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Uruguay signs dredging contract

The National Administration of Ports of Uruguay (ANP) has signed a USS6m contract with Chinese company Port of Shanghai Dredging Company (SDC)for the dredging of Montevideo Port. Read More »

Two shipping companies to takeover the Gothenburg ro-ro terminal

The Port of Gothenburg has signed a concession agreement with DFDS and C.PORTS to run the Port’s ro-ro terminal. This is the first time that DFDS and C.PORTS have collaborated in owning and operating a ro-ro terminal which will be operated by a newly formed company. The concession is for 25 years and will come into effect in January 2011. Read More »

First container train for Shushary

The first shipment of 56 OOCL empty containers has been dispatched by train from the Logistika-Terminal’s off-dock rail facility at Shushary (St. Petersburg) to Nigozero rail station for the Kondopoga paper plant where they were stuffed with paper products. The loaded containers were then returned to Shushary from where they were delivered St. Petersburg’s First Container Terminal (FCT) for loading aboard an export vessel. Read More »

Dutch ports to reward clean ships

With effect from January 1, 2010 the ports of Amsterdam, Moerdijk, Dordrecht and Rotterdam will reward clean ocean-going vessels with discounts on their port dues. This involves vessels which score well on the Environmental Ship Index (ESI). Ships which perform better than the legal norm will be rewarded. Read More »

Local residents bid to buy Dover Port

The UK Port of Dover is continuing its stormy journey towards privatisation almost twenty years after the rest of the country’s large maritime facilities were sold to the private sector. Read More »

Mexican port traffic growth spurred by imports and containers

Mexico's ports are bouncing back strongly from the economic crisis that sent cargo plunging in 2009. Preliminary data reported by the federal port agency Coordinación General de Puertos y Marina Mercante for January to September 2010, shows nationwide port volumes up 12.8% year on tear to almost 201.7m tonnes. Read More »