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Briese Schiffahrts adds Huanghai quartet to its newbuilding programme

“German tonnage provider Briese Schiffahrts has added to its orderbook less than two months after commissioning four 1,930 teu ships at Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding.” See the original story at The Loadstar. Source: The Loadstar (JK)

Brexit impacts cargo throughput at Dublin Port

“The effect that Brexit has had on cargo throughput on Dublin Port can clearly be seen after nine months with port volumes down 3.3%.” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

Brexit and COVID chaos make for an uncertain future at British ports

“Business strategies in UK ports, including investment, could continue to be affected by the uncerta...

Brexit and Covid bring ‘critical’ UK container logjam

“While ports around the world have suffered disruption due to the Covid pandemic, data from Containe...

Bremenports to Develop New Deep-Water Port in Iceland

“German Bremenports has reached an agreement with Icelandic partners to form a company with an aim o...

Bremenports chosen as venue for hydrogen study

“Bremen’s Senate has announced it will commission a study on the viability of hydrogen fuel as part...

Bremen takes ‘giant leap’ with shore power plan

“The Port of Bremen/Bremerhaven will receive eight shore power supply units for maritime shipping an...

Breaking: Maersk to Test Northern Sea Route with New Boxship

“Danish industry major A.P.Moller Maersk is about to send a containership through the Northern Sea R...

Breakdown in trust leaves shippers outraged at vessel operators

“Beneficial cargo owners believe that there has been an erosion of trust between service provider an...

Brazil’s ports show better performance ahead of concession tenders

“The ports segment in Brazil continues to report better figures despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy.” See the original story at BNAmericas. Source: BNAmericas (JK)

Brazil’s ports moved more cargo during Jan-April 2020

“Brazil’s ports moved more cargo during January to April this year despite the spread of the Corona virus and its impact on the Brazilian economy.” See the original story at Seatrade Maritime News. Source: Seatrade Maritime News (JK)

Brazil’s Portonave celebrates 10m teu milestone

“The Port of Navegantes (Portonave) reached the 10m teu milestone with the arrival a Hapag-Lloyd vessel sailing from the Mediterranean.” See the original story at Seatrade Maritime News. Source: Seatrade Maritime News (JK)

Brazil’s port of Santos closes 2020 with record container volume

“Container volumes at the Brazilian port were up 1.6% over the previous record of 2019 with 4.27m te...

Brazil’s Port of Paranaguá reaches historic record by handling 95,633 TEUs in March

“March was a positive month for the operations of the Container Terminal of the Port of Paranaguá, a...

Brazil's Port of Itajaí launches berth operation tender

"The Superintendence of the Port of Itajaí, in the Brazilian state of Santa Catalina, launched a ten...

Brazil–US freight rates spike amid tight capacity, port congestion

“Continued strength in US imports from South America is keeping pressure on northbound capacity and...

Brazil to offer 22 port terminals this year, more to come in 2022

“Brazil’s government will offer the lease of 22 port terminals this year and is preparing concessions for major ports, attracting even more private players.” See the original story at BNAmericas. Source: BNAmericas (JK)

Brazil to auction Port of Santos in Q4 after planned expansion

“The Brazilian Ministry of Infrastructure has published an ordinance to expand the jurisdictional li...

Brazil signs eight contracts for operation of private terminals

“The Brazilian Ministry of Infrastructure has signed eight contracts for the operation of private us...

Brazil raises over US$100mn in port auction

“The Brazilian government raised 448mn reais (US$116mn) from the auction of six terminals in ports i...

Brazil ending exclusionary maritime shipping agreement with Chile

**The agreement, which was established in 1975, now expires in January 2020, at which point the tran...

Brazil eases cabotage laws

“Brazil is easing its cabotage laws whereby ships will no longer need to fly the Brazilian flag for domestic voyages.” See the original story at Splash247. Source: Splash247 (JK)

Brazil CSN iron ore, container terminals operations halted by local authorities

“Brazil’s Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional had its iron ore and the container port terminals operation...

Brazil begins privatisation process of the Ports of Santos and San Sebastian

“The Brazilian Ministry of Infrastructure has signed a contract with the National Bank for Economic...

Brazil bans disembarkation of international crew at its ports

“Brazil’s federal government has restricted the arrival in the country of foreign seafarers working...

Brazil advances with another port terminal concession

“The Brazilian government announced the start of public hearings regarding the concession of a termi...

Brazil adds more ports to privatisation plan

"The Brazilian government has announced it was adding several ports to its privatization plan with i...

BRAZEX services to add calls in Brazil & the Caribbean

The following update was published by CMA CGM:

CMA CGM is pleased to introduce the following serv...

Brasil Terminal Portuario unveils infrastructure upgrade plan for Port of Santos

“Brasil Terminal Portuario (BTP) has committed approximately 1.3 billion reais ($250 million) for in...

Brand new container ships enhance Halifax reefer trade

“Tropical Shipping expects to debut a second brand-new container ship on its Halifax run by this Jul...

Braemar reports second hand feeders are de rigueur this week

“Activity in the 1,700TEU sector is continuing to increase, according to Braemar ACM’s latest report...

BPA: Most Ports Won’t Be Congested Post-Brexit

“Most UK ports have prepared for the worst-case scenarios and will not be congested as a result of p...

BPA, Port of Rotterdam Joining Forces on Digitization

“The British Ports Association and Dutch Port of Rotterdam have launched a joint smart ports paper a...

BPA Worried Over Growing Uncertainty as Draft Brexit Deal Gets Hammered Out

” In the wake of a deal on the draft withdrawal agreement between the European Union and the UK, the...

BPA targets 23.5 million TEU in year ahead

“The Busan Port Authority (BPA) has outlined its goals and major plans for 2022 to strengthen the competitiveness of the Port of Busan.” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

BPA selects the Dongwon Consortium to operate the New Port’s West Container Terminal

“The Busan Port Authority (BPA) has selected the Dongwon New Port Container Terminal Consortium to operate the West Container Terminal at Busan New Port.” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

BPA Secured Budget of 670.2 Billion Won

**Busan Port Authority(BPA, president WOO Ye-jong) stated on the 26th that the Port Commission decid...

BPA releases COVID-19 risk assessment for UK ports

“The British Ports Association (BPA) has collaborated with TT Club to publish a paper looking into w...

BPA launches major review of UK port connectivity

“The British Ports Association (BPA) has launched a new review of port transport and infrastructure connectivity in the UK.” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

BPA launches Autonomous Shipping in Ports Network

“The British Ports Association (BPA) has launched a new initiative exploring the implications of aut...

BPA joins World Ports Sustainability Programme

“The British Ports Association (BPA) has joined the World Ports Sustainability Programme (WPSP) as a...

BPA conducts New Port North Container Terminal feasibility review

“The Busan Port Authority (BPA) has conducted a design feasibility review for the second phase of construction of the New Port North Container Terminal.” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

BPA calls on Government to support freeports

“The British Ports Association (BPA) has launched a new agenda for ports, setting out its vision of an expanded freeports policy.” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

BPA calls for greater freight connectivity to unlock UK economy

“The British Ports Association (BPA) has outlined the case for targeting transport spending on freig...

BPA approves construction of Busan New Port’s feeder terminal

“A terminal catering to feeder vessels is to be constructed in Busan New Port in an effort to cut trucking costs to the port from Busan’s North Port.” See the original story at The Loadstar. Source: The Loadstar (JK)

BP: Refiners Invest $1 Billion to Meet Shift to Low Sulphur Marine Fuel

“Refiners around the world have invested about $1 billion so far to produce low-sulphur marine fuel...

BP Introduces New IMO 2020-Compliant Bunker Fuel

“BP announced Monday plans to introduce the new very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) globally following...

Boxships would benefit from Biden win according to analysis

“In analysis of the shipping markets by VesselsValue it has been concluded that boxships and container trading volumes would benefit under a Joe Biden presidency.” See the original story at Port Technology. Source: Port Technology (JK)

Boxships scramble to safety as Typhoon Ma-on lashes southern China

"Ships have been getting out of Hong Kong and other ports in the Greater Bay Area in southern China...

Boxships delay Kyushu calls ahead of Typhoon Nanmadol

"Container ships appear to have delayed their arrival in major ports in Japan's Kyushu island as yet...

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