Member Port News

Europe and Africa Region

October 17

Riga: The Freeport of Riga Authority continues to develop cooperation with China

Zeeland, North Sea Port: North Sea Port and Titan LNG successfully supply sea-going vessel with LNG fuel

Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority: Shippers will not bear cost of CTN policy


October 18

Gibraltar Port: Chief Minister Inaugurates New Port Offices


October 19

Antwerp: Keeping drones safe, secure and green: Commission launches the European Network of U-space Demonstrators

Marseille: QUECHEN has signed a ground lease in Fos-sur-Mer

Rotterdam: CFO Paul Smits is leaving the Port of Rotterdam Authority

Bulgarian Ports: Port of Lom welcomed 180 Anniversary with a large investment from BPI Co. in a new modern freight carriageway


October 20

Valencia: The new terminal of Valenciaport will have 2 km. of berthing line


October 22

Barcelona: Container traffic surpasses 2.5 million TEU with the growth of 13.5%

Transnet, South Africa: PE and East London welcome modern vessel on maiden voyage


October 23

JadeWeserPort Wilhelmshaven: Imperial Logistics to operate new Volkswagen Group packaging centre

Riga: Modern and Environmentally Friendly Technology to Be Used at the New Krievu Island Terminal


October 24

Puertos del Estado: Import/export of fruit and vegetable products in Spanish ports grows by 25%

British Ports Association: Land all UK fish in the UK, post-Brexit, says BPA


October 25

Helsinki: Port of Helsinki Ltd separates ship services into a subsidiary

Rotterdam: Port of Rotterdam Authority signs investment agreement for participation in Port of Pecém

Bilbao: Local Tourist Sector Reflects on Cruise Tourism Future at Olatuan Bilbao Bizkaia Cruise Talks

Kenya Ports Authority: New record performance set as Mombasa Port receives largest container vessel


October 26

Hamburg: ‘Pink Lady’ in the Port of Hamburg – ONE container shipping group’s first containership in novel magenta livery calls in Hamburg

Hamburg: Hamburg preparing for Brexit

ENAPOR, Cape Verde: Port held Basic Port Management Course


October 28

Durres: Port Welcomed Cruise Ship ‘Ocean Majesty’


October 29

Antwerp: SAFIR consortium chosen to carry out U-space drone demonstrations in Belgium

Amsterdam: Lock gates for the new sea lock at IJmuiden are on their way to the Netherlands

Rotterdam: Quarterly figures: Containers segment continues to grow; decrease in bulk throughput

Puertos del Estado: Work begins on preparing the Port System’s new Strategic Framework


October 30

Gothenburg: Port of Gothenburg Freight Volumes – Q3 Report October 2018


October 31

Le Havre, HAROPA/ SOGET: Digitalisation is reality with a new great milestone done at the Port of Le Havre



Huelva: Port welcomed first luxury cruise ship ‘Seabourn Ovation’

San Pedro: Price of the cocoa was set at 750 FCFA / kg for the 2018-2019 season in Côte d’Ivoire, a price slightly up compared to that of the previous year



America (North and Central & South) Region

October 17

Georgia Ports Authority: Savannah Container Trade Up 12 Percent


October 18

Vancouver: A successful 2018 cruise season wraps up at Canada Place


October 24

Los Angeles: Port of Los Angeles Advances $34 Million On-Dock Rail Yard Expansion

Canaveral: Port officials meet with U.S. Transportation Secretary in Washington, D.C.


October 25

Montreal: The Port of Montreal Joins Maersk IBM TradeLens Platform

Georgia Ports Authority: Georgia Moves 630K Cars, Trucks and Tractors in FY18


October 26

New York/New Jersey: Port Authority Names Interim Director of Agency’s Port Department to Oversee Largest East Coast Port As Cargo Numbers Continue to Hit Record Volumes

APM Terminals: Moín Container Terminal receives first vessel


October 29

Vancouver: Vancouver Fraser Port Authority recognized for best practices in sustainability governance

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Port Police Add Life-Saving Portable Defibrillators to Vehicle Fleet



Asia, Middle East and Oceania Region

October 17

Gladstone: GPC Initiates Seafood Sampling at Ship Creek


October 20

PMO, Iran: An Italian Company to Invest in Iran’s Ports

Abu Dhabi: MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company playing important role in supporting testing and providing vital information and feedback


October 23

Napier: Record cruise season kicks off

Sri Lanka Ports Authority: Indonesian Naval ship Kri Usman Harun here


October 24

Sydney, Port Authority of NSW: Sydney and Japan celebrate 50-year port relationship

PMO, Iran: Signing of Chabahar Agreement Implementation Document


October 25

Sydney, Port Authority of NSW: Cruise visits regional NSW

Westports, Malaysia: World’s biggest container ship made her maiden call at Westports


October 28

Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Ports acquires state-of-the-art Damen tug boats to boost Khalifa Port expansion


October 29

Ministry of Shipping, Government of India: In India’s first container movement on inland waterways PEPSICO to move 16 containers from Kolkata to Varanasi

Ministry of Shipping, Government of India: In its first Public Private Partnership IWAI to hand over Its Kolkata Terminals to a private company on supply, operate , maintain model

Busan: 11,000 Cruise Passengers q-from Taiwan to Visit Busan

Busan: BPA To Create Representative Bureau of Vietnam


October 31

Lyttelton, Port of Christchurch: Largest Container Ship to Call at Lyttelton