Ports

Port of Antwerp left bank

The volume of container throughput rose by 9.5% year on year to 32.58 million tonnes, while unitary throughput showed a 10.7% increase to 2.74 million teu.


Port of Townsville

 The Queensland port of Townsville is embarking on a 30-year expansion project to regain cargoes


Bremerhaven

Turnover was up by a modest 4% to EUR 1.08 billion, driven by finished vehicle and project cargo handling, but even those business areas that failed to achieve revenue growth still delivered higher profits.


Colombia’s port of Cartagena

A number of ambitious expansion and construction projects are under way at ports in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.


Bahri vessel

The Saudi shipping company is expected to benefit from an agreement last week between Saudi Aramco and an Indian consortium to build an Indian refinery complex.


An artist’s impression of Lekki

The Marseille-based group has signed a memorandum of understanding that will put it in charge of marketing, operation, and maintenance of the terminal, which is due to start operating in 2020.


AMSA Australia port state control detention

Ship detentions in Australia were at a record low in 2017, but the number of ships barred from Australian ports as repeat offenders was on the rise.


Port of Antwerp

The Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention’s VGM amendment was introduced in July 2016 to ensure the accuracy of container weights to prevent vessels from becoming destabilised and stacks collapsing or being lost overboard.


Hong Kong remains a premium port, even in the face of stiff regional competition, HPHT said

Hong Kong-based Hutchison Port Holdings Trust expects a decline of less than 2% in volumes in a worst-case scenario forecast of US trade sanctions.


Eurogate

The group's net profit increase was supported by reduced interest expenses and improved results from international subsidiaries.