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Shanghai, Ningbo punished for violating anti-monopoly law

anti-monopoly port law

Four major Chinese ports have been found violating the anti-monopoly law: Shanghai International Port (Group) Co. Ltd., Tianjin Port (Group) Co. Ltd., Qingdao Port (Group) Co. Ltd. and Ningbo Zhoushan Port Co. Ltd. On 15 November 2017, China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) held a press conference, where Meng Wei, an NDRC spokeswoman, told […]

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 […]

Brazil’s large container terminal is acquired by China Merchants Port

China Merchants Port TCP

On 4 September, during the 2017 BRICS summit in Xiamen, China Merchants Port Holdings (CMPort) signed the share purchase agreement with TCP Participações S.A. (TCP) to acquire a 90% stake in TCP, the joint-venture that operates the port of Paranaguá, Brazil, informs the Group. The disclosed purchase price is 2.89 bln Brazilian reals (USD 925 […]

China’s biggest automated container port to start in December 2017

Yangshan automated container port

In December, the Yangshan Deepwater Port in Shanghai will start operating 7 new berths with depths of 15m, boosting Shanghai’s annual handling capacity up to 40 mln TEU and thus confirming its status of the world’s busiest container port, writes South China Morning Post. According to a press officer of Shanghai International Port Group, Yangshan […]

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 […]

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. […]

Container terminal automation comes to Asia

The very first fully automated container terminal in Asia – Qingdao New Qianwan Container Terminal (QQCTN) – was officially put into operation last Thursday, 11 May 2017, by handling its first containership COSCO France of 13,386 TEU capacity. The automated phase 4 of the Port of Qingdao in East China’s Shandong Province has the designed […]

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