With the President Trump's administration one year in, the talk has turned back to Infrastructure revival in the US, an important theme in 2016’s campaign season.

It is not a lot of fun, after a long voyage across endless ocean, to be trapped aboard your ship in port, because the authorities will grant no shore leave to the members of the crew.

Dunkerque Port, France’s largest gateway for non-hydrocarbons traffic, achieved throughput of 50.4m tonnes in 2017, an increase of 3% over the previous year.

Could it be second time lucky for China’s new impetus to push through its flagship free trade zone in Shanghai?

Within days of the launch of  2018, China Cosco Shipping launched a number of new projects to upgrade Piraeus to further strengthen the Greek port as Asia’s gateway to Eastern and Central Europe.

Smaller port operators may have a chance to leapfrog into the limelight as global trade patterns change, with gateway ports gaining prominence, and this year could prove to be transformative.

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) ceo Junichiro Ikeda says a full-scale recovery of shipping markets is still in the making.

The British Ports Association (BPA) warns that the government is losing sight of opportunities to develop port areas once the country is free from EU regulations.

PSA has awarded Kalmar another three-year contract for the maintenance and repair of mobile equipment.

Domestic trade cargo throughput in the third quarter rose at ports in China, as did overall trade in South Korea. In the container trade, throughput rose at North American ports while growth stagnated in Europe due to the varying effects of the realignment of the alliances on the various sectors.

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