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Uruguayan container operator Montecon has installed two of the largest mobile harbour cranes in the world to boost productivity and help handle the larger vessels, of up to 10,500 TEU capacity, that are now calling at the port of Montevideo.

Peel Ports Group has reached a significant milestone in its Sheerness Master Plan, a 20-year strategy for growth, as construction progresses at its Wellmarsh site.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

COSCO Orders Six Megaships

China COSCO Shipping plans to expand its container fleet with 14 new container ships and will be adding routes from Asia to Europe, according to China Daily.

South Africa's competition authority has rejected the proposed container division merger between Japan's three largest carriers just days before the new joint venture (JV) Ocean Network Express (ONE) was expected to be formed.

After six years of planning and procurement, construction work officially started yesterday on a $490m scheme to build a port in poverty stricken Timor-Leste, a recently independent state in the Indonesian archipelago.

Harbor Management Authority Tanzania (TPA) has hired China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) to expand Tanzania's main seaport Dar es Salaam under a US$154 million World-Bank-funded contract.

Italian bunkering and liquid bulk storage company Decal SPA has obtained approval this week from Antaq – the National Agency for Waterborne transport in Brazil – to move ahead with a project to spend  Reais283 million ($86.43 million) on expanding its existing liquid bulk terminal in the northeast Brazilian port of Suape.

Hamad Port will launch and add new service lines with Europe and Southeast Asia in the coming days, its director Captain Abdul Aziz al-Yafei has said.

The latest round of dockworker strikes in Spain has cost the country EUR 110 million (USD 123 million), Spanish Ministry of Public Works said.

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