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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.

South Korean shipbuilding company Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has won an order for an LNG carrier duo, according to a report from the country's news agency Yonhap.

The port of Antwerp handled 54,324,303 tonnes of freight during the first three months of this year, 1.5% more than in the same period last year. The further growth is mainly due to container freight, which was up by 2% in terms of tonnage. In fact this has been the best first quarter ever, both for total overseas freight and for containers. And on top of all that the previous month was the best for containers that has ever been recorded in the port of Antwerp.

Siemens has announced plans to set up its global logistics headquarters, including its portfolio for airports, cargo infrastructure and ports, in Dubai in the near future. The company will also target the site of Expo 2020 Dubai as the future location for this business after the exposition ends.

South Korea's Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) for the construction of five 300,000 dwt very large crude carriers (VLCCs) with an option of five more vessels.

Damen Shipyards Group has entered into an agreement with Keppel Offshore & Marine for the acquisition of the Keppel Verolme shipyard in Rotterdam.

Brazilian container terminal operator Tecon Rio Grande (TRG) is currently installing $40million worth of new quay and patio equipment so it can deal with growing container volumes, part of which has been generated by a new feeder service from the Porto Alegre conurbation.

Cristoforo Amaral da Silva, PFI Brazil correspondent

27 March 2017, Singapore: The CMA CGM Group and PSA today kicked off the second phase of their container terminal joint venture in Singapore.

Using advanced algorithms and modeling, the new system will help the Canal reduce transit waiting times, optimize costs and increase the capacity, efficiency and reliability of the route

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