Senegal’s president Makky Sall yesterday visited DP World’s flagship facility in Jebel Ali, the Dubai-based operator reports.
The Turkish government has given the go-ahead to build a new port on the Black Sea in Filyos, some 360km east of Istanbul.
Cargotec today announced that Oman’s Raysut Cement has ordered a Siwertell unloader and a blow pump conveying unit for its operations at the ports of Duqm and Sohar.
With projects under way in Dubai, India and Turkey, DP World starts 2014 confident that it can take advantage of the strong intra-Asia and Middle East trades and the growing African market. In a Q&A via e-mail, CEO Mohammed Sharaf told Port Finance International that its company is “one of the best placed terminal operators” to handle the ever larger containerships entering service. He warned however that the industry as a whole needs to invest in infrastructure and training.
Terex Port Solutions (TPS) today announced that it has received an order for 24 rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes from Asyaport, a TIL-led joint venture which is developing a new container terminal on the Sea of Marmara in Turkey.
The Suez Canal Authority has invited 14 consortia to present plans to develop the waterway into a logistics and industrial hub, the Journal of Commerce (JOC) reported today.
Yilport has announced that its new container port in Gemlik (Turkey) has received four Super Post-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes. The machines are expected to service their first container vessel in the first week of April.
Gulftainer wants to make it to the top six of container terminal operators. The Sharjah-based company has unveiled an expansion strategy that targets a global footprint of 35 terminals and a tripling of its throughput by 2020.
It takes more time and money to import cargo through Sokhna, near the Suez Canal, than through other Egyptian ports, according to research published by the IFC (International Finance Corporation) and the World Bank. Sokhna is also the place where export procedures take the longest.