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Smaller ports can equal or better the liner connectivity of larger ones at times, a new global container port connectivity index from shipping consultancy Drewry shows.

MERCURIA Group can become a majority stakeholder of the Port Lavna investment project until a concession agreement is signed under this project, Victor Olersky, Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation – Head of Rosmorrechflot (Federal Marine and River Transport Agency), told IAA PortNews.

Norway's NorSea Group has revealed plans to construct a new Roll-on/Roll-off facility together with Hammerfest Harbour at its Polarbase supply base.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5 December 2017: DP World Group Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem met with Ecuador's Minister of Foreign Trade, Pablo Campana, at the global trade enabler's flagship Jebel Ali Port and Free Zone in Dubai recently.

Consolidation of Embraport with 100% ownership

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated a newly built extension of the Chabahar Port on December 3 2017, according to Yahoo.

Total and CMA CGM have signed an agreement covering the supply of around 300,000 tons of liquefied natural gas (LNG) a year for 10 years starting in 2020. This unprecedented volume in the history of LNG bunker will fuel CMA CGM's nine newbuild container ships, scheduled for delivery beginning 2020 onwards.

Once again, Jan De Nul Group pockets three DPC Innovation Awards: one for Dredger Design, one for Dredging Equipment and another one for Safety. The awards are presented by IHS Dredging & Port Construction, the industry's leading trade magazine, and focus on the most innovative projects the industry has to offer.

The short cruise market, once overlooked by the major cruise lines, is showing strong growth. Reflecting the changing travel patterns of consumers, in 2018 and 2019, three of the major cruise lines each plan to expand their short cruise programs.

A development consortium building a new deep sea port in Georgia on the Black Sea has signed agreements with Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan Ports, according to The Financial.


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