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After two years of lobbying Santos Brasil signs up for US$324m expansion plan

Ahead of the PFI Casablanca conference this week Nico Berx, director at the Port of Antwerp International (PAI) talked to Port Finance International about some of the opportunities and issues in the Moroccan shipping and port sector.

Yann Alix, General Delegate of the  SEFACIL Foundation talked to Port Finance International about the logistic supply chain in Morocco and key areas for growth ahead of PFI Casablanca event next week.

Ahead of this month’s PFI Casablanca conference held on the 16th & 17th September at the Sofitel Casablanca Tour Blanche, Tarik Maaouni, Director of Organisation and Information Systems at Morocco’s Agence Nationale des Ports (ANP)  took some time to talk to  Port Finance International about the success of the country’s PortNet automation system.


In this guest post discussing the future of emerging Indian ports, Subhasis Ghosh, Managing Partner at Apex Group talks about some of the issues faced by the sector.

A surge in global demand for container shipments will drive ‘significant investments’ in additional capacity by terminal and port operators, according to research agency Drewry Maritime Research.

The Port of Shanghai continues to hold the title of the busiest container port in the world, according to the latest rankings from the Journal of Commerce (JOC).

The proposed move by the Chinese government to merge shipping lines Cosco and China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL)  would have a potentially destabilising effect on existing alliannces and squeeze margins still further, according to research constulancy Drewry in its latest Container Insight Weekly report.

Greater levels of automation and the desire for tighter integration between the various organisations operating within a port has driven an explosion of interest in developing Port Community Systems (PCS) in recent years.

The Indian government has laid out plans to invest in major security upgrades at the country’s key ports in response to reports from intelligence analysts that up to 37% of ports are defenceless and there are serious ‘shortcomings’ at others.


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