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Namibia launches expanded Walvis Bay Port

The South African state of Namibia has launched an expanded container terminal at the Port of Walvis Bay, expected to form a new chapter in the country’s economic transformation. The port expansion is expected to triple current handling capacity of 355,000 TEUs to 1,005,000 TEUs.

Yilport Holding inks 49-year concession deal for Port of Taranto

Yilport Holding signed a concession agreement with Port Network Authority of the Ionian Sea (PNAIS), the managing institution of the Port of Taranto in southeastern Italy, to undertake all operations at the multipurpose terminal of Port for 49 years.

Djibouti challenges Rule of Law in Doraleh container terminal

DP World stands against a decision to be taken later this week by the government of Djibouti to implement the country’s high court to rule all previous international adjudications. The company said that such a decision is ‘a complete disregard for and contravention of the global legal system and existing contracts.’

Malaysia’s PTP upgrades terminal operating system

Malaysia’s largest port operator, Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas Sdn Bhd, announced it is upgrading its terminal operating system, as a part of its smart operations to boost exports for Malaysian companies. The port operator rolled out on July 11 its upgraded American terminal operating system Navis N4.

Singapore’s Jurong Port Tank Terminals starts operation

Singapore’s Jurong Port Tank Terminals completed the first phase of works in Pulau Damar Laut in Jurong Port and is now ready to welcome customers. An opening ceremony took place on July 29, making 252,000 cbm of clean petroleum product storage capacity available to the market.

New LNG import terminal to be built on S. Africa by 2024

Transnet plans to begin a tender next year for South Africa’s first terminal to import LNG at Richards Bay port. First gas is expected to arrive in 2024, as South Africa wants to diversify its energy sources away from coal, and increase its ability to reduce power cuts that have hit growth.

ICTSI Manila welcomes more container-handling equipment

Manila-based terminal operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) equipped its Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) with another new quay crane (QC) and eight new hybrid rubber tired gantries (RTGs).

Pakistan International Container Terminal has new rail cargo service

International Container Terminal Services Inc. informed that it initiated a rail cargo service between Karachi and Lahore in Pakistan, aiming to enable faster movements of products in its Middle Eastern port. The new rail service is also expected to cut significantly costs to upcountry markets.

Estonian terminal operator joins TradeLens

Estonian terminal operator HHLA TK Estonia wants to use blockchain platform technology to improve supply chain efficiency. For this reason, it is participating in the TradeLens platform project for the maritime sector. With TradeLens, terminal operators, like HHLA, receive direct communication with transport companies and other customers or partners.


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