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Researchers at Spain’s University of Almeria (UAL) are examining the feasibility of establishing a perishable logistics centre near the Port of Almeria to provide closer links with Moroccan ports and boost trade.

Plans to privatise the Brazilian port sector have suffered further setback this week as the country’s Ports Minister Edinho Araújo announced new criteria for awarding concessions causing delays until early 2016.

Construction firm IJM Corporation has been awarded a 30 year concession to develop, operate, and manage Kuantan port in Pahang on the east coast of peninsular Malaysia. The firm has also been approved to develop a new $800 million deepwater terminal at the port.

The government of Uruguay has issued plans to tender for a second container terminal at the Port of Montevideo.

Chinese terminal operator Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) has concluded terms of its deal with Israel to run the planned Haifa  Port and signed an agreement to operate the site under a 25 year concession.

French shipping line CMA CGM Group has announced the launch of a new West African service linking Mauritania and Senegal with ports in Spain and Morocco.

Hong Kong shipping firm SITC International has announced a strategic cooperation agreement with Qingdao Port to improve logistics  and shipping operations.

Emirati port operator DP World has announced a deal with crane manufacturer Kalmar to deliver two new Automatic Stacking Cranes (ASC) for its Brisbane container terminal as negotiations over the future of the Port of Melbourne remain stalled.

The Puerto Rico Ports Authority (PRPA) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the  development and operation of the proposed Isla Grande Dry Dock (IGDD) in the City of San Juan, along with the development of a nearby super-yacht marina complex.

Dubai-based United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) has launched a new service connecting DP World’s London Gateway terminal in the UK to key ports in Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay.


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