Port of Tanjung Priok Container Terminal Project, Clean Sailing Cargo Ships, Port of Los Angeles Infrastructure Investment, Port of Melbourne Redevelopment - This Week In Global Logistics

Port of Tanjung Priok Container Terminal Project Approved –The long-delayed New Priok development at the Port of Tanjung Priok in Indonesia has been approved for construction by presidential decree. Phase 1 of the project will provide an additional capacity of 4.5 million TEUs and is scheduled to open in 2014. By 2023, container volume capacity will be tripled to more than 18 million TEUs in order to accommodate the largest container vessels and remove the need to transship at Singapore.

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Clean Sailing Cargo Ships – Japan has three projects in progress to make ships more ecologically sustainable by adding masts, sails, and other efficiency technologies. The Wind Challenger will use carbon-fiber sails to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 50%. The Aquarius MRE, from Eco Marine Power, incorporates solar panels, lithium batteries, control systems and sails in order to cut fuel costs 10-20%. Lastly, the NYK Super Eco Ship will use fixed sails, aiming to reduce emissions 69% by 2030.

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Port of Los Angeles to Invest in Infrastructure – The Port of Los Angeles is investing billions of dollars into its transportation infrastructure in an effort to maintain its ranking as the largest container port in the US. The port‘s ranking is threatened by North America’s Pacific Coast ports competitive intermodal service to the Mideast. East and Gulf coast ports are preparing to launch a similar development project once the Panama Canal expansion project is completed in 2015.

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Port of Melbourne Redevelopment – Ted Baillieu, Premier of Victoria, has announced a $1.2 billion redevelopment of the Port of Melbourne with hopes of solidifying Victoria’s reputation as the freight and logistics capital of Australia. The focus of the project will be the construction of a new container terminal at Webb Dock while infrastructure upgrades will also be made at Swanson Dock in order to increase existing container capacity. This announcement is an important part of the Coalition Government’s plan to provide the infrastructure required to meet growing demand.

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