Terminal operator DP World saw container volume growth slip to 1.9% last year to handle 71.4m teu, with throughput at its home base in the UAE declining.

PSA International (PSA) has handled increased container volumes globally for 2018 over the previous year on the back of a slow but steady pace of container trade growth.

China’s Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) retained its top position as the world’s busiest container port for the ninth consecutive year.

Cosco Shipping Ports Limited announced that, COSCO-HIT Terminals (Hong Kong) Limited (CHT), Asia Container Terminals Limited (ACT), Hong Kong International Terminals Limited (HIT) and Modern Terminals Limited (MTL) entered into a Hong Kong Seaport Joint Operating Alliance Agreement to collaborate for the efficient management and operation of the 23 berths at Kwai Tsing port, Hong Kong.

Belgium’s Antwerp port has confirmed a need for additional container handling capacity as the port concluded 2018 with expected growth in all types of cargo.

DP World announced it has achieved growth in diverse fields for its global business portfolio through investments and acquisitions worth $3bn and extended support to environmental initiatives across the globe during 2018.

Sri Lanka’s Colombo port announced that it has handled a record 7m teu for 2018, an increase of 1m teu from the previous year, according to Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA).

The port of Hong Kong saw its container throughput inched down in November compared to the year-ago level, according to statistics from the Hong Kong Marine Department.

DP World is introducing a world’s first intelligent high bay container storing system touted as the disruptive technology that will radically improve operations.

Singapore port container volumes have inched up in November compared to year-ago levels, putting the republic on track to achieve a historic high throughput this year.

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