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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...

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Port development meet elicits mixed response

India

While some stakeholders cite negative impact on ecology and fishermen’s livelihood, others bat for an integrated approach A public hearing organised by the Port Department to develop Puducherry port...

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Nigeria: FG plans to establish dry ports in Osun, Kebbi, Anambra

Nigeria

WorldStage NewsOnline—- As part of efforts to end the gridlock in Lagos sea port, the Federal Government is considering establishing more dry ports across the country.Chidi Izuwah,...

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Benin modernizing its port to overtake Togo, Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana in the sector

West Africa

*Benin is making efforts in re-investing in its major port in its capital Cotonou.The change had been slow but consistence over the past several years aimed at making the harbour competitive. * The...

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'Dubai Ports': Djibouti Continues to Challenge Law, Rejects Rulings on 'Duraleh' Station

United Arab Emirates

Dubai Ports World (DP World) has confirmed that the move by the government of Djibouti to take action later this week by prompting the country's Supreme Court to disregard all previous international...

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Several Companies Dispute Port of Bahia Blanca Dredging Tenders

Argentina

Several groups, including Jan De Nul and a consortium made up of Van Oord and Marine Contractors BV, are disputing two separate maintenance dredging projects at the Argentinian Port of Bahia Blanca,...

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Sabah’s ports are being upgraded

Malaysia

The Malaysian state of Sabah has unveiled a masterplan to upgrade and expand its ageing ports. Sabah Ports, a subsidiary of the publicly listed conglomerate Suria Capital Holdings, in which the...

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Nigeria commissions cargo handling equipment at Onne Port

Nigeria

Nigeria has commissioned US $10m cargo handling equipment at Onne Port. The commissioning of the cargo which was due to increase vessel traffic experienced at Eastern ports as a result of the recent...