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More Independence Planned For Rotterdam Port Management

The Rotterdam city council recently accepted proposals that will make it possible for the Rotterdam Municipal Port Management to operate on a more independent basis. "NV Mainport Holding Rotterdam" (NV MHR) will be formed, incorporating both existing and new participations as well as joint ventures. The Port Management's responsibility and authority in the field of land issue, tariffs and investment policy will be increased. The net contribution to the municipal authority will be fixed at 66 million guilders per annum for the period 2000-2003. The Port Management will in future be assessed more on the basis of "Port Performance Indicators." The Rotterdam city council will principally concentrate on main policy lines on the basis of a strategic agenda for the main port. These proposals are an important step in the direction of a more independent, efficient and flexible Port Management in an increasingly international environment. They offer the Port Management additional possibilities of operating faster, more effectively and more commercially. The N.V. Mainport Holding Rotterdam (NV MHR) will be incorporated in the Port Management in order to ensure that the Port Management can expand its activities and also expand in a geographical sense. The holding will have an executive board controlled by the Port Management general directorate


ODU to Offer Undergraduate Major in Maritime Managment

Old Dominion University will offer a new undergraduate major in maritime and supply chain management in the fall of 2006. The major will be the first of its kind in Virginia, and the second in the country, according to school officials. It will be offered as a bachelor of science in the business administration degree program. Students will have to complete courses in business, accounting, economics, marketing, finance, information technology, management and general education classes


Port of Rotterdam Selects PIERS for U.S. Ocean Trade Data

Commonwealth Business Media, Inc. announced that Rotterdam Municipal Port Management (RMPM) has agreed to purchase from PIERS, a provider of global commercial intelligence, a complete record of U.S. ocean trade shipped through Northern European and Mediterranean ports during the years 2001-2002. The PIERS information to be supplied to RMPM includes detailed data on shippers, points of origin and destination, cargo descriptions and estimated values of all U.S


RMPM Optimistic About Cooperation

On June 25, Dutch minister Gerrit Zalm and Robert Bonner, commissioner Customs Service USA, signed the so-called Declaration of Principles for the port of Rotterdam. The goal of this cooperation is to mutually exchange information aimed at identifying containers that carry a high risk. The Rotterdam Municipal Port Management (RMPM) is pleased with the proposed cooperation between the customs services of the Netherlands and the United States


Polish Port Appoints New CEO

Maciek Kwiatkowski will take up the leadership of DCT Gdansk at the beginning of April 2013. As DCT continues its preparations for the next major extension phase, an internationally experienced authority in port management, Maciek Kwiatkowski, will join DCT to lead the Baltic’s fastest growing container terminal. He will commence as DCT’s CEO at the start of April, and has 30 years of experience in the port industry with a strong focus on operation


Gulftainer Takes Majority Stake in GSCCO

Jeddah Terminal: Photo courtesy of Jeddah Sea Ports

Gulftainer, the Sharjah-based port management & logistics company, takes a 51 percent stake in Saudi Arabia’s Gulf Stevedoring Contracting Company (GSCCO), to assume full management of three Saudi terminals, located in Jeddah and Jubail.
 The acquisition makes Gulftainer the largest port operator in the Middle East with regards to the number of terminals operated in the region, with the company managing 40 percent of all the major container terminal facilities in the Middle East


Graykowski: U.S. Ports Investing $9 Billion

U.S. public port authorities will invest just over $9 billion in the next five years to improve and expand their facilities, according to Deputy Maritime Administrator John Graykowski, who addressed the American Association of Port Authorities' (AAPA) 88th Annual Convention, held in New York last week. Ports are spending record levels to expand and improve their facilities to meet projected demand, Graykowski said. Local port authorities have spent almost $20 billion since World War II.


Seaway Corp. Trade Mission to Italy, Turkey

On Nov. 10, in Genoa, Italy, a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) between the Great Lakes Seaway Corporations’ Highway H20 Port Partners Program and the Ligurian Ports in Northern Italy was finalized at a formal signing ceremony. The document was signed by the Canadian St.Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation President and CEO Richard Corfe and Secretary General Giambattista D’Aste, Port of Genoa. The MOC aims to establish a cooperative partnership between U.S


Port Reception In Basel

Port of Hamburg.bmp

In cooperation with the Propeller Club Basel, Port of Hamburg Marketing (HHM) hosted a port soiree for representatives of the transport and logistics sector in northern Switzerland on 12 April 2011. A total of 160 guests, including 20 from Hamburg and its metropolitan region, accepted the invitation to attend this event at the Hotel Mercure Europe Basel, where they were welcomed by Mr Thomas W.Rickli, President of the Propeller Club Basel, and Jürgen Behrens


Mariner Chosen by Port of Galveston

The Mariner Group has been chosen to supply CommandBridge™ as the cornerstone of its Maritime Command and Control & Situational Awareness project.  Galveston will deploy CommandBridge, the industry-leading situation management and response platform, to improve security and operations across its 850 acres of port facilities along one of the busiest shipping channels in the world, the Houston Ship Channel.


New Masterplanning Guidance for Ports Published

Stephen Cork

A new report, Masterplans for the development of existing ports, has been published today by PIANC. The report was prepared by an international Working Group (WG 158) established 2012 and chaired by Stephen Cork, Technical Director at HR Wallingford.


Biden to Keynote AAPA Convention in Houston

Vice President Joe Biden (White House photo)

VP Biden's November 12 keynote address to emphasize continued infrastructure investments in ports U.S. Vice President Joe R. Biden, Jr. will deliver the keynote address on Wednesday, November 12, at the American Association of Port Authority’s (AAPA) 103rd Annual Convention and Expo


AAPA Honors Three for Port Industry Service

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) – a trade group representing ports throughout the Western Hemisphere – today at its 103rd Annual Convention and Expo in Houston honored three port industry leaders. Receiving AAPA’s Distinguished Service Award were former


MARAD Releases Port Planning and Investment Toolkit

New Toolkit Will Assist U.S. Ports in Securing Funding for Infrastructure Projects  The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) today released the first module of the Port Planning and Investment Toolkit, a manual designed to aid U.S


Mombasa Traffic up 1.8 percent in 2013

Kenya's main port of Mombasa handled 1.8 percent more cargo in 2013, aided by improved efficiency and capacity, the port's management said. Landlocked neighbors like Uganda and South Sudan rely on the port for the shipment of commodity exports and imports


Orolia, Transas Partner to Offer e-Maritime Solutions

Orolia (NYSE Alternext Paris – FR0010501015 – ALORO), global specialist in critical Global Navigation Satellite System solutions, and Transas Group, global leader in maritime simulation, navigation and surveillance systems, today announced that they have signed a Memorandum of


Port of Cleveland Urges USACE to Start Dredging

Arrival Cleveland: Image courtesy of Port of  Cleveland

To avoid significant financial losses to the port and local economy, dredging the Cuyahoga River and Cleveland Harbor must start without delay considered the Port Board at its March 2014 meeting. Accordingly they directed the  Port’s management to work with U.S


New Alliance to Develop Advanced e-Maritime Systems

File photo CCL3

An alliance between France's Orolia, and Transas Group, leaders in maritime simulation, navigation and surveillance systems, aims to integrate Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) and Search and Rescue (SAR) functionality into enhanced marine communication solutions.


Perils of Heavy Ship Containers Debated

Chris Evans speaking at the WISTA-UK Forum (Credit WISTA)

Maritime experts are torn on how to curb the menace of overweight shipping containers, which cause severe accidents at sea and on the roads. The difficulties of resolving false declarations of the weight and content of boxes were underlined during a panel discussion at the WISTA-UK Liverpool Forum


KNC to Provide Security Tech for Algerian VTMIS

Photo courtesy of Kongsberg

Kongsberg Norcontrol IT (KNC) will provide the core maritime surveillance, voice communications, port management and port community technologies for the new Algerian national Vessel Traffic Management and Information System (VTMIS). KNC is part of a consortium with Ericsson


Umea and Vaasa - Another Port Merger in the Baltic

Courtesy Baltic Port Organization

  The owners of the respective harbours, municipalities of Umeå and Vaasa, have agreed to set up a joint company, Kvarkenhamnar AB. The new entity with head office in Umeå will take over port management from the Swedish and Finnish local governments as from the 1st of January


Bureau Veritas Kick-starts LNG Bunkering

Jean-Francois Segretain

International classification society Bureau Veritas has published a comprehensive set of guidelines on LNG Bunkering, with the aim of speeding adoption of LNG as a ship’s fuel by kick-starting the LNG bunker chain. Jean-Francois Segretain, Technical Director, Marine and Offshore Division


Sanjam Gupta helps Launch WISTA in Sri Lanka

Sanjam Gupta

  Within two years of the launch in India in 2012, the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (better known as WISTA), Ms. Sanjam  Sahi  Gupta, its Founder President, has moved fast to spread WISTA to the Indian sub continent


WISTA Launched in Sri Lanka

WISTA launched in Sri Lanka

  Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (better known as WISTA),  was  launched  in  Sri  Lanka  on  the  03rd  July  2014,  at the  Hilton  Residencies  Colombo  amidst  a 


Woods Hole Group Clinches Multi-Year O&M Contract

  Woods Hole Group will be working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services for the operation and maintenance of Physical Oceanographic Real Time System along the East Coast of the USA






 
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