Month: September 2017

PSA to change JNPT logistic links


A small Indian barge port Dharamtar located about 24 km from Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) will be brought back to life when Singapore’s PSA International opens its Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals (BMCT) in December 2017, informs The Hindu BusinessLine. This week, BMCT has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with PNP Maritime Services Pvt […]

BCT Gdynia is awarded for energy efficiency

BCT Gdynia

Baltic Container Terminal (BCT), Port of Gdynia, Poland, has successfully modernised its lighting systems and gained the prestigious White Certificates, informs International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), the terminal’s owner. The modernisation of the lighting systems at BCT was completed in late 2016 at a total cost of PLN 420,000 (USD 115,000). In the course […]

Lavna coal terminal calls for strategic investor

Lavna coal terminal

The State Transport Leasing Company (STLC), set up by the Russian Ministry of Transport to control the development of the Russian transport industry, is seeking a strategic investor for the construction of the coal terminal “Lavna” at the northern port of Murmansk, informs TASS News Agency. Lavna coal handling complex is a green field project […]

Rotterdam joins the blockchain application pursuit


The Municipality of Rotterdam and the Port of Rotterdam Authority jointly launched a field lab for the development of applications and solutions based on blockchain technology – the BlockLab. The BlockLab, serving as a knowledge centre, will develop theoretical ideas, test them and work out into concrete opportunities in a real-world environment. Blockchain is a […]

Abu Dhabi Ports officially starts operations at Fujairah Terminals

On Saturday, 23 September 2017, Abu Dhabi Ports announced the official start of operations at Fujairah Terminals in the East coast of the United Arab Emirates. The event was celebrated at Novotel Fujairah, attended by Sheikh Saleh bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Chairman of the Board of Port of Fujairah, Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO […]

Chabahar port to start operations in 2018

Chabahar Port Iran

The Indian government is hopeful that the strategic Chabahar Port in Iran will be operational by the end of 2018, informs Indian NDTV quoting Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Shipping, Road Transport, Highways and Water Resources. “It will be a win-win situation for India, Iran and Afghanistan as trade and business through this route could reach […]

Drewry: more Chinese port investments to come

Drewry Ports Insight

This week Drewry Maritime Research have held a webinar presentation of its Ports & Terminals Insight Report. The report is issued quarterly and supplements Drewry’s main Annual Container Terminal Operators report. The 3Q 2017 report was presented by Neil Davidson, Drewry’s Senior Analyst, Ports and Terminals. The report covers several questions. One of them is […]

China to develop a grain terminal in Russia

Hebei Port Group Russia

China’s Hebei Port Group Co., Ltd. intends to invest into development of the port infrastructure in the Russian Far East. The Group plans to construct a grain terminal in Primorsky Krai (Primorye region), informs TASS news agency. The terminal will become part of the supply chain of grain transportation from Heilongjiang province in the North […]

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