Air quality in shipping ports: Why is it important?Seaports around the world have been asked to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions and contribute to efforts against global warming. Around72 percent of the earth’s surface or the equivalent of 363 million square kilometers (140 sqm2) is covered by oceans. Data show that about 40 percent or almost 2.4 billion people live within 100 kilometers of the nearest coast. In a 2017 report by the United Nations (UN), over a third or 37 percent of the global population live in coastal communities. Nearly 10 percent, or more than 600 million people, live in coastal areas below 10 meters above sea level.Another UN report found that 70 percent of marine-related emissions occur within 400 kilometers of the coast. Given these statistical data, the proximity to the world’s oceans put the human population in areas already affected by marine-related emissions also at risk due to the rise of sea levels caused by global warming. It is … [Read more...] about Air quality in shipping ports: Why is it important?
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DoF hands off on Port Area claim of GSISTHE Department of Finance (DoF) will not meddle in the Government Service Insurance System’s (GSIS) claim to a piece of property in Manila’s Port Area that is being occupied by the International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI), a senior official said. “I think it’s [GSIS claim] a matter for [the] DoTr (Department of Transportation), not us,” Finance Undersecretary Antonette Tionko told reporters on Friday after being asked on the matter. While GSIS is under the supervision of the Governance Commission for GOCCs (government-owned and -controlled corporations) — of which one ex-officio member is the Finance department through Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd — it must be noted that ICTSI is regulated by the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA). an attached agency of the DoTr.“I think they (DoTr) are discussing that, because [of the] PPA claims and GSIS claims. It’s theirs, so it’s … [Read more...] about DoF hands off on Port Area claim of GSIS
PT Pelindo IV's Free Homecoming Team has readied 21 ports for the Idul Fitri 1440 Hajj pilgrimage, with the aim of serving three thousand travelers. Managing Director of PT Pelindo IV Makassar Farid Padang made the statement in connection with the free homecoming program through the port door in Makassar on Thursday. The 21 ports in the Pelindo IV area serving free trips are Makassar, Bitung, Pantoloan, Kendari, Gorontalo, Parepare, Tolitoli, Manado, Balikpapan, Samarinda, Tarakan, Nunukan, Tanjung Redeb, Ambon, Ternate, Sorong, Jayapura, Biak, Manokwari, Merauke, and Fakfak Port. "For this year's Free Mudik Program, we have readied 88 buses and 27 fast boats. "The participants are homecoming passengers and people around the port," Farid revealed. Farid pointed out that during Idul Fitri 1439 H/201 M homecoming, most ship activities were centered in the ports of Manado, Nunukan, and Kendari for inter-island ferry transportation, with a total of 1,232 units. In the meantime, most … [Read more...] about Pelindo IV readies 21 ports to offer free homebound trips
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Booming US oil exports have set off a scramble to build Gulf Coast ports to handle more than 3 million barrels per day in new supplies expected over the next five years. Of seven proposed oil-export projects, nowhere is the opportunity greater or the competition more fierce than in Corpus Christi, Texas, where three firms are vying to open the state's first deepwater port. Commodities trader Trafigura has taken an early lead with a planned offshore facility that has an easier path to regulatory approval and faces fewer objections from environmentalists. Its chief competitor - a partnership of investor Carlyle Group and the Port of Corpus Christi to build an onshore port - has responded by petitioning regulators to kill Trafigura's project. Port lobbyists have cited past criminal allegations involving the firm in other countries and potentially "catastrophic" environmental impacts. Rising demand for new ports follows a 2015 decision by the US Congress to lift a … [Read more...] about US oil export boom sparks a battle to build Texas ports
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS (Reuters) - Booming U.S. oil exports have set off a scramble to build Gulf Coast ports to handle more than 3 million barrels per day in new supplies expected over the next five years. The Harbor Island in Corpus Christi Bay where the Carlyle Group, one of the world's top private equity firms, and its partner, the Port of Corpus Christi, plan to build an onshore U.S. crude export terminal capable of fully loading supertankers known as Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs), is seen in Corpus Christi Bay, Texas, U.S. December 19, 2018. Picture taken December 19, 2018. REUTERS/Collin Eaton Of seven proposed oil-export projects, nowhere is the opportunity greater or the competition more fierce than in Corpus Christi, Texas, where three firms are vying to open the state’s first deepwater port. Commodities trader Trafigura [TRAFGF.UL] has taken an early lead with a planned offshore facility that has an easier path to regulatory approval and faces fewer … [Read more...] about U.S. oil export boom sparks a battle to build Texas ports