• 2018 July 19 18:23

    MPA and Port of Rotterdam Authority to continue cooperation in information exchange and R&D

    The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and Port of Rotterdam Authority (PoR) renewed their Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in Information Exchange and Research and Development (R&D) today, at the sidelines of the 4th Port Authorities Roundtable (PAR) held in Long Beach, USA from 16 to 18 July 2018. The Port of Long Beach is the first USA port to host PAR, MPA said in its press release.

    2 Since the commencement of the MoU in 2015, MPA and PoR have been working together in key areas such as maritime cybersecurity, LNG bunkering and Next Generation Vessel Traffic Management Systems. The renewal of the MoU, signed by Mr Andrew Tan, Chief Executive of MPA and Mr Allard Castelein, Chief Executive Officer of PoR, seeks to further the collaboration between the two counterparts in port digitalisation, port services, port safety and operations and handling of autonomous vessels in port.

    3 Mr Tan said, “This renewal of the MoU between PoR and MPA reaffirms the commitment of both parties to jointly collaborate and exchange best practices and new ideas. Collaboration in maritime cybersecurity, LNG bunkering and innovation not only fosters partnerships between MPA and PoR, but also benefits the maritime innovation ecosystem.”

    4 “In a rapidly changing world, it has become more important than ever to join forces with other international partners to see how we can make our ports better, safer, smarter and more efficient. This renewed Memorandum of Understanding between the MPA and PoR is a good example of this. Together, we are working on the port of the future by exchanging knowledge,” said Mr Castelein.

    4th Port Authorities’ Roundtable

    5 Inaugurated by MPA in 2015, PAR is a key platform for leaders of port authorities to gather and discuss key issues of mutual interest, exchange best practices and promote closer collaboration. PAR 2018 was hosted by Long Beach with the theme “The Port of the Future” and topics discussed included optimising port operations of the future, integrating ports and cities: sustainability & stewardship, protecting ports in the future and preparing the workforce of the future. PAR2018 saw a total of 14 participating port authorities, including Shanghai Municipal Transportation Commission, Montreal Port Authority and Barcelona Port Authority which participated for the first time.

    6 Mr Patrick Verhoeven, Managing Director of the International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH), was the guest speaker at the event and spoke on the “Emerging Trends Affecting Port Authorities”. He said “Geo-political developments, shipping strategies, digitisation and climate change present multiple challenges for port authorities worldwide. Through leadership in sustainability and deeper forms of cross-border cooperation, port authorities will be in a stronger position to meet these trends and secure prosperity for their local communities.”

    7 Mr Tan delivered a segment on “Digital Strategies for Next Generation Port”. He shared on MPA’s latest digitalisation initiatives in the areas of port, shipping and services. He also spoke about PIER71, MPA’s Maritime Technology Acceleration Programme and MPA Living Lab as a platform to experiment with new concepts of operations.

    8 “This gathering of leaders from the world’s most esteemed port authorities helps all of us pursue that goal of making a better future for our ports and the economies and communities we serve,” said Mr Mario Cordero, Executive Director, Port of Long Beach.

    9. Mr Xiao Hui, Director for Comprehensive Planning Division from the Shanghai Municipal Transportation Commission said, “The Shanghai Port is very glad to attend PAR for the first time. We have learnt from the experience of each port and look forward to promote common port initiatives through further collaboration.”

    10 “We would like to thank the Port of Long Beach for hosting PAR 2018 and we are pleased to welcome new participants, namely Port of Shanghai, Port of Montreal and Port of Barcelona this year. With PAR participants bringing with them their expertise and ideas, we look forward to the continued collaborations between like-minded ports for PAR to be a high-level key platform to exchange best practices, new ideas and solutions. These exchanges are key in light of emerging trends such as the automation and digitalisation of the industry as well as maritime talent issues that are affecting port authorities,” said Mr Tan.




2018 August 22

10:30 Maersk Line revises Export Service in India for all cargo
10:13 Bunker prices in St. Petersburg remain flat from previous week
10:09 ICTSI supports infra projects in Ecuador
09:15 Liebherr and PortNews arrange an excursion to Port of Hamburg and Liebherr facility at SMM 2018
09:08 Atlantic RoRo Carriers makes its first vessel call at The Port of Philadelphia
08:35 Maersk Line introduces digital rate distribution solution

2018 August 21

18:28 JMS-designed RV Virginia is launched, to be delivered to VIMS
18:11 UCL Ports’ Multipurpose Reloading Complex invests heavily in development
18:02 Railway to Sabetta to be built on a concession basis, regional official says
17:24 Ukrainian seaports see a 2.5% decline in Jan-Jul cargo volumes, to 73.9 million tonnes
17:12 Equinor extends contract with Prosafe for Safe Boreas
16:16 M/V RK-19 drydocking and refit begins at Delo Group’s Aleksino Port Marina Shiprepair Yard
16:12 V.Group launches project ‘Embark’ to transform crewing
15:31 Team Tankers reports Q2 net income of $4.4 million
15:11 MOL announces additional investment in PKT Logistics Group, Malaysia
14:47 Kenia Port Authority takes delivery of new 75bp tugboat Eugene
14:31 GasLog inks new charter agreements, orders LNG carrier duo
13:38 All-Russian Aquarobotech 2018 marine robotics competition kicks off in Vladivostok
13:08 Fangcun Port in China to close effective 1st October 2018
13:02 Ministry of Natural Resources offers to set up the NSR development project office
12:24 Far East ports bunker prices open the week on a bearish note
12:08 CMA CGM announces PSS from Asia, India, the Middle East and America to Nigeria
11:21 OSCE mission barred from access to the Russian flagged tanker detained in Kherson port
11:13 Wärtsilä to build Smart Technology Hub, next-generation innovation and production centre in Finland
11:08 MSC slows ships to help protect whales in U.S. waters
10:41 Baltic Dry Index adds 4 pts to 1727 points
10:28 Port of Long Beach box volume rose 11.3% in Jan-Jul to 4.64 million TEUs
10:17 Crude oil futures gain slightly to $72.23 in London and to $65.53 in New York
10:08 HELCOM publishes report on sewage port reception facilities in the Baltic Sea
09:29 Port of Los Angeles seven-month container volumes down 2.59% to 5.14 million TEUs
09:08 Port of Long Beach approves Toyota's Green Terminal makeover
08:26 Crowley successfully supports Appomattox platform tow-out in the U.S. Gulf

2018 August 20

18:26 Okskaya Sudoverf Shipyard delivers sixth serial oil barge BELMAX 6 of ROB20 design
18:06 Dan-Bunkering expands and merges with Australian company
17:36 Carbon Trust and Fistuca announce successful execution of offshore test of innovative new installation technology
17:26 Russian owners, operators stop shipping to Ukraine for fear of loosing cargo
17:09 ESL Shipping takes delivery of eco-friendly bulk carrier Haaga
17:05 Teekay LNG Partners mandates banks to arrange Fixed Income Investor Call
16:35 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Africa
16:05 Royal Wagenborg's m.v. Nassauborg discharges timber in Alexandria
15:30 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
15:02 Maersk and Vopak to launch 0,5% sulphur fuel bunkering facility in Rotterdam
14:48 SHI awarded contract for LNG carrier duo from Celsius Tankers
14:23 Spot market price for Russian M100 product ended last week higher at an average of RUB 18,212 / pmt
13:21 Baltic Shipyard loads heavyweight propulsion units onto the 60MW LK-60 nuclear-powered icebreaker URAL
13:11 APL's Eagle Express Service delivers X-factor in Los Angeles
12:13 Golden Ocean Group to equip its 16 Capsize vessels with scrubbers
12:10 ANL to implement Operational Cost Recovery Surcharge in Chittagong Port
11:07 Port of Vyborg volumes in first seven months rose 28% to 970,000 tonnes
10:57 Golden Ocean announces Q2 2018 results
10:17 Crude oil futures prices edge down to $71.61 in London, in New York to $64.95
10:03 Port of Everett breaks ground on $36 mln South Terminal Wharf Modernization Project
10:03 Baltic Dry Index gains to 1723 points
09:57 Chinese Blockchain Company Yuanben to protect the safety of global maritime freight data
09:36 Box traffic at busiest Chinese ports in Jan-Jul rose 4.1% to 5.36 billion tons
09:28 Port of Hong Kong seven-month box volumes drop 4.4% to 11,5 million TEUs
08:44 Kongsberg Maritime wins contracts for nine hybrid Ro-Ro vessels

2018 August 19

08:19 CMA CGM announces GRR from UAE to East Africa
08:14 Maersk Line introduces Peak Season Surcharge – Scope World to Apapa, Nigeria and Tin Can Island Port, Nigeria
08:12 CMA CGM announces GRR from India to East Africa