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The Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) of Singapore today announced that it is enhancing its navigational alerts, following a series of collisions resulting in oil spillage over the last few days.

Citadel Capital yesterday announced that one of its subsidiaries is launching a new container transshipment service on the Suez Canal, with river barges operating between the Port Said port and Sharq Al-Tafrea.

As an LNG-powered ferry prepares to start operating from the Danish island of Samsø next October, a tender is being organised to find the provider of the necessary port equipment.

‘Innovative environmental projects’ is the theme chosen by the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) for the sixth edition of its Award on Societal Integration of Ports. The call for proposals is now open.

Twenty craft have been deployed to clean up the oil spillage resulting from two collisions off the coast of Singapore, the Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) is reporting, adding that port operations remain unaffected.

Twenty-one people were killed when a tourist boat capsized off the coast of Indian-administered Andaman Island, in the Bay of Bengal. One person is still unaccounted for.

The prototype for a reach stacker fuelled by both diesel and liquefied natural gas (LNG) was demonstrated to the public yesterday at the Italian port of Livorno, equipment manufacturer Kalmar reports.

Terex Port Solutions (TPS) today announced that it has received an order for 24 rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes from Asyaport, a TIL-led joint venture which is developing a new container terminal on the Sea of Marmara in Turkey.

An HHLA subsidiary is now offering transshipment of empty containers onto Metrans trains right at its empties depot at Altenwerder Damm in Hamburg, removing the need for truck-based transshipment.

The Port of Barcelona, in north-eastern Spain, will sign an agreement with Gas Natural Fenosa on Wednesday to promote the use of natural gas as alternative fuel within the port precinct.


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