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APM Terminals which currently holds a 75% majority share in APM Terminals Zeebrugge will remain the majority owner with Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) which acquired a 25% share in the facility in 2010. Shanghai-based CSCL, established by the China Shipping Group in 1997, is now the world’s ninth largest shipping company with 141 vessels, representing an overall capacity of ... Read More »

First Hemispheric Convention on port logistics and competition

Mexico’s Secretariat of Communications and Transports (SCT) and the Integral Port Administration of Lázaro Cárdenas (APILC) in conjunction with the OAS Secretariat of the Inter-American Committee on Ports, have organised the first ever Hemispheric Convention on Port Logistics and Competition which will be held at the Hotel Las Brisas Ixtapa, Playa Vista Hermosa Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico from Wednesday, November 3 to Friday, November 5, 2010. Read More »

Port Everglades awards a new container terminal lease

A 10-year operating lease has been awarded to SeaFreight Agencies for a new 25 acre (10 ha) terminal facility in Port Everglades. SeaFreight will be the first tenant at the nearly completed 43 acre container yard in the port's Southport area. Read More »

Colombo port activities to increase rapidly

Colombo’s port activities are expected to increase rapidly over the next 12 to 18 months. The increase is due to the expansion of the Colombo South Port terminal, the opening of the new Hambantota bulk terminal, increased transhipment activities within South Asia, the substitution of long distance land-based transport with coastal shipments and the commencement of regular East Africa sea transport services. Read More »

Time for Teasport

Tea and coffee merchants, Taylors of Harrogate, has awarded PD Ports a ten year contract to handle 100 per cent of its tea and coffee imports, securing around 10 jobs. This follows a successful 12 month trial, handling fifty per cent of Taylors’ tea and coffee UK imports, through PD Ports-owned Teesport on the north-east coast. Read More »