A revolution is quietly under way in Saudi Arabia’s ports sector, as the first facility to be run outside government control attracts the world’s leading shipping alliance, piling pressure on the kingdom’s premier west coast port, Jeddah Islamic Port.
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29 Jul 2015
The Port of Townsville is set to receive a $403 million berth upgrade that will allow the northeastern Australian port to handle Panamax vessels, highlighting the movement of the majority of Australia’s trade from its southern to its northern ports.
28 Jul 2015
Port of Halifax’s recent inclusion on G6 and CMA CGM services to Asia bode well for a container rebound at the Nova Scotia gateway.
27 Jul 2015
Container trade at Russian seaports continues to decline as the first half of 2015 saw container traffic in Russia’s maritime basins decline anywhere from 12 to 32 percent year-over-year.
25 Jul 2015
As the container trade from Asia to the Middle East grows, Saudi Arabia is expanding the container-handling capacity of its ports, opening a new terminal at Dammam this spring.
24 Jul 2015
Winds in excess of 60 miles per hour at the Port of Cape Town have led to delays in berthing vessels for the better part of a week.
23 Jul 2015
Port Metro Vancouver announced Wednesday that it will invest $12 million to install shore power at the Deltaport and Centerm terminals to reduce harmful diesel emissions from container vessels at berth. The projects, expected to be operational by March 31, 2017, will each eliminate 75 tons of emissions.
21 Jul 2015
The Port of Mombasa’s aspirations to remain the largest container port in East Africa were dealt a blow after the Uganda government said that it would not prioritize the building of a multi-purpose freight railway between Kampala and the Rwandan capital of Kigali.
17 Jul 2015
The Port of Mombasa saw its container traffic grow by double digits in the first half of the year for the second straight year, suggesting that its investment in new container terminals, one of which opened in 2013, is already paying dividends.
13 Jul 2015
Construction on phase two of Mombasa’s second container terminal with a capacity of 450,000 twenty-foot-equivalent units has been held up by funding hurdles.