Worldwide there are approximately 3,000 merchant ports and the work of the Harbour Master can vary widely from country to country and from port to port even within the same country.
The International Harbour Masters' Association is the professional body for those with responsibility for the safe, secure, efficient and environmentally sound conduct of marine operations in port waters.
With members in more than 50 countries, the Association brings together Harbour Masters and all those who hold a managerial position in aspects of the control of marine operations within a port.
Samskip has launched a new, direct weekly service connecting Portugal and the UK, introducing its own vessel to sustain links between Tilbury, Lisbon and Leixões and its multimodal hub port of Rotterdam.
The Netherlands-based group introduced a 1,000TEU container ship on charter from 1 November. It will sustain a UK-Portugal transit times of five days, while continuing to offer four-times weekly services from Rotterdam to Leixões and weekly to Lisbon via space booked with other carriers.
The upgrade will allow Samskip to grow its Portugal-UK volumes by 30-40%, according to Lisa Westerhuis, Samskip Trade Manager Iberia, reporting on 16 October.
Said Westerhuis: ‘We have been building our multimodal presence in Portugal for over a decade through shortsea, rail and last mile road services. Now, Samskip is responding to growing UK-Portugal demand with its own ship: when new capacity is required, we seek solutions where reliability and efficiency is in our own hands.’
Peak Season Surcharge
Peak Season Surcharges (PSS) have been added to cargo destined for the Cameroonian port of Douala.
PSS applies on cargo from all European and Mediterranean ports and applies to dry, cargo, reefer cargo, OOG and Breakbulk cargo. The rates are understood to be:
20 foot $85.00 / £70.00 / €75.00
40 foot $170.00 / £140 / £150.00
20 foot reefer $85.00 / £70.00 / €75.00
40 Foot reefer $170.00 / £140 / £150.00
This is effective from 1 November until further notice.
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