The fight over port facilities in Djibouti continues and potentially pits port operating giants DP World and China Merchants against each other as the former reiterated in a press release that its concession agreement for the Doraleh Container Terminal (DCT) remains in force, and warned that the Djibouti government’s illegal seizure of the facility “doesn’t give the right to any third party to violate the terms of the concession agreement”.

Terminal tractors hardly rate as the world's most exciting high speed vehicles but that hasn't stopped Kalmar from having a test track for them.

Asian Terminals Inc’s (ATI) Manila South Harbour handled over 560,000 teu of international freight in the first six months of 2018, its highest mid-year container volume and 5% higher than the previous corresponding period, local reports said.

The International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) has been boosted by the joining of Ningbo Zhoushan Port Group as a member.

Following Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to South Korea, a $172.6m loan agreement has been signed for the construction of the $199.3m Cebu International Container Port (CICT), local reports cited the Department of Finance (DOF) as saying.

Who would run a stevedoring company these days? It was relatively simple, once – you organised a lot of labour and ordered up new barrows when the old ones got broken, or fell in the dock.

The Port of Hong Kong quickly succumbed to the post Lunar New Year slump, with throughput slumping 7.4% overall to 1.6m teu in March from 1.7m teu in the previous corresponding period.

The Port of Antwerp is taking a step further towards a digital future with a series of innovations that will make its 9m teu Deurganck dock more efficient.

Cosco Shipping Ports (CSP) had another good month in February despite the slowdown from the traditional Lunar New Year lull period. Driven by 38% growth at its overseas terminals, which have now also surpassed the Pearl River Delta cluster to become the group’s highest volume contributor, overall throughput rose 19% to 6.9m teu.

The Port of Colombo has seen good growth in all segments of its container terminal business, driven especially by transhipment boxes which jumped by a fifth to 436,303 teu in January this year compared to 362,541 in January 2017.

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