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"These compact and medium-sized vessels are provided with features making it the best in their class for efficiency and emissions", says Robby de Backer, Director Newbuilding Department.

In 2017, Multipurpose Reloading Complex LLC (MRC, part of UCL Holding) operating at the Port of Ust-Luga, Leningrad Region, handled more than 5.5 million tonnes of cargo, up 23% year-on-year.

DP World reports a record 70 million teu passing through its terminals in 2017 allowing the operator to achieve 10.1% volume growth.

In 2017, terminal operators of UCL Port, a stevedoring division of UCL Holding, handled 37.1 million tonnes of cargo, which is 9% more than in 2016. Total throughput growth within the division was driven by volumes handled in the segment of dry bulk, general and containers.*

Singapore's PSA has inaugurated a new container terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT).

Following negative attention in the media and from local communities, Chinese investors decided to cancel their plans for a development of a deep-water container port in Brofjorden, Western Sweden.

The IMO has launched a document answering frequently asked questions about the upcoming sulfur emissions regulations taking effect in 2020.

The first artificial intelligence (AI) unmanned straddle carrier in the world was recently developed by equipment manufacturer Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries (ZPMC).

300cubits, one of the first companies to focus on the use of blockchain applications for the container shipping industry, has opened up its sign-up scheme so that shippers can start registering for the Hong Kong-based company's TEU token cryptocurrency.

The Government of Croatia has proposed passing of a special bill that would speed up the construction of its liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Krk, Croatia.


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