ... Read More »

New Victorian Ports CEO to speak at industry event

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WASHINGTON: New Victorian Ports Corporation CEO Rachel Johnson has been added to the speaker line-up for Victorian Transport Association’s (VTA) Annual Women’s Lunch. “I’m thrilled that Rachel has accepted our invitation to address this important annual event as she is one of the most prominent members of the Victorian, and national, freight and logistics industry and will no doubt have ... Read More »

Port of Oakland to buy $8.9 mln in solar power

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OAKLAND: Port of Oakland commissioners voted Thursday night to approve an $8.9 million deal to purchase solar power for the next 20 years. Under the deal, the port will buy about 11,000 megawatt hours of solar-generated electricity at $39 per megawatt hour from a solar farm in Lancaster, according to port officials. The arrangement will bring in about 35 percent ... Read More »

Port of Seattle’s Tom Albro removed himself from arena discussions, citing conflict of interest

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WASHINGTON: Port of Seattle Commission President Tom Albro said Friday he recused himself two months ago from ongoing discussions on Seattle’s arena situation because of a personal conflict of interest. Albro owns a company that manages the Seattle Monorail, a 55-year-old train system now within the plans of at least one group offering to renovate KeyArena for NBA and NHL ... Read More »

Indian ports looking to raise dollar-denominated loans

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NEW DELHI: Major ports Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT, Navi Mumbai), V.O. Chidambaranar (Tuticorin), Kamarajar (Ennore), Paradip and Kandla plan to raise close to three-quarters of a billion dollars in external commercial borrowings. After raising $400 million last year, JNPT is going for another dollar-denominated loan, said Rajive Kumar, shipping secretary. While the Ennore port is looking to raise around ... Read More »

California’s ports may face new political pressures during “Peak Season”

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WASHINGTON: The Port of Long Beach will stage its 13th annual “Pulse of the Ports: Peak Season Forecast” next week, featuring a panel discussion with industry experts who will provide their thoughts and expectations for the upcoming peak season and the impact of new container alliances beginning in April…”among other issues.” Pacific Rim shippers will no doubt hope that this ... Read More »

KPT shipping movements report

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KARACHI: Following were the movements of ships at Karachi Port Trust (KPT) during the last 24 hours, ending at 0700  hours on Friday. SHIPS SAILED: Filia Glory              G.C Taroko                   Cont Everrich 7               Tanker Seaspan Lahore           Cont GL Lan Xiu               G.C Kota Kamil               Cont Ever Diamond             Cont Everrich 1               Tanker FS Sincerity             Tanker Sima Genesis             Cont Hammonia Virginia        Cont   SHIPS ... Read More »

KPT shipping intelligence report

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KARACHI, Mar: The Karachi Port Trust (KPT) issued the following shipping report for the last 24 hours, ending 0700 hours on Friday. ALONG  SIDE (Bulk Oil Pier) OP-II  Pacific Horizon II L. Ethanol    Alpine         23/03/17 OP-III TRF Mongstad       D. Petrol     Alpine         24/03/17   ALONG SIDE (East Wharves) 5     Polaris Melody     D. Seeds       Northsatr      10/03/17 10/11 Iris Halo          D. Coal        East ... Read More »

Rotterdam port looks to capture co2 in ambitious emissions reduction plan

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WASHINGTON: The Port of Rotterdam is taking its first steps in going green. On Thursday Allard Castelein, CEO of the Port, is meeting with almost everyone involved in the port on the ss Rotterdam to present two ambitious options for the port’s energy transition, NRC reports. The options were researched and brought together by the German Wuppertal Institute, which specializes ... Read More »