As offshore wind activity increases along the US East Coast, a big ramp-up in port activity is expected; there is already evidence of this at ports in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. With this will come a demand for newbuild heavy lift vessels installation vessels specifically for the wind energy trades.
The Chinese city of Nantong is to develop a new port area Tongzhou Wan to strengthen its container cargo handling capacity.
How many rugby players can you squeeze into an old GPO telephone box, or students into a Mini? It was a question that came to mind when I read about the arrival on the scene of the monstrous container ship MSC Gulsun, freshly delivered and soon to inflict its 23,000 teu upon the waiting world of container terminals.
China’s north port company, Qinhuangdao Port is to set up a joint venture with a number of coal, port and shipping industry players to improve coal transport and supply chain.
Singapore has started development of the second phase of its new mega-container port in Tuas.
China’s Jiangxi province has issued plans to consolidate local port resources and will set up a provincial port management company to push forward the process.
A K Line vessel serving its long term contract with Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) recently became the first fully laden capesize bulker to call a GCC port.
Political and financial interests remain at loggerheads over the future China's Cosco Shipping’s investment plan for Piraeus, one of the leading Mediterranean leading container ports.
China Merchants Port Group, a subsidiary of China Merchants Group, has signed co-operation agreement with China Mobile and Huawei for 5G port industry development, and opened its 5G intelligent port innovation lab at Shenzhen.