• 2018 March 21 12:09

    Port of Quebec to cooperate with Port of Zeebrugge

    The Québec Port Authority (QPA) and the Port of Zeebrugge have signed a partnership agreement aimed at engaging dialogue between the two ports on shared issues and establishing commercial ties, QPA said in a press release.

    At a ceremony in Montreal during the state visit to Canada of Their Majesties the King and Queen of the Belgians, the president and CEO of the Port of Québec, Mr. Mario Girard, and the president and managing director of the Port of Zeebrugge, Mr. Joachim Coens, signed a partnership agreement aimed at developing commercial ties between the two ports.

    This new partnership arose from a desire to develop synergies between the two ports, which share common features and challenges. The two ports will be able to work collaboratively together in key commercial areas for both: containers,   automobile terminals and many other commercial aspects. It will also provide opportunities to discuss and share port know-how and best practices, sustainable port management, city–port relationships, and any commercial data that may be of interest to both parties.
     
    “This agreement with the Port of Zeebrugge marks a new era for the Port of Québec and the start of a rewarding commercial collaboration, in particular in the booming field of containers. The similarities between the Port of Québec and the Port of Zeebrugge are conducive to forging a beneficial partnership, thanks in part to our strategic geographic positions, which will be a boon to future growth at the Port of Québec,” said QPA president and CEO Mario Girard.

    "The port of Zeebrugge is pleased with the signing of the partnership agreement with the Port of Québec. The purpose of this agreement is to exchange expertise and experiences, as well as staff and experts in different fields. Another objective is to develop goods flows between Zeebrugge and Québec in the car, container and food sectors”. Said Joachim Coens, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Port of Zeebrugge
    Representatives of the Port of Québec were present at the ceremony along with various attendees from the maritime transport sector. The Québec Port Authority also welcomed a delegation from Port of Zeebrugge earlier in the week to kick things off.

    About the Port of Zeebrugge
    Zeebrugge, the seaport of Bruges, is one of the world’s foremost roll-on/roll-off ports, where nearly 40 million tons of goods are transshipped annually. The offering of both intra-European and intercontinental services is what makes Zeebrugge such an important access port to the European markets.

    About the Port of Québec
    The Québec Port Authority is an independent federal agency established under the Canada Marine Act. Each year, the vessels transiting through the Port drive a $20 billion supply chain. The Port of Québec is the core of a maritime hub that helps generate more than 8,000 direct and indirect jobs in the Québec City region, according to the latest KPMG/SECOR research.




2018 December 9

17:01 Jan De Nul starts beach protection project in Benin
16:06 MOL to participate in construction, ownership, operation of FSRU for Jawa 1 Gas-Fired IPP Project in Indonesia
14:40 Coast Guard continues search for survivors of capsized migrant vessel off Dominican Republic
13:38 CMA CGM announces FAK rates for Asia-Middle East Gulf trade
11:39 MHI Vestas clinches largest MW turbine order for Scotland's Moray Firth

2018 December 8

17:15 Huntington Ingalls Industries names Herman Shelanski as new VP, Business Development at it's shipbuilding division
16:07 Gladding-Hearn built pilot boat delivered to Southwest Alaska Pilots Association
13:12 EGCSA blasts MPA's ban on open-loop scrubbers in Singapore
10:28 Torqeedo displays 2019’s new electric boating products at Salon Nautique International de Paris.

2018 December 7

18:01 Naming ceremony for Arctic condensate tanker Boris Sokolov held at Guangzhou Shipyard International
17:38 Tellurian and Vitol sign MOU for 15-year LNG sale on JKM
17:14 Port of Tallinn rewards emission-reducing ships with a discount of up to 8% on tonnage fees
16:50 Vladimir Putin presents Captain Zybko with Distinguished Maritime Service Order
16:26 BSAP updates move forward at HELCOM key meeting
16:02 Orange Business Services keeps Arctic Shipping Company fleet connected along the Northern Sea Route
15:37 EU NAVFOR promotes maritime security dialogue in Somalia
14:59 Protection structures to be built at the port of Sochi
14:25 Northern Fleet's frigate Admiral Gorshkov takes part in training in the Barents Sea
14:08 ABS signs MOU with KOMERI to create a new facility dedicated to improving the safety of LNG as fuel
13:08 Crowley adds 400 new refrigerated containers to its fleet
12:26 Freight turnover of Neva-Metal (Saint-Petersburg) in 11M’18 climbed by 3% Y-o-Y to about 2.9 million tonnes
11:57 Montreal, Canada to host 14th Arctic Shipping Summit on 13-14 March 2019
11:24 Vladivostok Sea Fishing Port handled 284,000 tonnes of fish in 11M’18, up 25.8% Y-o-Y
11:08 SEA Europe and ECSA pleased with EU’s actions on trade-distortive South Korean measures in shipping and shipbuilding
10:45 Extraordinary General Shareholders Meeting of LUKOIL approves interim dividends
10:21 Brent Crude futures price down 0.62% to $59.69, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.41% to $51.28
10:06 Barcelona City Council supports reducing pollution in the Mediterranean with a low emissions zone
09:42 Bunker prices are slightly down at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:19 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,339 points
09:03 Fincantieri launches new ship “Carnival Panorama” for Carnival Cruise Line
08:07 NYK concludes long-term charter agreement for two LNG carriers with Total
07:24 ‘Breakbulk carrousel’ gives breakbulk and heavy cargo companies space for further growth in Rotterdam’s Waalhaven

2018 December 6

18:05 ONE Thailand receives 2018 Best Container Liner Award from Thai National Shippers’ Council
17:54 IAPH LNG bunkering audit tool already used to license operations at Port of Rotterdam
17:35 IMO highlights key elements of the Initial IMO Strategy on reduction of GHG emissions from ships
17:17 2019 port tariff increases at North Sea Port stay below inflation level
17:05 Chinese group Lingang signs 5 MOU’s for the realisation of the Lingang Overseas Modern Industrial Park in Zeebrugge
16:40 RF Navy's Northern Fleet to protection Russia’s national interests in the Arctic
16:15 Nexans strengthens its focus on Inspection, Maintenance and Repair (IMR) services with a dedicated team of IMR experts
16:01 MABUX: Big chance for bunker prices to turn into firm upward evolution again
15:38 Samskip's investments secure supply chain against Brexit
15:26 Russian Railways: Loading of export cargo bound for domestic ports up 4.9% to 279.8 million tonnes in 11M’18
15:01 Höegh LNG announces delivery of FSRU number nine, "Höegh Gannet"
14:47 Shipboard equipment localization center encourages shipbuilders to scale up their activities in info-field
14:12 MV S’hail al Wajbah is the newest addition to the Baumarine Pool
13:49 Throughput of port Taganrog in 11M'18 up 3% to 2.78 million tonnes
13:33 FESCO transported 24,000 tonnes to Chukotka under northern delivery of cargoes-2018
13:12 Jan De Nul signs 25 year concession agreement to dredge Guayaquil Port Access Channel
12:50 Modernization of FESCO terminal in Novosibirsk to halve the time of container handling
12:28 Bunker prices continue going down at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:09 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to Red Sea
11:54 BashVolgotanker carried 1.8 million tonnes of oil products in navigation season of 2018, flat Y-o-Y
11:22 Ukraine accedes to load lines convention
11:00 Bunker sales at port Vladivostok in 11M’2018 grew by 64% to 1.034 million tonnes
10:37 Work on Freeport of Riga Development Programme for 2019-2028 nears completion
10:15 Brent Crude futures price down 0.83% to $61.05, Light Sweet Crude – down 1.04% to $52.34
09:56 CMA CGM and Freightos sign landmark agreement advancing digitization in the shipping industry
09:43 Vostochny Port exported 22.3 million tonnes of coal in 11M’2018, up 5.8% Y-o-Y
09:18 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,296 points

2018 December 5

19:13 Damen’s first Fishing Seminar success as new leasing fund welcomed by South African fishing community