Largest Latvian ports to strengthen their market position

Largest Latvian ports to strengthen their market position

In 2019, 62.4 million marine shipments were handled by Latvian ports, according to Port of Riga. In comparison to 2018, the total volume of cargo decreased by 5.7%. Considering that the traditional regional cargo flows tend to change and the volume of handled transit consignments has decreased in Latvia, this result is still to be considered fairly good. Moreover, the largest ports of Latvia handled 41% of the total cargo volume in the Baltic States (147 million tonnes).

Tālis Linkaits, the...

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Qatar’s QTerminals wins tender to develop, operate Ukrainian sea port

Qatari sea port operator QTerminals has won a concession tender to develop and operate Ukraine’s Black Sea port of Olvia, Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk said. QTerminals, a joint venture between state-owned Qatar Ports Management (Mwani Qatar) and shipping and logistics group Qatar...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/qatars-qterminals-wins-tender-to-develop-operate-ukrainian-sea-port/

Gothenburg’s rail investments pay off

Gothenburg’s rail investments pay off

2019 container volumes at the Port of Gothenburg rose for the second year in succession. Container freight from the whole of Sweden is being increasingly channelled to the Port of Gothenburg by rail. In total, 456,000 TEU were transported through the port by rail – this is the largest rail volume in the port’s 400-year history.

Elvir Dzanic, Gothenburg Port Authority chief executive, said:

“Growth in rail volumes is reassuring on several levels. The fact that we are the port of Sweden – from...

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HMM changes terminals in Gwangyang port

HMM changes terminals in Gwangyang port

Hyundai Merchant Marine is expected to shift its cargo handling in Gwangyang port, from Hutchison Ports’ terminal, to Gwangyang West Container Terminal (GWCT).

South Korea’s flagship container carrier is strengthening its collaboration with compatriot feeder operator Sinokor Merchant Marine, which has been using GWCT, which is operated by a wholly-owned subsidiary of South Korean chaebol CJ Corporation.

The company operating the Hutchison terminal, Korea International Terminals Ltd, is a joint...

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SCPA sells Daniel Island property

SCPA sells Daniel Island property

S.C. Ports Authority is selling an approximate 106-acre property on Daniel Island. The land, identified as the North Island Tract, is situated between Seven Farms Drive and the Cooper River. It sits within Berkeley County and the city of Charleston.

S.C. Ports Authority says it has worked in recent years to sell real estate that does not support or house port operations. The proceeds of the land sale will support S.C. Ports’ infrastructure projects and operational needs, according to the release...

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Port of Hamburg not expecting reduction in container throughput caused by liner service changes announced by Ocean Alliance and Maersk

From April, the Ocean Alliance NEU 5 service handled by EUROGATE Container Terminal Hamburg – CTH is being transferred to Antwerp. This service will be run by the Ocean Alliance Partner, CMA CGM as FAL 3 with an approximate annual volume of 150,000 TEU. Going forward, according to CMA CGM, the...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/port-of-hamburg-not-expecting-reduction-in-container-throughput-caused-by-liner-service-changes-announced-by-ocean-alliance-and-maersk/

Over 1 ton of cannabis seized in Piraeus

Over 1 ton of cannabis seized in Piraeus

Greece’s Financial Crimes Squad (SDOE) announced on January 23 that it seized 1.2 tonnes of processed cannabis inside a container at the port of Piraeus, according to national media’s reports.

Authorities believe the container came from the Maltese-flagged freighter Cartagena Trader, which left Beirut on 21 December 2019 and was heading to Misrata, Libya, ekathimerini reports.

A search of the cargo revealed that a total of 520 cartons containing date pulp were hiding 6,304 packages of processed...

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MPA takes measures against coronavirus

MPA takes measures against coronavirus

The Government of Singapore is taking measures to protect the country against the novel coronavirus pneumonia development. As part of these actions, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has implemented temperature screening at all sea checkpoints.

The specific checkpoints will be at ferry and cruise terminals, PSA Terminals and Jurong Port, for inbound travellers from 24 January 2020, 12:00 hours onwards, said the MPA.

Travellers and ship crew arriving at sea checkpoints will...

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