Total cargo throughput at the largest French port fell 3 percent to 39.13 million metric tons in the first six months of 2016 as general cargo volumes remained relatively flat and bulk volumes fell compared with the same 2015 period.
The Dubai-based container terminal operator posted a cargo throughput of 31.4 million TEUs at its container terminals in the first six months of 2016, a 1.2 percent increase from the same 2015 period on a like-for-like basis.
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The terminal operator has joined a group of Nova Scotia business leaders and investment company Cyrus Capital Partners L.P. in plans to build 315-acre marine container terminal on the Strait of Canso.
Terminals and carriers rush to clarify how shippers can meet the International Maritime Organization’s requirement scheduled to go into effect tomorrow, in which shippers must provide the verified gross mass of containers before they are loaded on ships.
Federal Maritime Commissioner Richard A. Lidinsky Jr. said that ports in the United States must continue to expand and improve to handle rising container volumes in order to stay competitive with neighboring foreign ports.