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Port bosses warn Brexit may cause traffic chaos, but also opportunities

United Kingdom

The road network of the south east of England could become choked due to congestion at Dover if there is a hard Brexit, our Ports Development Conference has heard.Tim Morris, Chief Executive of UK...

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China to invest $250m in Ibadan’s dry port to decongest Lagos’ port

Nigeria

China would invest $250 million on a dry port in Ibadan that will decongest the ports in Lagos and speed up clearance of goods by the Customs Service.The Chairman of China Railway Construction...

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Empty North Sea gas fields to be used to bury 10m tonnes of C02

Netherlands

Three of the largest ports in Europe – Rotterdam, Antwerp and Ghent – are to be used to capture and bury 10m tonnes of CO2 emissions under the North Sea in what will be the biggest project of its...

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Chinese Banks Pledge $1.902bn To Nigerian Railway, Port Projects

Nigeria

Two Chinese banks –Export-Import Bank of China and the China Development Bank –have committed in loans about $1.902bn into railway and deep seaport projects in Nigeria.The Commercial Consul,...

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Port Report: A solid first quarter… but forwarders fear Australia’s freight future

Australia

Australian ports recorded in excess of 1.94 million twenty foot equivalent (TEU) container movements during the first quarter of 2019, according to a compilation of the latest data by FreightWaves....

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Port of Rotterdam Authority and Port of Guangzhou sign sister port agreement

Netherlands

On Tuesday, 7 May 2019, representatives of the Port of Rotterdam Authority and the port authority of Guangzhou met in the Chinese port to sign a partnership agreement.Both organisations will be...

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Kaduna Dry Port to create 24,000 jobs, says Bello

Nigeria

- 24,000 jobs will be created when the Kaduna Dry Port links to Niger Republic and Chad- This was revealed by the executive secretary of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Hassan Bello- Bello stated this...

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First vessel to make big crossing from Antwerp to Brazilian port of Açu

Brazil

Last week the BBC Amethyst anchored in Porto do Açu, Brazil. She is the first vessel to make the big crossing from Antwerp to the Brazilian sea port. Quite an achievement for Port of Antwerp...

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Kaduna Dry Port To Create 24,000 Jobs As NSC Seek Investors

Nigeria

The executive secretary of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Hassan Bello has revealed that about 24,000 direct jobs would be created when the Kaduna Dry ports links to Niger Republic and Chad.Bello,...

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Adani Group plans Rs57,594-cr expansion at Mundra port

India

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ) plans to invest up to Rs57,594 crore to expand capacity at its Mundra port in Gujarat, the country’s biggest commercial port. APSEZ has already...

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Nigeria moves to end gridlocks in Apapa port

Nigeria

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) will soon commission two transit parks at Lillypond and Tin can Island Second Gate to end the gridlocks in Apapa area and enhance effective port operations.Dr....

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Senate Committee seeks waivers to decongest Lagos ports

Nigeria

The Senate Committee on Works has called for a multi-sector approach between the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), and Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency...

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Port of Rotterdam Unveils Food Hub

Netherlands

The Port of Rotterdam has announced the establishment of the Rotterdam Food Hub, strengthening its position as Western Europe’s biggest transit port for agricultural, horticultural and fishery...

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Port of Hamburg Agrees Russia Trade Partnership

Germany

The Port of Hamburg has signed two new cooperation deals with Russian partners, following discussions at the country’s largest logistics trade fair TransRussia.Held from April 15-17, the event...

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Port of Rotterdam Deploys Blockchain for Green Power

Netherlands

The Port of Rotterdam's blockchain incubator, BlockLab, is beginning to launch its first applications, according to the seaport. In a network without central leadership, trust is often lacking, but...