Month: October 2017

Subic Bay lures clients to become Philippines’ major container port

Subic port

The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) promotes the Port of Subic to become Philippines’ major container facility, informs Subic Bay International Terminal Corporation, the operator of Subic container port and an affiliate of Philippines-based global port operator ICTSI. On this move, the SBMA has initiated a #GoSubicBay open window access for container port-related businesses and […]

Positioning technology for Antwerp MSC PSA


Airobot, a Belgium-based innovation company developing new technologies for professional drone operations, has supplied a positioning solution for MSC PSA European Terminal (MPET) in Antwerp, Belgium, informs the company. In 2016 MPET, formerly known as the MSC Home Terminal, moved its operations from the Delwaidedock on the right bank of the river Schelde to the Deurganckdock on the left […]

HHLA Tollerort ready to serve ships over 20,000 TEU

HHLA Tollerort

HHLA Container Terminal Tollerort (CTT) in Hamburg handled the first vessel by 5 new mega-STS cranes dedicated to serve ships with a capacity of over 20,000 TEU. The 13,400 TEU-capacity COSCO Netherlands arrived at CTT last Friday, 20 October, and left on Saturday night. During this time, the 5 STS cranes discharged and loaded about […]

Russian ports to charge “investment dues” already in 2017

port investment dues

The Russian Ministry of Transport has drafted regulations to introduce the so-called “investment dues” at the nation’s seaports. The money collected through these fees are meant to be invested in construction and development of the state-owned facilities at the seaports. However, this may decrease the competitiveness of the Russian ports, writes PortNews. The relevant documents […]

Helium logistic hub to be created at Russian Far East

helium logistic hub

Gazprom Gazenergoset Heliy, a branch of Russian energy group of companies Gazprom, intends to develop a logistic hub for handling containers loaded with helium in Primorye, Russian Far East, informs today the press service of Russia’s Ministry of the development of the Far East. The facility is to be constructed at the advanced development area Nadezhdinskaya […]

Rotterdam records a 10% growth in container volumes


The port of Rotterdam has published its 9 months results this week, recording a 10.1% increase in container traffic compared to January-September 2016. In the first 9 months of 2017 the port handled 10.2 mln TEU, or 105.9 mln tonnes. The growth was attributed to the strong increase in the number of full containers, which […]

Wilhelmshaven welcomes OOCL Germany by arranging 21,413 on the quay

OOCL Germany

This week, EUROGATE Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven, Germany’s only deep-water port, has served for the first time the world’s largest container ship OOCL Germany with a capacity of 21,413 TEU. To welcome the vessel on her maiden voyage, the terminal’s employees arranged containers in the form of “21413” on the container stowage area near the berth […]

Norwegian technology for cleaner ports (video)


SpillTech AS, a Norwegian company developing environmental technology products, offers a new solution for collecting waste from the water surface in the ports, writes GreenPort. PortBin is based on a customised oil spill technology and works as a weir-type skimmer for floating garbage in ports’ “trash coves”. It creates a suction on the surface that […]

Pakistan’s first coal terminal inaugurated

Port Qasim

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi inaugurated the country’s first dedicated coal, clinker and cement terminal at Port Qasim on October 14, informs local media. At the official ceremony, Prime Minister said that the state-of-the-art facility would facilitate cement and clinker exports. Pakistan International Bulk Terminal (PIBT) was commissioned in early May this year and has […]

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