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Port of Catoosa reports shipping tonnage for January


WASHINGTON: Shipping tonnage volumes were strong during the month of January 2017, with the Tulsa Port of Catoosa shipping 258,243 waterborne tons. One of the commodities routinely shipped on the waterway is liquid asphalt, shipped by Nustar Energy. Liquid asphalt is used in road construction. Over 90% of roads in the U.S. are made of asphalt, according to the American ... Read More »

Port of Sydney beefing up cruise ship facilities

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WASHINGTON: Cruise ships docking at the Sydney Marine Terminal will get a bit more breathing room during the peak tourism season in a couple of years. The Cape Breton Regional Municipality has put out a request for proposals for a new berth and improvements to the dock. The closing date for those proposals is March 16. “The desire of the ... Read More »

Imports hit historic high at Philadelphia port


PHILADELPHIA: Authorities say shipping has reached record levels at the Philadelphia port. The Inquirer reports (http://bit.ly/2lBJzMT ) that cargo and containerized freight are up a combined 54 percent, making January the best month in history. The completion of the Panama Canal expansion now allows larger ships to access the Delaware River. Companies from Chile, Peru, and Panama export fruit to ... Read More »

Ports of Indiana sets quarterly tonnage record


INDIANAPOLIS: The Ports of Indiana handled nearly 3.9 million tons of cargo during the fourth quarter of 2016, the highest quarterly shipment total in the organization’s 55-year history. The total surpassed the ports’ previous quarterly record set in the second quarter of 2015 by 300,000 tons. The state’s three ports’ shipped nearly 11.3 million tons in 2016, the second highest ... Read More »

McAuliffe, Port of Virginia to co-host agricultural trade conference

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WASHINGTON: During his first State of the Commonwealth address, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced a goal to make Virginia the East Coast capital for exports of agriculture and forestry. At the ninth annual Governor’s Conference on Agricultural Trade, which McAuliffe will co-host, he will discuss his administration’s efforts toward this goal when he delivers his keynote address at noon March 6. ... Read More »

Port throughput surge


WASHINGTON: Pilbara Ports Authority throughput figures from last month show a 12 per cent increase on last year. PPA delivered a monthly throughput of 52.3 million tonnes, despite a tropical low halting shipping operations at Dampier and Port Hedland for 38 hours and 17 hours and 40 minutes respectively. The port of Port Hedland also experienced a 19 per surge ... Read More »

Massive Port Nelson wine warehouse boost for region

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WASHINGTON: One of New Zealand’s largest wine and glass storage facilities has been opened at Port Nelson, boosting the region’s “very strong growth story”. The multi-million dollar Patterson Logistics Centre, named after the late Port Nelson chairman Nick Patterson, was opened on time and on budget by Minister of Economic Development and Transport Simon Bridges on Tuesday. It will serve ... Read More »

Mississippi ports eye Cuba, sign agreements in Havana


WASHINGTON: The Mississippi ports of Pascagoula and Gulfport signed agreements in Cuba on Monday with an eye to future business and with a Republican U.S. senator from the state looking on, despite concerns President Donald Trump might backtrack on improved relations. Senator Thad Cochran is the only Republican among five U.S. senators and a U.S. representative on a three-day visit ... Read More »

ANLCA seeks improved infrastructure at ports


WASHINGTON: The leadership of the Assocaition of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) has urged the Federal Government and ports terminal operators to ensure that state of infrastructure at the nation’s ports is improved for effective service delivery. A statement in Port Harcourt last Friday, issued by the ANLCA National President, Shamuseedeen Shittu, said that the state of roads within the ... Read More »

Port of Vancouver seeks feedback on Centerm expansion


WASHINGTON: Vancouver’s port authority wants public feedback on a proposal to increase the size of a container terminal in the inner harbor near Crab Park. If approved, the Centerm Expansion Project would increase the footprint of container terminal by 15 per cent, while increasing capacity by roughly two thirds. The proposal, however, has worried some Vancouver residents who are concerned ... Read More »

Carey Island to get mega port


WASHINGTON: Malaysia on Sunday confirmed the construction of a giant port in Pulau Carey, which would clash with plans for two big ports coming up in nearby Malacca. In January, Malaysia’s Port Klang Authority (PKA) said it wanted to build a giant port on an island next to the country’s largest port. The RM200 billion (S$64 billion) project with its ... Read More »

Johor Port teams up with Pelabuhan Indonesia


KUALA LUMPUR: Johor Port Bhd, a member of the MMC Group, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with PT Pelabuhan Indonesia IV (PELINDO IV) on several collaborations including a sister port partnership. The MoU will also pave the way for Johor Port to share its experience and expertise with PELINDO IV in port training services, consultation on container and ... Read More »

Port of Vancouver to host more tours

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ANCOUVER: Citing the popularity of its tours in previous years, the Port of Vancouver said Monday it will host 10 public tours this year — two more than last year. “We get great feedback and interest in our public tours, so much so that we’ve added four tours to our schedule since 2015,” said Ryan Hart, chief external affairs officer ... Read More »

Merchants warn of port disaster, severe shortages


WASHINGTON: Merchants warned on Friday that should lorry drivers continue to refuse to pick up containers from Limassol port, there will be a shortage of goods in the market very soon with an impact on the economy worth millions of euros. The prolonged protest by truck drivers outside the container terminal over delays during loading and unloading at the port, ... Read More »

Warring factions in Yemen fight over strategic port


WASHINGTON: Yemeni government troops and Houthi rebels have been engaged in fierce battles in and around a coastal town seen as a major smuggling point for arms used to supply rebels. In recent days, both sides have won and lost territory near the port of Mokha in what analysts and Yemen officials see as a make-or-break fight to sever a ... Read More »

Auckland rammed with visitors after four cruise ships arrive in port

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WASHINGTON: That means 3,500 tourists are in Auckland today shopping, eating and drinking and many will be heading to different ports in New Zealand in the coming days. It’s the first time Seabourn Encore has come to Auckland and she’s the 10th cruise ship to dock this week. Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development chief executive Brett O’Riley says we’re ... Read More »

French HAROPA ports to hold road show across 4 Major Cities in India


WASHINGTON: In a bid to raise the maritime container trade between French port HAROPA and Indian ports, a power-packed delegation is visiting India from February 20-23 to hold road shows in four cities across the country. During the visit, the delegation led by Mr Herve Martel, CEO – Port of Le Havre & President- HAROPA ports will meet customers , ... Read More »

Port of Vancouver commissioners pass resolution in support of new bridge


WASHINGTON: Port of Vancouver commissioners this week unanimously passed a resolution that supports the replacement of the Interstate 5 Bridge. “This is an economic issue for our community, region and the entire West Coast, affecting freight mobility as well as employers, workers and emergency responders,” Commissioner Brian Wolfe said during the meeting. The resolution backs the Washington state Legislature’s effort ... Read More »

Group faults inspection regime in Nigerian ports


ABUJA: The National Council of Managing Directors of Licensed Customs Agents, (NCMDLCA) has faulted the current cargo inspection processes, which it believed caused a rise in influx of offensive imports like arms and ammunitions. In a petition to the Presidency, the group’s President, Mr. Lucky Amiwero, said that of the present inspection process contravenes the global Multi- Layered Security protocol ... Read More »

Georgia Ports, IKEA to preview electric trucks

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WASHINGTON: The Georgia Ports Authority was going green long before it was cool – or required. So it only makes sense that the GPA – winner of the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2016 Clean Air Excellence award for its innovative programs converting diesel cranes to electric power — would welcome the opportunity to preview electric trucks for on-terminal use. Likewise, Swedish ... Read More »