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Port of Rotterdam has confirmed that its share of the container market has hit a new high since the start of the millennium after container throughput increased by 10.9% to 13.7 million TEU for 2017.

A strong growth of 12.3% in container throughput pushed the overall growth in the port of Rotterdam throughout 2017.

With the impending adjustment to the Elbe fairway, Germany's Port of Hamburg is preparing for the future also with improved infrastructure and digitalization.

Moscow, Russia headquartered Universal Forwarder LLC (part of UCL Holding) in 2017 handled 18.6 million tonnes of freight, representing a 12% year-on-year growth which was driven primarily by dry bulk and general cargo volumes.

Chinese seaborne imports of iron ore, coal and crude oil have all grown strongly throughout 2017. Both seaborne imports of crude oil and iron ore have reached the highest levels ever recorded, while coal reached the highest level in three years.

Jan De Nul Group will install 32 Wind Turbine Generators (WTG), each with a capacity of 6.33 MW, for the Offshore Wind Farm Trianel Borkum II in Germany.

Amazon, the largest internet retailer in the world, is launching a new delivery service for businesses called Shipping with Amazon (SWA), according to The Wall Street Journal.

Japan's Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and Nippon Concept Corporation (NCC) have agreed to share networks and conduct joint operations.

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is standing its ground on the enforcement of the 2020 sulfur cap, which means that as of January 1, 2020, ships will be banned from burning any marine fuel with a sulfur content above 0.5 pct.

A few precepts can help industry players better manage mergers and the integration process.


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