• 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 September 19

18:20 Port Metro Vancouver to relocate its Asia office to Shanghai
18:10 Buoy tender of project 3052 Nikolai Shiryayev enters service (photo)
18:07 Hyundai Group Chairman Hyun Jeong-Eun ranked on FORTUNE's ‘The Most Powerful Women of Asia-Pacific’
17:52 Finland's Ministry of Employment and the Economy granted EUR 65.2 million in three new LNG terminals
17:43 CMA CGM Group to exhibit to the 17th edition of Irrigated Tropical Horticulture International Fair
17:32 Tilbury secures Finnlines Ro Ro service
17:21 International Transport Workers’ Federation supports coalition for good jobs in PNG
16:14 Pori LNG terminal receives positive investment support decision from Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy
15:46 Fairmount Marine's tugs successfully delivered FPSO Petrojarl Knarr to Norway
15:14 First steel cut for the third Quantum class ship
14:29 Nuclear icebreakers of Atomflot complete escorting of Transshelf carrying two RF Navy submarines
14:14 Konecranes launches a new overhead crane for lifting needs in emerging markets
13:50 Anchorage areas for detained or arrested vessels determined in RF seaports
13:32 Deep Sea Supply takes delivery of the newbuilding Platform Supply Vessel 'Sea Triumph'
13:13 Ro-ro company CLdN signs agreement with Logent Ports & Terminals at the Port of Gothenburg
12:31 CMA CGM to implement a Port Congestion Surcharge for all cargoes to Cabinda (Angola)
12:01 MSC introduces 2M scope of services
11:17 Rimorchiatori Riuniti takes delivery of Damen ASD 2411 (photo release)
11:10 Two ethylene gas carriers to enter Lauritzen Kosan fleet
11:07 Laky Verf shipyard to launch high-speed boat of project 15MJ on September 23, 2014
10:51 Bunker prices at port St. Petersburg down in late 38th week (graph)
10:30 EVRAZ NCSP puts into operation 4 new loaders
09:42 Throughput of port Gdansk (Poland) up 5.7% to 20.389 mln t in Jan-Aug’14
09:25 Oil price down to $97.7 in London and down to $93.07 in New York
09:13 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,089 points

2014 September 18

18:34 Peruvian President Ollanta Humala visits APM Terminals Callao
18:04 Broekman to support Cryoport's cryogenic logistics solutions throughout Europe
17:49 Ukrferry (Ukraine) launches Constanta – Batumi – Illichivsk line from October 15, 2014
17:21 Oils Overseas to transfer all of its bunkering activities to Integr8 Fuels
17:15 Damen contracted to deliver second DFF 4212 to Seaspovill
16:50 Gazprom mulls construction of LNG plant in Kerch (Crimea)
16:22 SITC Logistics opens branch office in the Philippines
15:40 Paving of berths completed at Bronka’s start-up complex (photo)
15:13 South Carolina Ports Authority container volume up13 percent in fiscal year
15:03 PORT FLEET to provide towing of the Aurora cruiser to a dockyard in Kronstadt
14:46 Icebreaker Krasin to leave Saint-Petersburg for repair in Kronshtadt on September 20 (photo)
14:43 COSCO orders five 14,500 TEU container vessels
14:13 Chilli AB moves to the Port of Gothenburg
14:07 Paris MOU does not stipulate for physical inspection of bunker to verify its compliance with sulphur content limits from Jan 1’15
13:32 Vroon launches newbuilding at Nanjing East Star Shipyard
13:13 Finnish Government to reduce fairway dues and remove the track tax in 2015-2017
12:49 Bunker prices at Far East ports remained flat in late 38th week (graph)
12:31 CSSC volume of ship orders up to 121 in January - July 2014
12:12 China Merchants signs two agreements with the Government of Sri Lanka
11:58 Gazprom starts talks on supplies of 30 billion cubic metres of gas to China
11:42 OCIMF issues new recommendations on operations in Arctic regions
11:20 MacGregor secures RoRo cargo access equipment order from South Korea
10:50 Throughput of NCSP down 4.6% to 90 mln t in Jan-Aug’14
10:25 Dalzavod OJSC completes repairing of rescue tugboat Fotiy Krylov (photo)
10:00 Viking Supply Ships sells platform supply vessel SBS Cirrus
09:49 Statoil to lay up the COSL Pioneer rig in the fourth quarter of 2014
09:28 Damen gets order from Urag for two ASD 2411 tugs
09:21 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,124 points
09:07 Oil price down to $98.97 in London and down to $93.2 in New York

2014 September 17

18:36 Fincantieri gets two prestigious awards
18:05 The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia announce the appointment of two Board Members
17:56 ICS Vice Chairman repeats call for governments to see sense on Ballast Convention
17:48 Nevsky Shipyard participates in Exhibition “GIDROAVIASALON 2014”
17:31 Rickmers receives “DNV GL Excellence 5 Stars” award from the DNV GL
17:29 Fincantieri holds steel-cutting ceremony for Viking Sea at Marghera shipyard