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Authorities at the Chinese Port of Yantian are reportedly planning to issue bonds valued at $354 million on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, in order to fund further expansion both at the port and overseas.

The Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has announced a massive $50 billion investment in Brazilian infrastructure, including ambitious plans to improve the port sector, as he visits the country this week.

Dubai-based port operator DP World is moving ahead with construction at its multi-million dollar Yarımca port project in Turkey, with the first vessel set to arrive last quarter of this year and container cranes expected on site in a matter of weeks.

Russian systems developer Solvo has signed a contract to optimize operations at the Commercial Port of Vladivostok (VMTP) via the integration of its terminal operating system, Solvo.TOS .

Singapore’s port authority has signed a contract to begin construction of the first phase of a planned $1.82 billion Tuas deep-water port expansion project.

The Greek government is reported to be reducing the stake in the country’s Piraeus Port that is up for sale from 67% to 51% as it seeks to tread a line that both appeases Greek voters and EU lenders eager to raise capital to pay off debts.

Hong Kong-based operator Hutchison Port Holdings Limited (HPH) Group is to invest a total of $303 million at its Oman International Container Terminal (OICT) to upgrade capacity to 6 million TEU by 2019.

Authorities at Korea’s Busan New Port have announced plans to expand the site with an additional 15 berths, designed to increase capacity by 15.8 million TEU.

Associated British Ports (ABP) the owner of the Port of Swansea in South Wales is to invest £2.1 million to upgrade the outer lock gates at the port as part of a £7 million investment program over the next four years.

Investment bank Morgan Stanley has reportedly been hired to arrange the sale of a 36% stake in Kumport in the west of Turkey.

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