• 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 June 23

12:54 Statoil awards contract on new shuttle tankers
12:01 DP World and Masdar to explore clean energy solutions
11:48 MOL-MES to jointly develop "Next-generation Vessel Monitoring and Support System"
11:10 GTT receives an order from Hyundai Heavy Industries to equip a new LNG carrier
10:37 Vostochny Port purchased VIKHR vacuum cleaner for Nakhodka streets
10:12 Passenger Port of Saint-Petersburg welcomes innaugural call of Seven Seas Explorer
09:48 Brent Crude futures price up 0.42% to $45.41, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.42% to $42.92
09:15 Baltic Dry Index up to 855 points

2017 June 22

18:04 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from United Arab Emirates to East Africa
17:55 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in Jan-May'17 grew by 3% to 5.41 mln t
17:33 Throughput of port Vyborg up 10% to 501,400 t in 5M’17
17:16 Rudiger Grube named as new Chairman of HHLA’s Supervisory Board
17:04 Kalmar wins an order of six RTGs from Ports America Chesapeake in Baltimore, USA
16:37 Increase in cruise calls as sector grows at ABP South Wales
16:05 HHLA holds AGM, OKs distribution of € 46.7M to shareholders for the 2016FY
16:04 The world’s largest container ship makes its maiden call at Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe
15:45 Throughput of port Primorsk in 5M’17 is flat, year-on-year, at 27.46 mln t
15:44 MABUX: No upward drivers on global bunker market so far
15:24 Gasum increase its shareholding in Skangas
15:03 BIMCO, INTERCARGO, ICS and INTERTANKO unite to propose ambitious Co2 reduction objectives to IMO
14:33 TTS Group signs historical contract for Syncrolift® and transfer system
14:03 CMA CGM announces Overweight Surcharge from Italian ports to all Eastbound trades
13:38 IMO treaty covering removal of wrecks was under discussion at dedicated seminar in London
13:31 Kieler Woche draws cruise ships
13:15 Throughput of port Vysotsk up 15% to 7.73 mln t in Jan-May'17
13:11 Sweden’s Port of Kapellskär gets five modern quay-berths and a larger port area
12:53 Throughput of port Ust-Luga up 12% to 42.05 mln t in 5M’17
12:16 Throughput of Big Port St. Petersburg up 7% to 21.47 mln t in 5M’17
12:01 Sanmar constructs the world’s first remotely operated commercial vessel
11:24 Northwest Seaport Alliance handles record May international container volume
11:19 Africa Maritime cooperation centre holds first workshop
10:47 Maximum number of ships received by Passenger Port of Saint-Petersburg
10:20 SBM Offshore awarded turnkey and lease and operate contracts for the ExxonMobil Liza FPSO
10:11 Brent Crude futures price down 0.09% to $44.78, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.05% to $42.51
09:45 Port of Gdansk participates in Polish Days of the Sea in Slovakia
09:36 New car-and-passenger ferry deployed at Kerch Strait ferry line (photo)
09:18 Baltic Dry Index down to 844 points

2017 June 21

20:10 Combi Lift calls on Damen with 19 vessel order
20:05 Damen’s UK Sales Manager receives Lifetime Achievement Award
18:12 Icebreaker pier in Katajanokka (Helsinki) reinforced and extended for IB Polaris
17:51 ABP donates £1,500 to Felixstowe Volunteer Coast Patrol Rescue Service
17:30 Russian-Greek joint commission for maritime navigation held its first session
17:06 Eighty-seven Crowley vessels honored with Jones F. Devlin Awards recognizing 670 combined years of safe operations
16:47 GMN maritime technology project seeks stakeholder participation
16:25 Ha Noi will host Vietship 2018 on January 24-26
16:04 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Protefs with Hudson
15:46 IMO’s Chris Trelawny was speaking at the Port Security Technology conference in London
15:34 Ulstein Verft earns ISO9001 certificate
15:04 14,000 TEU Tampa Triumph vessel makes maiden call at Gulftainer’s Northern Container Terminal in Saudi Arabia
14:52 Ukraine’s water transport carried 0.1 mln passengers in Jan-May'17, up 4.9%, Y-o-Y
14:33 Port of Grangemouth orders new Liebherr ship-to-shore crane
14:15 Sergei Khramagin re-elected as Director General of State Transport Leasing Company (photo)
14:03 Evergreen rolls out sea freight services for Alibaba.com members
13:51 Siem Offshore's subsidiary signs 2-year contract for anchor handling tug supply vessels
13:10 IAA PortNews offers a photo release from the ceremony for awarding of Ust-Luga Cup winners
13:02 Hapag-Lloyd to increase rates from East Asia to South America EC
12:52 Pacific Bulk Terminal will build state-of-the-art transshipment facility in Primorye
12:31 Incheon Port’s America Sea Route PS1 to commence the call at Tacoma Port
12:01 Teekay’s first LNG newbuilding carrier built in China completes sea trials
11:49 KOTUG expands fleet with 5th infield support vessel