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Weighing containers at Broekman Logistics

As of 1 July 2016, the new requirement to weigh containers will go into effect. This is the result of a directive adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in July 2014 which requires shippers to provide a Verified Gross Weight (VGWW) for every full container for export starting on 1 July 2016. If the shipper is unable to comply, then the shipping companies will refuse to load the container on their ships.

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A water bus on the river Scheldt. Since the announcement by port alderman Marc Van Peel several months ago that Antwerp Port Authority is to introduce this new and above all sustainable transport service, lots of hard work has been going on behind the scenes to get the first water bus line operational by the summer of 2017. "Port companies and Antwerp people in general are very enthusiastic about this new initiative," declared Marc Van Peel. "The water bus concept has already proved its worth in other cities. In a city such as Antwerp with the second-largest port in Europe it must be possible to successfully introduce such an initiative and develop it further."

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Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) is expanding the rail terminal at its Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA). The company is thereby responding to the ever-growing number of rail containers. The CTA’s rail terminal will have nine tracks in future, instead of the current seven. The expansion will increase the terminal’s capacity by 140,000 to 930,000 standard containers (TEU).

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The Antwerp Port Authority and ENGIE have signed a 30-year concession agreement for the development of an Alternative Energy Hub at Quays 526 and 528 in the Port of Antwerp. The Alternative Energy Hub will consist of a bunker and filling station with liquefied natural gas (LNG) for inland navigation and road transport. The site will also feature a compressed natural gas (CNG) filling station and rapid chargers for electric vehicles. With the development of the Alternative Energy Hub, the Port of Antwerp and ENGIE are taking a major step forward in the energy transition and promoting sustainable energy consumption in the transport sector. The concession takes effect on 1 October 2016 and the first phase of the hub will be operational by the end of 2017.

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PD Ports has significantly increased the volume of containers it can handle at Teesport with the installation of new multi-million pound cranes, offering global shipping lines direct access to UK Northern markets.

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Dubai/Cyprus, 25 April, 2016: DP World and the Government of the Republic of Cyprus have today entered into two separate concession agreements for the commercialisation of activities within Limassol port, Cyprus.

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Peel Ports Great Yarmouth has been selected as Siemens’ assembly location and installation base, as part of works on the 56 turbine offshore Galloper Wind Farm project.

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Ecocem Ireland has upped its export capacity with the launch of its first UK-based bulk import terminal along the Manchester Ship Canal.
The terminal which represents a £2million investment has been developed in partnership with Peel Ports, to help Ireland’s premier manufacturer of high performance, low carbon cement capitalise on the booming UK construction market.

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Associated British Ports (ABP) South Wales has announced a £2 million investment in a 0.5 MW wind turbine for the Port of Swansea.

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Tuesday, 12 April 2016 11:41

Forth Ports opens £2m warehouse for EWOS


Multimillion pound bespoke 50,000 sq.ft. storage facility built for EWOS

Port of Grangemouth, Scotland’s largest container port, has today opened a new multimillion pound, 50,000 sq.ft. warehouse development for EWOS - CQN Scotland, a leading supplier of fish feed in the UK.

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