Jeddah Islamic Port saw 12% rise in container traffic last year

Jeddah Islamic Port (JIP) saw a 12 percent year-on-year increase in the number of transshipment containers processed in 2020, despite the global slowdown in trade due to the pandemic. The port processed an extra 2.5 million standard containers last year, in line with the Kingdom’s ambition to become a global logistics center, the Saudi Press.

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Hamad Port’s cargo handling soars with start of Container Terminal 2

Within days after inauguration of its initial operations, Container Terminal 2 (CT2) at Hamad Port has started receiving container ships. Yesterday both Container Terminal 1 and Container Terminal 2 received two vessels each and this new development will increase cargo handling capacity of Hamad Port. “QTerminals welcomed four vessels at CT1 and CT2 at Hamad.

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Singapore port achieves strong performance despite Covid-19 pandemic

Container throughput for the island-state came up to 36.9m teu, a slight drop of 0.9% compared to 2019. Singapore remains the runaway leader as a bunkering port with sales amounting to 49.8m tonnes, an increase of 5% year-on-year. “After a steep decline in early-2020 when Covid-19 first struck, international sea trade volumes have shown signs.

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Abu Dhabi Ports to manage Transportr’s inland container depot

Abu Dhabi Ports has signed an agreement with Transportr Ltd to manage its inland container depot (ICD) in Musaffah, provide handling facilities within the ICD and deliver fully inclusive transportation solutions for containers between the ICD and Khalifa Port. The agreement aims to improve connectivity between Transportr’s depot located within Ittihad Paper Mill LLC and.

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ONE launching first North Europe to East Med and Turkey services

The two new service the North Europe East Mediterranean Express (NEX) and North Europe Turkey Express (NTX) are ONE’s first direct services between the two regions. “The inaugural services will also be calling at Moroccan and Spanish transhipment hubs, Tangier and Algeciras, connecting cargo to other worldwide destinations throughout ONE’s global network,” the container line.

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Maersk sees little change in tight shipping supply near term

Demand for ocean shipping services is likely to remain unusually high and supply will remain tight for some time as shippers and carriers adapt to shifts in supply chains driven by the coronavirus pandemic, according to Robbert van Trooijen, senior vice president for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Maersk Line container shipping unit.

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MSC joins Hydrogen Council to collaborate on decarbonization

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company announced it has joined the Hydrogen Council, a global industry body, as a steering member to foster cross-sector collaboration that will accelerate R&D related to clean hydrogen derived fuels and solutions. The initiative is part of MSC’s wider approach to decarbonization which has already seen the company pioneer the use of.

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DP World signs agreement with Israel’s Allalouf Logistics

Dubai DP World’s port-centric logistics arm Smart Solution Logistics (SSL) has signed an agreement with Israel-based Allalouf Logistics to explore new growth opportunities for the logistics and general freight forwarding business in the UAE and Israel. The agreement, which will foster trade between key trade hubs in both countries and beyond, was signed by Albert.

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