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  • 28 Feb 2019 3:30 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 28 February 2019

    CAL Cargo is adding a second weekly rotation to its Oslo freighter service on the back of demand for Norwegian seafood in Israel.

    The extra Liege-Oslo-Tel Aviv B747F frequency will start on March 1 and follows on from the launch of services to the Nordic hub in 2017. From Liege, CAL offers connections from JFK, Atlanta, Mexico City, Tel Aviv and Larnaca.

    The new departure will be on Fridays, adding 3,500 tons of seafood capacity from Oslo airport to Israel annually.

    Avinor director of cargo Martin Langaas said: “We are very pleased that CAL has decided to increase their capacity from the largest freighter hub in Northern Europe. Israel is a significant importer of fresh Norwegian seafood, such as salmon, which requires short shelf life.

    It’s therefore essential that we can facilitate fast and efficient delivery from Norway to Israel in collaboration with CAL.

    Offer Gilboa, CAL chairman, added: “CAL is pleased to launch the second weekly flight to OSL and we are looking forward to offer even better connectivity to Israel with our new Friday departure from Norway.

    This will strengthen the existing relationship with the seafood industry.”


  • 26 Feb 2019 10:13 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 23 February 2019

    Sines Port Authority (APS) has revealed that the Portuguese Environment Agency (APA) has given a conditional approval for the expansion of PSA’s Terminal XXI container handling operation and also for construction of the new Vasco da Gama container terminal

    The new facility will be part of an international public tender, although several Chinese groups have already been acknowledged to have indicated an interest.

    Sines is already Portugal’s leading container port and once again resulted in Terminal XXI breaking all established throughput records in 2018. the port now handles 58% of all Portuguese maritime cargo.

    With the expansion of one box terminal and the building of a second, Sines’ container capacity will effectively be doubled, although at a cost of €1.14B.

    In an interview with the Lusa press agency, Ana Paula Vitorino, Portugal’s Minister of the Sea, commended the recently announced developments at the Port of Leixões. She was referring to investment of €43.4M pledged by Yilport to extend existing infrastructure at the South Container Terminal. Container throughput at Leixões grew by 8% last year to 668,000 TEU, forcing installations to work well above installed capacity. Under the new plans, the South Container Terminal will add capacity of 210,000 TEU annually.


  • 21 Feb 2019 1:56 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 21 February 2019

    The Virginia International Gateway (VIG) has completed another step in its expansion project as it launched operations at its container stack No. 1.

    The end of the stack-yard work leaves only two projects to be completed before the entire USD 320 million effort comes to a close in June, according to the Port of Virginia.

    “This new capacity is quickly being integrated into the operation and the Port of Virginia is beginning to see positive results,” said John F. Reinhart, CEO and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority.

    With the completion of stack No. 1, the terminal now has 13 additional container stacks, each served by two new rail-mounted gantry cranes (RMGs). The new stacks compliment 15 existing stacks, also served by RMGs.

    Those stacks are on a schedule to be refurbished throughout the year with two stacks complete and three underway.

    The expansion has doubled the terminal’s annual container throughput capacity, according to the port authority, as VIG can now process 1.2 million container lifts a year.

    The expanded stack-yard is being combined with four new ship-to-shore cranes and 800 additional feet of berth space.

    “In February 2017, we started work on what was a green-field site — we started from scratch – and now we are just a few months from completion,” Reinhart said.

    Once completed, the VIG expansion is expected to increase the port’s overall annual container capacity by 40 percent, or 1 million container units, by 2020.


  • 20 Feb 2019 11:24 AM | Anonymous

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  • 19 Feb 2019 3:42 PM | Anonymous

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  • 19 Feb 2019 12:30 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 19 February 2019

    Emirates is launch a four times weekly service between Portugal’s second largest city, Porto, and Dubai from 2 July.

    The flight will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, departing Dubai on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 0915 and arriving in Porto at 1430.

    The return flight will depart Porto at 1735 on the same days and land in Dubai at 0415 the next morning.

    It will offer up to 18 tonnes of cargo capacity per flight, giving local businesses the opportunity to increase their exports such as garments, shoes, automotive parts and cork.

    Connections will be available at Dubai International Airport to destinations such as Luanda, Johannesburg, Bangkok, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Melbourne and Sydney.

    Porto will be the carrier’s second destination in Portugal; it currently serves Lisbon twice a day.


  • 14 Feb 2019 4:24 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 14 February 2019

    King Abdullah Port concluded 2018 with an increase of 36% in its annual throughput, which reached 2.3 million TEUs by the end of the year.

    The annual increase in throughput was primarily achieved in conjunction with an 8% increase in imports and exports compared to 2017, the port management said.

    The results achieved by King Abdullah Port in 2018 include an increase in transshipment volume reaching 1.8 million TEUs, which is a 44% increase compared to 2017. Meanwhile, the number of vessels received by the port increased to 911 vessels, a 12% increase compared to 820 vessels in 2017.

    “We achieved a record 50% increase in container handling in the first half of 2018, and we are moving forward with our development plans to provide best practices in the fields of port development and operation as well as supporting logistical services,” Rayan Qutub, King Abdullah Port CEO, said.

    Since its inception in the last quarter of 2013 the number of containers handled by the port has reached 7.2 million TEUs.

    Owned by the Ports Development Company, King Abdullah Port was officially inaugurated on February 11, 2019, by Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.

    During the ceremony, the port, which is the region’s first port to be fully owned, developed, and operated by the private sector, unveiled a number of agreements signed with several undisclosed parties.


  • 12 Feb 2019 4:26 PM | Anonymous

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    Estimated Time of Departure: 08 Feb 2019
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  • 12 Feb 2019 2:30 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 11 February 2019

    Emirates SkyCargo has operated a total of nine freighter flights dedicated for flowers, spanning five continents, to meet additional demand ahead of Valentine's Day.

    The Dubai based carrier in its official release to meet the demand for flowers, major flower producing nations around the world including Kenya and Ecuador harvest and air-freight additional quantities of roses to important global centres of flower distribution such as the Aalsmeer market in the Netherlands and directly to customers around the world.

    Every year, millions of roses are gifted worldwide on Valentine's Day resulting in a spike in demand for flowers in early February, said the carrier through a statement in its official release.

    The freight division of Emirates operates daily scheduled freighter flights to Nairobi and four weekly freighters to Quito around the year to uplift flowers that are then flown to destinations across its network.

    The spokesperson said: "The air cargo carrier operated its first direct freighter flight carrying flowers from Nairobi directly to Sydney and from Quito directly to Los Angeles."

    The airline's 777 freighter is capable of transporting up to 100 tonnes of cargo and thus it translates into the carrier flying close to 900 tonnes of roses over and above the around 4000 tonnes transported monthly.

    Emirates SkyCargo carried over 50,000 tonnes of flowers across the world in 2018. A majority of the flowers, over 27,000 tonnes, originated in Kenya. This is estimated to be around 15 percent of the overall flower exports from the nation.

    In January 2019, the carrier uplifted over 2,200 tonnes of flowers from Nairobi. During the same time, Emirates SkyCargo flew over 1,200 tonnes of flowers from Ecuador to Amsterdam.

    Emirates SkyCargo also transports flowers in the belly hold of its passenger aircraft from other markets such as India, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Ethiopia.


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