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The port of Antwerp handled 156,515,552 tonnes of freight in the first nine months of this year, up 5.5% on the same period last year. The steady growth in the volume of container freight (up 8.0% in TEU, 5.4% in tonnage) and of liquid bulk (up 7.9%) means that the port of Antwerp is poised to close the year with a total volume of 200 million tonnes.

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EUR 150 million investment planned.
4 STS Cranes and 14 ARMGs ordered for Spring 2017.
New 800,000 TEU annual capacity deep-water terminal opens January 2018, providing new logistics alternatives for Western Europe. 

Published in Finance Deals
Monday, 12 October 2015 14:56

Peel Ports Pledge For Armed Forces

Leading UK port operator, Peel Ports Group, has been recognised as the UK’s top company in this year’s prestigious Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 league table.

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London, UK, 8 September 2015 – Slowing global trade and a bloated orderbook of large vessel capacity mean that container shipping is set for another three years of overcapacity and financial pain, according to the latest Container Forecaster report published by global shipping consultancy Drewry.

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Hutchison Port Holdings Limited (HPH) subsidiary Barcelona Europe South Terminal (BEST) moved 15.000 TEU via rail in August, breaking its previous record of 13.000 TEU set in March of this year. During August BEST serviced nearly 300 trains, a 25% increase on its monthly average.

Professor Richard Wilding OBE FCILT is the new Chairman of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK (CILT). Richard has been a member of the Institute since 1992 and a Board member since 2011. He is also Chair (Full Professor) in Supply Chain Strategy at the Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Cranfield School of Management UK.

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Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) has placed a promissory note loan on the debt capital market (DCM) for the first time. The total volume is around € 75 million. The income will be used to replace a higher interest rate shareholder loan in the non-listed real estate subgroup (S division). The high level of demand meant that the promissory note loan was subscribed more than three times over.

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YILPORT HOLDING of YILDIRIM GROUP in Turkey is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with Portugal’s MOTA-ENGIL Group and NOVO BANCO to acquire 100% of the shares of the Portuguese port management company, TERTIR, and its portfolio of port terminals and forwarder / support services businesses located across Europe and Latin America.

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Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) is continuing with its expansion programme at the Container Terminal Burchardkai (CTB). Once operations commence in 2017, four new storage blocks will further boost the efficiency and capacity of the terminal. The CTB will then be able to deal even more effectively with peak loads at the hinterland, which are expected due to the increasing number of mega-ship calls. In June, HHLA ordered another three state-of-the-art container gantry cranes for the CTB which are able to handle ships with a capacity of 20,000 standard containers (TEU). In addition, two more tracks will be laid at CTB’s container rail terminal in the medium term.

Published in Emerging Economies
Monday, 28 September 2015 18:01

HHLA: Certified Quality

The HHLA Container Terminals Altenwerder (CTA) and Tollerort (CTT) have once again received one of the most prestigious certifications in the industry.


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