Qatar-based Milaha has launched the first phase of a new logistics complex in the country.

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has inked a 25-year concession agreement with the Port of Zeebrugge that will nearly double its terminal footprint in the Belgian port.

German marine systems supplier Hoppe Marine has opened up in Singapore.

Automation, optimisation and digitisation are going to be the new buzz words in the port sector, Kalmar Asia Pacific senior vice-president Peter McLean told Seatrade Maritime News.

Shipping and logistics services group GAC hosted a special event for partners, colleagues at the Beach Rotana in Abu Dhabi to mark 50 years of the company’s involvement in the Emirate.

Adm. Mohab Mamish, chairman of the Suez Canal Authority and Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone), and Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, group chairman and ceo of DP World, have unveiled further details of the joint plan to develop a special economic zone around Sokhna on the Egyptian Red Sea coast.

Former Maersk and Damco senior executive Thomas Knudsen is moving to Toll Group to head up its global forwarding division based in Singapore.

Malaysian shipping company MISC continues to divest non-core assets, disposing of its 25% stake in Trans-Ware Logistics (TWL), a Sri Lanka joint venture.

DP World is to build a new 400 m berth at the port of Caucedo in the Dominican Republic.

The full container load (FCL) is dying, declared IDS Medical Systems North Asia regional md Tommy Lui. With e-commerce worth some $1.9trn at comprising slightly less than 9% of total retail sales globally and predicted to make up 15% by 2020, this is would seem like a debatable claim.

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