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Global port operator APM Terminals has announced its acquisition of the largest reefer terminal in the Mediterranean after purchasing the Vado Ligure Reefer Terminal in Italy from GF Group .

Published in Finance Deals

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”.

Published in Regulation and Policy

The Greek government has progressed plans to sell a 51% stake in the Port of Piraeus by September with the publication of a new timetable and draft law designed to support the second phase of tender, local media reports.

Published in Regulation and Policy

UK port operator Associated British Ports (ABP) is to invest £2.2 million to construct a new bulk terminal at the Port of Garston in the  North of England.

Published in Security / Environment

U.S. cruise and terminal operator Carnival Corporation is to invest €30 million to develop a new cruise terminal at the port of Barcelona, the company has announced after receivng approval for the project from authorities.

Published in Regulation and Policy

Competition between Northern European ports has stepped up in the first half of the year but tight margins have failed to impede growth. The Port of Antwerp led rival Rotterdam for container handling growth in H1 2015, posting an increase of 9.5% year on year to 4.83 million TEU while Rotterdam grew just 3.7% y-o-y to 6 million TEU.

Published in Features / Interviews

Turkish port operator Yilport Holdings has announced plans for a new terminal at Rosersberg, Sweden and new rail links linking Stockholm’s Nord Facility with a newly expanded Gavle Container Terminal (GCT).

Published in Finance Deals

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is reportedly planning to sell its portfolio of Greek shipping loan assets for an estimated $5 billion.

Published in Finance Deals

Officials from Omans Port of Duqm expect to award the tender for upgrade work at the site by the end of this year as part of plans to reach capacity of 3.5 million TEU per annum by 2017.

Published in Finance Deals

Chinese bank CEXIM signed a major $1 billion financing framework agreement with French shipping giant CMA CGM today. The deal was one of two major economic partnerships signed as part of Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang visit to  the group’s headquarters in Marseille.

Published in Finance Deals


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