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Yamal project buoys breakbulk at Zeebrugge

January 20 - The Port of Zeebrugge reported strong growth in breakbulk traffic having handled 1.49 million tonnes of cargo during 2016 - an increase of 27.5 percent year-on-year.

According to the Belgian gateway, the rise in breakbulk volumes was partly due to the heavy modules the port has handled for the Yamal LNG project. 80 modules, with a combined weight of 250,000 tonnes, are being shipped to Zeebrugge from South Korea and China; the modules are temporarily stored at Zeebrugge before being shipped to Russia on ice-class vessels.

Ro-ro cargoes grew by 6.7 percent year-on-year to 14.35 million tonnes.

In total, the port handled 38 million tonnes of freight in 2016 - a decrease of 1.3 percent on 2015. Zeebrugge's loss of deepsea container services from the Far East due to the reshuffling of shipping alliances had a negative effect on volumes - lo-lo container volumes fell by 33.8 percent year-on-year in 2016.

The number of vessels calling at the Port of Zeebrugge rose by 7.3 percent in 2016 to 8,467 ships.

www.portofzeebrugge.be

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Odyssey begins epic move

April 6 - S7 Space called on the project logistics industry to help relocate its Odyssey launch platform, part of the Sea Launch project, from the USA to the port of Slavyanka in Primorsky Krai, Russia.
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Barrus handles wind shipment

March 17 - Barrus Projects has delivered wind turbine blades for the Kochubeevskaya wind farm in Russia. 
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