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CMA CGM posts Q2 profit

France-based shipping line CMA CGM, the third largest container shipping group in the world, posted strong profits in the second quarter of 2013. Read More »

Joint efforts reduce Mombasa congestion

Daily cargo flow has increased to 1,700 containers [Picture: Google Images]

Container and general cargo off-take at the East African port of Mombasa has increased by about 42% as a result of the joint efforts of the government, stakeholders and other agents, as well as and the ongoing removal of transit-traffic barriers from the Northern Corridor that links the port and its hinterland. Read More »

Long Beach eliminates 81% of diesel air pollution

The Port of Long Beach has cut diesel particulates by 81% since 2005, according to a recent analysis. The results for 2012 mark six straight years of improving air quality in the harbour area thanks to the Port's focused efforts to reduce air pollution caused by goods movement. Read More »

ISS appointed port agent for London Gateway

London Gateway has seen investment worth £1.5bn

Inchape Shipping Services (ISS) was recently appointed as port agent for the vessel Pictor J which berthed at DP World’s (DPW) London Gateway ahead of the first commercial vessels which will arrive after the official opening in Q4 later this year. Read More »

Port Everglades ICTF is on track

The Port Everglade ICTF is scheduled for mid 2014 completion

The Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) is building a US$53m, 42.5 acres (17.2 ha) intermodal container transfer facility (ICTF) at Port Everglades to transfer international and domestic containers between ship and rail, and to handle domestic containers to/from the Eastern US market. Read More »

Container port sector remains dynamic and profitable despite changes

Drewry’s latest annual report on global and international container terminal operators shows that the sector remains dynamic and profitable, but that numerous changes are also taking place. All terminal operators face the challenge of growth on two fronts – growth in container demand and growth in ship sizes. Read More »