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    Port of Tyne Undergoing Dredging

    The port of Tyne is undergoing major dredging works to allow ever larger vessels to call at the multi function berth at the Riverside Quay.

    The dredging forms part of a major £4 million investment in the port infrastructure.

    This will open up the North East port as more and more carriers and Importers use the port for Northern delivery points. Mercator cargo have been using this and other ports in the north of the UK for some time, cutting down on UK haulage prices, with the added benefit of reducing carbon footprint.

    The port will now be able to accomodate the larger vessels, upto and including the current largest “Panamax” range.

    The move follows the increase in orders from many carriers, such as Maersk who have recently ordered TEN 18000 TEU Vessels for delivery in 2013, they are also expected to take the option to increase the order to a further ten vessels for delivery in 2015-2015. With the possibility to order a further ten in addition.

    EMC (Evergreen)  has ordered thirty five 8800teu vessels, twenty or so of which are scheduled for completion in 2013.

    CMA CGM has increased the capacity of  three ships in production from 13800teu to 16000teu.

    To discuss this, or any other Import, Export or Container shipping please contact a member of our experienced freight forwarding team on 02392 75 65 75

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    Hong Kong Port Container Volume Increases in April 2011 but can it make NUMBER 1 Port for 2011?!

    April 2011 saw Hong Kong Port handle 2,020,000 TEU. This is a 4 per cent increase on April 2010 throughput of 2,000,00 TEU. The port of Singapore registered  impressive growth of nearly 6 percent to 2.5 million TEUin April 2011 from 2.4 million in April 2010

    Currently the worlds top 10 ports stand as follows (Approx figures based on industry sources)

    1- Singapore in 2010 handled around 25.8 MILLION TEU

    2 – Shanghai in 2010 handled around 25 MILLION TEU

    3 – Hong Kong in 2010 handled around 21 MILLION TEU

    4 -Shenzhen in 2010 handled around 18 MILLION TEU

    5 -Busan, South Korea in 2010 handled almost 12 MILLION TEU

    6 -Guangzhou in 2010 handled just over 11.1 MILLION TEU

    7-Dubai UAE in 2010 handled around 11.1 MILLION TEU

    8- Ningbo in 2010 handled around 10.5 MILLION TEU

    9- Qingdao in 2010 handled around 10.2 MILLION TEU

    10- Rotterdam, the only port in EUROPE in the top 10 in 2010 handled around 10 Million TEU

    SIX of the top 10 ports in 2010 are located in China, which goes to show the growth and strength of the Chinese economy, Singapore and Shanghai are set to slog it out for the TOP Port of 2011 with Shanghai narrowly leading the race!

    For more information on Import, Export, Freight Forwarding and import from any of the TOP 10 ports in the world, and beyond please call our Experts on 02392 75 65 75

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