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Peel Ports has welcomed a visit to Liverpool by the Department for International Trade as underlining the trade growth potential provided by the port for the UK's post-Brexit economy.

Shipbuilding is becoming more consolidated, with the total number of active shipyards having fallen sharply over the last decade, driven primarily by a substantial decline in size of the orderbook. This month's Shipbuilding Focus investigates the extent of this orderbook consolidation, which continues today against the backdrop of the muted contracting environment.

Maersk Line has uploaded the technical details of its entire container fleet to BoxTech, the database provided by the Bureau International des Containers (BIC). Following the upload, the BoxTech database now holds details of more than 7.5 million shipping containers, approximately 30 percent of the global container fleet.

Peel Ports is set to launch a new rail container service for its customers using the Port of Liverpool. The company is in advanced contract discussions with both a rail provider and shippers, with the aim of running the first services before the end of 2017.

The second annual The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference, which takes place on Tuesday 24th October at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Dubai, has assembled some of the leading names in the industry to speak at the event. Collectively they will address the top issues facing tanker owners and operators today, making this a must-attend occasion for anyone involved in the oil, products and chemical tanker business.

After more than a year of circling its prey, China Merchants Port Holdings (CM Port) has finally bought 90 percent of TCP Participações, which is the holding company for Terminal de Contêineres de Paranaguá (TCP), the second biggest box terminal in South America.

After two successful installation campaigns in 2016 and 2017, Jan De Nul Group has reached an important milestone with the timely completion of the installation and burial of the export cables for DONG Energy's Race Bank Wind Farm in the United Kingdom.

The unmanned surface vehicle Pernov-A has completed its maiden test voyage around Russkiy Island, Rosmorrechflot said on Tuesday.

The President of Ecuador Lenín Moreno and DP World Group Chairman and CEO, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem today performed a ground-breaking ceremony to mark the start of construction of the greenfield multi-purpose port project at Posorja, Ecuador.

Russian developers have launched a project for an integrated marine robotic system of anthropomorphic type for offshore operations. The project, described as unique, will be presented by MariNet, the National Technological Initiative (NTI) working group, on the sidelines of the International Exhibition NEVA-2017 in St Petersburg, September 19-21.


Port Finance International provides online news and conferences worldwide. It is a platform and a community for senior industry experts and players to review and discuss the market. Our online news team provides daily coverage of international port finance, investment and operations news. A weekly e-newsletter- sent to readers free of charge - covers the key news and views of the week.

Port Finance International's conferences and training programmes are held across the globe. These events feature key industry figures and they address market challenges and trends as well as providing industry players with essential networking opportunities.

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