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CMA CGM has sealed a deal with India’s Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) to develop a new container terminal at Mundra port, marking CMA CGM’s first port investment in India.

APM Terminals Yokohama has topped JOC's productivity table with 163 container moves per vessel hour (MPH), sharing the top spot with Tianjin Xingang Sinor Terminal.

The port of Hong Kong saw a 4.5% rise in throughput in May to 1.95m teu from 1.87m teu as the figures normalised after the port strike in April last year. Volumes at the main Kwai Tsing terminals rose 9% to 1.56m teu.

The countdown has begun but shippers are not waiting. Negotiations between West Coast dockworkers and the Pacific Maritime Association are in progress in the face of a 1 July expiration of the existing contract, but contingency planning is underway.

APM Terminals' (APMT) low operating margin compared to its competitors is not due to lower port tariffs for Maersk Line, the terminal operator has told Alphaliner.

The port infrastructure in Southeast Asia is not evenly developed and this will be a problem if the much vaunted Asean Economic Community (AEC) is to come into effect by next year as planned.

China’s Shanghai port handled a higher volume of containers in May over the previous corresponding period, while volumes remained stable month-on-month.

The Malaysian government has clarified that it is still looking for a suitable location to expand Port Klang’s capacity, and that both the existing port operators, Westports and Northport, would be given the first right of refusal to develop a third terminal, local reports quoted sources as saying.

Lazaro Cardenas Container Terminal (LCT), operated by Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH), has completed its second phase expansion at a total cost of $225m following the arrival of two new STS super post-panamax cranes and five additional gantry (RTG) cranes.

Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port is aiming to offer bunker prices at the “lowest possible rate” in the region when it commences bunkering operations by the middle of June, reports said.

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