Month: February 2018

APMT CEO is elected as Global Ports Chairman

Global Ports Investments

Global Ports Investments PLC (Global Ports), the leading operator of container terminals in the Russian market, has announced that on Monday, 26 February 2018, the company’s Board of Directors elected Mr. Morten Engelstoft, CEO of APM Terminals, as the new Chairman of the Board. Mr. Engelstoft will take over from Mr. Peder Sondergaard who left […]

Boskalis to take part in Singapore’s Tuas mega port construction

Tuas Terminal

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis), a leading Dutch expert in dredging services, has secured a contract for the port development project Tuas Terminal Phase II in Singapore. According to the company’s press release, the contract worth SGD 1.46 bln (USD 1.1 bln or EUR 897 mln) was awarded by the Maritime and Port Authority of […]

WISTA: bringing together women in shipping


On 21 February 2018 the Propeller Club of Algeciras held its regular lunch meeting (“almuerzo coloquio”), where Laura Ferrario Barber from the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) was invited as a speaker. Mrs. Ferrario, Tramp Operations Manager at Transcoma Shipping in Tarragona, used to be the President of the Spanish National WISTA Association. […]

DP World does not expect material financial impact from Doraleh seizure

Djibouti terminal

The illegal seizure of Doraleh port by the government of Djibouti will have minimal impact on DP World’s finances, the port operator said yesterday, as the UAE government voiced its support of the Dubai-based port operator. “There will be no material financial impact to the group as a consequence of these events,” the company said […]

An alternative to One Belt One Road is discussed

OBOR alternative

Australia, the United States, India and Japan are in talks about establishing a joint regional infrastructure scheme as an alternative to China’s One Belt One Road concept, writes Reuters. The unnamed senior U.S. official has been quoted as saying that the plan is still “nascent” but is being seriously discussed adding that it is on […]

BIMCO: Santander recognized as best dry bulk port


The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO), the world’s largest international shipping association, published its Dry Bulk Terminals Vetting report for 2017, evaluating terminals’ performance from January 2015 to December 2017. BIMCO started this practice of collecting data and ranking dry bulk terminals according to their performance back in January 2015. The data is gathered […]

BMCT officially opened at JNPT


Yesterday, 18 February 2018, PSA’s Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals (BMCT) was officially inaugurated at Jawaharlal Nehru Port by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had laid the foundation stone for the terminal back in October 2015. As The Straits Times reports, the official ceremony was conducted remotely from the site of the future Navi Mumbai […]

Newark Container Terminal introduced fees for truck visits

Port Newark Container Terminal

Port Newark Container Terminal (PNCT), jointly operated by Ports America and MSC’s ports arm TIL at the Port of New York and New Jersey, has recently introduced a truck slot reservation program. The new “FLEX Services” program allows terminal’s clients who pay USD 95.50 per container to be serviced first when PNCT opens at 6am. […]

Kalmar to deliver low-emission terminal tractors to Livorno and Catania

Kalmar terminal tractor

Kalmar, part of Cargotec Group, will supply 9 terminal tractors to facilitate Ro-Ro operations at two Italian terminals of Onorato Armatori Group. The delivery is scheduled for Q2 2018. Milan-based Onorato Armatori S.p.A. is a leading European shipping operator providing passenger and freight maritime transportation by Moby, Tirrenia-CIN and Toremar shipping lines. The group employs […]

Foreign investors interested in Georgia’s Anaklia port project

Anaklia port project

One of China’s largest infrastructure companies, China Railway International Group Ltd. (CRIG), is interested in investing in Anaklia Deep Sea Port project, which is being developed in Georgia on the eastern coast of the Black Sea, informs Georgia’s official news agency During its visit to this Caucasian country last week, the delegation from CRIG, […]

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