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The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved a loan of €100 million for the Alexandra Basin Redevelopment Project which will upgrade the Port of Dublin on the east coast of Ireland.

Global shipping firm Maersk Line has reported  ‘very weak’ demand for container freight for the first half of this year and predicts the segment will grow ‘slower than expected’ at a rate of 2-4% over 2015 as a whole.

The U.S. island territory of Guam in the Western Pacific is seeking a reported $21.5 million  to expand capacity at the deepwater Port of Guam and develop into a regional container hub, according to comments from the Port’s Authority.

Global port operator APM Terminals has announced its acquisition of the largest reefer terminal in the Mediterranean after purchasing the Vado Ligure Reefer Terminal in Italy from GF Group .

The Port of Saint John in New Brunswick is set to receive investment of $68.3 million to expand and modernize its container terminal capacity, from the provincial government, effecting the final stage of funding for the $205 million project.

Transportation and logistics firm Toll Group has announced plans to  create a $228 million high-tech logistics hub connected to Tuas Port in Singapore.

The Port of Townsville in northern Australia has announced a $55 million investment upgrade Berth 4 of the port and double capacity.

Spanish container terminal firm Grup TCB has finalized its purchase of the Terminal Polivalente de Castellón  (TPC) in the Port of Castellón in Eastern Spain as part of an expansion strategy that has seen the firm make a series of international port investments this year.

Turkish port operator Yilport Holdings has announced plans for a new terminal at Rosersberg, Sweden and new rail links linking Stockholm’s Nord Facility with a newly expanded Gavle Container Terminal (GCT).

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is reportedly planning to sell its portfolio of Greek shipping loan assets for an estimated $5 billion.


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