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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Japan pitches for Chabahar port

Japan is keen on collaborating with India on projects in Asia and Africa as a counter to China's Belt and Road initiative (B&RI), Tokyo's Ambassador to New Delhi said here, indicating Japan's nod for Australia's bid to join a quadrilateral for military exercises with India and the U.S..

The largest-capacity container ship ever to service the East Coast docked Monday at the Port of Virginia's International Gateway terminal.

DP World and National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) to back future infrastructure projects

Maersk Line will acquire Hamburg Süd for a total of €3.7bn (US$4bn) on a cash and debt-free basis.

To the relief of the port and shipping community the General Strike in Brazil last Friday did not affect the port sector as much as trade unions had threatened it would but it still caused some problems and delays. Potential investors in the Brazilian port system will see some positives in that adherence to the port strikes, and indeed the General Strike, was not high and that President Michel Temer is not stepping down from his labour reforms and privatisation programmes.

Today Royal Vopak announces that it will expand its wholly-owned terminal in Alemoa, which is located in Brazil's Port of Santos, Latin America's largest port.

Mega-container arrivals will benefit California ports In an interview, Jock O’Connell, Beacon Economics’ international trade advisor, told AJOT that the growing number of mega-container ships that are being delivered to ocean container carriers in 2017 and beyond are bound to benefit West Coast ports, including Long Beach, Los Angeles and Oakland, because “there are no ports on the East Coast and Gulf, at present, that can handle ships of this size.”

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Big data in the marine sector

Ibna Zaman of Royston Diesel Power, the UK -based developer of the enginei fuel management system, highlights the growing operational advantages provided by the effective analysis of intelligent data in the marine sector – if certain challenges can be successfully overcome.

Dubai Ports World Co and MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co SA are seizing on Brazil's three-year-long recession and rising debt levels among local port operators to bid for marine terminals in one of the world's top commodity exporters.

The loading of iron ore at Brazil's Itaguaí terminal operated by mining and steel firm Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional has been halted since Saturday due to an accident, sources and the Itaguaí Port Authority told Reuters on Wednesday.

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