Month: July 2017

Polish and Romanian ports and rail operators proceed with Three Seas Initiative

three seas initiative

The Port of Gdansk Authority SA and Polish rail freight transport operator PKP CARGO SA signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with CFR Marfa, Romanian state rail cargo operator, and the Port of Constanta Authority, informs the port of Gdansk. The document opens a new stage in the development of cooperation between Northern and Southern Europe […]

Blockchain for secure, efficient release of containers in the port

Antwerp Port Authority

Antwerp Port Authority has announced the launch of a pilot project for secure and efficient release of containers developed in its innovation network called “Capital of Things”. In close collaboration with the City of Antwerp, the University of Antwerp and IMEC, the Port of Antwerp is developing a unique ecosystem based on the Internet of […]

China Merchants Port cements its position at Sri Lanka

Chinese port operator China Merchants Port Holdings (CMPort) has announced the acquisition of an 85% stake in Hambantota Port at Sri Lanka for USD 974 mln. The Concession Agreement to develop, manage and operate the port has been reached between the company, the government of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA), Hambantota International Port […]

Russian container imports keep growing: +17.3% in 1H 2017

Russian container ports volume

Russia’s container ports demonstrate strong growth in 2017. From January through to June 2017 they handled 2.26 mln TEU, surpassing the data of the same period in 2016 by 15,3%, informs TASS news agency quoting the Association of Russian sea commercial ports. Both import and export volumes continue the upward trend of the first quarter: imports […]

Novorossiysk is cleared of its competition charges

Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port

The Moscow Arbitration Court rejected the ruling of the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service of Russia (FAS) with regards to Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port (NCSP) on the case of stevedoring tariffs, informs TASS news agency. As we wrote earlier this month, in June 2016, FAS initiated a legal action against nine stevedoring companies accusing them of abusing […]

Chinese consortium to build new container terminal in Hamburg?

CCCC Hamburg Port

Hamburg port community strongly opposes the results of the 5-months international ideas competition initiated in January 2017 by the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) with the view to develop the 42-hectare area Steinwerder-Süd. The competition has been won by China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) with the project to construct a container terminal in that central port […]

Noatum increases capacity of its Valencia terminal

Noatum Valencia container terminal

Spain’s leading port operator Noatum invests over EUR 100 mln in its container terminal in Valencia with the aim to increase its capacity and allow mega vessels of over 20,000 TEU call the facility, informs the company. The investment plan includes expansion of the equipment fleet. Thus, Noatum has recently commissioned a new Malaccamax STS […]

COSCO acquires dry port in Kazakhstan following OBOR strategy

Khorgos dry port

Chinese COSCO Shipping aggressively invests in ports and logistics hubs, writes Nikkei Asian Review and tells about its recent acquisitions of the Spanish port operator Noatum and an inland logistics hub in Khorgos, Kazakhstan. Whereas the Noatum deal has been widely highlighted in the media, including Port.Today, the deal with Kazakhstan’s terminal passed largely unnoticed. […]

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