Abu Dhabi Ports acquires MICCO Logistics

Abu Dhabi Ports has announced another step in its drive to enhance the emirate’s rank as an international hub for trade and logistics with the acquisition of MICCO Logistics. With the integration of MICCO as part of Abu Dhabi Ports Logistics, the Group’s logistical arm is setting itself apart from the competition. Abu Dhabi Ports.

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Milaha and Schlumberger to build well stimulation vessel

Qatar maritime and logistics firm Milaha has signed a formal cooperation agreement with US oilfield services firm Schlumberger. The agreement is designed to support value building projects and will drive Tawteen initiatives, which aim to localise the energy sector’s supply chain and create local investment opportunities. The Tawteen program is led by Qatar Petroleum. The.

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‘Dangerous’ cargoes at Chattogram port: Row over unloading lingers

The shipping companies continue to face problems with their ‘dangerous cargo’ (DC) as the relevant authorities are yet to address the issue of unloading the same at the Chattogram port. The Bangladesh Shipping Agents’ Association wrote twice to Chattogram Port Authority (CPA) and once to the Bangladesh Customs and the Bangladesh Navy officials in a.

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Sri Lanka returns containers of illegal waste to Britain: Customs

Sri Lanka has shipped back to Britain container-loads of waste the government said was brought to the island in violation of international laws governing the shipping of hazardous material. The 21 containers – holding up to 260 tonnes of rubbish – first arrived by ship in the capital Colombo’s main port between September 2017 and.

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Singapore calls for proposals in initiative to decarbonize port

While much of the attention has been focused on the effort to reduce carbon emissions from large, ocean-going vessels, a number of ports have also been planning efforts to decarbonize port traffic. Singapore is the latest port to announce initiatives to support the reduction of emissions from crafts operating in its harbor. The Maritime and.

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Antwerp to use digitization to enhance secure release of containers

The Port of Antwerp is becoming the latest port to expand its digitalization efforts to enhance the flow of containers through its terminals. According to the port authority, the new certified pickup program will simplify administrative processes, allow employees to work more securely, and reduces the turnaround time of import containers while also permitting customs.

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Largest LNG-powered container ship making maiden voyage

The world’s largest container ship powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) launched on its maiden voyage Wednesday. The CMA CGM Jacques Saadé is the first of the French shipping line’s nine planned 23,000-twenty-foot-equivalent-unit (TEU) container ships powered by LNG. The vessel is named in honor of the CMA CGM Group’s founder, the late Jacques Saadé..

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Maersk to ship cargo between UAE and Israel

Danish shipping giant Maersk said it will now transport ocean cargo between the United Arab Emirates and Israe, a further sign of business opening up after the two countries established full ties. Earlier this month Israel and the UAE signed an historic agreement to normalise relations, marking a big development in economic collaboration and ending.

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ZIM enters the Australian trades

Israeli carrier ZIM is entering the Asia – Australia trades. The China Australia Express will launch in the middle of next month featuring a fast, 11-day transit time from the Pearl river delta to Sydney. Six 2,500 teu ships will be deployed on the new service, all featuring sizeable reefer capacity. Rates from Asia to.

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