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The decision to invest into a port has to take into account a multitude of different factors. Once an investment has been made, the task of operating the port business for the benefit of the investors has to be tackled.

The decision to invest into a port has to take into account a multitude of different factors. Once an investment has been made, the task of operating the port business for the benefit of the investors has to be tackled.

Monday, 20 August 2012

Re-Thinking Port Investment

PFI Conference Presentation.

“The last three years have been one of the most turbulent times in the container shipping industry,” says Romain Py, Executive Director, J.P. Morgan Asset Management.

Nicola Palmer, Partner at Arcus Infrastructure Partners, a European investment fund with two billion Euros under investment and two port investments, spoke to Port Finance International from an infrastructure investor’s perspective on port investments.

PFI Conference Presentation.

investments,” says Neil Davidson, Senior Advisor – Ports, Drewry Maritime Advisors, “discussions often revolve around the nature of funding, the risks, and the various infrastructure investors. It is, however, equally important to have a closer look at the actual players, who are running the terminal facilities.”

Monday, 20 August 2012

The New Era in Ports

Christian Moller Laursen, CFO, Vice President, APM Terminals Management had, with “The New Era in Ports”, chosen a broad topic for the opening of the third London Port Finance International conference, which allowed for an excellent overview of the current state of the port industry and his expectations for the future.

The South Carolina House of Representatives' Ways and Means Committee has established the Harbor Deepening Reserve Fund and included $180m in non-recurring funds to be used for deepening the state's ports.

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Vinci to construct Lome berth

Bollore Africa Logistics has awarded France's Vinci a €42.5m ($56.6m) contract to plan and build the third container berth at the Port of Lome in Togo.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

APMT to lay out $3bn this year

APM Terminals (APMT) looks set to invest around $3bn in port projects this year.

The China Development Bank has reportedly signed a contract to lend Qingdao Dongjiakou Port in China's Shandong province a total of RMB 12.5bn ($2bn).

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