Month: March 2017

OPDR launches fastest service between Andalusia and UK

Following the start of joint operations of German short sea shipping line OPDR and Spanish Boluda Corporación Marítima in the port of Seville in January 2017, OPDR has announced the launch of a container service connecting the Iberian Peninsula and the United Kingdom. The new weekly Portugal and South Spain service (POSS) connects the English […]

New Liebherr cranes for Latin America

Liebherr has recently delivered new cranes to several Latin American countries, including Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Mexico and Bahamas, reports the company. In Puerto Rico, Liebherr Container Cranes has completed delivery of 3 new STS container cranes to Crowley Maritime’s Isla Grande Terminal at the Port of San Juan. The units with an outreach of 39.62m, […]

Black Sea container exports on the rise

Ukraine-based Informall Business Group in its latest Black Sea Container Market review reports a rise of 9.63% in loaded containers handling in the Black Sea container ports of Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Russia and Georgia in 2016 as compared to 2015, writes PortNews. The growth can be attributed to loaded exports which increased in the region […]

Ukraine’s ports under development

Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA) jointly with the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine will hold “Port Infrastructure Development Day” on 4 April 2017, where it intends to present a number of projects on construction and renovation of seaports infrastructure facilities to foreign and national engineering and construction companies, reports USPA press service. The key […]

PSA and CMA CGM double capacity of their JV terminal in Singapore

French shipping group CMA CGM and Singapore-based global container terminal operator PSA International have launched today Phase 2 of their container terminal in Singapore, thus doubling its capacity, announces the companies’ joint news release. In June 2016, a joint venture company CMA CGM-PSA Lion Terminal Pte. Ltd. (CPLT) was set up by CMA CGM and PSA […]

Thessaloniki privatisation: “Fifteen men on a dead man’s chest”

Today Greece’s privatisation agency has announced that three binding bids were received yesterday for a 67% stake in the port of Thessaloniki. The offers came from Philippines-based International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI), Dubai-based DP World and a consortium comprising German private equity firm Deutsche Invest Equity Partners, Terminal Link (a subsidiary of CMA CGM) […]

ICTSI to bid for Thessaloniki

Philippines-based terminal operator International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) confirmed yesterday its intention to bid for a majority stake in Greece’s Thessaloniki port, writes today BusinessWorld Online. “I can confirm we are participating in the process,” Manila business newspaper quotes Christian R. Gonzalez, ICTSI Senior Vice-President and Regional Head of Asia Pacific. ICTSI budgeted a USD 240-mln […]

Egypt to build second container terminal in Port Said

Egypt eyes Asian investment for a new container terminal in Port Said at the Mediterranean end of the Suez Canal, writes Nikkei Asian Review. The talks go on with Singapore’s PSA International but offers from other players such as China’s COSCO Shipping Ports are also considered. Mohamed Youssef, head of the Holding Company for Maritime […]

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