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Ningbo-Zhoushan port adds three new container berths at Jintang

PostTime:2019-06-05 08:42:25 View:248

NINGBO-ZHOUSHAN port is to have three new container berths with the launch of the second phase construction project of Dapukou container terminal at Jintang port area. The projects calls for the construction of three of the five new container berths, including one 100,000 tonnes-class container berth and two 70,000 tonnes-class berths. The entire Jintang container terminal project consists of two 100,000 tonnes-class container berths and three 70,000 tonnes-class container berths, with a designed annual handling capacity of 2.5 million TEU. The total investment of the project is around CNY6.43 billion (US$931 million), according to Seatrade Maritime News of Colchester, UK. The first phase project for one 100,000 tonnes-class container berth and one 70,000 tonnes-class container berth were completed at the end of 2018. Jintang Dapukou container terminal launched operation in 2010 and is the first modern international container terminal at Zhoushan, which is an important project for the integration of Ningbo-Zhoushan port.

Ningbo-Zhoushan port to add three new container berths at Jintang

PostTime:2019-06-04 08:50:04 View:42

Ningbo-Zhoushan port launched the second phase construction project of Dapukou container terminal at Jintang port area to build three of the five new container berths, including one 100,000 tonnes-class container berth and two 70,000 tonnes-class berths. The entire Jintang container terminal project consists of two 100,000 tonnes-class container berths and three 70,000 tonnes-class container berths, with a designed annual handling capacity of 2.5m teu. The total investment of the project is around RMB6.43bn. The first phase project for one 100,000 tonnes-class container berth and one 70,000 tonnes-class container berth were completed at the end of 2018. Jintang Dapukou container terminal, launched operation in 2010, is the first modern international container terminal at Zhoushan, which is an important project for the integration of Ningbo-Zhoushan port.

M.E.Marittima Emiliana books two chemical tankers at Ningbo Xinle Shipbuilding

PostTime:2019-03-15 08:37:24 View:83

China’s Ningbo Xinle Shipbuilding Group announced that the company has signed a contract with M.E.Marittima Emiliana SPA to build two 4,500 dwt chemical tankers. The chemical tanker pair will have a length of 89.99 meters, a width of 16 meters and a depth of 8.1 meters. The vessels are scheduled for delivery in 2020, and will be chartered to ExxonMobil. M.E. Marittima Emiliana, under the arm of Amoretti Armatori Group, provides transportation service for petroleum and chemical products with company-owned vessels. M.E. Marittima Emiliana currently has a fleet of six chemical tankers. Xinle Shipbuilding owns five subsidiaries covering shipbuilding, shipping and modern service sectors. The yard focuses on the construction of chemical tanker and other types of high-technology vessel.

Ningbo-Zhoushan port to expand handling capacity by 600,000 TEU

PostTime:2019-03-06 08:37:05 View:136

CHINA's thriving Ningbo-Zhoushan port is expanding its Chuanshan port area to raise its container handling capacity by 600,000 TEU by building new berths. Chuanshan port mostly services container and bulk cargo, as well as liquefied natural gas (LNG) and oil products transportation, reported Ships & Ports, Lagos. The port currently has ten containers berths and its annual container throughput exceeds 10 million TEU, accounting for 40 per cent of the total container handling volume at Ningbo-Zhoushan port. Ningbo-Zhoushan port handled 26 million TEU in 2018, becoming the world's third busiest container port.  

Ningbo Zhoushan port to add container berth

PostTime:2019-02-28 08:51:41 View:150

China’s fast growing Ningbo-Zhoushan port is expanding its Chuanshan port area to further increase container handling capacity. The expansion project includes a new container berths and 600,000 teu of container handling capacity will be added when the project was completed. Chuanshan port area mainly service container and bulk cargo, as well as LNG and oil products transportation. Currently, Chuanshan port area has ten containers berths, its annual container throughput exceeds 10m teu, accounting for around 40% of the total container handling volume of Ningbo-Zhoushan port. Ningbo-Zhoushan port posted a container throughput of 26m teu in 2018, becoming the world’s third largest container port.

Shanghai and Ningbo team up to boost throughput to and from Yangtze

PostTime:2019-02-25 08:37:20 View:123

THE Port of Shanghai, the world's biggest container port, has announced it will cooperate with the Port of Ningbo, the world's largest port by cargo turnover, in the development, operation and management of the northern part of Xiao Yangshan port area. According to the agreement, Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) and Zhejiang Seaport Investment & Operation Group will invest CNY5 billion (US$744.5 million) in Shanghai Shengdong International Container Terminals, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SIPG.  Following the investment, SIPG will hold 80 per cent of the joint venture with Zhejiang Seaport Group retaining the remaining 20 per cent. Up to 70 per cent of Shanghai port's throughput comes from the Yangtze River Delta region, and nearly half of the goods in Yangshan require additional transportation by water, reported the China Daily. In the operational southern side of Yangshan port, no berths are set aside for feeder vessels, which has hampered its efficiency and economic performance, said Liu Ming, a deputy general manager with a logistics company under SIPG. "Feeder ships for regional transportation have to wait for a berth to reach their destinations, which is a waste of time and money," said Zhou Dequan, a research director from the Shanghai International Shipping Institute. The northern side of Xiao Yangshan, though not as deep as the southern side, could well be developed into an international transportation hub for transition between rivers across the region, said Fang Huaijin, vice-president of Shanghai International Port Group.  

Ningbo-Zhoushan overtakes Shenzhen to be 3rd largest box port globally

PostTime:2019-01-21 08:42:42 View:147

CHINA's Ningbo-Zhoushan port handled a total of 26 million TEU in 2018 to become the world's top three container port for the first time. The throughput handled by Ningbo-Zhoushan surpasses Shenzhen, which reported a throughput of 25.74 million TEU last year. To improve container throughput, Ningbo-Zhoushan port has been actively co-operating with shipping alliances on shipping routes deployment and local resources expansion and strengthening its position as a hub port for international shipping business. The port operates 246 shipping routes at the end of 2018, reports Seatrade Maritime News of Colchester, UK. The fast growing of sea-railway combined transportation in Ningbo-Zhoushan port has greatly driven the increasing of its container throughput. The port opened nine sea-railway combined routes last year, including seven routes with over 5,000 TEU volume monthly. In 2018, the port completed over 600,000 TEU sea-railway cargo volume, a growth of 50 per cent year on year. Ningbo-Zhoushan port handled 24.64 million TEU in 2017, and is also a hub port for domestic iron ore, crude oil, coal and liquid chemical products transit and storage.  

Ningbo Zhoushan Port Group joins IAPH

PostTime:2018-06-29 08:31:12 View:152

THE International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH) has considerably strengthened its membership base in China now that Ningbo Zhoushan Port Group, manager of the Ningbo and Zhoushan port complex, has decided to join the body. The group's decision was confirmed in the wake of the Maritime Silk Road Port International Cooperation Forum, which was held in Ningbo in mid-June, reported MarineLink of New York. IAPH president Santiago Garcia Mila met with Ningbo Zhoushan Port Group vice general manager Ni Chenggang at the forum to conclude the membership arrangement. "With the ever-growing impact of the Chinese Belt and Road strategy, we look forward to working together to boost trade and stimulate economic growth across Asia and beyond," said the IAPH president. Ningbo and Zhoushan represent the largest port complex in the world. In 2017 the port group handled a total cargo throughput of one billion tonnes. The port complex is part of the maritime Silk Road and has the largest deep-water facilities in China. The port's maritime connections increased substantially after China's Belt and Road initiative. In addition, the port has commenced sea-rail transport services with trains providing services to 30 cities in China as well as countries in central and northern Asia and eastern Europe. The container handling volume of its sea-rail transport is expected to surpass 400,000 TEU this year, a 60 per cent increase compared to 2017. Ningbo-Zhoushan handled 10 million TEU from countries along the Belt and Road in 2017, up 16 per cent compared to 2016.

Port of Rotterdam bringing Pronto app to Singapore, Ningbo

PostTime:2018-06-22 08:41:02 View:161

 As the challenges mount for global shipping, there is a greater need for ever higher levels of efficiency. This was the premise for the setting up of the Port Call Optimisation Task Force, which was driven by calls from major shipping companies such as Maersk, MSC, CMA CGM and Shell for greater efficiency to help them plan their port and shipping operations better. Along with the ports of Algeciras, Busan, Gothenburg, Houston, Rotterdam, Singapore and Ningbo (Zhoushan) and the International Harbour Masters' Association, United Kingdom Hydrographic Office and GS1 the task force was set up in 2014 to bring standards from the nautical and logistics sectors together. This will help ensure that the nautical data on board vessels corresponds to the information from the port, as well as the information used in the logistics chains. The Port of Rotterdam explained that within the task force, shipping lines and their agents identified the exact areas in shipping business processes that can be optimised when different types of information are provided and shared. Likewise on the ports side, the port operators and their service providers such as pilots, terminals and bunker suppliers, looked at ways to achieve high quality nautical port data. The international associations were invited to endorse the standards and definitions that the taskforce developed. Standards for vessel call-specific data are being organised through a digital application called Pronto, which has been developed by the Port of Rotterdam. “Standardised communication is a basic condition for a future-proof shipping sector,” asserted Joyce Bliek, the port’s Head of Digital Business Solutions. “Shipping is a global industry. Today’s shipping sector is faced with huge challenges: margins on assets are growing slimmer and the industry is required to cut its CO2 emissions. The more efficiently you can use your vessels, the lower your operational costs and emissions become,” she added. The first version of Pronto was rolled out at the Port of Rotterdam in May, which it claims can help the some 30,000 vessels calling the port every year to cut waiting time by an average of 20%. Port of Rotterdam is now taking this technology to the Asian market where it is partnering with Singapore’s PSA and the Port of Ningbo to roll out the Pronto app in Asia. There is a hope that big ports such as Singapore and Ningbo will be among the first adopters then smaller ports will likely follow. It seems clear that Asian ports and carriers can stand to benefit from initiatives such as Pronto especially as ports in the region’s fast developing economies become busier and more congested. To do so they will have to standardise processes and data submissions and enable them to be conveyed in a digital format. How willing they are to take the necessary measures and how quickly they will adopt the standards remains unclear. Ningbo and Singapore were among the ports selected by shipping lines to participate in the taskforce but they are not using Pronto yet and there is no indication they are as enthused about the app as its creators. Both ports are run by essentially state-owned entities with a single operator dominating ownership and operation of the terminals. They have established certain schemes and solutions of their own to handle port operations. It is uncertain how willing they would be to adopt an external system or provide critical operational information to competing ports. Deflecting the question slightly Bliek said: “The goal is not to come to one single solution. But we do believe that solutions must be compatible by using the same standards.” Bliek maintained however that its app can help customers as well as other ports. “We listened to the needs of our customers. These are global customers and they need global solutions. Shipping lines can gain a lot of efficiency when the nautical data on board of vessels corresponds to the information in ports, as well as the information used in logistics chains,” she said. “For us as the port of Rotterdam we believe that an efficient port starts with reliable information. With the standards as a base, we can not only optimise the services to our clients, but also develop new services that make the logistics chain more efficient,” Bliek added. Pronto provides shipping companies, agents, terminals and other service providers with a shared platform that they can use to exchange information about their port calls,” she concluded.  

Shanghai Stock Exchange seeks more details over Ningbo Marine restructuring

PostTime:2018-05-11 08:01:38 View:132

SHANGHAI Stock Exchange (SSE) has written to dry bulk shipping operator Ningbo Marine, requesting explanations on several issues regarding the company's restructuring plan to acquire all the shipping assets from its parent Zhejiang Energy Group. SSE has noticed that the valuation price of Fuxing Shipping, a shipping unit of Zhejiang Energy Group, has increased by 164.69 per cent over a one-month period, Singapore's Splash 247 reported. Additionally, SSE also questioned some of the financial results of Ningbo Jianghai Transportation, another shipping unit of Zhejiang Energy Shipping. Ningbo Marine must reply to SSE by a deadline of May 11. Ningbo Marine started a similar restructuring move in 2016 but the plan was eventually rejected by the China Securities Regulatory Commission, which claimed the restructuring violated back-door listing rules. Ningbo Marine currently operates a fleet of 26 bulk carriers, and it also has three 1,000 TEU feedermax boxships under construction at Taizhou Kouan Shipbuilding.

Ningbo Zhoushan port's digital platform boosts sea-rail volumes 72pc

PostTime:2017-09-11 08:11:26 View:298

NINGBO Zhoushan Port saw its sea-railway intermodal volumes increase by 72 per cent over the first eight months of the year. The strong performance was in part due to the implementation of a digital platform that reveals real-time container information. Combined rail-sea freight volumes reached 25.4 million TEU over this period, while port authorities at the world's fourth busiest container port pursued platform integration, using advanced operational and management models to improve service efficiency. To do this it integrated an operations centre at port's railway station, or Beilun handling station, and brought sea and railway transport operations into the "paperless" era, reported London's Port Technology International. Cooperation among sea-rail transport businesses has been expanding to let the port take full advantage of land and sea port linkage for large customers, offer customised door to door logistics services, and speed up allocation of empty containers. Ningbo Zhoushan port said in May that it had extended a sea-railway intermodal transport line to the entire Jiangxi province. The port then implemented a digital service platform to reach new sea-railway intermodal markets from Jiangxi to Ningbo Zhoushan port.  It had used a sea-railway data-sharing platform integrated with NPRC-Jiangxi branch to allow for systematic interaction between ports, shipping companies and forwarders. Using this platform helped to regulate port operations, integrate customs clearance, lower logistics costs for customers and create favourable conditions for port sea-railway intermodal logistic channels, the port said.

Ningbo Zhoushan Port opens the 1st cross-border transport shipping route

PostTime:2017-06-07 08:24:04 View:285

 “Shunxing 6” ship, which is a container ship for cross-border transportation of domestic trade cargoes, docked at the No 6 berth of Zhenhai Port Area of Ningbo Zhoushan Port on May 25th. The ship was loaded with 106 containers (totally 2862 tons) of colloid corns. The cargoes were exited by a port in Huichun City of Yanbian Prefecture in Jilin Province, were delivered to Rajin Port in North Korea by land transport and then were shipped to Ningbo by maritime transport. This indicated that Ningbo Zhoushan Port has successfully opened the firstshipping route for cross-border transport of domestic trade containers. Domestic trade cargoes cross-border transport is a transport mode where domestic trade cargoes start shipment from a port in Chinese territory and are transported to another port in Chinese territory via overseas territory. Since Ningbo city convened the meeting for one-to-one support of counties (cities) in Yanbian prefecture, relevant person in charge of Zhenhai Port Stevedoring Branch (ZPSB) and Business Department of Ningbo Zhoushan Port Co., Ltd. rushed to Huichun city to connect the shipping route services and do all the preparatory works for the opening of the cross-border transport shipping route for domestic trade cargoes from Huichun to Ningbo.ZPSB focused on coals, timbers and grains, thoroughly exploited market, visited clients and helped Jingxin Grain Depot of Huichun Municipal Grain Bureau and a grain enterprise in Ningbo to reach grain purchase agreement. It’s expected that about 100,000 tons of colloid corns will be shipped to south by the shipping route annually. The opening of cross-border transport shipping route for domestic trade container from Huichun to Ningbo was a breakthrough for the one-on-one cooperation between Ningbo city and Yanbian city and shore up the weakness of Jinlin province where there is no seaport. The distance for the land transport of cargoes from Jilin province to Rajin Port is shortened by over 1000km compared to that from Jilin to Dalian Port. Thus, transport cost can be effective reduced and turnover time is shortened. In addition, the opening of the shipping route also enhanced Ningbo Zhoushan Port’s radiation scope and quality of the domestic trade shipping routes in North China, further improve the cargoes transport channel between north and south and enhance the positive economic interaction between Zhejiang province and the various regions in north China.