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Drewry: Ports moving from growth to value sector

Forecast global/international container terminal operator capacity ranking, 2020 Source: Drewry Maritime Research

The container ports industry is entering a new phase as a value sector due to the increasing merger and acquisition (M&A) activity, shipping consultancy Drewry has claimed in a report. In its new Global Container Terminal Operators Annual Review and Forecast 2016, the consultancy pointed out that due to a combination of slower demand growth, larger liner shipping alliances and ... Read More »

Ports America and Port Tampa Bay extend terminal concession

Ports America, which currently operates Florida’s Port Tampa Bay Container Terminal, has signed an amended container agreement with the Tampa Bay port authority which will be valid until May 2046. The company also agreed to a new breakbulk concession of five years which includes two one-year concession options. Ports America stevedoring president Tom Perdue stated that the terminal operator and ... Read More »

Terberg terminal tractors arrive in Liverpool

Peel Ports have spent over US$3.4m on the terminal tractors

Thirty-three new terminal tractors have arrived in Liverpool, ahead of the opening of the new Liverpool2 terminal. The YT222 tractors, manufactured by Dutch company Terberg, will service Peel Port’s existing Royal Seaforth Container Terminal and its new Liverpool2 terminal. The tractors and their Seacom 70-tonne trailers represent an investment of more than £2.6m (US$3.4m). Colin Darroch, Peel Ports’s head of ... Read More »