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Container shipping industry launches public awareness drive

The global container shipping industry yesterday launched a major public awareness drive in London with the formation of The Container Shipping Information Service (CSIS). Its aim is to increase public understanding and appreciation worldwide of the benefits and impact that this hitherto relatively unknown industry has on daily life. Read More »

Dunkerque’s determination

One year after the takeover of the container terminal of the West Port of Dunkerque by APM Terminals (61%) Terminal Link, a CMA-CGM subsidiary (30%), and the Port Authority of Dunkerque PAD (9%), the development of the NFTI container terminal is now well under way. Read More »

Hanjin to Develop Isla Verde Terminal

Being the only one, Hanjin Shipping has been chosen as the preferred bidder to develop the Isla Verde Exterior Container Terminal in Spain’s Port of Algeciras Bay, following the completion of the bidding process on Friday 21 December 2007. Read More »

Grinrod and DP World take over Maputo

Durban-based Grindrod Group has extended its interests in the port of Maputo with the acquisition of UK shareholder Mersey Docks Group’s shares in Maputo Port Development Company (MPDC). This follows closely Grindrod’s acquisition last November of the 12% stake held by Swedish construction company Skanska as well as an earlier purchase of Portuguese Liscont’s shareholding as reporterd by South Africa’s Ports & Ships Newsletter. Read More »

Three Canada port authorities amalgamate

The Canadian government’s Certificate of Amalgamation that combines the port authorities of the Fraser River, North Fraser and Vancouver into a single entity, became effective on January 1, 2008. Read More »

New joint venture terminal for Singapore

Pacific International Lines (PIL) and PSA Singapore Terminals PSA) have formed a joint venture (JV) to operate and manage a dedicated container terminal for PIL in Singapore. The new terminal, PIL-PSA Singapore Terminal Pte Ltd (PPST), will operate three container berths at the Keppel Terminal and will have representatives from both companies on its Board and Management team. Read More »