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SA ports at risk of a complete shutdown

South Africa

CAPE TOWN – The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) said in a statement on Tuesday that its members at Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) were set to down tools tomorrow...

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Big ambitions at Gdansk, but infrastructure could be a snag

Poland

A strong 2018 means Poland’s Gdansk has the potential to compete with the largest container ports in northern Europe.Last year, the port handled some 2m teu, capping off a decade in which volumes...

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Joy as R4bn contract to deepen Durban port scrapped

South Africa

Durban - An environmentalist has welcomed the termination of a more than R4billion contract to deepen the berths in the city’s port, saying he was not surprised by the move.Desmond D’Sa, of the...

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Nigeria to construct a US $99.7m dry port in Ibadan

Nigeria

Nigeria is set to construct an Inland Dry Port (IDP) in Ibadan at a cost of US $99m. Abiola Ajimobi, the Oyo State outgoing Governor announced the reports and handed over the vital documents for the...

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Largest ship to ever visit Timaru bodes well for port's future

New Zealand

A monstrous container ship's brief visit to Timaru was a test run that could result in other ships of a similar size using the port. The Rio de Janeiro, which docked about 11pm on Sunday and left...

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Port of Hamburg Extends Project EMMA

Germany

The project partners received the approval for the EMMA Extension application by the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme.EMMA Extension builds on the EMMA projects’ analyses, results and...

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China faces new competition as Japan, India eye Sri Lanka port

China

India, Japan and Sri Lanka are weighing the development of a terminal at the bustling port of Colombo in a country that's seen ongoing political controversies related to investments from China's...

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The Lilypond Solution to Apapa Gridlock

Nigeria

The conversion of Lilypond Terminal into a Transit Trailer Park (LTTP) by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the presidential order on Apapa Ports’ decongestion in two weeks are expected to...

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Port of Québec Announces Deal with Hutchison Ports and CN Rail to Develop New $775 Million Container Terminal

Canada

QUÉBEC CITY, May 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ - The Québec Port Authority ("QPA") is proud to announce the signing of a long-term commercial agreement with Hutchison Ports, the world's leading port network,...

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Huge overhaul at Port of Maputo

Mozambique

DURBAN - KwaZulu-Natal’s neighbouring port and rival for the traffic from Gauteng the Port of Maputo has undergone a radical refurbishment since it became privatised via a series of concessions, in...

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Bam completes first two phases of Saqr Port expansion

United Arab Emirates

Dutch contracting giant Bam says Phases 1 and 2 of Ras Al Khaimah port were delivered to client in spring 2019Bam International, the Dubai-based subsidiary of Dutch contracting giant Royal Bam Group,...

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Port of Rotterdam sees significant progress in development HES Hartel Tank Terminal

Netherlands

In recent months significant progress has been made in the development of the HES Hartel Tank Terminal, a project of HES International, Port of Rotterdam said in its release.Environmental,...

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Port of Hamburg reports upswing in strong first quarter

Germany

Four new Transatlantic services and rising bulk cargo handling The Port of Hamburg is on a growth course and seaborne cargo was up 6.0 per cent at 34.6 million tons in the first quarter of 2019....

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Presidency Orders Immediate Clearance Of Apapa Port Congestion

Nigeria

The presidency has issued a directive for the immediate clearance of Apapa Port Congestion and emergency clean-up of gridlock on Apapa road.This was disclosed in a statement signed on Tuesday by...

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Port of Manzanillo to Dredge Navigation Channels

Mexico

Mexican state-owned port administrator Administración Portuaria Integral de Manzanillo S.A, also known as (API Manzanillo), said in late April it plans to “immediately” dredge the facility’s access...