• 2008 January 29 07:35

    Kingston is number one Caribbean box port

    Containerization International 2006 has ranked Jamaica's Kingston Container Terminal (KCT) as the number one facility among the Caribbean's top 23 container terminals.
    These rankings have been based on total container throughput in TEUs per year.
    Reports have pointed out how the region's top three container ports are being managed by global operators instead of Caribbean-based ports or companies.
    One report said that this is “reflective of the infiltration of globalization.”
    A shipping superintendent Portworld spoke to however praised the benefits of privatization and said that having major players would mean “more funding, more calls, more connectivity and ultimately more efficiency.”
    KCT is run by Maersk's APM Terminals BV. while the second best Caribbean container facility, Freeport Container Port in the Bahamas, is being run by Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH).
    Third-ranked Port of Spain in Trinidad is being managed by the UK's Portia Management Services Ltd. and sixth-placed Caucedo Container Port in the Dominican Republic is run by DP World.
    A report from the Drewry Shipping Consultants had calculated that only four companies handle some 30% of total worldwide container traffic.
    These four companies are PSA, APM Terminals, HPH and DP World.
    Calculated in reference to equity per TEU, given PSA's acquisition of 20% of Hutchison, PSA topped the league with 41.2 million TEUs (old figures, PSA handled 58.85 million TEUs in 2007) or 9.3% of the global total.
    In second place was APM Terminals with 32.4 million TEUs or 7.4%, followed by Hutchison with 30.8 million TEUs or 7%.
    DP World was in fourth place with a 5.9% share.
    Statistics show the four biggest operators are pulling away from their smaller rivals, with facilities owned by fifth-placed Evergreen only handling 8.1 million TEUs, representing a market share of 1.8%.
    According to the Drewry report, however, local terminal operators are often just as efficient as their global rivals.
    It said that however performance was measured – throughput per quay metre, TEU per ship-to-shore gantry or TEU per hectare - global operators were “no better or worse than local operators.”
    “The research shows that it is frequently the case that a well-run local terminal operator can perform at the same level as a global operator located in the same region,” said Neil Davidson, director of research for ports at Drewry.


2014 December 22

18:06 CMA CGM connects all continents with Malawi every week
17:50 Cargo transportation by Crimea’s water transport up 36% to 595,500 t in Jan-Nov’14
17:36 SAMWAF Line to call at Lobito, Angola
17:06 IMO Secretary-General welcomes revised shipping industry stance on ballast water
16:49 Throughput of Ukraine’s river ports up 25.6% to 4.87 mln t in Jan-Nov’14
16:26 Nantong Cosco joins the Ultra8 Pool
16:05 Nordic American Tankers signes an agreement for the building of two new suezmax tankers
15:40 EPN to take delivery of new Damen tug and dredger
15:17 KONTUR SPb LLC licensed for loading/unloading of hazardous cargoes onto/from railway transport
14:39 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) up 0.7% to 20.43 mln TEUs in Jan-Nov’14
14:14 Water transport of Ukraine carried 0.6 mln passengers in Jan-Nov’14 (-13.3%, y-o-y)
13:27 Throughput of Chinese ports up 10.5% to 10.23 bln t in Jan-Nov’14
13:05 Hapag-Lloyd completes capital increase
13:02 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 7,583 in RF spot market
12:40 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport up 3.8% to 5.6 mln t in Jan-Oct’14
12:08 Nakilat to build 11 vessels for new port project
12:03 World's first high speed LNG fuelled RoPax ferry to be powered by Wärtsilä
12:01 The world’s largest sugar carrier arrives to Jebel Ali port
11:30 Construction of the boiler station has been completed at port Bronka (photo)
11:01 PETRONAS, VOPAK and Dialog sign agreement to jointly develop an industrial terminal
10:38 Vladimir Putin orders to put missile-carrying submarines Vladimir Monomakh and Alexander Nevsky on combat duty in 2015
10:22 IPC, Mitsui , NYK Line & PSA to jointly develop new container terminal in Jakarta
10:15 Vladimir Putin says military infrastructure on Arctic islands is to be completed in 2015
09:59 Throughput of Russia’s river ports down 12.3% to 151.9 mln t in Jan-Nov’14
09:31 Scope of dredging at inland water ways of Russia up 1.5 times to 3.5 mln cbm in 2014
09:17 Oil price up to $61.38 in London and up to $57.13 in New York
09:04 Baltic Dry Index down to 803 points

2014 December 21

12:46 Hapag-Lloyd enhances Asia – South Africa Express (SA1/SA2)
11:43 Havyard to build a service vessel for Dudgeon wind farm
10:34 Boskalis awarded contract for Wikinger offshore wind farm
09:29 Vroon announces delivery of VOS Glamour

2014 December 20

22:22 Teekay Petrojarl contracts Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam for the ‘EPC Redeployment Upgrade’ of its FPSO Petrojarl I
12:38 CMA CGM announces Peak Season Surcharge from Asia to South Africa and Indian Ocean
11:35 Statoil awards Mariner drilling and well services contract to Schlumberger Oilfield UK
10:30 Ulstein Verft’s largest vessel ready for big scale construction
09:36 CMA CGM announces GRR from all Asian ports to Red Sea trades

2014 December 19

18:05 Ocean Yield ASA sells the seismic vessel Geco Triton
17:50 Cargo transportation by inland water ways of Russia down 8.8% to 122.3 mln t in Jan-Nov’14
17:45 Hapag-Lloyd informs about week without sailing on its Japan Express Service
17:35 General Dynamics NASSCO starts construction of APT-2 ECO Tanker
17:22 Marine Engineering Bureau – SPb designs two new railway ferries for Crimea-Kavkaz line (graphics)
17:05 Mitsui to participate in new container terminal development in Jakarta jointly with Ipc, Nyk Line & Psa
16:53 Hapag-Lloyd informs about a week without sailing on its South China 2 Service
16:50 IACS OKs two URs for bulk carriers and oil tankers, to enter into force on July 1, 2015
16:35 TTS Group ASA secures contract for the delivery of one 800 tonne Leg-Encircling Crane
16:16 RF Transport Minister says Murmansk will become major port hub for Russia to take hold of continental shelf and NSR
16:05 BMT TITRON designs 'Mama Vessels'
15:49 Preliminary figures indicate 5% increase of Russian seaports’ throughput to 620 mln t this year, RF Transport Minister says
15:35 SAMWAF Line to call at Lobito
15:30 MOL implements new rotations of the East Japan Korea Thailand Service and a new Manila feeder service
15:27 Teekay Tankers agrees to acquire five modern Aframax tankers
15:23 Manga Terminal Oy to construct LNG terminal in Tornio, Finland
15:22 Novorossiysk-Sevastopol container line launched to link Crimea with mainland
15:15 Damen Shipyards Galati wins prestigious Dutch Romanian Business Award
15:02 THC in Russian Far East ports to be revised for all cargoes as from January 18th, 2015 - CMA CGM
14:46 Repair of nuclear-powered submarine Yekaterinburg completed at Zvezdochka shipyard (photo)
14:19 The first Damen Stan Patrol 3007 arrives at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem in the Netherlands for outfitting
14:15 Wärtsilä receives full notice to proceed for its first LNG terminal in Tornio, Finland
13:22 Cecon to complete Hull 719 project
12:19 Russian Railways cut transport costs by 0.7% in 2014, Yakunin says