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Following President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech Tuesday night, the American Association of Port Authorities called on the White House to include the maritime sector in the president's proposed $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan.

Dubai-based terminal operator DP World has embarked on a programme to drive digital transformation across its business operations worldwide using Oracle Cloud Applications (SaaS).

GAC Logistics Sri Lanka and Hemas Transportation have opened a new 30,000m² container yard with a capacity of 6,000 TEUs at their joint integrated logistics facility in the Muthurajawela Industrial Zone, Wattala.

The Port of Rotterdam Authority and IBM have joined forces on a multi-year digitization initiative to transform the port's operational environment using Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.

Mozambique Port of Maputo saw its total volumes surge by 22% in 2017 as the port moves toward welcoming even larger vessels.

The volume of waterborne freight transported by PAO North-Western Shipping Company (NWSC, part of UCL Holding) between January and December 2017, increased by 3.5%, year-on-year to 5.8 million tonnes.

Blue Atlantic of Portugal is aiming to offer one of the most efficient cargo transport routes in out out of Europe with plans for an 800-meter quay able to berth two Panamax vessels in Setubal, 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Lisbon.

Irrespective of how the construction of a vessel is financed, the shipyard and its financiers will require that the buyer pays a percentage of the contract price before delivery. This pre-payment may be lost to the buyer if proper security is not put in place. The provision of refund guarantees is the most common way in which this is achieved, but progressive title transfer may in some cases be an alternative method for securing the buyer's position.

  • Liebherr mobile harbour crane type LHM 420 for Qube Ports
  • New machine will be mainly used for container handling
  • The LHM 420 will be the eighth MHC Qube ordered from Liebherr

In 2017, vessels of Volga Shipping Company (part of UCL Holding) transported 6.5 million tonnes of freight, up 24%, year-on-year. The company says its net tonne/km freight grew year-on-year by 16% to 6.25 billion t/km.


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