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Port of Gothenburg container terminal to be fossil-fuel neutral by 2020

APM Terminals Gothenburg announced the launch of a machine park that will run on renewable fuels, doubling of rail-borne freight and optimising of loading and discharge operations, following the port’s aim on reducing its carbon emissions by 70% throughout the whole of the Gothenburg area by 2030.

Greece to further improve relations with China

Following the so-long cooperation and relation between China and Greece, the Greek Minister of Shipping and Island Policy Ioannis Plakiotakis stated that Greece will improve bilateral cooperation with China as an example under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative.

Georgia ports authority to surpass 4.6m TEUs in 2019

The Georgia Ports Authority is on track to surpass the 4.6 million twenty-foot equivalent container units for the first time in a calendar year, presenting a 14% increase over volumes moved through Savannah just three years ago.

Watch: Steps to achieve stronger UK ports

The UK Major Ports Group highlights the importance of the UK ports, and their part in the country’s economy, as 95% of the UK’s trade with the rest of the world is being transferred through the sea, via the British ports. 

Sri Lanka wishes to undo deal lease port to China

The new Government of Sri Lanka announced that it is keen to cancel its participation in China’s Belt and Road Initiative, cancelling the previous’ government’s move to lease the southern port of Hambantota to state-backed China Merchants.

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. 

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