Latest News for: Port capacity


Smooth flow of citrus exports from Durban relieves an anxious industry

Fresh Plaza 11 Aug 2022
There is still some road hauling of boxes filled with Eastern Cape citrus to Durban, destined for the Far East, which comes at a massive extra cost, Dave notes, but necessitated by constrained shipping capacity and vessels not calling at all ports ... An aerial view of the port of Durban (photo © Hongqi Zhang (aka Michael Zhang) .

Greenfield container port projects back in favour with terminal operators

Fresh Plaza 11 Aug 2022
Global container port capacity is projected to increase by an average annual rate of 2.4% to reach 1.38 billion teu by 2026 ... to add 4m teu or additional greenfield capacity by 2026. Eleanor Hadland, author of the report and Drewry’s senior analyst for ports and terminals said.

APM Terminals shoots up the global port leaderboard

Splash24/7 11 Aug 2022
Global container port capacity is projected to increase by an average annual rate of 2.4% to reach 1.38bn teu by 2026, according to Drewry ... a result container port utilisation is now projected to moderate to 70% in 2025 compared to last year’s projection of 75%.

China's spy ship at few nautical miles away from Sri Lanka's Hambantota despite "defer" request

Beijing News 11 Aug 2022
Yuan Wang 5, the Chinese research and Survey vessel, continues to proceed to Sri Lanka's port of Hambantota despite the authorities of the island country asked Beijing to defer the visit, local media reported ... Designated as a research and survey vessel, Yuan Wang 5 was built in 2007 and has a carrying capacity of 11,000 tonnes.

Yemen has enough wheat for two-and-a-half months, document shows

Arab News 11 Aug 2022
ADEN ... Yemeni importers are unable to store significant amounts of wheat due to infrastructure limitations at Yemen ports and the country’s limited storage capacity, the HSA spokesperson said, and therefore the firm books new shipments every 2-3 weeks depending on availability and global prices ... ....

Chinese built SGR an economic game-changer for Kenya

People Daily 11 Aug 2022
The most immediate impact of SGR includes reliable and high-capacity transport, reduced freight cost, decongested roads leading to savings in road maintenance, decongested ports, skills transfer, and an increase in employment opportunities, directly and indirectly, through industries that are coming up along the railway line development.

Brother MFC-J6940DW

TechRadar 11 Aug 2022
Brother makes both laser and inkjet printers and with this model, the line between the technologies is blurred ... Brother recommends a duty cycle of up to 2,500 pages per month. (Image credit. Future) ... Future) ... USB Host port ... Paper capacity ... yes ... It’s also very well connected with Ethernet and USB ports inside, a USB Host port at the front and an NFC module.

Iberdrola to invest €170 million in UK green hydrogen project

PV Magazine 10 Aug 2022
Iberdrola will develop a facility to supply green hydrogen to vehicles and machinery at the United Kingdom’s largest port, Felixstowe. The project is set start operations in 2026, with the capacity to produce 14,000 tons of green hydrogen in its first year, and the possibility to double this further down the line.

Delays boost English Channel unaccompanied freight

Seatrade Maritime News 10 Aug 2022
Peel Ports has reported a boost to volumes on its Sheerness-Calais unaccompanied freight route as shippers look to dodge Dover delays ... UK ports ‘wasted time, effort, and money’ on Brexit white elephants. Peel Ports Group, owner of London Medway, said the increase in volumes on the service had exceeded market expectations.

Federal Maritime Commission chair calls on carriers to pay for container storage

Fresh Plaza 10 Aug 2022
US Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Daniel Maffei has visited the Port of New York ... The fee will reduce the number of excess empty containers dwelling at the port and free up much-needed capacity for containers that are full of imports and ready to be picked up by cargo owners.

Bentzel: Buildup of Empties at East Coast Ports Near "Emergency Level"

The Maritime Executive 10 Aug 2022
“We emphatically encourage ocean carriers to step up their efforts to evacuate empty containers quicker and at higher volumes to free up much needed capacity for arriving imports in order to keep commerce moving through the port and the region," said Bethann Rooney, the director for ports at PANYNJ.

Sarasota Memorial plans to start construction on new hospital in North Port by 2025

Sarasota Herald-Tribune 10 Aug 2022
NORTH PORT – Sarasota Memorial Health Care System announced Tuesday that it plans to begin building its proposed hospital in North Port within three years, initially opening it with 100 beds and the capacity to more than double in size ... Sarasota Memorial Hospital plans for new hospital in North Port.

China curbs social media presence of Lankan embassy after its vessel was denied entry to Hambantota

Beijing News 10 Aug 2022
In response to the Sri Lankan government's move to suspend the visit of a Chinese ship to Hambantota port, Chinese social media platform TikTok has barred a promotional campaign by the Sri Lankan embassy on Douyin - the TikTok application for China - media reports said citing sources.

Explainer: Obstacles to overcome before Ukraine grain deal eases global food crisis

The Times of India 10 Aug 2022
... Nations and Turkey to unblock the country's ports ... The three ports involved in the deal - Odesa, Chornomorsk and Pivdennyi - have the combined capacity to ship around three million tonnes a month and some expect this level of exports could potentially be achieved in October.

Venezuela diverts oil cargoes to small Cuban ports as terminal fire continues

Reuters 10 Aug 2022
Matanzas is the only Cuban terminal with capacity to receive large tankers rated for 100,000 tonnes of deadweight or greater, so vessels waiting around Cuba's smaller ports might take longer to discharge or require ship-to-ship transfers ... load crude at PDVSA's Jose port.

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