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European Ports Identify Their Priorities

European ports are real “multitaskers”: they combine different functions ranging from gateway to the world, nodes in the transport chain, hotspots for Europe’s industrial activity,

Iran Aid Ship Reaches Djibouti Waters, Waits to Enter Port

An Iranian aid ship has reached the outskirts of Djibouti's port and is waiting for a permit to enter after Tehran agreed to an international inspection of the vessel with goods for Yemen,

Asia Dry Bulk-Capesize Rates Mixed on Uncertainty

Capesize rates slide after hitting 5-month high. Rates for capesize bulk carriers eased this week after hitting their highest since December, and could come

Malaysia Orders Migrant Rescues, Thailand Says No to Shelters

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Thursday he had ordered the navy to conduct search and rescue missions for thousands of migrants adrift at sea as Thailand's

Ferry Firm DFDS Looks to Expand

Danish ferry and transportation firm DFDS is on the takeover trail, its chief executive said, after reporting its highest first-quarter operating profit on record

Italy: 900 Migrants Rescued at Sea, One Dead

More than 900 migrants were rescued in one day from three overcrowded boats en route to Europe from North Africa, an Italian coast guard official said on Thursday.

BG Takes Control of Australian LNG Production Site

British gas producer BG has taken full operational control of the first production facility, known as Train 1, at its Queensland Curtis LNG plant in Australia from builder Bechtel,

Kalmar to Heighten STS Cranes of DP World Antwerp

  Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has been awarded the contract to heighten three Kalmar ship-to-shore (STS) cranes operated by DP World Antwerp Gateway NV. The order

Antwerp Port Launches Breakbulk Application

  Port of Antwerp has launched breakbulk application for more efficient freight handling. Antwerp has long been the breakbulk port par excellence in Europe. This

Fire Aboard Fugro Vessel

Fugro confirmed there was a fire onboard its ROV support vessel Fugro Symphony around 2:30 a.m. this morning.   The 2011-built vessel was docked at Peterhead Harbor in the U.

AAPA Chairwoman to Speak at National Maritime Day

Kristin Decas, port director and CEO of Southern California’s Port of Hueneme and chairwoman of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), has been chosen to speak at the U.

SC Ports Box Volumes Up Nearly 15%

South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) informs it has handled nearly 15 percent more pier containers fiscal year to date than the same period last year, with total

Seattle, Tacoma Container Volumes Stable in April

Puget Sound container volumes stabilized in April, growing 1 percent year to date to 1,106,384 TEUs.   The moderate volumes reflect the return of normal operations

USACE Soo Lock Bulkheads Delivered

Moran Iron Works, Inc. (MIW) was contracted to fabricate, galvanize and deliver two bulkheads for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Detroit District for

New Cargo Inspection Facility for Massport

Passport Systems, Inc. has began construction on a non-intrusive, cargo inspection facility at the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), Port of Boston, Conley

Fleet Week Kicks off in New York

Three U.S. Navy ships, two U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) cutters, and four U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) Yard Patrol boats have arrived in the New York Harbor to participate

New Ferry Service to Long Island

A new intermodal service for the Tri-State area offers a transportation alternative linking New York City, New Jersey and Connecticut with Long Island.   The new service,

Containership Reliability Reaches New High

Container service reliability reached a data-series high in April with the aggregate on-time performance for the three key East-West trades rising to 67.6%, up by 4.

APL Introduces New Service in the Americas

APL introduced a new weekly service aimed to enhance its network coverage in the Americas. The new America Caribbean Express (ACX) service, which links Central America and U.

Iran to Allow UN Inspection of Yemen Aid Ship

Iran will allow the United Nations to inspect an aid shipment to Yemen, the ISNA agency quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian as saying on Wednesday.

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