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Innovation Update: Seabubbles – “Make our cities flow again”

PortandTerminal.com, September 19, 2019 Editor’s note Back in May, we ran the article below profiling Seabubbles, an innovative start-up who’s vision is to ease the congestion in cities by taking advantage of waterways within them to get cars off of streets. Since May, Seabubbles has only gone from strength-to-strength. This week they have launched a four-day test trial in Paris. …

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Toxic chemical explosion and fire on container ship in Thailand

PortandTerminal.com, May 26, 2019 An explosion and fire erupted in containers on board of a ship in eastern Thailand’s Laem Chabang seaport on Saturday, injuring at least 25, reports said. Bangkok, Thailand – Flames raged through a load of cargo in Thailand’s eastern Laem Chabang port on Saturday (May 25), forcing officials to evacuate workers and temporarily close three piers, …

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US warns Peru on China. Peru moves ahead with Chinese port investment anyway

Photo of United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo giving speech in Peru

PortandTerminal.com, May 16, 2019 Port of Chancay will be Cosco’s first greenfield subsidiary in South America. China’s Cosco Shipping Ports Ltd signed a $3 billion deal with Peru’s Volcan Compania Minera to invest in the port of Chancay on the South American country’s Pacific coast. The port is the company’s first greenfield subsidiary in South America. Port of Chancay Port …

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Four commercial vessels targeted by “sabotage operations” near UAE

Four commercial vessels were “sabotaged” off a major tanker bunkering hub in the United Arab Emirates, the British foreign ministry said. Reports state that it took place near the strategically important Strait of Hormuz. #UAE | Four commercial #vessels were targeted by "sabotage operations" near the territorial waters of the #UnitedArabEmirates without causing casualties.https://t.co/De9EKzkIMY— teleSUR English (@telesurenglish) May 12, 2019 …

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DP World buys Canadian terminal Fraser Surrey Docks

PortandTerminal.com, May 9, 2019 DP World announced on Thursday it has agreed to buy Canadian marine terminal Fraser Surrey Docks from the Macquarie Group fund The purchase consideration is below 2.5 per cent of DP World’s net asset value as of December 31, 2018, the port operator said, which Reuters calculated to be under $300m. The marine terminal is being …

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New Zealand breaks with allies to join China’s Belt and Road project

PortandTerminal.com, May 9, 2019 In April it was Italy, now it’s New Zealand. Washington wants its allies to steer clear of Beijing, but they can’t ignore the allure of its Belt and Road Initiative In recent months, New Zealand’s security agencies have expressed concerns about the country’s vulnerability to foreign interference at the hands of Beijing. They will not be …

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Desperate Venezuelans escaping by sea. 21 reported missing off coast of Trinidad and Tobago

Photo of Venezuelan mother and her children sitting on bench with their belongings

PortandTerminal.com, April 28, 2019 It is feared that 21 Venezuelans have drowned when their vessel sank trying to reach nearby Trinidad and Tobago reports have said. According to the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard, a fishing vessel called “Jhonnaly Jose” carrying at least 25 people from the Venezuelan town of Güiria capsized in the early hours of Wednesday, April 24. …

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Port City in Profile: Nampo, North Korea

Photo of pedestrians and people on bicycles in Nampo, North Korea

PortandTerminal.com, April 24, 2019 North Korea does very little trade with the rest of the world so understandably, its ports don’t see much activity. The country’s largest port is the Port of Nampo, which as the MarineTraffic.com visual below shows, is the only one with any significant maritime traffic. The rest of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is …

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We are not your garbage dump. Duterte threatens Canada with war over trash

Photo of President Rodrigo Duterte

PortandTerminal.com, April 24, 2019 The president of the Philippines says if Canada doesn’t take back tonnes of trash within the next week he will “declare war” and ship the containers back himself. According to a report by CNN Philippines, 103 containers holding 2,450 tons of trash were shipped to the Philippines in 2013 and 2014 from Canada. Much of it …

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