Singapore, the world’s largest bunkering port, will enforce the use of mass flow meters (MFM) for bunkering operations from 1 January 2017, making it the first port in the world to mandate the use of such fuel measuring device.
Port people get terribly frustrated at the obstacles that arise whenever they announce their well thought out development plans. Inevitably there will be furious objections by local interests, environmental lobbies and the public in general, heralding years of argument, planning inquiries and judicial reviews, all racking up huge costs before any work dare begin.
A group of three Chinese companies have put together a plan to help Malaysia build a new deepwater port in Malacca.
Philippine authorities have declared that there will not be any port congestion ahead of the holiday peak season this year, local reports said.
Singapore’s Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) has won an order to build its first two dual-fuel diesel LNG harbour tugs, and signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with oil major Shell to explore opportunities in using LNG as fuel.
South Korea’s Busan Port Authority (BPA) has stepped foot into China by opening its Chinese representative office in Shanghai.
Australia’s state of Victoria has inked a AUD9.7bn ($7.3bn) deal to sell its 50-year lease on the port of Melbourne to the Lonsdale Consortium, so as to use the proceeds to remove 50 congested level crossings and to create thousands of jobs.
UK’s Peel Ports is cautiously optimistic of seeing its Liverpool port serve as a direct call for containerships on the main Asia-Europe trade, in view of increasing feeder calls.
ABB India has commissioned India’s first shore-to-ship power supply for V.O.Chidambaranar port, formerly Tuticorin port, to reduce carbon footprint.