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Krishnapatnam Port sets a Double Record

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Krishnapatnam Port of India, is already setting various benchmarks in its maiden year of operation. The port has achieved two milestones on 25th March by handling the first Cape Size vessel and by achieving an all-India record load rate in 24 hrs. Vessel MV Cape Santa Milagria, owned by Salgaocars of Goa, arrived at the port on March 25 morning to load Iron ore. Krishnapatnam port loaded 48,889 MTs of Iron Ore in the cape vessel in 24 hrs using the conventional handling system of shore cranes. Total cargo of 85,000 MT was loaded within 48 hours with an average load rate of 42,947 MT per day and the vessel was turned around in 54 hours. MV Cape Santa Milagria, the cape-size vessel is 886 ft long with a beam of 141 ft. Cape size vessels are handled only at select ports in India as even most of the major ports cannot handle such vessel due to length, beam, draft restrictions. Krishnapatnam port’s capability of handling such large vessels and with such record turnaround times will hugely benefit the exporters and importers by bringing down the freight costs and making them more competitive globally. Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Executive Officer of KPCL congratulated the entire staff for making such a feat possible in a record time. He also commended the work of the Marine and Dry Cargo departments that were directly involved in achieving the record


Maersk Line Commences New Service From KPCT

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A solution providing dedicated road and railway lines, efficient terminal operations, world-class marine infrastructure, customer-centric approach, cost effective services was of utmost requirement to the Southern Andhra Pradesh, Eastern Karnataka, and Northern Tamil Nadu hinterland.   These facilities define Krishnapatnam Port Container Terminal (KPCT). With such advantages, new Container line services are commencing from KPCT


Port Management Program for Officials

Senior port officials and maritime industry executives interested in learning the latest port operation, planning and management techniques can participate in the 16th annual International Program for Port Planning and Management (IPPPM), to be held in New Orleans, March 13-24, 2000. The intensive training program offers maritime industry leaders from around the world a unique opportunity for further professional education and personal enrichment


Houston Port Gets Most Security Money

The Port of Houston got the biggest chunk of nearly $142 million in the fifth round of port security grants awarded to 36 U.S. ports by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, according to a Associated Press article The Houston port was awarded $35.3 million by the Port Security Grant Program, which funds efforts to protect ports from small craft and underwater attacks and enhance explosive detection capabilities. The Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles received the second-


IPC and Ashdot Port Launch Patrol Boat

According to port2port.com, Israel Ports Development & Assets Company Ltd. (IPC) and Ashdod Port Co. launched last week a new fast patrol boat at the port which intends to beef up security in and around the port.The boat which was purchased by IPC and operated by the port of Ashdod is identical to the type purchased by the Israeli naval defense forces. Yiftah Ron-Tal, Chairman of Israel Ports Development & Assets Company Ltd


U.S. Port Security: Full Steam Ahead

The U.S. Department of Transportation advanced its port security efforts as U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta announced that TRW Inc. has been selected to perform Port Vulnerability Assessments (PVA) under contract to the Coast Guard for the nation's most critical commercial and military seaports. This selection follows the successful implementation the Department's new Port Security Grants Program, which provides funding for port security enhancements.


India's Largest Port Damaged By Quake

Operations at India's busiest port, Kandla, have been affected by the powerful earthquake which devastated western India on Friday, but small ports nearby survived the impact and are operating normally, according to shipping industry sources and government officials. M Pinto, secretary of the Shipping Ministry, said some godowns, or warehouses, at the Kandla port were badly damaged. A signal station at the port was also damaged but had resumed operating by late Friday.


Trade Update for Hurricane Katrina

The port locations of New Orleans (port code 2002), Gramercy (port code 2010), Gulfport (port code1902), and Pasagoula (port code 1905) are currently non-operational due to Hurricane Katrina. In order to ensure that import activity continues without impediment, the Atlanta Field Office has been designated oversight on all cargo clearance and import related processing for the affected area. The Atlanta Field Office has designated the port of Memphis (port code 2006) to manage all


USCG, Port Officials Improve Planning For Future Military Outloads

The Port of Jacksonville is one of the busiest ports in the country for the staging and mobilization of military equipment and supplies during times of national crisis. While not currently involved in the nation's war on terrorism, port officials have recently taken steps to improve coordination in the future. The Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Department of Defense agencies and the Jacksonville Port Authority will sign an updated memorandum of understanding Monday morning at 8 a.m


Gulf of Mexico Port Update

The U.S. Department of Transportation issued the following status report on ports affected by Hurricane Katrina: Port of New Orleans: Operational to 42 feet Port of Fourchon: Operation to 24 feet Port of Gulfport: Operational to 30 feet Port of Biloxi: Operational to 9 feet Port of Pascagoula: Operational to 36 feet Port of Mobile: Operational to 43 feet Port of Fourchon: Operational to 24 feet The Industrial Canal is open east of the Cowan/Lorraine bridge.


Drop in Cocoa Bean Size Worries Ivorian Exporters

Dry weather in top cocoa grower Ivory Coast has caused a sharp drop in bean size and will delay the start of the April-to-September mid-crop by nearly two months, exporters and merchants said on Friday. Bean size is determined by counting the number of beans per 100 grammes of cocoa


Hapag-Lloyd Warn About Verification by German Customs

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  Hapag-Lloyd has informed that for all import cargo to be discharged at the German ports of Hamburg and Bremerhaven the carrier is responsible to send a complete import manifest (“Summarische Anmeldung”) to German Customs Authorities latest 24 working hours prior vessel arrival


Toyota Kirloskar, Kamarajar Port Ink Deal for Expansion

The agreement was signed by the company officials in the presence of Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari and Minister of State for Shipping Pon. Radhakrishnan in New Delhi

  Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd. (TKM)  signed an MoU with Kamarajar Port Ltd. (KPL) in order to help facilitate the expansion of its export business. The MoU is a win-win for both as TKM will build a long-time relationship with the port


Port of San Pedro Seeks to Fund Upgrades with European Roadshow

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  Ivory Coast's second largest port of San Pedro will hold a roadshow in France and Britain next month as it seeks to raise 180 billion CFA francs ($300 million) to fund upgrades, the port's director said.   San Pedro is already the world's leading port for cocoa exports


Two Mooring Tugs Delivered to NSW

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Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar (NDSQ) has delivered two new Qatari-built mooring tugs to towage operator Nakilat SvitzerWijsmuller (NSW).   The delivery of the two ASD 2810 tugs is part of a seven-vessel order that the yard is currently working on for NSW


Vancouver Port Operations Resume Atfer Container Fire

Port Metro Vancouver said on Thursday that operations had resumed at most port facilities shut down by a shipping container fire the day before, but that its Centerm container terminal was still closed. The chemical fire, which prompted a massive emergency response late on Wednesday and shut


Gulf of Mexico Sees First LNG-powered OSV

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A special Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) has been delivered to Shell for its deepwater operations in the Gulf of Mexico.   The vessel, Harvey Energy, is chartered from Harvey Gulf International Marine and is the first of its kind in the region to run on both liquefied natural gas (LNG) and


Vancouver Container Fire Closes Port

A large portion of Canada's biggest port was shut down on Wednesday after a chemical fire broke out amid numerous shipping containers piled up in a yard east of Vancouver's downtown core. The toxic smoke forced local residents to take shelter inside


Port of Rotterdam 2014 Profit Dips

The Port of Rotterdam Authority said on Thursday its net profit for 2014 fell 4.9 percent to 215 million euros ($237 million) on higher financing costs. Europe's largest port has been investing for years in the construction of "Maasvlakte 2," a 1000 hectare extension


Vancouver Port Fire Leads To Evacuation

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 A chemical fire at a Vancouver container terminal led to a partial evacuation of Canada’s largest port for several hours Wednesday afternoon, as a cloud of white smoke drifting over the city prompted health warnings and road closures, says Canadian Press.  


Indian Port Workers to Launch Indefinite Strike

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 Port and dock workers in India are planning to go on an indefinite strike starting March 16th – they are protesting the government’s move to corporatize major ports.     The original decision by workers to go on an indefinite strike from March 9 has been tentatively


Massive Rent Hike at Port of Melbourne

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 The Port of Melbourne Corporation has told DP World Australia that it wants to increase rent at the terminal by up by 800 per cent of the current amount, reports local media. It also comes as the Victorian government prepares the Port of Melbourne for sale.  


Access to Brazil's Itajai Port to Open as Truck Protest Ends

Protesters have agreed to open access to Brazil's main poultry exporting port of Itajai in Santa Catarina state, the port said on Wednesday, ending a lingering flashpoint after a two-week truck drivers' protest. A union of autonomous truck drivers agreed to the port's proposal to raise payments


First Ship to Load Soy at Tegram Bound for China

The first ship to load soybeans from the new Tegram terminal in the northeastern port of Ponta Madeira in Sao Luis, Brazil, will berth on March 10, local shipping agents Cargonave said on Tuesday.   The Panamax class vessel Scythia Graeca will haul 66,000 tonnes of soybeans for U.S


Brazil Truck Strike Diminishes

Some truck drivers in Brazil continued blocking roads on Tuesday, slowing grains deliveries to southern ports, even as adherence to the strike diminished and a key highway in top soy state Mato Grosso opened. Nationwide, there were 18 roadblocks over rising freight costs by the end of the day






 
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