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Restrictions on container vessels carrying hazardous goods at Tianjin Port

Container ships with hazardous goods on board are currently unable to berth and discharge at Tianjin Port due to new restrictions. All arriving dangerous cargo has been requested to remain on board . Tianjin Municipal Transport Commission has issued notice to the port to cease handling tankers and container vessels carrying hazardous substances, following last week’s warehouse explosion. The commission ... Read More »

China seeks to strengthen ports and shipping influence in Colombo

China Merchants Holding (CHM), a subsidiary of China Merchants Group, is looking to invest in a new container terminal in Sri Lanka’s Port of Colombo. CHM is expected to be limited to a 49% stake in East Container Terminal, owing to Sri Lanka’s new joint venture regulations while the Sri Lankan Ports Authority (SLPA) will own the remaining 51%. Ports minister, ... Read More »

Single digit growth is “the new normal” says Qingdao chairman

DP World's terminal in Qingdao outperformed the market with double digit growth in 2014

The chairman of Qingdao Port International, Zheng Minghui, has said in a statement that lower rates of growth are “the new normal” for the Chinese container terminal industry. He said that the era of rapid growth has gone and been replaced by “medium-to high or even medium” growth. Put differently, he said, growth has gone from double digits to single ... Read More »

Thailand to work with China on ambitious rail project

Work on a US$12.2bn rail project between Thailand and China will begin this year, Thailand’s Transport Minister Air Chief Marshall Prajin Juntong has announced. The two countries reportedly agreed to build the railway in December of last year with a view to connecting ports in the east of Thailand to the border with Laos. According to the Bangkok Post, the ... Read More »

Nicaragua launches work on canal project

HKND Group Chairman Wang Jing speaks during the start of the first works of the Interoceanic Grand Canal in Brito town

Some 18 months after the highly controversial concession was granted to the Hong Kong-based HKND Group, Nicaragua has officially begun work on its hugely ambitious interoceanic canal project. “This moment will surely go down in history. I announce the start of work on the great canal of Nicaragua,” HKND boss Wang Jing said at the official ceremony, held in the ... Read More »

Sri Lankan opposition party want to scrap Colombo’s port city

The current Port of Colombo

Sri Lanka’ opposition party intend to scrap an impending $1.5bn port project, agreed between China Communications Construction (CCC) and the current government, if it wins the presidential election next month. Former prime minister and opposition leader, Ranil Wickremesinghe, denounced the plans to turn the nation’s capital, Colombo, into a port city, as a haphazard reclamation” of land with no regard ... Read More »

Additional Terex E-RTGs bound for Ningbo

The new units will be commissioned next year

Terex Port Solutions (TPS) will supply ten of electric rubber-tyred gantry cranes to Ningbo Port Co. Ltd. (Ningbo) in China. The cranes will be delivered in two batches to Ningbo’s Yuandong Terminal in the Port of Ningbo, situated some 100 km south of Shanghai. The first six units will be commissioned in June 2015, the remaining four in October 2015. The new ... Read More »

Banned ZPMC cranes shipped to Jawaharlal Nehru Port

India has banned ZPMC from supplying its cranes to the country's state-owned ports

Four banned quay cranes are being delivered to the Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Mumbai and will arrive on 29 November. The cranes were manufactured by Chinese state-owned company Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co (ZPMC). The Indian security services have banned the company from supplying India’s state-owned ports due to its links with the Chinese government. Jawaharlal Nehru Port is owned ... Read More »

Record first nine months of the year for Hamburg

The Port of Hamburg handled 7.4m teu in the first nine months of 2014

Europe’s second busiest port, the Port of Hamburg, has posted record figures for the first nine months of the year, with container handling throughput at 7.4m teu, a 6.4% rise. Driven by trade with Asia, and more specifically China, the German port enlarged its market share of container traffic in Northern Europe from 26.1% to 26.7% over the period from ... Read More »

First of CSCL’s new 19,000 teu ships named

The CSCL Globe

The first of China Shipping Container Lines’ (CSCL) five 19,000 teu capacity vessels, which will depose Maersk’s Triple-E class ships as the world’s largest, has been named at a ceremony held by builder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI). Measuring 400 m in length, 58.6 m in width and 30.5 m in depth, the ship, named CSCL Globe, will be deployed on ... Read More »