Newport Industries is set to invest £7m in the creation of a new bulk handling facility at the Port of Liverpool, to service increased demand from its North West customer base.
The Rhine-Main-Danube LNG Master Plan was formally brought to a close on 16 December 2015 in Rotterdam. Together with 32 other partners from all over Europe the port of Antwerp had contributed towards the objective of making LNG a reality for barge transport, as a clean fuel. This objective fell into two parts: on the one hand to encourage barge operators to use LNG as their fuel, and on the other to get barges to carry LNG to inland waterway ports throughout the European hinterland so that it can be available for industry and other modes of transport.
More than 200 million tonnes of freight and over 9 million TEU handl
Mr Kitack Lim, Secretary-General elect of the International Maritime Organization, will address the international gathering of maritime cargo supply chain professionals on ‘Bigger Ships, Greater Challenges’
Use of the Thames could be transformed over the next 20 years, according to the latest Thames Vision publication issued today (Monday, 14 December 2015) by the Port of London Authority (PLA).
The ports of Antwerp and Guangzhou are to collaborate even more closely under the terms of a twinning agreement signed on Thursday 10 December in the Chinese port city.
The number of environment-friendly seagoing ships calling at the port of Antwerp is increasing year by year, according to the results of the Environment Ship Index (ESI) introduced in Antwerp in 2011. This index enables ports to grant a discount on port dues for ships that make a significant contribution to reducing emissions of pollutants such as NOx and SOx. In 2012 there were 462 calls in Antwerp by ships that qualified for the discount. Two years later the number had risen to 501, and during the first nine months of 2015 the port had already granted discounts for 671 calls.
The first phase of a 1.4 million square foot logistics park at the Port of Felixstowe has received planning permission.
The port of Antwerp handled 156,515,552 tonnes of freight in the first nine months of this year, 5.5% more than in the same period last year. The continuing growth in container volume (up 8.0% in TEU, 5.4% in tonnage) and in the amount of liquid bulk (up 7.9%) means that the port of Antwerp is getting ready to finish the year with more than 200 million tonnes of freight for the first time ever.