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Port Vysotsky coal throughput soars 48.3% to over 1,3m tonsJun 7, 2011

Export coal volume handled by Port of Vysotsky LLC in January-May, 2011 surged by 48.3% compared to 5 months of 2010 to 1,334,595.6 tons, the stevedore company’s press office said. In May, Port Vysotsky handled 265,373.4 tons. Port of Vysotsky LLC specializes in handling Russian coal exports to Western Europe. The port can accommodate vessels with ...

Odessa port’s cargo volume grows 1% to over 1m tonsJun 7, 2011

Throughput of Ukraine-based Odessa Commercial Sea Port (OCSP, Ukraine) for 5 months of 2011 increased by 1% compared to January-May in 2010, to 1 million 358 thousand tons, the company’s press office reported. Freight volume handled at the port in May rose 1.5% to 2,029,000 tons. Port of Odessa reported an increase in monthly volumes of grain, ore ...

ZIM includes Vostochny stevedore company in port rotationsJun 7, 2011

Global Ports owned Vostochnaya Stevedoring Company (VSC) is included in the ports rotation of the ocean carrier ZIM Integrated Shipping Services, the stevedore company’s press-service reported. On June 5th, the VSC’s container terminal handled the first Zim’s box ship. Large-capacity container carrier Panamax Pearl River arrived at the...

Forwarders slam Russian portsJun 7, 2011

Russia’s ports are over-priced, offer poor service levels and have insufficient capacity, IFW reports quoting leading forwarders. Marco Leineweber, Country Manager Russia DHL Freight, said Russia urgently needed to invest in more port facilities to boost capacity. “International ocean freight growth is currently constrained by Russian port ca...

Kazakhstan Port of Aktau cargo volume down 13.3% to 4,96m tonsJun 7, 2011

Kazakhstan-based state-run Port of Aktau handled in January-May 4,956,000 tons of cargo, a 13,3-percent drop from the last year’s figures, the Port of Aktau Authority said. Shipments of crude oil and petroleum products in January-May totaled 3,597,700 tons, dry cargo – 833,400 tons, steel – 682,000 tons, other goods – 119,800 tons,...

Mozambique's Ports Development Company plans $1bn investmentJun 7, 2011

Mozambique's Ports Development Company (MPDC), part-owned by Dubai's DP World, has announced a $1bn investment over the next 20 years to improve infrastructure in the country's main port to meet international demands. "We think that it is a good time to invest because the demand is there and what we need to do is to create the gateway, developing the i...

Port of Archangelsk posts a 13-percent volume drop, to 1,4 million ton...Jun 7, 2011

Freight flows passing via Port of Archangelsk in January-May shrank by 13,4% from the same period a year earlier, to 1,411,500 tons, the Port Authority statistics said. In the reporting period handling of inbound cargo rose 5.1% to 287,200 tons, while outbound goods increased by 17.1% to 751,000 tons, including 30,300 tons of paper, paperboard and woodpu...

Rio to expand 2 box terminals ahead of major world sports eventsJun 7, 2011

RIO de Janeiro's two main container terminals are to be expanded ahead of the FIFA soccer world cup in 2014 and the Olympic Games in 2016, which are expected to boost consumer spending and trade. Jorge Mello, the president of Companhia Docas do Rio de Janeiro, said US$611 million would be spent by Multiterminais and Grupo Libra, the operators of the two ...

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