Indonesia's main port Tanjung Priok faces a massive strike with planned combined industrial action by workers at both the Jakarta International Container Terminal (JICT) and the smaller ICTSI-PBM Adipurusa joint venture terminal.

Just when it seemed it was a case of plain sailing for Cosco Shipping’s plans to further develop Greece’s Piraeus as Asia’s gateway to much of southern Europe a new hurdle has emerged.

The Port of Antwerp, through its subsidiary Port of Antwerp International (PAI), will invest $10m in Porto do Açu, a privately owned port complex in São João da Barra, in the northern part of Rio de Janeiro State, in Brazil.

The port of Rotterdam has registered growth in container throughput for the first six months of this year, aided by higher productivity of terminals and a sharp increase in feeder traffic.

As a higher base effect started to kick in, throughput at the port of Hong Kong slowed dramatically in June, with overall volumes almost flat at 1.66m teu and rising by just a couple of tens of thousands of containers from the previous corresponding period.

Marine fuels supplier Peninsula Petroleum has started physical supply operations in Spain’s Barcelona port, utilising the 7,500-dwt bunker tanker Alliance Spirit.

Container volumes at the port of Singapore have risen in June compared to the year-ago level, according to preliminary estimates from the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).

China’s Qinhuangdao Port Co has updated that container handling volumes at Qinhuangdao port have risen in the first six months of this year compared to the year-ago period.

The stalled port of Davao modernization project looks like it has some hope of rejuvenation, with local media reporting that quoting Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III as saying the government still intends to push through with the modernization of the port.

China’s Shanghai port has handled higher container volumes in June compared to the year-ago period, according to figures released by Shanghai International Port (Group) Co (SIPG).

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