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The director of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) has called for banks to pool resources in order to raise necessary finance for high-yield port infrastructure projects in the country.

The newly elected Greek Prime Minister Alexi Tsipras has called a halt to the planned sale of a 67% stake in the Piraeus Port Authority. The announcement has put in question a €230 million deal the previous government agreed with Chinese terminal operator Cosco.

An estimated $2 billion is expected to be invested in improvements to ports, terminals, shipping and waterway infrastructure in the Great Lakes region in the period from 2014 to 2018, according to research from maritime consultancy Martin Associates.

New Zealand’s freight sector is set to see container traffic focus on four key ports, according to a new report published by Deloitte on behalf of the New Zealand Ministry of Transport.

Protests against the Port or Itajai in the south of Brazil have forced operations to a standstill and prevented several shipments entering or leaving dock.

The port of Gdansk in the north of Poland is progressing plans to privatise operations at the port’s cargo terminals. Authorities are currently in discussion with Malta-based Mariner Capital to draft an agreement that is hoped will attract substantial investment to the 220 acre terminal site.

New legislation in Vietnam promises to allow greater foreign ownership and investment in the port sector.

Danish shipping line Maersk may be knocked off the top spot for containerised US imports by rival Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) for the month of December, according to data from PIERS, a division of the JOC Group.

The Port of Portland is set to continue paying subsidies to ocean carriers to avoid losing services to its container terminal facility. Port authorities this month voted to pay up to $4 million to carriers in a bid to keep shipments moving.

The Port of Jawaharlal Nehru near Mumbai, India has received four new quay cranes from Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co. Ltd (ZPMC). The purchase by terminal operator DP World sets a precedent as India’s security agencies have previously denied clearance to ZPMC to sell gear to ports in the country.

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