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North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) today announced that it was withdrawing its proposal to develop two coal terminals in Hay Point, Australia, due to insufficient demand for coal.

The Port of Rotterdam reports that oil products were transshipped on the inner waters of Maasvlakte 2 this weekend, marking the first commercial activity on the port extension which was inaugurated last year.

Edison Chouest is investing R$950 million ($425M) to build an offshore support base in Porto Açu, in the north of Rio de Janeiro state, in Brazil.

Record investments are pouring into Porto Açu, according to first quarter figures for its developer Prumo Logística, which has announced that the new port facility is ready to start operating in the coming months.

Saga Fjordbase, a Norwegian service base for the oil industry, has started operating a Terex Gottwald mobile harbour crane at its Florø terminal, around 150km north of Bergen, says Terex Port Solutions (TPS).

McDermott yesterday announced that one of its subsidiaries has signed a lease agreement with the Mississippi Development Authority and the Mississippi State Port Authority for the exclusive right to operate a spoolbase and marine operations base in the Port of Gulfport, Mississippi.

GAC today announced that it is upgrading its facilities at the Russian port of Novorossiysk to support offshore oil & gas exploration and extraction in the Black Sea.

Belgian company Fluxys reports that it has signed a cooperation agreement with Yamal LNG for the transshipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) at its terminal in Zeebrugge.

PD Ports today announced that a subsidiary of McDermott has taken an option on a site to operate as a pipe spool base at its Port of Hartlepool, on the North Sea coast of England.

The Port of Gothenburg, in Sweden, has adopted its 2035 Master Plan which provides for a new logistics area to open in 2015, and new berths to be built for energy products.


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