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Iran says ready to connect Pakistan’s Gwadar to Iran’s Chabahar port

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TEHRAN, : Iran says it is ready to connect Pakistan’s Gwadar port to Iran’s Chabahar port to promote trades, Press TV reported on Friday. The proposal was put forward by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif upon his arrival in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad on Thursday. “I’ve come here with a proposal for the government of Pakistan for connection between Chabahar ... Read More »

KPT issues shipping 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 Breezy Victoria D. Mogas Alpine 23/05/19 OP-II Analipsi Lady D. Mogas Alpine 23/05/19 ALONG SIDE (East Wharves): 11/12 Port Hainan L. Clinkers OC-Services 23/05/19 12/13 W-SKY D. Cannola East Wind 23/05/19 15/16 Ubena ... Read More »

Shipping activity at Port Qasim

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KARACHI: Seven ships named CPO Bremen, Maersk Atlanta, IVS Bosch Hoek, Coral Gem, Pyxis Ocean, Chemroad Lily and VMT Bamzi carrying Containers, Coal. Soya been, Chemicals and Furnace oil were allotted berths at Qasim International Container Terminal, Pakistan International Bulk Terminal, Multi-Purpose Terminal, Grain & Fertilizer Terminal, Engro Vopok Terminal and FOTCO oil Terminal respectively on Tuesday. A total of ... Read More »

Saudi Customs pilots blockchain shipment to Rotterdam using TradeLens


On the 13th of May Saudi Customs announced it has executed its first blockchain powered shipment on the TradeLens platform. The cargo left from Dammam Port in Saudi Arabia for Rotterdam. For the pilot, the documents and data were processed by all parties to the shipment on FASAH, Saudi Arabia’s national single window for digital cross border trade transactions. The ... Read More »

Activities at Karachi and Qasim Ports

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KARACHI: The Karachi Port handled 114,810 tonnes of cargo comprising 64,549 tonnes of import cargo and 50,261 tonnes of export cargo including 4,740 loaded and empty containers during the last 24 hours ending at 0700 hours on Tuesday. The total import cargos of 64,549 tonnes comprised of 37,959 tonnes of containerised cargo; 1,540 tonnes of rock phosphate and 25,050 tonnes ... Read More »

Sniffer drones will start patrolling the world’s busiest shipping ports


Teams of drones are about to start policing the skies of some of the world’s busiest shipping ports. Their target? Environmental rule-breakers. It might sound – and look – like something out of a Marvel Avengers movie, but for many ports around the world, these so-called sniffer drones are the best way to enforce new regulations aimed at cutting the ... Read More »

Shipping activity at Port Qasim on May 21, 2019

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KARACHI: Three ships namely MSC Joanna, GH Zephyr and SC Hai Kou carrying Containers and Palm Oil were allotted berths at Qasim International Container Terminal and Liquid Cargo Terminal respectively during last 24 hours. While three more ships, CPO Bremen, Hai Ji and Shalamar, with Containers, Canola Seeds and Furnace Oil also arrived at outer anchorage of Port Qasim during ... Read More »

In Middle of Trade War, America’s Busiest Port Gets Ready for Robots


Pier 400 in Los Angeles is North America’s largest shipping terminal. More than 1,700 trucks pass through, on average per day, even in the middle of the U.S.-China trade war. All that cargo translates into thousands of miles driven within the facility each day, mostly by diesel vehicles, spewing pollutants. For APM Terminals, the part of global shipping company A.P. ... Read More »

Iran’s Non-Oil Trade Volume With Lebanon Up 122%


Iran traded 44,668 tons of non-oil commodities worth $79 million with Lebanon during the last fiscal year (ended March 20, 2019) to register a 122.44% growth in tonnage and 38.23% decline in value compared with the year before, data released by the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration show. Iran’s exports to Lebanon stood at 41,056 tons worth $66.43 million, ... Read More »

Fujairah port: UAE’s oil lifeline outside Strait of Hormuz


A mystery “sabotage” attack on four ships, including three oil tankers, off the UAE coast has highlighted the importance of Fujairah port located just outside the key Strait of Hormuz. The port of the emirate of Fujairah, located on the eastern coast of the United Arab Emirates, is about 180 kilometres (112 miles) from Abu Dhabi – the richest of ... Read More »

Tanker unloads Iranian fuel oil at China port after near five-month trek


Iran : A tanker carrying Iranian fuel oil in violation of U.S. sanctions has unloaded the cargo into storage tanks near the Chinese city of Zhoushan, according to ship tracking data on Refinitiv Eikon. The discharging of the nearly 130,000 tonnes of Iranian fuel oil onboard the tanker, the Marshal Z, confirmed by a representative of the oil storage terminal, ... Read More »

Saudi Customs departs the first blockchain shipment to Rotterdam


Saudi Customs witnessed the arrival of the first shipment powered the blockchain technology. The cargo departed Dammam Port in Saudi Arabia bound for Rotterdam while its data and documents were handled by all parties to the shipment on a national single window, FASAH. This is the second milestone within the pilot program launched by customs last year, in collaboration with ... Read More »

Shipping activity at Port Qasim

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KARACHI:Three ships namely MOL Grandeur, Andrey Pervozvonny and Arietta carrying Containers, Palm Oil and Coal took berths at Qasim International Container Terminal, Liquid Cargo Terminal and Pakistan International Bulk Terminal respectively during last 24 hours, said a report issued by Port Qasim Authority (PQA), here on Thursday. Meanwhile four more ships Maersk Bentonville, Beem, Aziz Torlak and Fortune Hero carrying ... Read More »

Singapore must prepare to deal with US-China trade war fallout


SINGAPORE: Singapore must be prepared to deal with fallout from the US-China trade dispute, said Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing on Tuesday (May 14), amid worsening tensions between Washington and Beijing. Mr Chan said the trade war, which he labelled as “serious”, reflects deeper tensions between the US and China and domestic challenges within their economies. “Many in ... Read More »

Prince Rupert Port Authority Container Terminal Master Planning Confirms Potential to Develop in Excess of 6 million TEUs of Capacity


The Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) announced today the completion of a container terminal master plan that outlines the potential of future container terminal capacity and sequencing of development at the Port of Prince Rupert . The planning work identifies the long-term potential to develop 6 – 7 million TEUs of capacity through the development of multiple terminals at the ... Read More »

Shipping activity at Port Qasim

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KARACHI: Three ships named MSC Maeva Chemroad Wing, Al- Thakhira and AL-Soor-II carrying Containers, Chemicals, LNG and Diesel Oil were arranged berths at Qasim International Container Terminal, Engro Chemicals Terminal, Engro Elengy Terminal and FOTCO Oil Terminal respectively on Monday. Meanwhile, five more ships E.R Tokyo, African Turaco, Infinity-1, Shamroack Mercury and SC Hai Kou Scheduled to load/offload Containers, Cement, ... Read More »

Palmer protests QLD Government denial of Townsville port access


Clive Palmer plans to pursue legal action against the Queensland Government for allegedly refusing to provide Queensland Nickel Resources with access to the Port of Townsville. The Townsville Port Authority has ignored continuous correspondence to restore Queensland Nickel’s access to Berth 2, relied upon by “large-scale ongoing exports”, according to Palmer. Queensland Nickel produces a range of nickel and cobalt ... Read More »

Singapore box volumes up 2.4% in April, bunker sales plunge 12.3%


The port of Singapore recorded an increase in its container throughput in April over the year-ago period, while bunker sales went in the opposite direction and plunged by 12.3% year-on-year, according to preliminary estimates from the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). In April, the port registered box volumes of 2.99m teu, an increase of 2.4% compared to 2.92m ... Read More »

China Overseas Port Holding Company was made specifically to build the Gwadar port: Chairman Zhang


KARACHI: China Overseas Port Holding Company (COPHC) Chairman Zhang Baozhongthe sole operator of the Gwadar Port spoke about the future of Gwadar and some of the hurdles his company faces in developing it. Excerpts: Q: Can you tell us about your company and its past projects? Baozhong: The COPHC was specially-designed and purposely-built for the construction of the Gwadar Port ... Read More »

AFL Shanghai game helps connect China and Australia: Port Adelaide club CEO


ADELAIDE:With the 2019 Australian Football League (AFL) China game approaching, the CEO of Port Adelaide Football Club Keith Thomas is expressing his hopes that the popular sport in his country can help promote exchanges and understanding between Australia and China. “It is a great vehicle for us to talk about Australia in China,” he said in a recent interview with ... Read More »