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A new position paper calls on Brexit negotiators to consider the impact of potential post-Brexit scenarios on ports and the transport and logistics chain in the second phase of negotiations.

A new fuel being developed by Oshima Shipbuilding aims to meet all air emission regulations while simplifying the fuel system and reducing investment costs significantly.

An agreement between DP World and the Transport Ministry was signed in February 2017, giving the company exclusive rights to negotiate a contract to build and operate the port at Banana on DRC's Atlantic coast, reported Bloomberg.

The accord, released by the Platform to Protect Whistleblowers in Africa on Friday, calls for the creation of a company majority-held by DP World.

Norwegian transportation company Fjord1 has decided to expand its fleet with seven new battery-powered ferries.

Requirements for ships to collect data on their fuel oil consumption entered into force on 1 March. Other important amendments to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) have also entered into force, covering the classification of garbage, including the addition of a new category of "e-waste", and amendments to the International Oil Pollution Prevention Certificate.

There was quite an accolade for Maputo Port Development Company (MPDC) at the opening of the International Fair of Mozambique last year. MPDC received an award for being the country's biggest investor in infrastructure during 2012-2016.

South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has won an order for an LNG carrier from an unidentified overseas owner.

On March 2, the M/V Kapitan Kanatov set out on her first voyage having marked the beginning of the 2018 navigation season for Volga Shipping JSC (a shipping asset of UCL Holding).

According to the Cámara Colombiana de la Infraestructura, or Colombian Chamber of Infrastructure, three tenders have already been made, a further eight have agreed terms and conditions prior to a tender and six are in the final stage of agreeing terms and conditions.

At the start of 2018, the boxship orderbook stood equivalent to 13% of the fleet in capacity terms, close to the lowest level on record. Despite this, a still significant 1.7m TEU of capacity was scheduled for delivery in 2018. As a key driver of supply side growth, the resulting rate of boxship deliveries this year will be important to the development of fundamentals in the containership sector.


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