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Ports of Durban and Cape Town Up Next for New Transnet Tugs

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) launched its penultimate tug as part of its R1.4 billion, nine-tug construction contract, at Southern African Shipyards.   UMKHOMAZI, meaning “place of cow whales” in isiZulu, will serve at the Port of Durban.

Crowley Carries Utility Poles for Puerto Rico’s Electrical Grid

Crowley Maritime  is transporting the initial batch of what will total 32,000 utility poles from the U.S. mainland to Puerto Rico to help restore the island’s power grid in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Carnival Increasing Capacity from NOLA

Carnival Cruise Line will expand capacity on its short cruise offerings from the Port of New Orleans beginning in 2019. Carnival Valor will shift to New Orleans for year-round four- and five-day cruises from the Big Easy beginning in May 2019,

POLB Receives EPA Grant to Cut Pollution

The Port of Long Beach has been awarded $2.4 million from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help Stevedoring Services of America (SSA), Foss Maritime and Curtin Maritime replace equipment with zero-emission or cleanest-available equipment.

“K” Line Introduces Auto Logistics in Chile

KAR Logistics S.A. (hereinafter shown as KAR*), Joint Venture Company between “K” Line and Agencias Universales S.A.(AGUNSA), which handles Total Logistics Services in Chile and other South and Latin American, has started Auto-Logistics service in Santiago, Chile from Aug, 2017.

Maersk Names New North American President

Veteran Maersk Leader, Omar Shamsie, becomes President of Maersk Line in North America.   Maersk Line, the world’s largest container shipping company, announces the appointment of Omar Shamsie as the new president of Maersk Line in North America effective December 1st, 2017.

INS Sarvekshak in Joint Hydrographic Survey with Tanzanian Navy

 In an initiative to bolster bilateral relations with friendly foreign countries and navies in the Indian ocean region, INS Sarvekshak, a hydrographic survey ship of Southern Naval Command, arrived at

Diana Shipping Time Charter for Naias With Phaethon

 Diana Shipping, a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Phaethon International Company AG, for one of its Panamax dry bulk vessels, the m/v Naias.

Port of Hamburg handles 104 MT Cargo in 9 Months

 Comprising the general and bulk cargo segments, seaborne cargo handling in Hamburg during the first nine months at 104.3 million tons was at a stable level.    At 6.8 million TEU (20-ft standard containers), throughput of containerized general cargoes continued to grow; while at 34.

OOCL Introduces China Pakistan Express 3

 Following its announcement of the China Pakistan Express 2 (CPX2) last week, Orient Overseas Container Line Limited (OOCL) is all set to introduce the China Pakistan Express 3 (CPX3), another new Intra-Asia

Singapore Exports Surge 21% Y/Y

Singapore's non-oil domestic exports (NODX) rose at a much stronger pace than expected in October, thanks to growth in both electronics and non-electronic sectors, official data showed on Friday.   Exports increased 20.

Long Beach Secures $2.4 Mln for Cleaner Cranes, Tugs

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $2.4 million to the Port of Long Beach to help replace several existing cranes and tugboats with new zero-emission or cleanest-available equipment.