Hong Kong has the potential to become an even more attractive international hub for arbitration in the Far East if it develops a more global strategy and embraces foreign investment, according to Edward Yang Liu, Hill Dickinson counsel in Hong Kong.

In the first three quarters of 2018, total throughput in the port of Rotterdam was 0.4% lower than in the same period the previous year. Container volumes continued to grow at a markedly higher pace than the first nine months of 2017 – even recording a new all-time high in August. Wet and dry bulk, however, showed a decline in volume – although LNG and biomass were two positive outliers within these product segments. All in all, 350 million tonnes of cargo was handled in the port of Rotterdam, a decrease of 1.5 million tonnes compared to last year. The port expects to make up some of the difference in the fourth quarter, so that the throughput recorded for 2018 in its entirety will be more or less equal to that of 2017.

The bulk sector is navigating its way out of the doldrums but market correction has come at a price, delegates attending Bulk Terminals 2018 learned last week.

Leading commercial law firm Hill Dickinson has appointed two senior hires to join its Hong Kong office. Counsel and registered foreign lawyer Edward Liu and Counsel Antony Cowie both joined on 22 October 2018.

Valstybinė kainų ir energetikos kontrolės komisija (VKEKK) patvirtino mažesnę „Energijos skirstymo operatoriaus“ (ESO) gamtinių dujų skirstymo kainos viršutinę ribą - 5,32 Eur už MWh (be PVM) arba 3,6 proc. mažesnę. Šiuo metu gamtinių dujų skirstymo paslaugos kainos viršutinė riba - 5,52 Eur/MWh (be PVM).

With her striking magenta colour design, she’s a real eye-catcher in the Port of Hamburg. With a length of 320 metres and slot capacity of 8,102 TEU (20-ft standard Containers) Ocean Network Express – ONE shipping group’s ‘ONE Continuity’ may not be among the biggest containerships ever seen in the Port of Hamburg, but her unorthodox colour scheme has everybody staring and cameras clicking like mad. “We are delighted to be able to welcome and to clear ONE’s first containership in the new corporate livery here in Hamburg,” said Jan Holst, Director Germany & Central Europe. “With the novel magenta colour scheme, we are making this a memorable call for ONE. This, for the shipping industry very unorthodox colour underlines our claim to do things differently and to create something new. Yet along with a striking brand presence, we continue to put our worldwide customers at the forefront of our activities,” added Holst.

Investment in infrastructure for passengers, baggage and environment

At the conclusion of this week’s critical meeting of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), ICS has welcomed the significant progress made on some key environmental issues.

CEVA Logistics has won the title of Logistics Company of the Year in Italy for the ninth time. Awarded by Assologistica, the leading Italian association of logistics companies the trophy recognized CEVA's focus on technical innovation in transport through its Paperless project.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) revealed that present trends in air transport suggest passenger numbers could double to 8.2 billion in 2037.

Major industry high-profile figures will attend and participate in the event to share knowledge and expertise, unit efforts and discuss effective methods to solidify the breakbulk industry and project cargo in the Middle East

Plans for further expansion in the Far East Market

Imperial Logistics International has signed a cooperation agreement with newly-formed freight charterer Rijnmond Logistics, in which the latter will provide chartered barge capacity in the Netherlands and Germany.

For the fourth year in a row, seaports of Ukraine have improved their positions in the Global Competitiveness Report 2018, compiled according to the World Economic Forum methodology. The port services and infrastructure of Ukraine received a score of 3.5 points in the latest version of the report, published on the WEF website in October 2018, and according to this indicator, our country ranked 77th.

The ports of Tallinn and Helsinki together with the City of Helsinki and the passenger ship operators Tallink, Viking Line and Eckerö Line obtained EUR 21.4 million EU funding within the 2017 CEF Transport Blending Call for proposals for financing their infrastructure investments. The total cost of the planned investments is EUR 71.2 million.


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