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21 – 22 June 2017,
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The Maersk Group has today joined the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation under WTO.

Monday, 14 September 2015

U.S. and UAE strengthen port ties

Trade and investment relations between the U.S. and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been given a boost with the signing of a “sister ports” agreement linking the Department of Seaports and Customs in Sharjah and the Canaveral Port Authority of Florida.

Pakistanis officials have taken the first steps to creating the country’s first free economic zone (FEZ) and developing the $622 million Gwadar port with the  leasing of 809 hectares of  land in Balochistan province to China.

Egyptian authorities are reportedly close to agreeing new laws governing the country’s General Authority for Investment and Free Zones (GAFI) and aim to have changes in place by the end of this year, according to officials.

Authorities in the Chinese coastal province of Zhejiang have announced plans to integrate five major ports in the region under a single platform in a bid to optimize port operations, according to local news agency Caixin.

Following the approval of loan terms from European lenders to prop up the Greek economy, the country’s government has announced deadlines to receive investment bids as part of national privatisation plans for its two largest ports.

Cargo volumes handled at Colombian ports increased an impressive 10.5% year on year (y-o-y) in the first half of the year, according to figures from Colombia’s national port authority.

Global logistics firm UPS is reportedly planning to build a 2 million square foot distribution terminal at DP World’s London Gateway, as part of the “biggest logistics park in Europe”.

The ports of Seattle and Tacoma in the Northwestern U.S. have signed a formal alliance to unify management processes and tackle mounting competition in the regional port sector.

Port operator DP World has won its long fought battle with the Port of Melbourne over planned increases in rent at the port and prevented the proposed increase of 750%.

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