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CMPort, CMA CGM strengthen partnership on terminal operations

China Merchants Port Holdings Company Limited (CMPort) entered into a Memorandum Of Agreement (MOA) with CMA CGM, according to which Terminal Link SAS (Terminal Link) will acquire a portfolio of participations in 10 terminals located in Asia, Europe, Middle-East and the Caribbean currently owned by CMA CGM for a total consideration of US$955million.

LNG not viable due to limited bunkering facilities at ports

In his keynote address at the 2019 HANSA Forum in Hamburg, on Thursday, November 21, Bud Darr, MSC Group’s Executive Vice President, Maritime Policy & Government Affairs, highlighted the challenges shipowners face in meeting the goals and regulations in light of the ambitious goal set by the IMO to half sulfur emissions by 2050.

JAXPORT and SSA Marine break ground on new container terminal

On Friday, November 22, officials from Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT), terminal operator SSA Marine and U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administrator Rear Adm. Mark Buzby, broke ground on a new $238.7 million international container terminal at JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal.

Port of Baku inks an Asia-Europe Freight MoU

The Port of Baku along the Austrian ÖBB Rail Cargo Group and Cabooter Group (NL), came together and inked an MoU in order to boost and spread the freight traffic from the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (Middle Corridor) passing from Europe to Central Asia and China. 

Port of Antwerp prepares Port of Cotonou for sustainable future

A delegation from the Port of Antwerp visited the port of Cotonou to provide expertise in order to modernise the port and make it futureproof. The port of Cotonou has a strategic importance in the region, as it is one of the main gateway ports for the sub-region, in particular the countries of Burkina Faso, Niger and Mali. 

India’s Paradip port acquires new iron ore terminal

JSW Infrastructure reported the commissioning of a new iron ore terminal at Paradip Port in Odisha, India, enabling the country to provide capesize shipments and  significantly reduce the preberthing delays at the port.

Port of Gdansk welcomes first Euro-China train

Poland’s Port of Gdansk welcomed through a ceremony the visit of the first Euro-China Train (ECT), as China’s modern-day silk road, the Belt and Road Initiative, reaches the Baltic. Specifically, the train will depart from Xi’an China through the Adampol Małaszewicze land terminal to the DCT maritime container terminal in the Port of Gdańsk.

BPA sets election priorities for UK ports

In light of the upcoming elections in the UK and the feeling of uncertainty, the British ports Association launched its six key policy priorities for the 2019 UK General Election, paying attention to a swift to Brexit, safety, planning, connectivity, making the most of UK maritime, and fisheries.


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