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Port Of Southampton anticipates record Breaking 2018

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NEW YORK: Port of Southampton director Alastair Welch believes 2018 will be yet another record breaking year for the port as UK export volumes continue to soar. This year looks set to be another record-breaking year at the Port of Southampton, according to director Alastair Welch. Following on from the success of 2017, which saw the largest vessels in the ... Read More »

Overloaded ports weigh down Vietnam

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HANOI: Vietnam’s over-burdened shipping infrastructure is taking a big toll on freight operations, with the peak port authority estimating the industry loses US$2.4 billion a year because it can’t reach the country’s best docks. Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT), 50 kilometers southeast of Ho Chi Minh City, the nation’s commercial hub, provides deep-water access for larger vessels with capacity of ... Read More »

Five ships take berth at Port Qasim

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KARACHI: Five ships CSAV Tynadll, Maersk Columbus, Industrial Century, Gas Amazon, and Methane Nile Eagle carrying containers, Project Cargo, LPG and LNG were allotted berths at Qasim International Container Terminal, Multi Purpose Terminal, Engro Vopak Terminal and Engro Elengy Terminal respectively during last 24 hours, said a report issued by Port Qasim Authority (PQA) here on Wednesday.  Meanwhile two more ... 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 Wednesday. ALONG SIDE (Bulk Oil Pier) OP-I Amazon Guardian D. Crude Oil PNSC 08/01/18 OP-II Al Mahboobah D. Chemical GAC 10/01/18 OP-III Phoenix L. Naptha Alpine 04/01/18 ALONG SIDE (East Wharves) 1/2 Bow Mekka D. Chemical GAC 09/01/18 2/3 Serene ... Read More »

KPT shipping movements report

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KARACHI: Following were the Movements of Ships at Karachi Port Trust (KPT) during last 24 hours, ending at 0700 hours on Wednesday. SHIPS SAILED: Leo Alam Sayang Tigher Beijing Athens Bridge Mysora Jo Pinari SHIPS BERTHED: Bow Mekka Tanker Kong Que Song General Cargo Hyundai Global Container Ship Global Brave General Cargo Catamarca Tanker Ever Divine Container Ship Kota Karim ... Read More »

India plans to overhaul 300 dry ports

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NEW DELHI: The government plans to overhaul 300-odd dry ports in the country to resolve infrastructural constraints faced by exporters and importers to give a fillip to India’s foreign trade. The commerce ministry has set the ball rolling to assess the laws governing dry ports, their subsidies and funding patterns, and streamline them with other ports in accordance with global ... Read More »

Shipping activity at Port Qasim

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KARACHI: Eight ships MSC Sindy, MSC Mars, X-Press Makalu, Norstar Invictus, Agios Nicolas, Everich-6, Golar Bear and Gao Chang-2 scheduled to load/offload containers, Crude oil, Soya Bean, LPG, LNG and Palm oil were arranged berthing at Qasim International Container Terminal, FOTCO Oil Terminal, Grain & Fertilizer Terminal, Engro Vopak Terminal, Pakistan Gasport Consortium Terminal and Liquid Cargo Terminal respectively during ... Read More »

Taxes on Chittagong port services rise

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CHITTAGONG: Bangladesh’s revenue board has expanded the value added tax (VAT) to all 60 services at Port of Chittagong, up from the 25 a move that has drawn mixed reviews. Currently, the port collects a VAT on 25 export-import services. Adding 35 more services to the VAT substantially raises the cost of doing business, businesses say. Under the new system, services ... Read More »

KPT shipping movements report

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KARACHI: KARACHI, Jan 8 (APP): Following were the Movements of Ships at Karachi Port Trust (KPT) during last 48 hours, ending at 0700 hours on Monday. SHIPS SAILED: Chemroad Quest Ete N Friendly Island Nan Lin Wan Chemroad Sakura M.T.Quetta OOCL Busan Malhari Libra Al Soor II SHIPS BERTHED: Osprey 1 Coal Libra Container Ship Al Soor II Tanker Malhari ... Read More »

Shipping activity at Port Qasim

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KARACHI: Chemicals carrier GSW Future carrying 4,669 tonnes Paraxylene was allotted berths at Engro Vopak Terminal on Sunday. Meanwhile two more ships Dakang and Pacific Action carrying General Cargo also arrived at outer anchorage of Port Qasim during last 24 hours. Berth occupancy was reported at the port at 41% on Sunday where a total of seven ships namely, GSL ... Read More »

India: Cargo traffic at major ports up by 3.64% during Apr-December

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MUMBAI: The country’s 12 major ports recorded a 3.64 per cent growth in cargo traffic during April-December 2017 at 499.41 million tonnes (MT), as per official data. Eight major ports – Kolkata (including Haldia), Paradip, Visakhapatnam, Chennai, Cochin, New Mangalore, JNPT and Kandla – registered positive growth in traffic during the period. “The major ports in India have recorded a ... Read More »

Cargo traffic at major ports up 3.64% during Apr, Dec to 499 MT

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NEW DELHI: The country’s 12 major ports recorded a 3.64 per cent growth in cargo traffic during April-December 2017 at 499.41 million tonnes (MT), as per official data. Eight major ports — Kolkata (including Haldia), Paradip, Visakhapatnam, Chennai, Cochin, New Mangalore, JNPT and Kandla — registered positive growth in traffic during the period. “The major ports in India have recorded ... Read More »

Three ships take berth at Port Qasim

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KARACHI: Three ships, Maipo, Al-Soor-II and Al-Jassasiya carrying Containers, 41,120 tonnes Diesel Oil and 61,736 tonnes LNG were arranged berthing at Qasim International Container Terminal, FOTCO Oil Terminal and Engro Elengy Terminal respectively on Thursday. Meanwhile Containers vessel CMA CGM Amazon and Edible oil carrier UACC Muharraq also arrived at outer anchorage of PQ during last 24 hours. Berth occupancy ... Read More »

KPT shipping movements report

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KARACHI: Following were the Movements of Ships at Karachi Port Trust (KPT) during last 24 hours, ending at 0700 hours on Friday. SHIPS SAILED: Western Santos Common Spirit Glovis Safety Mol Eminence Hansa Offenburg SHIPS BERTHED: Mol Eminence Container Ship Wide India Container Ship Osprey 1 Coal Nan Lin Wan Tanker GSL Tianjin Container Ship Hansa Offenburg Container Ship M.T.Quetta ... Read More »

Port of Portland announces rail service to assist shippers

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NEW YORK: The Port of Portland has worked to create another new option for moving container freight by way of a railway partnership at Terminal 6. Starting this week, shippers can move their product on a rail shuttle to the Puget Sound ports. The new service, in partnership with BNSF Railway, will move containers between Portland and Seattle/Tacoma, where goods ... 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 Friday. ALONG SIDE (Bulk Oil Pier) OP-I Nan Lin Wan D. Petrol Alpine 04/01/18 OP-II Quetta D. Crude Oil PNSC 05/01/18 OP-III Phoenix L. Naptha Alpine 04/01/18 ALONG SIDE (East Wharves) 5 Tiger Beijing D. Coal Crystal Sea 04/01/18 11/12 ... Read More »

KPT shipping intelligence report

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KARACHI: KARACHI, Jan 04 (APP): The Karachi Port Trust (KPT) issued the following shipping report for the last 24 hours, ending 0700 hours on Thursday. ALONG  SIDE (Bulk Oil Pier) OP-II Bum Shin D. Palm Oil Alpine 02/01/18 OP-III Phoenix L. Naptha Alpine 04/01/18 ALONG SIDE (East Wharves) 4 Western Santos D. Gen.Cargo Sea Hawks 01/01/18 10/11 Tiger Beijing D. ... Read More »

China Harbour Engineering to invest $1b in Sri Lanka’s Port City: minister

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COLOMBO: A consortium led by state-run China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd will invest $1 billion to build three 60-storey office towers on reclaimed land of the Port City development in Sri Lanka’s capital, a government minister said. The $1.4 billion development of Port City, a project of China Communication Construction Company (CCCC) (601800.SS), the parent company of CHEC, began in ... 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 Wednesday. ALONG  SIDE (Bulk Oil Pier) OP-I Lahore D. Crude Oil PNSC 02/01/18 OP-II Bum Shin D. Palm Oil Alpine 02/01/18 OP-III King Douglas D. Mogas GAC 02/02/18 ALONG SIDE (East Wharves) 4 Western Santos D. Gen.Cargo Sea Hawks 01/01/18 ... Read More »

Britain’s biggest ports set to weather Brexit storm

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LONDON: At the Port of Tilbury in Essex, as well as at its rival DP World London Gateway further down the River Thames, the scene is one of frictionless international commerce. It is a model that the operators of the two ports believe can continue after Brexit, even if the UK’s departure from the EU results in a new customs ... Read More »