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COSCO: Container Traffic in Port of Piraeus Increases in August 2015 Compared to 2014

ATHENS: Chinese company COSCO Pacific Limited released a report on the August container throughput raffic of its various subsidiaries. Among these subsidiaries is the Piraeus Container Terminal S.A., which operates Piers II and III at the Port of Piraeus, Greece’s largest port. According to the report, PCT processed 249,100 containers at the port of Piraeus this past August. This amounts ... Read More »

SOHAR port names new executive commercial manager

MUSCAT: SOHAR Port and Freezone welcomes a new executive commercial manager this week, as Edwin Lammers heads back to The Netherlands after over seven years in the Sultanate to take on a senior management post at Port of Rotterdam. Marc Evertse, previously a senior project manager at Port of Rotterdam International, will be taking over from Edwin Lammers and brings ... Read More »

Port Services Corporation’s voluntary end of service scheme gets nod

MUSCAT: Port Services Corporation on Sunday said that the Ministry of Finance has approved the corporation’s voluntary end of service payment scheme for all Omani employees. A comprehensive compensation of one month basic salary will be paid for every year of service of the Omani employee. The Ministry of Finance has also agreed to share the total cost of the ... Read More »

Indonesian president tours Jebel Ali port with Sulayem

JAKARTA: President Joko Widodo of Indonesia has visited DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Port where he was received by chairman Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem. President Joko Widodo of Indonesia has visited DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Port where he was received by chairman Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem and toured the leading integrated port and free zone facility. President Widodo and ... Read More »

Indonesia’s Shipping Strategy Includes 22 New Ports

JAKARTA: As part of President Joko Widodo’s ongoing plan to establish Indonesia as a global shipping hub, state-owned port operator Indonesia Port Corporations (IPC) has announced that it will build 22 ports in the next five years. According to officials, IPC is investing more than $3.5 billion in the project, which it is financing through a combination of internal cash ... Read More »

Rotterdam inks deal to build new Indonesian port

HONG KONG: The Port of Rotterdam Authority has signed a partnership agreement with the Indonesian Port Corporation Pelindo I for the development of a new deep sea port at Kuala Tanjung. Kuala Tanjung is in the North Sumatra city of Medan and is a key project in Indonesia’s national maritime strategy that involves the building of 35 ports across the ... Read More »

Port crane commissioning project in Qatar

DOHA: ZPMC Lanka Company (Private) Limited; the joint venture between Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company Limited of China and Access Engineering PLC, is engaged in a contract with ZPMC Abu Dhabi for commissioning of 26 Rubber Tired Gantry Cranes (RTG) and 08 Ship-to-Shore cranes (STS) at Doha port in Mesaieed Doha, State of Qatar. The scope of the work includes ... Read More »

Qatari ports to get Chinese security software

DOHA: Agreement aims to develop security systems in the New Hamad Port project (pictured), Abu Samra border and the port of Ruwais. The Committee of “Security Agencies in Ports of Entry into Qatar” has signed an agreement with the Chinese company “Nyuktk” to develop security systems in both sea and land ports in Qatar. The agreement aims to develop security ... Read More »

Port worker leakes information about naval ships, UAE court hears

ABU DHABI: An Indian port worker is accused of passing on confidential information about military vessels to offials from his home country. M E B appeared at the Federal Supreme Court on Monday on charges that he handed over information to the Embassy of India about when naval ships were arriving and departing from Zayed Port. The accused, 42, who worked as ... Read More »

Juneau Chamber of Commerce’s luncheon as candidate forum

ALASKA:The Juneau Chamber of Commerce’s luncheon will serve as a candidate forum for the Juneau School Board. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and the event will begin at noon in the Alaska Room at the Juneau International Airport.The candidates featured are Jason Hart, Josh Keaton, Emil “Robert” Mackey, Jeff Redmond and incumbent Andrea “Andi” Story.The cost to attend is $20 ... Read More »

PQC: Clearance of scrap consignments without examination reveals

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Juneau Chamber of Commerce’s luncheon as candidate forum

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Michael L. Gaylor apopoints as CEO of Leadership Broward Foundation

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Arcata Chamber plans to close California Welcome Center

CALIFORNIA:The Arcata Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors voted this to close the California Welcome Center.In June, the chamber announced that without help the California Welcome Center, located at 1635 Heindon Road in Arcata, would have to close its doors. The center is one of 19 in the state and has been operated by the chamber for the past 15 ... Read More »

Oslo’s Yilport-operated container terminal to receive two new STS gantry cranes

ISTANBUL: Turkish port operator Yilport Holding has announced that two new environmentally friendly ship-to-shore (STS) gantry cranes made by Finnish manufacturer Konecranes will arrive at its container terminal at the Port of Oslo in the fourth quarter of 2015. The cranes have twin-lift operation for maximum handling capacity, a lifting capacity of 64 tons, and an outreach of 40 m ... Read More »

New York business mogul to join Gov.John Kasich

NEW YORK: GOP presidential front-runner joins Republican Gov. John Kasich as 2016 candidates at conference. Top Hillary Clinton adviser also scheduled to speak at the North Charleston event. Donald Trump speaks to reporters during a stop in Greenville in August. Donald Trump speaks to reporters during a stop in Greenville in August. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump will speak to ... Read More »

Greater Pell City Chamber announces new event for 2016

ALABAMA: Looking forward to 2016, the Greater Pell City Chamber of Commerce is planning its event schedule. And because those events require public funding, the Pell City City Council is considering which ones will be of most benefit to the city and its residents.Budget is the big topic for governments in Alabama right now as the 2016 fiscal year approaches ... Read More »

US Bulgaria creates trade mission in Azerbaijan

NEW YORK: Bulgaria creates a trade mission in Azerbaijan, Azerbaijani Ambassador to Bulgaria Emil Karimov told Trend August 26.In order to give impetus to economic cooperation between the two countries, the Bulgarian government intends to open a Chamber of Commerce in Baku, he said.“Bulgaria considers Azerbaijan as a partner in such important areas of cooperation as agriculture, tourism, light industry ... Read More »

PHDCCI organizes 2nd INDIA MSME EXPO from August 28 to 30 2015

NEW DELHI: For the first time ten different ministries of central government have joined hands to support the micro, small and medium enterprise sector of country at the Mega MSME Event  2nd ‘INDIA MSME EXPO AND SUMMIT 2015’ held in New Delhi. MSME Development Forum in association with Ministry of MSME and PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) has organized ... Read More »

BoxLines trying to increase 156% rate from Asia to Europe

COPENHAGEN: Despite Asia-Europe container trades being in the severe doldrums, near record lows, the world’s largest boxline is trying to push through an improbable 156% increase in freight rates from Asia to North Europe from September 1. Maersk Line told customers in a memo last week seen by Reuters that it was looking to raise rates on the tradelane by ... Read More »