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C.RO Ports wants to double car exports via Rotterdam

AMSTERDAM: In the next few years, Belgian terminal operator C.RO Ports will invest between 30 and 40 million euros in the expansion of its terminal (known as Cobelfret terminal) at the Brittanniëhaven in the port of Rotterdam. The company wishes to ship significantly more trailers and containers to the United Kingdom via Rotterdam. According to CEO Christian Cigrang, another goal ... Read More »

Port terminal operator takes victory lap after labor board upholds union-scolding ruling

BRUSSELS: The group that operates the Port of Portland’s lone container terminal is claiming victory after a federal board upheld a ruling calling for unions to operate more efficiently. ICTSI Oregon, the company contracted by the port to run its Terminal 6 container operation, on Wednesday said the National Labor Relations Board upheld an administrative judge’s ruling that ordered the ... Read More »

DB Schenker Rail UK to host fourth intermodal Port Conference on 8th October

LONDON: DB Schenker Rail UK is hosting its fourth Intermodal Port Conference on 8th October at the East Midlands Conference Centre and Orchard Hotel in Nottingham. The highly anticipated event explores key topics in the intermodal supply chain and is attended by industry leaders across the sector. Last year’s conference provided participants with a unique opportunity to discuss ‘The World ... Read More »

Costa Cruises cancels port calls in Turkey

ANKARA: In the wake of a terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Istanbul earlier this month, Costa Cruises has decided to cancel its remaining port calls in Turkey for 2015. Costa said the three ships that visit Turkey, including stops in Izmir and Istanbul, will be rerouted to ports of call in Greece, Italy and Malta. In a statement, ... Read More »

New England’s ports seek to stage comeback

LONDON: The noise and bustle of nearby neighborhoods fade away at New Haven’s sprawling port. An oil and chemical tanker floats placidly at a dock. A tug pushes a barge out in Long Island Sound. Only occasionally do trucks rumble up to a scrap metal business or deliver materials for road work. What was a key port for lumber and ... Read More »

Precious cargo moves through Delaware ports

NEW YORK: Sitting on the beach or strolling along the boardwalk, it’s hard to miss the seemingly ever-present marine craft on the water some distance off shore. Indeed, the sight is common because the Atlantic Ocean near the Delaware coast is a major route for commercial ships and pleasure boats alike. On some days, the distance and haze make it ... Read More »

Global Ports set to take 31% stake in Valletta Cruise Port

ANKARA: Turkish port operator Global Ports Holding, part of the Global Yatirim conglomerate, has signed a binding agreement to acquire a 30.79% stake in Maltese cruise terminal operator Valletta Cruise Port (VCP). Completion of the transaction depends on completion of legal and administrative procedures, however, as well as on the position of existing VCP shareholders, who could use their right ... Read More »

Officials worry Dutch port to become new Calais

AMSTERDAM: Talks have opened between Dutch, Belgian and British officials to try to prevent the ferry ports at the Hook of Holland and Zeebrugge becoming the new flashpoints for migrants attempting to enter the UK – now that security has been tightened substantially at Calais. Dutch military police have been stationed at the Hook of Holland, near Rotterdam, since June, ... Read More »

Dutch Green Ports to be a model for Turkey

AMSTERDAM: Netherlands will be a model for Turkey’s ports within an environmentally-friendly Green Port implementation, says Daily News. Port of Amsterdam and Dutch officials said that they were ready to boost ties with Turkey suring their visit to Istanbul, Marmara, Aegean, Mediterranean and Black Sea Regions (IMEAK) Chamber of Shipping branch in the Aegean province of İzmir. IMEAK İzmir branch ... Read More »

Turkey’s Global Ports igns a binding deal to acquire 30.79% stake in Valetta Cruise Port

ANKARA: Global Yatırım Holding said its port operator, Turkey’s Global Port, has signed a binding deal to acquire a 30.79 percent stake in Valetta Cruise Port Plc (VCP), which has operational rights of the Malta cruise port and its retail areas, in a written statement late Sept. The completion of the stakes transfer will depend on the finalization of required ... Read More »

Turkish port operator to acquire 31% stake in Valletta Cruise Port plc

ANKARA: A 31% shareholding in Valletta Cruise Port plc, owned by Malta International Airport, BOV and FSG Limited, is to be acquired by Turkish port management operator Global Liman Isletmeleri. Global Liman Isletmeleri operates and manages ports primarily in Turkey, Montenegro, Spain, and Singapore. The company operates the Kusadasi Cruise Port, Antalya Port, Bodrum Cruise Port, Port of Bar, Cruers, ... Read More »

ReneSola divests 34.6MW Port Farms solar project in UK

LONDON: Foresight Solar Fund Limited (FSFL) has acquired the 34.6MW Port Farms solar project in the UK from ReneSola. The utility-scale project, which features ReneSola’s Virtus II modules, was connected to the grid in March this year. The plant is qualified for the UK’s 1.4 Renewables Obligation Certificates (ROC) scheme. The move marks Foresight Group’s second solar acquisition from ReneSola. ... Read More »

Dutch port operator APM terminals acquires Italy’s reefer terminal

AMSTERDAM: Netherlands port operator APM Terminals has completed the acquisition of Reefer Terminal from GF Group. Terms and price of the deal have not been disclosed. Located in Italy’s Port of Vado Ligure, Reefer Terminal is claimed to be the largest refrigerated terminal in the Mediterranean. Reefer Terminal currently handles 600,000 pallets per year. It also handles containers and general ... Read More »

Netherlands Port of Rotterdam to develop Indonesian port

AMSTERDAM: The Port of Rotterdam Authority has signed a partnership agreement with the Indonesian Port Corporation Pelindo I in Medan, North Sumatra, for the development of the new deep sea port Kuala Tanjung. The port authority will now carry out a feasibility study for the new port together with Pelindo I. A project organization will be created for this purpose ... Read More »

Rotterdam considers joint venture in Indonesian port project

AMSTERDAM: The port of Rotterdam has gone into partnership with Indonesian port corporation Pelinda 1 on the planned new Kuala Tanjung deep water port near the city of Medan in North Sumatra in the Strait of Malacca. The Dutch port and Pelinda 1 have agreed to carry out a joint feasibility study into the project for the execution of which ... Read More »

Costa Cruises cancels port calls in Turkey

ANKARA: In the wake of a terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Istanbul earlier this month, Costa Cruises has decided to cancel its remaining port calls in Turkey for 2015. Costa said the three ships that visit Turkey, including stops in Izmir and Istanbul, will be rerouted to ports of call in Greece, Italy and Malta. In a statement, ... Read More »

Costa Cruises cancels port calls in Turkey

ANKARA: In the wake of a terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Istanbul earlier this month, Costa Cruises has decided to cancel its remaining port calls in Turkey for 2015. Costa said the three ships that visit Turkey, including stops in Izmir and Istanbul, will be rerouted to ports of call in Greece, Italy and Malta. In a statement, ... Read More »

China’s Dalian, Rizhao ports feel strain of falling iron ore imports over January-June

BEIJING: China’s Dalian and Rizhao ports are feeling the strain of lower iron ore imports over January-June as a result of the country’s slowing steel production. Iron ore throughput at Dalian port in northeast China’s Liaoning province fell 11.2% year on year in January-June to 8.29 million mt. Revenue from the port’s iron ore business fell 26.1% year on year ... Read More »

Ponant Yacht appoints Cruises GAC UK for all 2016 port calls in UK and Ireland

LONDON: Ponant Yacht Cruises & Expeditions has appointed GAC UK as its agent for all UK and Ireland port calls in 2016. GAC, which has a well-established port agency infrastructure in the UK, will provide services for Ponant’s 142m mega yachts, Le Boréal and L’Austral, when they cruise around the British Isles and Ireland in May and June next year. ... Read More »

Dutch port operator APM terminals acquires Italy’s reefer terminal

AMSTERDAM: Netherlands port operator APM Terminals has completed the acquisition of Reefer Terminal from GF Group. Terms and price of the deal have not been disclosed. Located in Italy’s Port of Vado Ligure, Reefer Terminal is claimed to be the largest refrigerated terminal in the Mediterranean. Reefer Terminal currently handles 600,000 pallets per year. It also handles containers and general ... Read More »