The German group

Eurokai's traffic slowing down

In the third quarter of this year the port terminals belonging to Eurokai have handled a container traffic equal to 2.77 million teu, with a decrease of -4.9% on the corresponding period of 2019. 

The port

Hong Kong gains ground

Last month the container traffic in the port of Hong Kong was equal to 1.56 million teu, with a slight increase of + 0.7%

After Albayrak and Uysal

Turkey's new economic chiefs need new crisis playbook / ANALYSIS

London - Turkey's two new economic czars will need a fresh crisis playbook if they are to keep the lira and the economy from plunging into deeper turmoil. The shock departure of finance minister Berat Albayrak, who is President Tayyip Erdogan's son-in-law, and central bank chief Murat Uysal over the weekend gave the lira its best day in over two years on Monday

China's busiest port

Ningbo's traffic grows

Ningbo Zhoushan recorded a 22.9% year-on-year increase in rail and sea freight cargo volume in the first 10 months of the year, announced by China Railway Shanghai Group Co. Ltd

Short of last year’s total

Rotterdam's throughput in first three quarters falls 8.8% short of last year’s total

Rotterdam - The port of Rotterdam handled a total of 103.4 million tonnes of freight in the third quarter of 2020. Total throughput over the first nine months of the year stands at 322.3 million tonnes. This is 8.8% lower than the volume recorded in the equivalent period last year. The main throughput categories to record a decline in volumes were crude oil, iron ore, coal and mineral oil products

After Israeli-UAE agreement

Dubai's DP World to partner with Israeli firm in bid for Haifa Port

Jerusalem - Dubai's DP World is partnering with an Israeli group to bid for one of Israel's two main ports and to examine opening a direct shipping line between the two Middle East states, it said on Wednesday. The announcement came a day after Israel and the United Arab Emirates signed an historic agreement to normalize ties

Covid-19

Chinese ports hit capacity as virus tests slow clearing

Testing of imported food for the novel coronavirus is pushing capacity at some major Chinese ports to their limit, major shippers told customers this week, warning of additional fees and possible diversions to other ports

The agreement

CMPort and Thessaloniki Port ink agreement on information system

Thessaloniki - China Merchants Port Holdings (CMPort) held a virtual signing ceremony with the Thessaloniki Port Authority S.A.(ThPA) in Shenzhen, Greece and Hong Kong and signed two agreements on the strategic cooperation and port information system

Brexit

UK denies wanting to build lorry park in Dover

Britain’s government has no plans to build a new lorry park in Dover, cabinet office minister Michael Gove said on Monday, adding that ministers would create infrastructure away from ports and instead inland

The ISCD Index

Singapore retains top spot as international shipping centre for 7th consecutive year

Singapore - The Baltic Exchange, in collaboration with Xinhua, the Chinese state news agency, has published the 2020 Xinhua-Baltic International Shipping Centre Development (ISCD) Index. The index, in its 7th edition, provides an independent ranking of the performance of the world’s largest cities that offer port and shipping business services

Statistics

Long Beach: -6,9% in container traffic during 2020 H1

Long Beach - The coronavirus pandemic continues to hammer U.S. west coast ports. The Port of Long Beach on Friday reported that 602,180 TEU was moved across its docks in June, making for an 11.1% decline compared to June 2019. Imports shrank 9.3% to 300,714 TEUs, exports dropped 12.2% to 117,538 TEUs, and empty containers shipped overseas to Asia were down 13.1% to 183,928 TEUs

Statistics

Port of Antwerp limits damage during corona crisis

Antwerp - The total throughput of the Port of Antwerp fell by 4.9% in the first half of the year compared to the same period in 2019. After a strong first quarter, the port experienced a decline in the transhipment of all flows of goods, with the exception of the container sector. Despite the impact of the coronavirus crisis on global production and logistics chains and a pandemic-driven drop in demand, the port remained 100% operational

A new application

Europe’s busiest port launches blockchain-based container handling pilot

Rotterdam - Port of Rotterdam said it will launch an application called the Secure Container Release, which it says is “significantly less susceptible to fraud” then the current widely used PIN-based method of verification. The three month pilot project will include some the biggest stakeholders in the maritime industry, including Ocean Network Express, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, MSC and Hutchison Ports

Covid

Bremen does not suffer from the pandemic

Last April, the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on maritime traffic seem to have affected only marginally the activity of the German port of Bremen/Bremerhaven

Statistics

Port of Piraeus sees marginal container volume growth in Q1

Piraeus - Greece’s largest port – Piraeus – saw marginal increase in the number of containers handled in the first quarter of 2020. Despite the great decline in international trade due to COVID-19, Piraeus managed to marginally increase the number of containers handled on an annual basis

Portugal

Port of Sines receives tanker powered by LNG

On this trip, the ship “Eagle Brasilia”, coming from the port of Sullom Voe, in the United Kingdom, docked at the Liquid Bulk Terminal to unload 100 thousand tons of crude to the Sines refinery