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New rail freight service is to be launched from port in region

A NEW rail freight service has been launched from a North-East port. PD Ports, which has its headquarters in Middlesbrough, has launched a dedicated rail freight service between Teesport and Doncaster in partnership with GB Railfreight, for its major customer Containerships – Intra-European leader of multimodal transport. The new service is responding to the growing demand for Teesport as the ... Read More »

Iran’s Non-Oil Trade With D-8 Increases by 31 Percent

Iran traded 994,733 tons of non-oil commodities worth $668.67 million with member states of the D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation during the first Iranian month (March 21-April 20) to register a 3.71% decline in tonnage and a 31.92% rise in value compared with last year’s same month. Latest data released by the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration show Iran’s ... Read More »

KPT shipping intelligence report

KARACHI: The Karachi Port Trust (KPT) issued the following shipping report for the last 24 hours, ending 0700 hours on Wednesday. ALONG SIDE (Bulk Oil Pier) OP-I Quetta D. Crude Oil PNSC 19/06/19 OP-I Tsmm Dubhe D. Chemical East Wind 17/06/19 OP-II Eternal Deligence D. Mogas GAC 17/06/19 ALONG SIDE (East Wharves): 1 Al Mahboobah D. Chemical Wilhelmsen 18/06/19 1 ... Read More »

Trade War Creates Chaos for US Ports

The ongoing trade war between China and the US is causing severe disruption and “logistical havoc” for trans-Pacific ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach, according to The Washington Times. PTI recently reported on how major growth at China’s busiest ports could be negatively affected by the persistence of a conflict, but these tensions are also impacting ports in the ... Read More »

COAS reaffirms army’s support for CPEC security

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Bajwa reaffirmed Pakistan Army’s support for the security of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, a flagship project of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Monday. According to the military’s media wing, the COAS said this during a meeting with China’s Ground Forces Commander General Han Weighou ... Read More »

Iran’s non-oil trade witnessing mild growth

Iran’s non-oil trade has been posting a mild growth in the past months, thanks to the government’s push to create a positive trade balance through deregulating foreign trade and empowering domestic businesses to compete in international markets. Latest data released by the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) show that Iran witnessed a non-oil trade surplus of $1.649 billion ... Read More »

Shipping activity at Port Qasim on June 17

KARACHI: A ship M.V Bochem Antwerp carrying chemicals was allotted berth at Engro Vopak Terminal on Sunday. While four more ships MV. Jay, Paros, NCC Abha and MSC Sana carrying Steel Coil, Chemical, Edible Oil and Containers respectively were at the outer anchorage of Port Qasim during last 24 hours. Total of six ships are occupying berths at the PQA ... Read More »

Divers fish 260 kilograms of waste from Mina Zayed port

Divers have cleaned up a staggering 260 kilograms of rubbish from Abu Dhabi’s ocean floor. In less than an hour, a crew of 20 volunteers collected nearly 300 aluminum cans, more than 160 plastic bags and around 120 glass bottles from dhow harbour near Mina Zayed port. “The main culprits we had were single-use plastics, like water bottles and plastic ... Read More »

UAE’s GSCCO to operate fourth port in Saudi Arabia

Gulf Stevedoring Contracting Company (GSCCO), a Sharjah-based subsidiary of Gulftainer group, announced it has signed an agreement with Red Sea Marine Services Company Limited to manage and operate King Fahad Industrial Port (KFIP) in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia. Under the agreement, GSCCO will handle different types of cargo at KFIP, including containers, break-bulk cargo, vehicles, and bulk cargo, bringing its portfolio ... Read More »

‘Iran welcomes Japan’s contribution to development of Chabahar Port’

TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani expressed satisfaction with Japan’s willingness for expansion of banking and economic ties with Iran and welcomed the Asian country’s contribution to the development of southeastern Chabahar Port. “Iran welcomes Japan’s cooperation and investment in the Chabahar port as well as the Makran region and is ready to attract Japanese investment,” Rouhani said during a ... Read More »

KPT Shipping Intelligence Report June 14

KARACHI: The Karachi Port Trust (KPT) issued the following shipping report for the last 24 hours, ending 0700 hours on Friday. ALONG SIDE (Bulk Oil Pier) OP-I Lahore D. Crude Oil PNSC 12/06/19 OP-II Torm Aslaug L. Naptha Alpine 12/06/19 ALONG SIDE (East Wharves): 1 Eastern Chemi L. Ethanol East Wind 11/06/19 2 Rebecca Schulte D. Jet Oil East Wind ... Read More »

KPT Shipping Intelligence Report 13 June 2019

KARACHI: The Karachi Port Trust (KPT) issued the following shipping report for the last 24 hours, ending 0700 hours on Thursday. ALONG SIDE (Bulk Oil Pier) OP-I Lahore D. Crude Oil PNSC 12/06/19 OP-II Torm Aslaug L. Naptha Alpine 12/06/19 ALONG SIDE (East Wharves): 1 Eastern Chemi L. Ethanol East Wind 11/06/19 2 Rebecca Schulte D. Chemical Alpine 12/06/19 5 ... Read More »

Threefold Rise in Iran’s Non-Oil Exports to the Americas

Iran traded 203,123 tons of non-oil commodities worth $53.99 million with the Americas during the first Iranian month (March 21-April 20) to register an 86.25% growth in tonnage and 41.04% decline in value compared with last year’s same month. Latest data released by the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration show Iran’s exports totaled 197,762 tons worth $32.87 million during ... Read More »

KPT Shipping Intelligence Report June 12

KARACHI: The Karachi Port Trust (KPT) issued the following shipping report for the last 24 hours, ending 0700 hours on Wednesday. ALONG SIDE (Bulk Oil Pier) OP-I Karachi D. Crude Oil PNSC 10/06/19 OP-II Torm Aslaug L. Naptha Alpine 12/06/19 ALONG SIDE (East Wharves): 1 Eastern Chemi L. Ethanol East Wind 11/06/19 5 Lian Hua Song D. Gen.Cargo COSCO 07/06/19 ... Read More »

Prince Rupert Port Looks to Expansion to Become Second-Largest Canadian Port

A planned expansion by the Prince Rupert Port Authority may propel the northern British Columbia, Canada, port into the second busiest in Canada. A recently announced terminal master plan showcases the sequencing of development at the Port of Prince Rupert with the long-term potential to develop six to seven million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent unit) of capacity through the development of ... Read More »

Iran’s Non-Oil Trade With Asia-Pacific States Exceed $3.4 Billion

Iran traded 8.46 million tons of non-oil commodities worth $3.46 billion with the member states of United Nations’ Asia-Pacific region during the first Iranian month (March 21-April 20) to register a 3.29% rise in tonnage and 16.71% decrease in value compared with last year’s same month. Latest data released by the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration show Iran’s exports ... Read More »

KPT Shipping Intelligence Report

KARACHI: The Karachi Port Trust (KPT) issued the following shipping report for the last 24 hours, ending 0700 hours on Tuesday. ALONG SIDE (Bulk Oil Pier) OP-I Karachi D. Jet Oil PNSC 10/06/19 OP-II Maistros D. Mogas Alpine 09/06/19 ALONG SIDE (East Wharves): 2 Torm Aslaug L. Naptha Alpine 10/06/19 5 Lian Hua Song D. Gen.Cargo COSCO 07/06/19 10/11 Cl ... Read More »

Cyprus President calls for lift of Turkish port ban

Cyprus will step up efforts to remove ‘illegal’ restrictions on its ships calling at Turkish ports. That was the message of Cypriot president Nicos Anastasiades at the 30th annual general meeting of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber, held on 30 May, at the Four Seasons hotel, in Limassol. Anastasiades called the embargo a clear violation of international law, adding “Our efforts ... Read More »

KPT Shipping Intelligence Report June 10

KARACHI: The Karachi Port Trust (KPT) issued the following shipping report for the last 24 hours, ending 0700 hours on Monday. ALONG SIDE (Bulk Oil Pier) OP-I Sea King D. Jet Oil Alpine 09/06/19 OP-I Glenda Merye D. SB Oil Alpine 06/06/19 OP-II Maistros D. Mogas Alpine 09/06/19 ALONG SIDE (East Wharves): 5 Lian Hua Song D. Gen.Cargo COSCO 07/06/19 ... Read More »

Canada will spend $47.5 million on Port of Halifax improvements

The government of Canada announced on Sunday that it will invest $47.5 million on two projects aimed at increasing capacity at the Port of Halifax and reducing truck traffic in downtown Halifax. Marc Garneau, Canada’s minister of transport, and Andy Fillmore, a member of Canada’s Parliament, said part of the money will be used to increase storage capacity at the ... Read More »