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Oil/Petroleum

Port activities linked to oil and petroleum. Includes imports, exports and storage.

Israeli Port of Ashkelon has reopened

Ashkelon, Israel (Ports Europe) November 22, 2023 – Port of Ashkelon has reopened, reported the Argus energy service. Oil product loading has restarted...

UK Ambassador to Georgia visited the Batumi Seaport

Batumi, Georgia (Ports Europe) November 21, 2023 – The UK Ambassador to Georgia Mark Clayton has visited Batumi Seaport, the Black Sea port in South...

Kazakhstan increases oil exports from Aktau port

Aktau, Kazakhstan (Ports Europe) November 17, 2023 – In January-October 2023, Kazakhstan exported 2.8 million tons of oil from the Caspian Sea port of...

Six companies bid for bitumen contract in Port of Constanta

Constanța, Romania (PortSEurope) October 27, 2023 – Six companies have submitted offers for a contract to develop a bitumen terminal in the Port of...

Syria wins if the project to activate oil pipeline to Iraq materialises

Baniyas, Syria (Ports Europe) August 6, 2023 – Iraq is ready to discuss with Syria the development of the damaged and currently defunct oil export...

Two abandoned oil berths to be reopened in Aktau port

Aktau, Kazakhstan (Ports Europe) July 5, 2023 – Two dilapidated and abandoned oil berths in Kazakhstan’s largest Caspian Sea port of Aktau will be...

New oil tankers for Aktau-Baku route that bypasses Russia

Aktau, Kazakhstan (PortSEurope) June 27, 2023 – The joint venture of Kazakhstan’s KazMorTransFlot and Abu Dhabi Ports, Caspian Integrated Maritime...

Czechs to import more oil via Port of Trieste

Trieste, Italy (Ports Europe) May 24, 2023 – The Czech state energy company Mero will fund a $73 million expansion of the Transalpine oil pipeline (TAL),...

JT Oil Terminal Constanța issues tender for oil terminal in the port

Constanța, Romania (Ports Europe) May 1, 2023 – JT Oil Terminal Constanța has issued a tender for the construction of a new oil terminal in Constanța...

First Kazakh oil transported to Romania

Ceyhan, Turkey (Ports Europe) April 24, 2023 – The first shipment of Kazakh oil has left the Turkish Black Sea port of Ceyhan for the oil refinery of...

Batumi Oil Terminal increases traffic in 2022

Batumi, Georgia (Ports Europe) April 13, 2023 – Total volume of cargo transshipment in 2022 by Batumi Oil Terminal LLC and Batumi Seaport LLC was 7.6...

KazTransOil in Georgia and Abu Dhabi Ports in talks

Batumi, Georgia (Ports Europe) April 12, 2023 – The Georgian subsidiary of KazTransOil (KTO) and Abu Dhabi Ports have discussed a cooperation based...

IMO Legal Committee: Addressing ship-to-ship oil transfers and tankers in the “dark fleet”

London, United Kingdom (PortSEurope) April 5, 2023 – The dangerous practice of ship-to-ship transfers in the open ocean, as well as the methods used to...

KazTransOil exports oil via Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku, Azerbaijan (PortSEurope) March 20, 2023 – KazTransOil has shipped 6,900 tons of oil for export via Aktau for delivery to the port of Baku, the...

Batumi Oil Terminal handled 82,500 tons of oil from Tengiz oilfield in January 2023

Batumi, Georgia (Ports Europe) February 8, 2023 – The Batumi Oil Terminal handled 82,500 tons of oil from the Tengiz oilfield in Kazakhstan in January...

TengizChevrOil to export more oil via Georgia’s Batumi port

Batumi, Georgia (Ports Europe) January 26, 2023 – Kazakhstan’s TengizChevrOil (TCO) plans to boost its crude oil exports via Georgia’s Black...

Kazakhstan wants more of its oil to bypass Russia

Aktau, Kazakhstan (PortSEurope) January 18, 2023 – Kazakhstan’s state owned oil company KazMunayGas (KMG) and Abu Dhabi Ports Group (AD Ports, UAE) will...

AD Ports Group, Kazmortransflot sign offshore services agreement in Caspian Sea

Aktau, Kazakhstan (PortSEurope) December 28, 2022 – AD Ports Group and KMTF (Kazmortransflot) have signed a contract to set up a joint venture to provide...

Russia has free port capacity to export 35-40 million tonnes of oil

Moscow, Russia (PortSEurope) December 27, 2022 – Russia currently has free port facilities’ capacity for additional export transshipment of 35-40...

Novorossiysk port increased oil export capacity to 40 million tonnes/year

Novorossiysk, Russia (PortSEurope) December 26, 2022 – The Black Sea port of Novorossiysk has increased its export capacity for low-sulfur (sulphur) oil to...

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