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New Zealand’s Marsden Point tops new BIMCO terminal vetting report

Marsden Point, in north New Zealand, came out as the highest-rated bulk terminal in BIMCO’s Terminal Vetting Scheme. Just under 95% of the reports were rated average or better in the BIMCO report, which gave an average rating of 3.6 (out of five), suggesting positive trends for the future.

Watch: Mega trends impacting container industry

In the video issued by the Port of Rotterdam, Heinrich Kerstgens, Managing Director at logistics company Contargo, explains why current trends in the container industry will ask for heavy investments in digitisation and decarbonisation. 

UNCTAD: Trends in global ports

In its review of maritime transport, UNCTAD presented two trends for ports. Namely, cargo-handling activity and throughput in global ports, which reflected a recovery in the global economy and a rebound in trade volumes that boosted shipping demand and seaborne trade in 2017, showed overall improvement and promising trends.

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