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Dube TradePort in South Africa has been designated a special economic zone (SEZ) by President Jacob Zuma in abid to attract further investment to teh fast growing precint.

The long-awaited $706 million Savannah Harbor Expansion Project has received approval from it joint venture partners. The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers signed a Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) to begin construction.

Tianjin Port in in Northern China has received approval from the country’s State Council to double its quay length, allowing the Bejing port to accept more international cargo ships, Chinese news agency Xinhua reports.

The chairman of German logistics company Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG(HHLA) has called for dredging work on the river Elbe to be expedited following a delay to a pivotal ruling awaited from a court in Leipzig.

The United Kingdom Major Ports Group (UKMPG), the country’s leading trade association for large-scale commercial ports, has called on the government to support anew strategy for investment in intermodal infrastructure, along with tougher measures to develop skills and safety training.

In addition to the existant port law "15-02”, a new regulation to enable private investment in Morocco is set to encourage growth in the country’s port sector, Noureddine Farih CEO of CDG Capital infrastructures said at the Port Finance International Morocco conference today.

Ports in Seattle (Washington), Norfolk (Virginia) and Newark (New Jersey) are among the beneficiaries of this year’s TIGER grants awarded by the US Department of Transportation.

The Port of Seattle will receive a $20 million federal grant that will go towards modernising one of its container terminals, Washington state senator Patty Murray has announced.

West African bodies have agreed to create a company that will seek foreign direct investment to build infrastructure in the region and will be responsible for managing project execution.

APM Terminals has lambasted the “underperformance” of Latin American ports, especially Brazilian ones, calling for “realistic and practical concession terms” to encourage Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).


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