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USNS Carson City Departs Lagos, Nigeria

Nigeria

The Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Carson City (T-EPF 7) departed Lagos, Nigeria, July 29, 2019, after completing a scheduled port visit in support of its 2019 Africa...

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‘Olokola Deep Seaport ‘ll earn $9b annually, create 1m jobs’

Nigeria

With the cancellation of the Badagry Deep Seaport project, attention seems to have shifted to the proposed Olokola Deep Seaport in Ondo State.A top stakeholder in the shipping sector and Victory...

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Shanghai rated world's best-connected port

China

A Chinese port has topped the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD) 2019 ranking of the world’s best-connected ports.The Port of Shanghai garnered a connectivity score of 134...

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The 2020 Global Ports Forum Awards

United States

The 2020 Global Ports Forum Awards.Join us with Achievers of Ports/Terminals Excellence at 2020 Global Ports Forum Awards, Dubai, UAE, 26 Feb 2020.The 2020 Global Ports Forum Awards.Join us with...

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Port of Rotterdam Authority launches new company PortXchange to make digital shipping app Pronto available to ports worldwide

Netherlands

On August 8th 2019, the Port of Rotterdam Authority will launch its new company PortXchange Products BV (“PortXchange”). This entity is set up to offer the Pronto platform and application to ports...

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Decongest Apapa with ports outside Lagos

Nigeria

A recent lamentation by the Organised Private Sector (OPS), that the Nigerian economy lost a whopping N6 trillion to the protracted gridlock in Apapa should spur the authorities to seek ways of...

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Rotterdam Port to Welcome Black Marlin

Netherlands

The heavy-lift vessel Black Marlin will arrive in the Port of Rotterdam on Monday 12 August.This semi-submersible vessel departed on Monday, 17th June Shanghai, on deck with eighteen Concordia Damen...

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Port operations in Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Port operationsApproval What government approvals are required in your jurisdiction for a port operator to commence operations following construction? How long does it typically take to obtain...

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Smart Ports Paper Proposes Global Connectivity

Netherlands

The British Ports Association and the Port of Rotterdam have launched a new joint smart ports paper examining port digitalization.The paper notes the many different parties operating at a port...

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Ghana expands port facility with $475m

Ghana

As part of the efforts to make Ghana a trans-shipment hub in the West African Sub-region, the country has initiated a $475 million port expansion project at the Takoradi Port in the Western...

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Bangladesh plans Matarbari sea port with Japanese loan

Bangladesh

The Chittagong Port Authority has proposed constructing a sea port at Matarbari in Cox’s Bazar with loan from Japan after it has abandoned the plan to build a deep-sea port just 25 kilometres away...

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Namibia opens new port terminal at Walvis Bay

Namibia

Namibian president, Hage Geingob has inaugurated a new $200 million port terminal at Walvis Bay, an extension that will double the country’s port capacity from 350,000 containers to 750,000 per...

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Meet over doing business via Port of Antwerp

India

Ludhiana, August 5 The Port of Antwerp in association with FIEO, Punjab, organised an exporters’ meet in Ludhiana. Officials from Port of Antwerp and Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) came for he...

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WACT commissions $10m mega cranes at Onne port

Nigeria

Following increased vessel traffic experienced at eastern ports due to the recent diversion of cargoes due to the Apapa gridlock in Lagos port, the West Africa Container Terminal (WACT), has...

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Regional focus: Malaysia & Indonesia port projects

Malaysia

Indonesia and Malaysia are launching port projects to rival Singapore’s status as a transhipment and oil trading hub. First, Indonesian state-owned port operator Pelindo I will spend IDR1.2 trillion...