Carnival gets approval for terminal F expansion at PortMiami

Carnival Cruise Line secured an approval by the Miami-Dade County Commission for a complete renovation and major expansion of Cruise Terminal F at PortMiami, to enable accommodation of the company’s next class of ships.

The expansion is expected to support Carnival’s new Excel class ship – clearing the way for the new sister ship of the LNG-fueled Mardi Gras to be homeported in Miami when it is delivered in 2022.

The new vessel will be Carnival’s next LNG ship in North America and the sister...

Spanish Authorities Capture A Family Trying To Board A Ship With People In Suitcases Including Children

Spanish Authorities Capture A Family Trying To Board A Ship With People In Suitcases Including Children

Authorities in Spain arrested eight people this week after trying to illegally smuggle children and adults of Moroccan origin.

The National Police ofSpaincaptured eight people who were trying to illegally pass four immigrants inside the ships that connect NorthAfricaand Andalusia.

Two of the people who tried to sneak onto the boat were minors. According toEFE, one of the children is eight years old and was located inside a suitcase carrying one of the uncles.

The authorities inSpainreported...

TIL to operate Cameroon’s Douala port

Switzerland’s Terminal Investment Limited will be responsible for the renovation and management of Douala port, Cameroon’s main port, beginning in 2020, according to Reuters.

The port’s director-general, Cyrus Ngo’o, stated that TIL is the winning bidder. From January 1 2020, discussions will be conducted to complete a contract that will enable TIL be the operator of the port.

Douala is located on the Atlantic coast and is Cameroon’s hot spot for cocoa, oil and timber exports.

From 2015, Douala...

Maritime industry feels confident for year ahead, BPA survey shows

Maritime industry feels confident for year ahead, BPA survey shows
Maritime industry professionals remain confident about the year ahead despite wider uncertainty, a new Business Confidence survey by the British Ports Association reveals. However, ports themselves are more likely to be worried about the economy over the next 12 months.

The BPA undertook a short survey to gain an insight into ports’ executives outlook and analyse and reflect on the levels of business confidence currently held by those in the ports and maritime industry.

Overall, the results show...

Hydroports to develop hydrogen cluster in Netherlands

The joint initiative ‘Hydroports’ will develop a hydrogen cluster, located in the north-west of the Netherlands, that will focus on energy transition and boost the role of green hydrogen in the shipping industry.

Specifically, ‘Hydroports’ consists of the Port of Rotterdam, Den Helder and Groningen.

The three northern energy ports that participate in the project are in a geographically ideal port, which enables them to develop green energy from current and planned offshore wind farms, and...

Phase 2 of Liverpool2 container terminal expansion takes steps forward

McLaughlin & Harvey has been granted the contract to deliver the next phase of development at the Liverpool2 deep-water container terminal. The multi-million project will increase the footprint of the site and see the addition of ten cantilever rail mounted gantry cranes (CRMGs) and three ship-to-shore cranes (STS).

The STS cranes are planned to arrive in November 2019 with the overall project expected to be completed during 2021. Detailed design and preparatory civil works have already started...

Port of Oakland refrigerated exports increase 20% in past year

The US Port of Oakland announced it saw a 20% increase in its refrigerated export volume in the past year, validating its position as the largest exporter of refrigerated cargo in containers among US ports. The port handled 119,756 TEUs of refrigerated exports from August 2018 through July 2019, which was up from 99,740 in the same period a year ago.

Our business partners are investing to meet increased overseas demand for US farm goods. When you couple their expertise with our infrastructure,...

New rail service to connect Port of Rotterdam with German hinterland

French shipping and logistics firm CMA CGM Group announced the introduction of Rhine Valley Rail, a new rail service connecting the Port of Rotterdam with the German hinterland.

Operated in cooperation with railway operator TFG, the Rhine Valley Rail service will officially start with its first train departure in Dortmund on October 18th.

The service foresees a total of six departures per week between the Port of Rotterdam and the German inland hubs of Dortmund, Duisburg and Ludwigshafen,...

MOL in LNG bunkering trial in Port of Kobe

MOL participated in the LNG bunkering trial at the Port of Kobe, organized by the Kobe City Port and Harbor Authority, and conducted bunkering on the LNG-fueled tugboat Ishin. This marks the first LNG bunkering in the Port of Kobe.

The successful trial confirmed that LNG fuel can be effectively supplied safely at the Port. Ishin is a tugboat owned by MOL and operated by Nihon-Tug-Boat Co., Ltd.



LNG fuel for the trial was hauled by a tanker truck from the...

Port Cagliari launches tender for new terminal operator

The port authority of Cagliari will launch a new public tender looking for a new operator to manage the local container terminal, which has been operated by Contship Italia’s Cagliari International Container Terminal for the last 22 years.

The terminal to go to tender  covers 400,000 sq m, 1,500 m of linear quay and a potential throughput of 1.3 million teu annually. In addition, the domestic traffic that is being imported and exported on an annual basis in Sardinia is around 50,000 containers.