The Port of Rotterdam Authority has launched an Incentive Scheme Climate-Friendly Shipping with a pot of EUR5m ($5.7m) to promote projects and demonstrations that make use of low carbon or zero carbon fuels delivered in Rotterdam’s port area.

Port of Dunkirk officials classified 2018 as “a good year” with overall throughput up 3% year-on-year from 50.2m tonnes to 51.6m tonnes, and predicted 2019 would be “a very good year”, at a press conference held in regional capital Lille yesterday.

Lianyungang Guanyun port has received official approval from the Chinese central government to open and start operations, along with the port areas of Lianyungang Ganyu and Lianyungang Xuwei.

Sri Lanka’s Colombo port announced that it has handled a record 7m teu for 2018, an increase of 1m teu from the previous year, according to Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA).

Ecuador’s Guayaquil port can look forward to receiving larger vessels as developments get underway to deepen the 95-kilometre long access channel leading to the port.

Container volumes in Southern Vietnam’s Cai Mep port complex grew 21 % the first 10 months of the year and reached 2.4m teu.

The port of Hong Kong saw its container throughput inched down in November compared to the year-ago level, according to statistics from the Hong Kong Marine Department.

Oman-based Port of Duqm Company (PDC) and Shell Oman Marketing Company have inked an agreement to develop bunkering facilities at the port.

Singapore port container volumes have inched up in November compared to year-ago levels, putting the republic on track to achieve a historic high throughput this year.

Qingdao port, the leading crude oil and ore handling port of China, has started building its second 300,000 tonne-class crude oil terminal at Dong Jia Kou port area with completion scheduled by the end of 2019.

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