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Transport in Chennai

Port cargo throughput stable

Port cargo throughput for Hong Kong held up in the first quarter this year at a time when a global slowdown is weighing on exports. Throughput rose 8 per cent from a year earlier to 43.1 million tonnes in the first quarter this year.

Tuesday, 12 June, 2001, 12:00am

Tokyo to forego Sunday charges

Tokyo port authorities will exempt vessels from port and berthing charges if they enter for loading or unloading cargo on Sundays.

The new policy, expected to be implemented soon, will be Japan's first attempt to establish a permanent, 24-hour, 365-day-a-year service.

23 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Antwerp sets container record

Belgium's Antwerp port has set a traffic record for containerised cargo, handling more than 30 million tonnes by the end of November, compared with 29.5 million tonnes for all of 1996. It said traffic to November 30 this year was up 13 per cent from 26.8 million tonnes in the same period a year ago - representing more than 20 per cent of Western Europe container traffic.

5 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Container makers eye niches

The shift in container manufacture to China and Southeast Asia has forced traditional container producers to work on niche marketing and to add value to products, according to Britain-based Ocean Shipping Consultants.

The changes were brought about by changing cost structures and demand centres, they said.

1 May 1996 - 12:00am

Port development high on South Korean agenda

DEVELOPMENT of the northern port in Inchon and four other ports will go into full swing in 1996 on a priority basis, sources at the Korea Maritime and Port Administration (KMPA) said.

The other four are a new port at Kadok Island near Pusan, a new port in Ulsan, a new outer port for the Mokpo harbour and a new port in Pohang on the east coast, the sources said.

29 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Port copes with hefty changes to trade flows

FIGURES released by Sea Port of St Petersburg (SPSP), the joint stock company responsible for the management and operation of the Russian port, reveal just how nimble the company has had to be in order to match violently changing trade flows.

Over the past four years, the port's trade has changed dramatically.

26 May 1995 - 12:00am

Asian container traffic jumps to 4.45m teus

INTRA-ASIA container cargo traffic topped 4.45 million twenty-foot equivalent units (teus) last year, up 13.9 per cent on 1993, according to shipping sources.

The figure represents the container traffic between Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, South Korea and Vietnam.

28 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Study unveils East Europe prospects

THE most comprehensive and detailed independent appraisal of the trade and shipping prospects for East Europe and the former Soviet Union appears in a new study from Ocean Shipping Consultants.

The enormous economic and political changes throughout East Europe and the former Soviet Union have had far-reaching effects on trade and shipping.

7 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

More cargo handled

THE eight container terminals at Kwai Chung and Stonecutters Island handled 1.15 million 20 ft equivalent units (teus) in the first two months of this year, up 19 per cent over the same period last year.

Port Development Board figures show throughput was 665,703 teus in January, up 18.43 per cent, and 482,398 teus in February, up 20.1 per cent.

22 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Port of Hamburg throughput rises

THE Port of Hamburg expects a 10 per cent increase in container throughput from the Far East this year to 1.15 million 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs).

The port said container traffic from the North Asian trade - South Korea, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan - increased 10 per cent to 531,000 TEUs in the first eight months, from 483,000 TEUs in the same period last year.

23 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

China sees 2.2pc rise in transport

CHINA'S transport sector activity bounced back in April after a sharp drop in March, according to the State Statistical Information and Consultancy Service Centre.

Freight transport volume in the first four months of the year edged up 2.2 per cent, compared with two per cent growth in the first quarter, the centre said in a report.

15 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

Yokohama move hits Tokyo TEU activity

CONTAINER throughput at Japan's 12 major ports totalled more than 7.09 million 20 ft equivalent units (TEUs) last year, according to the Japan Container Association (JCA).

Export containers totalled 3.43 TEUs, down 0.6 per cent from the 1992 total, while import containers registered a 7.5 per cent increased to 3.65 TEUs, each on a packed-container basis.

15 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

Activity at port surges

THE Port of Baltimore recorded a near-six per cent increase in general cargo moving through its public terminals during the first nine months of this year.

26 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

Qingdao attracts foreign finance for expansion

FOREIGN funds are being invested in the expansion of Qingdao port in Shandong province, according to official reports.

The port is the fourth largest in the country, and the extension is aimed at increasing its annual cargo handling capacity to 100 million tonnes, said a Xinhua (the New China News Agency) report.

5 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

Boost for Baltimore

GENERAL cargo handled at the port of Baltimore rose by 3.3 per cent during the first quarter of this year, say port officials.

The officials said a continuing positive trend which had seen a six per cent rise of general cargo during the second half of last year.

11 Jun 1993 - 12:00am