• 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.

2015 July 1

14:47 Russia can build helicopter carriers superior to Mistral ships, RF Navy Commander says
14:32 MOL orders methanol carriers with the world's first methanol burned dual-fueled low-speed diesel main engine
14:20 Rosoboronexport’s backlog of orders for warships exceeds $5 bln
14:09 Communication of the Verified Gross Mass of packed containers to be compulsory as from July 1st, 2016
13:50 Transneft and Summa Group have no plans on division of NCSP assets
13:32 Havyard to build a new subsea vessel
13:09 CMA CGM and the Export-Import Bank of China to sign USD 1 billion framework agreement
12:48 BMT appoints Sir John Hood KNZM as Chairman
12:46 NCSP to pay RUB 0.23 per share as dividends for 2014
12:25 Loading at Russian Railways network down 1.8% to 588.9 mln t in HI’15
12:19 Oranjewerf officially incorporated into worldwide Damen network
12:09 China Merchants and CMA CGM to develop the strategic “One Belt, One Road” project
11:30 Bunker prices at port St. Petersburg go down in 27th week (graph)
11:09 Hamburg Süd receives award as “Best Green Shipping Line” for the fourth year in a row
10:25 Brent oil price down 0.73% to $63.04, Light - down 1.13% to $58.8
10:09 Developer Nakheel appoints Van Oord to deliver the new waterfront of Deira Islands
09:48 Marine Façade (Saint-Petersburg) welcomed 12 cruise ships on June 22-28
09:30 Baltic Dry Index down to 800 points
09:13 Dryships announces agreements to sell its six aframax tankers

2015 June 30

18:55 Vitaly Klyuev: We are ready for constructive dialogue with the newly elected IMO Secretary General
18:39 Customs point Bronka starts functioning from September 10, 2015
18:20 Design documentation for Kerch bridge submitted to Glavgosekspertiza
17:58 Bunker prices at Far East ports changed in early 27th week (graph)
17:36 Hapag-Lloyd announces updates on its Europe Asia Loop 6
17:24 Mr. Lim Ki-tack, Republic of Korea, has been elected Secretary-General of IMO (photo)
17:05 Sembcorp Marine establishes two subsidiaries in Singapore
16:46 GTT and LNG-Gorskaya sign agreement related to production of LNG tanks
16:30 Alexander van den Bosch to become new Director of the European Federation of Inland Ports
16:03 Wärtsilä Tunnel Thruster granted Type Approval certificate by Lloyd’s Register
15:40 Coal terminal project in Sukhodol (Primorsky Territory) to undergo another state expert evaluation
15:33 Boskalis awarded contract for Veja Mate offshore wind farm
15:03 ZIM to launch Med-North Europe enhanced service in July
14:33 Boskalis awarded contract for Portsmouth access channel expansion in United Kingdom
14:00 Long Beach ranked No. 1 among North American ports
13:32 Seazip Offshore Service contracts service vessel SeaZip 4 for its annual project activities in the North Sea
13:09 ARRC’s first Europe to US transit vessel heads for Houston
13:00 Baltic Shipbuilding Plant “Yantar” starts mooring trials of Admiral Essen, second ship of Project 11356 (photo)
12:54 Sif and Verbrugge to build terminal for offshore wind energy on Maasvlakte 2
12:09 Navibulgar Services becomes part of the global distribution network of Marichem-Marigases
11:17 G6 Alliance starts calling at Gdansk
11:00 OOCL announces rate increase on Southeast Asia-Australia services
10:28 Jotun welcomes decision by ISO’s Marine Environment Protection Sub-Committee to circulate ISO 19030
10:09 Georgia Ports Authority sets all-time container, total tonnage records in May 2015
09:56 Baltic Dry Index down to 813 points
09:45 Crowley acquires more than 4,300 additional pieces of liner services equipment
09:32 Annual General Meeting of FESCO shareholders elects new Board of Directors
09:14 Oil price down to $61.93 in London and down to $58.22 in New York

2015 June 29

18:05 Yang Ming receives Port Metro Vancouver award
17:57 M/V Brin-Navolok to deliver off-shore containers intended for Prirazlomnaya platform from Arkhangelsk to Murmansk (photo)
17:20 Central Marine Research and Design Institute wins tender for development of concept project of Arctic boxship
17:06 CMA CGM suspends TBL service to North Mali
16:05 IMO and IOM pledge action on unsafe mixed migration by sea
15:38 Johan Sverdrup construction has started
14:53 Sea port of Saint-Petersburg handles livestock from USA
14:25 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 10.085 in RF spot market
13:40 Shop testing of electric container trucks for MSCC Bronka (photo)
13:18 First vessel passes hydroengineering complex Kuzminsk (photo)
12:51 Rybinsk based Vympel Shipyard launches big hydrographic vessel of Project 19920 built for RF Navy (photo)
12:22 Port of Immingham expands fleet with continued investment in new technology
11:47 Marchwood Industrial Park sale completed