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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Port Management

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

Port Saint John Selects KleinPort

Image by Saint John Port

  Klein Systems Group Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Port Saint John, New Brunswick, to install the KleinPort Port Management Information System. The Port will be using KleinPort to manage and track its operational activities and cargo data, invoice for services and perform in depth data analysis and reporting. Pete Behrendt, Managing Director of Klein Systems stated: “We are pleased to welcome Port Saint John to the Klein customer

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

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

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

30 Cruise Ships to Reach Qatar Next Year

The New Port, Doha. Pic by New Port Project Steering Committee

 Qatar's Doha Port expects to receive around 30 cruise ships next year, says Director of Doha Port Management Captain Abdul Aziz Nasser al Yafei. The port had received three cruise ships this year.   He also said the new Hamad Port may receive mega cruise ships starting from next year, reports Qatar News Agency (QNA). According to him, Hamad Port is likely to conduct a test run this month to receive commercial vessels.  

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

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

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

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 Study Looks at LNG Bunkering for Car Carriers

© John Wollwerth / Adobe Stock

To help promote liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering in Asia, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the Ports and Harbors Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism of Japan (MLIT) will helm a working group to conduct a feasibility study on LNG bunkering for car carriers plying between Japan and Singapore. This working group will include Japan’s big three shippers – Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line), Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) and Mitsui O.S

Piraeus Port Pact for Cosco Dalian Floating Dock

Piraeus is the largest port in Europe and one of the largest in the world in traffic. Photo:  Piraeus Port Authority S.A.

 The Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) SA has announced the completion of a tender and finalization of a contract with Cosco SH (Dalian) Shipyard for the purchase of a new floating repair dock, an initiative that the port's management has pursued over the past year.   The 240-meter floating repair dock will also have a width of 45 meters, a draft of 18 meters and a 205,66t capacity.     The dock will be transported and installed in the Perama ship repair zone - west of

Empowering Maritime Women in East and Southern Africa

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 Promoting women's access to quality employment and senior management level within the maritime sector is a key priority for International Maritime Organization (IMO)'s gender and capacity-building program and was at the core of the 8th regional conference to support the Association of Women Managers in the Maritime Sector in East and Southern Africa (WOMESA), held in Mahé, Seychelles (September 26 to 29).  

Saab's Maritime Solution Protecting Great Barrier Reef

Photo: Saab AB

 As one of the wonders of the natural world, many consider the Great Barrier Reef one of the Earth’s most beautiful places.    The marine environment in the area is extremely sensitive and with around 4000 commercial vessels passing every year, it is important for the vessel services operators working onshore to keep track of the traffic at all times. That’s where Saab comes in.   Comprising nearly 3000 individual reefs and almost 100 islands

Mwani Qatar, Milaha Team-up to Manage Hamad Port

Signing of an agreement between Mwani Qatar and Milaha Photo Milaha

HE Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Saif Ahmed Al Sulaiti, Chairman of Qatar Ports Management Company (Mwani Qatar) and Sheikh Ali bin Jassim bin Mohammad Al-Thani, Chairman of Qatar Navigation (Milaha), today witnessed the signing of an agreement between Mwani Qatar and Milaha to establish a new company, QTerminals, to manage Hamad Port.   As per the agreement, the new company will be co-owned by Mwani Qatar; 51%, and Milaha; 49%

TMG buoyed by global demand

Les Chapman Photo TMG

An expanding maritime consultancy headquartered in Seattle has recorded its busiest start to a year so far with rising demand for its services worldwide. The Maritime Group (International) (TMG) is lining up contracts across multiple sectors for 2017 after a surge of interest in its services. Targeted projects cover ferry and cruise operations, port management, marine surveys, feasibility studies and maritime and border security.

Port of Antwerp Opens New Training Centre in India

Photo by Port of Antwerp

 Indian port professionals who follow courses given in Mumbai by APEC, the port of Antwerp training centre, can now benefit from a purpose-built training facility.    The new facility was officially opened on Monday this week during the annual Port of Antwerp Mission to India, in the presence of Belgian deputy prime minister Alexander De Croo, port alderman Marc Van Peel, APEC principal Kristof Waterschoot

Singapore, Japan to Collaborate in Development of Ports

Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Chief Executive, Andrew Tan and Michio Kikuchi, Director-General of Ports and Harbours Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism reaffirming their strong bilateral relations at MOC ceremony. Photo: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

 Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) with the Ports and Harbours Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism of Japan (MLIT) at the sideline of the International Symposium on LNG bunkering in Yokohama, Japan.    The areas of cooperation under the MOC include port planning, port management and technological development in the port sector.  

High-tech VTS System to Guide Iron Ore Giants

John Sugarman (Photo: Australian Maritime Systems Group)

One of Australia’s most important economic gateways will soon house a state-of-the-art shipping management control system to be installed at Port Hedland, the world’s largest bulk export port.    The system includes a command and control system integrated with advanced radar, long-range closed circuit TV and voice radio technology to safely manage and guide thousands of ship movements in and out of the tidally constrained port with pinpoint precision.  

MPA Trains Global Maritime Leaders

Maritime and port administrations from across all regions at the opening ceremony of the 2nd Advanced Maritime Leaders’ Programme (AMLP). Photo: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

 The MPA Academy – the training arm of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) – in partnership with the Singapore Management University (SMU) and Human Capital Leadership Institute, has officially launched its 2nd Advanced Maritime Leaders’ Programme (AMLP).    Taking place from 20 to 25 April 2017, the six-day programme will gather 19 senior maritime and port officials from all regions including, Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Europe, Latin America

India to Facilitate Marine Skill Developement in Coastal Areas

Indias Minister for Shipping, Nitin Gadkari and the Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water and Sanitation, Narendra Singh Tomar witnessing the signing ceremony of an MoU for Sagarmala - DDU GKY (Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana) skill development training for coastal districts. Photo: PIB

 For skills development of youth in coastal areas, India's Ministry of Shipping signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with theMinistry of Rural Development in New Delhi.    The MoU is for convergence of the Ministry’ prestigious project Sagaramala and Ministry of Rural Development’s flagship programme Deen Dayal Upadhyay Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU GKY).    The Minister of Shipping and Road Transport & Highways

Shipping Routes via Oman Opened to Give Qatar Food Lifeline

Qatar and container lines have launched new shipping services via Oman in an effort to sidestep a port ban in neighbouring countries and secure a food lifeline after other Gulf states severed ties with Doha last week. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and some other Arab countries cut diplomatic, travel and trade ties with Qatar last week, accusing it of supporting Iran and funding Islamist groups, accusations Doha denies.

Software Solutions: Monitor & Track

(Image: GateHouse)

As the maritime industry embraces the digital revolution, companies like GateHouse are poised to prosper. GateHouse in developing software solutions to support optimization, flexibility and mission critical operations for vehicle and vessel tracking, monitoring and satellite communications. We caught up with Michael Bondo Andersen, CEO and founder of GateHouse, for insights on his strategy moving the company forward.  

Hutchison Ports, Basra Port in Management Deal

Photo: Hutchison Port Holdings Limited

 Hong Kong-based port operator Hutchison Ports has agreed to partner with NAWAH Port Management (NPM) to manage existing and future operations at the Port of Basra in southern Iraq.   Hutchison Ports will assume oversight of day-to-day commercial and operational activities at NPM, operating under the name of Hutchison Ports Basra.   NPM is a containerized terminal operator at the Port of Basra located along the Shatt Al Arab waterway in Iraq

Singapore, Japan Feasibility Study LNG-Fuelled Car Carriers

Singapores Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure & Minister for Transport, Mr Khaw Boon Wan, met Minister Keiichi Ishii, Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), Japan on 28 August 2017. Photo: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

 To promote LNG bunkering in Asia, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the Ports and Harbours Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism of Japan (MLIT) will helm a working group to conduct a feasibility study on LNG bunkering for car carriers plying between Japan and Singapore.    This working group will include Japan’s big three shippers – Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line), Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) and Mitsui O.S.K

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