Month: October 2017

Port of Durban 95% operational after severe storms

Port of Durban

By the afternoon of 12 October, 95% of the total Durban Port area had been declared safe for navigation of vessels, but sounding surveys were still in progress along the C-Shed area and vessel movement was still suspended in that area, informs Durban’s daily The Mercury quoting Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), which manages the […]

Georgia to begin construction of Anaklia deep sea port in December

Anaklia port

The construction of the Anaklia port in Georgia will commence at the end of December 2017, informs Georgia’s Commersant quoting Zurab Alavidze, the Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure. “The construction of this port will enable us to use our transit potential completely. The Government is involved in the process because this is a public-private […]

Japan helps Mombasa to expand its second container terminal

Mombasa container terminal

The government of Kenya signed a loan agreement with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for a loan of Sh35 bln (approx. USD 340 mln) for construction of Phase II of the second container terminal at the port of Mombasa, informs Construction Business Review. According to the Kenya Ports Authority managing director Catherine Mturi-Wairi, the […]

P&O Ports begins running Sete container terminal in 2018

Sete container terminal

P&O Ports, a subsidiary of Dubai government’s Ports, Customs and Free Zones Corporation (PCFC), will start operating the container terminal in the Port of Sète in the south of France in early 2018, writes GulfNews. Earlier, in July, P&O Ports won a three-year management contract to operate the port’s container terminal with a draft of […]

Paceco to provide STS crane for PSA terminal in Portugal

PSA Sines

Paceco España, Spain’s leading provider of container handling equipment, has recently been appointed once again by PSA Sines to design, construct and assemble an STS Portainer Malaccamax crane for the expansion of its container terminal. With an outreach of 70m for 24 rows of containers and a height under spreader of 48 m, it is […]

DP World CEO explores new opportunities in Africa

DP World Africa

DP World Group Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem is proceeding with his annual tour around West and North Africa calling at existing DP World facilities and meeting heads of the states and business leaders to explore trade links and solutions connecting Africa to the world, informs the company. Thus, Mr. Bin Sulayem met […]

Catalexit: possible impacts on ports and logistics

Catalexit port impact

Last Sunday, 1 October 2017, Catalonia held its controversial independence referendum, strongly opposed by the Spanish government but showing the majority of voters (90%) in favor of independence, although with just 42% of voter turnout. And while political analysts are now questioning what will happen next, let us dwell on the major implications of the […]

Hambantota port development project halted?

Hambantota port development

The Hambantota Port Development, a China Merchants Port Holdings (CMPort) project on the southeast coast of Sri Lanka, has stalled at the Framework Agreement stage, reports Sri Lankan News First. According to the report, the Chinese Ambassador Yi Xianliang said “No progress” when questioned yesterday, October 1, on the completion dates of the project. The […]

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