Tag: Europe

ABP joins forces with Rolls Royce and Svitzer to develop new port technologies

Associated British Ports

Associated British Ports, the UK’s leading port operator, has announced that it partners with Rolls Royce and Svitzer, a leading provider of harbour and terminal towage, to develop the next generation of port technologies. A tri-party Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), was initiated by Mike McCartain, ABP’s Director of Marine & Compliance, and signed during a […]

Yilport on the way to Italy

Taranto Container Terminal

Port Network Authority of the Ionian Sea, the managing institution of the Port of Taranto, officially published its first positive evaluation of the proposal of Yilport Holding, Istanbul-headquartered port operator, regarding the concession of the container terminal at the Port of Taranto, Italy. Yilport’s press service informed about it last Friday. Robert Yuksel Yildirim, Chairman […]

Algeciras to develop a 120ha logistics zone

Algeciras logistics zone

The Port Authority of Algeciras (La Autoridad Portuaria de la Bahia de Algeciras, APBA) and the Public Agency of Andalusian Ports (La Agencia Publica de Puertos de Andalucia, APPA) has announced they will invest EUR 8 mln in building a new area for container operations in the logistics zone of ​​San Roque, near the Algeciras-Bobadilla railway […]

Migrant crisis may pose threats to Med shipping

migrant crisis

The migrant crisis continues in Europe and the shipping industry is getting increasingly worried about it, as merchant ships are obliged to rescue persons in distress at sea but, as we have recently witnessed, these operations now may end up with ports being closed for migrants’ disembarkation. The recent case is the 1,068 TEU Maersk […]

Consolidation in container shipping continues


The French shipping Group CMA CGM has announced this week that it is acquiring Containerships, the Finnish company specializing in the Intra-European container shipping. According to the agreement signed on 20 June 2018 by CMA CGM and Container Finance Ltd Oy, the current owner of Containerships, the entire shipping, harbour and terminal holdings of Container […]

Port of Cork launches EUR 80 mln new Cork Container Terminal development

Cork Container Terminal

The Port of Cork, Ireland, announced yesterday the commencement of the new Cork Container Terminal development in Ringaskiddy, a former fishing village 15 km from Cork city on the western coast of Cork Harbour and now a deep-water ferry port. The Cork Container Terminal will be built on a 13.5 ha plot and will initially […]

Kalmar to restore STS crane at Noatum Container Terminal Valencia

Noatum Valencia

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has announced that it was contracted by Noatum Ports to perform specialised repair work on a ship-to-shore crane located at its container terminal in Valencia, Spain. The work is scheduled to last 24 weeks and is to be completed in the beginning of Q3 2018. Noatum Container Terminal Valencia is part […]

TEN-T Corridors extended to include Spanish ports

TEN-T Corridors

The European Commission has accepted the proposal of the Spanish Ministry of Public Works and Transport to expand the Atlantic and Mediterranean Corridors within the Trans-European Transport Network to include the Spanish ports that were kept beyond the TEN-T so far. These ports are Gijon, La Coruna, Huelva, Las Palmas, Tenerife and Palma de Mallorca, […]

Marseille Fos is granted European Investment Bank support

Marseille Fos

The European Investment Bank (EIB) announced yesterday its support of the port development projects of Marseille Fos by allocating EUR 50 mln (USD 57.6). The partnership agreement was signed by Christine Cabau Woehrel, CEO of Marseille Fos Port Authority, and Ambroise Fayolle, EIB Vice President, upon their visit to Darse 2, the junction of the […]

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