Nigeria’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved the project for the first ever deep-sea port in the country, “The Nation” is reporting. The Lekki facility, near Lagos, on the Gulf of Guinea, is estimated to cost over N216 billion ($1.36bn) and will be funded through a public-private partnership.
The Chinese company that holds the concession to cut a canal through Nicaragua has unveiled plans to develop a $3 billion deep-water port in Sevastopol, Ukraine.
Lerwick Harbour, in the Shetland Islands, inaugurated last week a new deep-water berth, part of an £11.5 million expansion launched three years ago.
Kolkata Port Trust will receive Rs15 billion ($241M) in financial assistance from the Indian government to dredge the River Hoogly and increase its draught for the ports of Kolkata (Calcutta) and Haldia.
A mobile harbour crane (MHC) has arrived at the port of Tacloban to speed up the delivery of relief supplies in the Philippine region that was most badly hit by typhoon Haiyan last month.
Finnish manufacturer Cargotec today announced that its daughter brand Kalmar has been awarded a contract to supply eight zero emission rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes, to the port of Oslo, Norway.