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It's bonny in Scotland for Aberdeen

May 17 - Aberdeen Harbour enjoyed a healthy 2009, with a bullish second half that exceeded forecasts.

In the face of a slight drop in activity over the first six months of the year, the port maintained total vessel tonnage of more than 24 million gross tonnes. This was on a par with 2008's record tonnages. However, cargo throughput softened to 4.5 million tonnes, down from 2008's 5 million tonnes.

Annual turnover increased from £21.98 million to £22.17 million and operating profit also rose from £7.25 million to £7.90 million.

The dip in tonnage represents a drop in activity in the oil and gas sector, though general cargo was up.

The port's five-year strategic plan will continue to produce infrastructure investment during 2010 as the £30 million Torry Quay project, to provide stronger quays for heavy lift cargoes, gets underway.

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Fire outbreak at US port

June 5 - A fire broke out aboard Höegh Autoliners’ ro-ro vessel Höegh Xiamen yesterday (June 4) at Blount Island, Jacksonville, USA; there are no injuries to any of the 21 crew members, who have all been evacuated from the vessel.
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Intradco charters AN-225

June 5 - Intradco Global, in collaboration with GTA GSM, charted the Antonov AN-225 freighter aircraft to transport nearly 1,000 cu m of medical supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE).
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WW Ocean calls in Freeport 

June 5 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean’s (WW Ocean) ro-ro vessel Bess has completed its maiden call at Port Freeport, Texas as part of its service connecting Asia with the Gulf Coast. 
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