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World’s leading port operators conduct green activities globally to promote environmental awareness

The horrific explosions in the Chinese port of Tainjin illustrated vividly just how volatile port operations can be. But safety issues are only one facet of risk in the complex world of shipping ports.

The Port of Felixstowe is creating an environmental corridor as part of the Go Green campaign launched by Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) and a number of other global port operators.

Authorities at the Port of Ortona in eastern Italy have launched a tender for bids to complete a €7.5 million contract to dredge the harbour basin of the port.

A consortium of the world’s largest terminal operators which includes APM Terminals, DP World, Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH), PSA International and Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) as well as the Port of Rotterdam Authority (PRA) has launched a new joint venture programme to cut the environmental impact of port operations.

German technology developer LASE Industrielle Lasertechnik  has launched a new monitoring system designed to improve safety and reduces damage claims when handling container traffic at ports.

Plans to develop the $50 billion Nicaragua Canal project progressed this week with the signing of an agreement between Australian consultants CSA Global and HKND Group, which is managing the project to, to conduct detailed aerial mapping.

The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $3.4 million of funding to the Port of Long Beach in order to improve security at the site.

The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is to provide $11.1 million to boost security in ports in the New York and New Jersey area

UK port operator Associated British Ports (ABP) is to invest £2.2 million to construct a new bulk terminal at the Port of Garston in the  North of England.

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