Valenciaport breaks monthly record for a Spanish port

Valenciaport has become the first Spanish port to handle more than 500,000 TEU in one month thanks to substantial increases in trade with India, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Turkey and Morocco in August. In a statement Valenciaport said the increase in volume from these countries compensated for falls in trade with the US and China. The […]

SOCAR Terminal Goes Live with Navis N4

Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, announced on 16 September that SOCAR Terminal has upgraded to Navis N4 3.7, the latest version at the time the project began, to digitise and modernise its operations. The terminal upgraded its Terminal Operating System (TOS) to stay competitive in the industry and remain a leading terminal in the […]

MPA and IMO launch NextGen carbon-free initiative

The Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the IMO have launched NextGen, an initiative designed to enable collaboration between global stakeholders in the fight to cut carbon emissions.   Unveiled during Singapore’s Future of Shipping: Decarbonisation webinar, NextGen will facilitate information sharing on decarbonisation initiatives across stakeholders, including all IMO member states.   It will also identify opportunities and […]

Container vessel calls recover but worker shortages rise

Ports are reporting a return to normality for vessel calls at this time of year but the shortages of workers is on the rise at some locations, according to latest reporting. On 16 September 2020 the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) published its half-year report of its COVID-19 Port Economic Impact Barometer and […]

SC Ports awarded major federal grant to upgrade infrastructure

The South Carolina Ports Authority (SC Ports) has been awarded a $21.68 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to assist with building infrastructure at the Ridgeville Commerce Park, the location of Walmart’s 3 million square foot distribution centre. The funding comes from the DOT’s Fiscal Year 20 Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development […]