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170% increase in unloading and loading operations in Abadan ports

170% increase in unloading and loading operations in Abadan ports

The director of Abadan Ports and Maritime: during the 8 months, the unloading and loading of goods in the three ports of Abadan has increased by 170%.
stating that 28,954 tons of goods were unloaded and loaded in the last 8 months, Reza Safari highlighted:  the operation of unloading and loading of oil and non-oil goods in the three ports of Abadan, Arvandkenar and Choubdeh has increased ...

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Philippine Ports Authority prioritising Green Port initiatives

Philippine Ports Authority prioritising Green Port initiatives

The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has announced it is prioritising its ‘Green Port’ initiatives as it moves toward more sustainable operations, following a series of successfully implemented measures over the last five years.
The move also complements the initiatives being undertaken by PPA’s international partners such as shipping lines to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) ...

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Transit of 17,000 tons of goods to Eurasian member states through Anzali Port

Transit of 17,000 tons of goods to Eurasian member states through Anzali Port

Since March 2021 to the end of November, the unloading and loading of oil and non-oil goods in Anzali port increased by 12.7%.
Since the beginning of this year (Iranian calendar), over one million and 28 thousand tons of goods have been unloaded and loaded in Anzali port complex.
Grains, basic commodities, vegetable oils, metals, agricultural products, mineral and construction goods, ...

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57% growth of marine trips in Hormozgan passenger ports

57% growth of marine trips in Hormozgan passenger ports

The Director of Ports and Maritime Affairs of Shahid Bahonar and East of Hormozgan announced the transfer of more than 1.2 million passengers and tourists through the passenger ports of the center of the province which has grown by 57% compared to last year.
Hamidreza Mohammad Hosseini Takhti acknowledged that in the past two years, with the corona virus pandemic and the approvals of the National ...

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 IMO 77th session of Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC)

IMO 77th session of Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC)

The seventy-seventh meeting of the Marine Environment Protection Committee was held with the aim of reviewing the prevention of air pollution and improving energy efficiency in ships, preventing and controlling pollution caused by plastic waste at seas.
The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) addresses environmental issues under IMO’s remit. This includes the control and prevention ...

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China’s Northern Port of Dalian Begins New COVID-Related Lockdowns

China’s Northern Port of Dalian Begins New COVID-Related Lockdowns

The northeastern port city of Dalian in China is being a third round of lockdowns and quarantine as the city has been linked to a new wave of the Delta variant of COVID-19. Health officials have begun closing non-essential businesses including at least parts of the port operation. Residents have been ordered to remain at home except for essential travel as mass testing and sanitation regimes are again ...

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Freeport of Riga testing underwater drone technologies

Freeport of Riga testing underwater drone technologies

The Freeport of Riga is trailling small compact drones that can be used to collect accurate data on the technical condition of its underwater infrastructure.
The drones are able to reach depths of up to 150 meters and are also able to automatically generate analysis reports.
Latvian-based company DronePlan is currently testing its underwater drone remote control software that could be ...

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Pacific Transit Times for Containers Doubled in Past Six Months

Pacific Transit Times for Containers Doubled in Past Six Months

In another sign of just how difficult trans-Pacific shipping has gotten, new data reports that transit times between China and the U.S. West Coast ports have doubled in the past six months. Despite the recent attention and growing initiatives aimed at easing some of the congestion, the backlog continues to reach new records at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach with no short-term decline expected. ...

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Port twinning between Astara in Iran and Astrakhan in Russia

Port twinning between Astara in Iran and Astrakhan in Russia

The twinning agreement was signed between the ports of Astara in Gilan and Astrakhan in Russia. At the signing ceremony of the twinning contract between Astara port of Gilan and Astrakhan in Russia which was held virtually, Hamidreza Abaei; Director General of Ports and Maritime of Gilan said: More than 60% of Iran's maritime trade in the Caspian Sea is with Russia, and development of maritime relations ...

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