Month: March 2018

Algeciras adds on liner connectivity, increases box volumes

APMT Algeciras

The major Spanish transhipment hub Algeciras increased its liner connectivity by 20.5% in 4Q 2017 as compared to the previous quarter, becoming the second of all the global container ports, just after Singapore, with the highest rise in the number of direct service connections. This was revealed in the latest edition of Drewry’s quarterly Ports […]

Can a shipping line cook a paella? In Valencia easy!

International Paella Contest

Who said shipping people can only transport cargo all over the globe? They also can cook delicious paellas! To witness this – and, by all means, taste them! – you should come to Valencia in early March. Since 1990, logistics companies join here to battle at the International Paella Contest. Port.Today had a great pleasure […]

Djibouti comments on DCT seizure from DP World

Doraleh container terminal

Djibouti dismissed the speculations that appeared last week about the reasons behind the government’s expropriation of Doraleh Container Terminal (DCT) from DP World, informs Africa Times. In his statement in Twitter on Friday, Mohamed Siad Doaleh, Djibouti’s ambassador to the United States, claimed as “false” the idea that Djibouti would give the disputed Doraleh terminal […]

Women in shipping


On the 8th of March we celebrate International Women’s Day by appreciating the long path women have gone to advance in society, politics, economics. We honour the powerful, high-achieving women who lead, encourage, inspire. But it is also time to discuss the problems we still face on the way to equal rights and opportunities. Glass […]

Blockshipping ICO: Innovative financing instruments come to shipping

Blockshipping ICO

Blockshipping, the Danish start-up aiming to develop the world’s first blockchain-based container registry, announced the start of its ICO (initial coin offering) on 15 April, 2018. During the ICO period the company plans to sell 40,000,000 Container Crypto Coins (CCC), which will serve as dividend tokens, at USD 0.62. Currently, the company invites all interested […]

DP World signs deal with Ethiopia to develop Berbera port

Berbera Port

Following DP World’s announcement of the Djibouti Government illegally taking control of Doraleh Container Terminal S.A at the end of February, more news is coming from the region. On 1 March 2018, the Dubai-based global terminal operator signed an agreement with the Government of Ethiopia, whereby Ethiopia enters into DP World Berbera Port becoming its […]

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