Maersk Line Names Salalah as Solution for Qatar Cargo

Container shipping major Maersk Line said that it has now opened acceptance of cargo to/from Qatar to be transshipped over Port of Salalah, Oman. However, Maersk Line stressed that booking acceptance is open for all countries except UAE, Saudi Arabia,…

New silo inaugurated by president Sisi in Damietta port

Within several projects, President Sisi has opened a new grain silo in Damietta port.    Adm./ Ayman Saleh, port of Damietta Authority Chairman said the new grain silo has been established  next to the already existing silo on berth 13 -…

New terminal in Damietta port in cooperation with armed force engineering Authority

Damietta port has signed last week a cooperation protocol with   Armed forces Engineering Authority to construct multi- purpose terminal in Damietta port. AD./ Ayman Saleh chairman of DPA said that the new terminal comprises berths of 630m. long, 17 m.…

Access channel maintenance kicked off

Damietta port Authority has signed a contract with Suez canal Authority to maintain the new depth of Damietta port Access channel according to the navigation Notice No.3/2016   . The "mekka" one of the SCA dredging fleet has begun work on…

Rotterdam Boosts Container Throughput

Rotterdam Port has recorded a substantial 8.8% growth in container volume, which it says is significantly above the market average, in the first quarter of 2017. A total of 2% more goods passed through the Dutch Port of Rotterdam in…

MOL Plans Four 20,000 TEU LNG Mega-Ships

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), the largest and oldest of Japan's international ocean carrier companies, has got the green light for four LNG-powered 20,000 TEU container-ships that have been under construction with Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI). DNVGL, a registrar and classification society…

OCEAN Alliance the most important operational alliance starts Saturday April 1st.: CMA CGM is its main player

CMA CGM, a leading worldwide shipping group, launches Saturday April 1st the 40 new maritime services of its new operational alliance OCEAN Alliance. Combining this new offer of maritime services with a global intermodal and logistics offer, CMA CGM Group…

New reefer traffic pumps up box volumes at port of Koper

Slovenia’s port of Koper has reinforced its position as the largest container port in the Adriatic as new services from Egypt provide an upsurge in reefer traffic. Terminal operator Luka Koper handled a record 844,000 teu and 749,000 cars in 2016. And,…

 


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June 13th, 2017
Maersk Line Names Salalah as Solution for Qatar Cargo
Container shipping major Maersk Line said that it has now opened acceptance of cargo to/from Qatar to be transshipped over Port of Salalah, Oman. However, Maersk Line stressed that booking acceptance is open for all countries except UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and Yemen in compliance with the government guidelines. “We will serve Doha for our customers on our own feeder to/from Salalah. The first sailing ex-Salalah is on June 19, 2017 and arrives at Doha on June 25, 2017,” the company informed in an update. Source: world maritime news  More....
May 14th, 2017
New silo inaugurated by president Sisi in Damietta port
Within several projects, President Sisi has opened a new grain silo in Damietta port.    Adm./ Ayman Saleh, port of Damietta Authority Chairman said the new grain silo has been established  next to the already existing silo on berth 13 - 14.  Saleh went on saying that the new project is powerful added value component for our national economy.   Being the biggest among other 25 silos under a UAE grant for Egypt, the new silo is 70.000 tons capacity and contains ten storing cells.  Withdrawing capacity from ship is 700 tons / hr; while discharging capacity from the silo is 4500 tons/ hr.  Saleh added that the silo equipped with new electronic scales, which will help decrease vessel discharged time. The… More....
April 24th, 2017
New terminal in Damietta port in cooperation with armed force engineering Authority
Damietta port has signed last week a cooperation protocol with   Armed forces Engineering Authority to construct multi- purpose terminal in Damietta port. AD./ Ayman Saleh chairman of DPA said that the new terminal comprises berths of 630m. long, 17 m. depth. And back area 75000 m2. He added that the terminal will be completed in 18 months. The berth will carried out by diaphragm wall system according to the edge of art structural systems. The berth will be equipped by all facilities and networks like : electricity – water –waste water. In addition to, coping beams ,and fenders. It is expected the project will cost 1.385 billion EP. More....
April 23rd, 2017
Access channel maintenance kicked off
Damietta port Authority has signed a contract with Suez canal Authority to maintain the new depth of Damietta port Access channel according to the navigation Notice No.3/2016   . The "mekka" one of the SCA dredging fleet has begun work on 23 April last April. More....
April 19th, 2017
Rotterdam Boosts Container Throughput
Rotterdam Port has recorded a substantial 8.8% growth in container volume, which it says is significantly above the market average, in the first quarter of 2017. A total of 2% more goods passed through the Dutch Port of Rotterdam in the first quarter than in the same period last year. Growth in volumes was seen across 10 different commodities, excluding liquid bulk, and gave the port a throughput volume of 119.3 million tonnes. Rotterdam Port points to several metrics as evidence it is on the path to being a regional hub for containers.  Container increased 10.8% by weight to 34.3 million tonnes and 8.8% by volume to 3.3 million TEU. Source: Port Technology International More....
April 12th, 2017
MOL Plans Four 20,000 TEU LNG Mega-Ships
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), the largest and oldest of Japan's international ocean carrier companies, has got the green light for four LNG-powered 20,000 TEU container-ships that have been under construction with Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI). DNVGL, a registrar and classification society headquartered in Germany, has approved plans for the series of container-ships. Construction of the vessels began in 2015 after MOL anticipated using LNG as a fuel. Global regulations on exhaust emissions are becoming tighter for merchant vessels due to more action being taken by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), other specialized international bodies and countries all over the world. Source: world maritime news   More....
April 2nd, 2017
OCEAN Alliance the most important operational alliance starts Saturday April 1st.: CMA CGM is its main player
CMA CGM, a leading worldwide shipping group, launches Saturday April 1st the 40 new maritime services of its new operational alliance OCEAN Alliance. Combining this new offer of maritime services with a global intermodal and logistics offer, CMA CGM Group and its subsidiaries supply its customers with tailored solutions, even more competitive on the routes Asia-Europe, Asia-Mediterranean, Asia-Red Sea, Asia–Middle East, Trans-Pacific, Asia-East Coast of North America trades and Transatlantic. CMA CGM Group is the major player in this operational alliance, as it brings 119 of the 323 ships to OCEAN Alliance. With its 650 offices in more than 160 countries, the unique expertise of its 29,000 employees worldwide, its global network of more than 200 maritime services, CMA CGM… More....
February 8th, 2017
New reefer traffic pumps up box volumes at port of Koper
Slovenia’s port of Koper has reinforced its position as the largest container port in the Adriatic as new services from Egypt provide an upsurge in reefer traffic. Terminal operator Luka Koper handled a record 844,000 teu and 749,000 cars in 2016. And, according to Luka Koper sales and marketing manager Milena Jerman, the port enjoyed growing perishable cargo flows as more shippers recognised the benefits of the strategically located port. “Besides our traditional clients, we gained new customers from Egypt with more container lines calling and improved transit times,” she told The Coolstar. “The biggest rise in imports were Egyptian fruits and vegetables, and particularly grapes where we handled 1,200 40ft reefer containers within just six weeks.” Koper now has six shipping lines… More....
January 18th, 2017
Damietta Port: An unprecedented increase in exports in 2016
Final data released for the movement of ships and cargo in Damietta Port has shown an increase in ships and cargo traffic at the port during 2016 compared to 2015. During 2016, an unprecedented increase in exports occurred, recoding 11.25 million tons, at an increase of 53.1 percent compared to 2015. ship Movement also achieved an increase of 9 percent totaling 2582 vessels  compared to 2368 ship in 2015. Cargo throughput  was  up to 32 million tons in 2016 compared to 28.6 million tons in 2015, an increase of 12%. 810,000 TEUs were handled in 2016 recording an increase of 13 percent against  719,000 TEUs the previous year. Source: DPA Staff More....
January 2nd, 2017
DP World considers establishing dry port near Cairo, expanding investments in Egypt
DP World Group is considering the establishment of a dry port near Cairo that includes a logistic area, according to a statement released on Sunday. It is also considering the establishment of other ports around Egypt to benefit from its geographic location. Minister of Industry and Trade Tarek Kabil said in the statement that a delegation of the group will visit Egypt soon to hold talks about possible investments. The group wants to invest in developing the infrastructure of Egyptian ports and establishing free zones around the country. Kabil added during his meeting with Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, chairperson and CEO of the group, that the relation between Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been highly developed during… More....


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