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Egypt wants to build railroad to connect Mediterranean, Red Sea ports

Egypt plans to build a railroad line connecting the Red Sea with the Mediterranean via a land bridge. At first, a line will connect the Port of Alexandria with the Port of Damietta. A little later, the project will connect the Port of Damietta to the Port of Nuweiba. The project wants to accelerate the movement of people and goods.

COSCO Shipping Ports inks electronic supply chain platform partnership

Major container port operator COSCO Shipping Ports Limited signed a MoU with GLP China Holdings Limited and Eshipping, the e-commerce supply chain management platform Eshipping, to form strategic partnership. Cooperation of the three parties will begin in China at CSP’s terminals and gradually expand into its global network.

Single-window, port-ship interface at the centre of IMO’s special event

A special event to take place at IMO Headquarters on 11 June will emphasize on how ports can ensure smooth flow trade, by providing answers on a wide range of topics, including the trade facilitation ‘single-window’ system and data exchange. The importance of port security will also be covered. 

Marseille Port starts environmental, logistics and training initiatives

The Costa Group and the Marseille Fos Port Authority announced a collaboration between the two, to make Marseille a port technology hub. The agreement includes a joint commitment to protect the environment, create a dedicated warehouse and a training project for naval officers and engineers in Marseille.

US ports need $20 billion in rail projects to boost connection

Increasing volumes and a growing population in the US compound the necessity for efficient port connections, the most efficient and speedy of which is rail. However, rail access projects continue to face barriers to completion, according to AAPA, which identifies more than $20 billion in rail access needs in the next decade.

Port of London launches strategy to improve the use of Thames

The Port of London Authority launched an Investment Plan to accelerate the delivery of the goals in the Thames Vision. The plan is to target three broad categories: commercial investments supporting river/port use; long term investments with a long payback period, which also deliver public benefits; and public benefit investments.

New jetty at Port of Rotterdam ready for ships

A new jetty at Rotterdam LBC Tank Terminals is ready to welcome vessels, as LBC Tank Terminal Rotterdam achieved an important milestone in their expansion project “Rainbow,” with the berthing of the first vessel at the new jetty. The jetty will include four berthing positions; two for seagoing vessels and two for barges.

Chinese port of Caofeidian tests fully autonomous trucks

Stepping up its efforts to become the world’s first fully autonomous harbor by the end of the year, the Chinese port of Caofeidian will have 20 human-driven trucks replaced by autonomous terminal tractor-trucks. The port of Caofeidian, located in the city of Tangshan, currently handles around 300,000 TEU containers a year.

Port infrastructure to grow during 2017-2025

According to a report by Coherent Market Insights, called: “Port Infrastructure Market – Global Industry Insights, Trends, Outlook, and Opportunity Analysis, 2016-2024”, port infrastructure market is projected to witness a major growth through the period 2017-2025. This growth will be caused by increasing sea trade.

New LNG terminal to be built at the Port of Hamina

Wärtsilä was granted all the necessary building permits and is ready to start the construction of the LNG terminal at the Finnish Port of Hamina. The company will build the terminal under a turnkey contract which reached a financial close. The LNG terminal is expected to start operations in 2020.

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