The Tropical Shipping vessel Tropic Hope has made her inaugural call at Halterm Container Terminal at the Port of Halifax. This is the first of two new Tropical Shipping vessels that will be calling Halifax; the Tropic Island will arrive later this year.
The Connecticut Port Authority has seen an impressive year of growth for Connecticut’s maritime economy. In 2018, we saw new investments in our deepwater ports, the start of major rejuvenation projects at our small recreational harbors and international acknowledgment that Connecticut is poised to grow into an economic center with opportunities in shipping and supply chain.
This contract will increase the depth from -47 feet Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW) to -54 ft MLLW from the jetties at the entrance of the ship channel to Harbor Island and will extend the CCSC into the Gulf of Mexico to -56 feet MLLW.
Montreal Port Authority (MPA) President and CEO Sylvie Vachon was pleased to award the famous Gold-Headed Cane to Volodymyr Yurchenko, a Ukraine national, Master of the Virginiaborg, the first ocean-going vessel to reach the Port of Montreal without a stopover in 2019.
Contecon Guayaquil SA (CGSA) recently became the first port in South America to obtain a carbon-neutral certification, with the Ecuador Ministry of Environment and environmental ratings agency, Sambito SA, recognizing the company’s strong and priority commitment to the environment.
The Port of Wilmington, Delaware received its first breakbulk shipment of fresh Chilean winter fruit on Dec. 27, 2018. The M/V Star Best, a specialized refrigerated vessel operated by Trans Global Shipping NV in the Global Reefers service, was welcomed to the nation’s foremost marine terminal for perishable cargo.
As Canadian grain companies spend millions to upgrade and build new export terminals in Vancouver, a new problem is threatening to cause transportation bottlenecks at the nation’s largest port: vessels can’t load grain in the rain. And it rains a lot in Vancouver.
Bloomberg | December 26, 2018 | International Trade | Ports & Terminals
A few days before Christmas, the container ship “SM Shanghai” was steaming toward California’s Port of Long Beach. Just ahead and coming to the end of an 11-day journey from China, the “Ever Lucent” was headed for the nearby Port of Los Angeles, where the “Thomas Jefferson” was preparing to sail in the opposite direction for Xiamen.