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Howard Street Tunnel Project Earns Final Environmental Approval, Construction To Start In 2021

CBS Sports 24 Jun 2021
The project has major implications for the Port of Baltimore ... Double stacking capability at the Howard Street Tunnel will help the Port accommodate the container growth that will come from this added capacity, according to the statement.
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Yantian port to resume full operations on 24 June

Seatrade Maritime News 23 Jun 2021
Yantian Port is set to resume full operations on 24 June over a month after measures to combat a Covid-19 outbreak sharply reduced capacity resulting in major delays to global container shipping ... Since from the Covid-19 outbreak at Yantian port area on 21 May, the daily operations of the port capacity had declined to 30% of the normal levels.
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China’s Yantian Container Terminal Resuming Normal Operations

The Maritime Executive 23 Jun 2021
Hutchison Ports Yantian reported that after proactive measures to control COVID-19 in the port area, the operational capacity of the terminals has steadily recovered ... Port officials said that they would continue to implement strict measures designed to control the spread of the virus ... This, however, has also led to delays at neighboring ports.
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ONE Modern calls marks Port of New Orleans third direct-Asia service

Seatrade Maritime News 23 Jun 2021
Port NOLA is currently in the process of a $100m expansion project at the Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal that will increase capacity to 1m teu. The port also is in the due diligence process for a $1.5bn multimodal container terminal with a 2m teu capacity to serve the largest container vessels calling in the Gulf of Mexico.
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SA port terminals were a hindrance in economic recovery: Vinpro

Independent online (SA) 23 Jun 2021
The status of South Africa’s port terminals was proving an obstacle to the country’s economic recovery during the Covid-19 pandemic, said South African wine producers, cellars and industry stakeholders Vinpro on Wednesday ... In the long term, we would like to see effective investment in new equipment, as well as the renewal and expansion of our port.
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Labour unions and analysts seek answers about independent port authority

Independent online (SA) 23 Jun 2021
According to the Ports Master Plan, part of the urgent improvements include deepening of Durban's Maydon ... Ramaphosa said that these investments will completely transform the port, expanding its capacity for container handling from 2.9 million units to more than 11 million units.
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Maersk set to introduce more containers, offer air, rail options

China Daily 23 Jun 2021
"As long as there are supply chain disruptions and lower capacity, the demand for airfreight will remain high," Blicher said ... China's major container shipping port is expected to resume full capacity by the end of this month, said Chen Biao, board secretary of Shenzhen Yantian Port, to ThePaper.cn, a Shanghai-based online media outlet.
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South Africa takes steps to improve port productivity in wake of damning World Bank verdict

Splash24/7 23 Jun 2021
The president of South Africa has taken heed of damning container port ranking study issued last month by the World Bank. With South African box ports ... Of 351 ports surveyed from around the world by the World Bank, in association with IHS Markit, South Africa fared very poorly.
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Intl shopping hub starts trial operation in Guangzhou

China Daily 23 Jun 2021
Together with the southern project, which is designed for cold-chain logistics, the Nansha International Logistics Center covers a total area of about 950,000 square meters, with a warehouse capacity of 712,000 tons, the largest of its kind in China's ports, according to the Guangzhou Port Group.
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Yantian to return to full operations from midnight, box backlog expected to take many weeks ...

Splash24/7 23 Jun 2021
Yantian Port is set to resume normal operations from midnight tonight after a month-long cut in productivity brought about by a Covid-19 outbreak ...Currently, COVID-19 has been effectively under control in the port area, and the operation capacity of the terminals have steadily recovered.
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Howard Street tunnel expansion project gets key environmental approval

Carroll County Times 23 Jun 2021
The long-awaited project will allow trains with double-stacked shipping containers to pass through the tunnel, a key artery to and from the Port of Baltimore ... Officials have sought double-stacking capacity for the tunnel, which would place it on par with competing East Coast ports, for decades, but negotiations frequently stalled.
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China’s worse-than-Suez ship delays set to widen trade chaos

Live Mint 23 Jun 2021
When one of China’s busiest ports announced it wouldn’t accept new export containers in late-May because of a Covid-19 outbreak, it was supposed to be up and running again in a few days ... Even without the Suez blockage or port backlogs, the global transportation system would probably still be struggling with maxed-out capacity.
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Low water level in Argentina’s Parana River causes French bulker to run aground

Splash24/7 23 Jun 2021
“We are talking about a loss of 25% carrying capacity.” He noted that this will slow down port logistics and create uncertainty related to timing of shipments, but he does not anticipate issues in ultimately fulfilling contractual obligations to shippers.
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China helps freight company double sales

China Daily 23 Jun 2021
However, because of the pandemic, Flexport, dubbed by some the Uber of the shipping industry, has encountered disruptive and dramatic shipping industry challenges, such as freight capacity reduction, port congestion, increased shipping costs and a prolonged peak season.
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In-principle nod for global bidding process: Gujarat government tries to develop Nargol port again

Indian Express 23 Jun 2021
was selected to develop the Nargol port ... The Gujarat government in the statement issued on Wednesday stated that by 2025, the Jawaharlal Nehru Port near Mumbai is expected to reach its optimal operational capacity and therefore a greenfield port in South Gujarat can help serve industries in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.

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