• 2017 June 15 16:05

    DP World and Kazakhstan to build port community system for Eurasian transcontinental trade corridor

    Two Memorandums of Understanding  (MoU’s) were signed between global trade enabler DP World and the Kazakhstan  government for the development of a Port Community System (PCS) and to integrate  customs processes  ahead of the Astana Economic Forum today.

    PCS is a one stop electronic platform developed by DP World company Dubai Trade, that  enables the exchange of information between organisations involved in maritime, inland and  airport processes. The aim is to imp rove ease of doing business in Kazakhstan’s ports and  freezones through paperless transactions that remove long queues in administrative offices,  delays and duplication. 

    The first agreement was signed between DP World and the National Company "Kazakhstan  Temir Zholy” (KTZ) for the establishment of a joint venture company to implement and  manage the PCS system with the aim of creating a multimodal transport corridor (the  Eurasian Transcontinental Corridor), featuring automated logistics processes for cargo  delivery and the unification of logistics centres, sea and dry ports into a single transport and  logistics network. 

    The second MoU was signed between DP World, KTZ and the Committee of State Revenues  of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhsta n (Customs) to ensure the integration  of customs processes into the online portal.  Kazakhstan’s potential as a key transit corridor for China’s One Belt, One Road initiative can  be realised by focusing on soft and hard infrastructure development that supp orts  multimodal transport links, according to DP World Group Chairman and CEO, Sultan Ahmed  bin Sulayem.

    Mr. Bin Sulayem was speaking at the Astana Economic Forum, an annual event that provides  a platform for discussion on the world’s economic opportunitie s and challenges, and hosts  government and business figures from more than 80 countries. During his panel discussion  that focused on the New Silk Road, he said that multimodal connectivity is key to realising  the Kazakhstan President’s ‘path to the future’ vision, which includes the ‘Nurly Zhol’  – a $9  billion infrastructure spending programme  – to help prepare a future - ready economy. 

    Earlier this year, DP World also announced its involvement in the development of a Special  Economic Zone (SEZ) in Aktau to boost trade and logistics in the country. It builds on DP  World’s management advisory services contract with the Port of Aktau, Kazakhstan’s main  cargo and bulk terminal on the Caspian Sea. The company also provides advisory services  under a separate contract with Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ), Kazakhstan’s national railway  company, for the development of t he Khorgos SEZ and Inland Container Depo.




2017 December 11

18:27 APL expands coverage in the Trans-Atlantic with New North Atlantic Service
18:07 Keppel secures S$130 million in projects from repeat customers
18:01 NOVATEK: LNG sales under long-term contracts will commence in April 2018
17:39 LR and UMAS release ‘Zero Emission Vessels 2030’ study
17:38 Port of Riga introduces new and innovative dry bulk handling technology
17:33 Van Oord completes expansion of Taiwan's largest port
17:16 ABB’s first Azipod® D propulsion system now in operation
17:06 Damen Schelde Gears acquired by RENK
16:55 Private sector partners in the pursuit of low carbon shipping
16:55 Teekay LNG Partners secures long-term financing for Yamal ARC7 LNG carriers
16:51 IMO Assembly adopts vision and strategic directions
16:33 Port of Helsinki’s West Terminal 2 awarded recognition for accessibility
16:03 Essar Vizag Terminal to take week-long shutdown to commission 8,000 TPH ship loader
15:47 Throughput of Russian seaports in 11M’17 grew by 9% to 716.7 mln t (detalization)
15:33 ICTSI agree on Motukea port project framework
15:19 Navigation season is over in Volga-Don Basin of Russia’s IWW (photo)
15:03 Port of Antwerp to invest 1.4 million euros over the next three years in seven projects
14:33 Maersk Line completes the divestment of Mercosul Line
14:21 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 13,104 in RF spot market
14:03 Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam, UWT and Smith Holland to launch an Empty Transferium at Maasvlakte’s ECT Euromax terminal
13:37 Aker Solutions to provide subsea production system for Aker BP's Ærfugl
13:12 Russian seaports handled 716.75 mln t of cargo in 11M’17, up 9% Y-o-Y
12:50 ABP on course to become one of UK’s biggest corporate solar power producers
12:24 Gdansk, Poland to host Transport Week 2018 on March 6-8
12:01 JNPT records growth of 5.76% in container handling DPD share up at 34.73 per cent
11:48 Marine environment protection in Southeast Asia gets fresh backing from Norad
11:33 IMO took part in Salvage & Wreck London 2017 Conference
11:09 Vroon holds naming ceremony for VOS Stone
10:46 RF Transport Ministry starts drafting a bill to divide work between providers of pilotage services
10:22 Brent Crude futures price down 0.43% to $63.13, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.4% to $57.13
10:00 DNV GL presents GTT and TECHNOLOG with GASA statement for exoskeleton LNG tanks
09:59 Throughput of port HaminaKotka (Finland) up 10.4% to 13.36 mln t in 11M’17
09:40 Throughput of port Ventspils (Latvia) up 9% to 18.5 mln t in 11M’17
09:34 China Merchants Port officially operates Hambantota Port
09:17 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,702 points

2017 December 9

06:36 Hapag-Lloyd to increase rates for all cargoes and all container types from North East Asia to Australia
06:35 British Ports looking for cross border trade solutions as the UK and EU pass first big hurdle in the Brexit negotiations
06:30 Polarcus secures funding for 3D broadband project in Australia
04:11 CMA CGM GROUP completes the acquisition of MERCOSUL Line and strengthens its service offering in South America

2017 December 8

21:46 Neptumar agency successfully completes challenging two-phased delivery of project cargo from China to St. Petersburg
18:17 Yamal LNG loads first batch of LNG on Christophe de Margerie tanker
18:06 Wison multifunctional LNG Distributor granted AiP by DNV GL
17:06 China Classification Society signs Framework Agreement with MAN
16:58 Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard is ready to lay down yet another mine countermeasures vessel for RF Navy (photo)
16:27 Ice-class ships Spasatel Demidov, Admiral Lazarev and Admiral Serebryakov will assist vessels in the Kerch Strait this winter (photo)
16:05 MAN PrimeServ China signs Service Station Agreement with Zhoushan Xinya Shipyard
15:36 CMA CGM premium service to optimize CO2 emissions
15:34 Morsviazsputnik and Qiwi Blockchain Technology signed cooperation agreement (photo)
15:10 Port of Liepaja (Latvia) handled 6 mln t of cargo in 11M’17, up 18% Y-o-Y
14:46 ABB opens first ABB Ability™ Collaborative Operation Center in China
14:19 ABB AbilityTM extended with digital turbocharging solutions for marine
13:48 Sovcomflot’s Christophe de Margerie named Engineering Project of the Year at 2017 Platts Global Energy Awards
13:43 Jumbo signs LOI to order new LNG powered offshore construction vessel
13:25 Bunker prices go down at the port of Novorossiysk, Russia (graph)
13:01 Teekay Tankers announces management change
12:30 Le Havre, France hosts "Women in Port Management" course
12:01 Port of Virginia posts results for Nov 2017
11:43 LUKOIL starts drilling of first production well at Filanovsky field's Phase 2
11:22 FESCO transported 21 000 tons of cargo to northern Russia
11:01 BMT awarded new funding for autonomous navigation