China’s Ningbo-Zhoushan port reported a container throughput of 26m teu in 2018, pushing it up into the ranks world’s top three container port for the first time.

The switch by Maersk Line and MSC of a transatlantic service from Liverpool from Felixstowe last July after the latter port suffered severe delays due to problems with a new terminal operating system has become permanent.

PSA International (PSA) has handled increased container volumes globally for 2018 over the previous year on the back of a slow but steady pace of container trade growth.

Following the heavy defeat in the British parliament for the Prime Minister Teresa May’s Brexit deal the British Ports Association (BPA) has urged the government to do “whatever is necessary to avoid a disorderly withdrawal from the EU”.

The port of Singapore saw an 8.7% growth in container volumes to hit 36.6m teu last year, confirming the city state's position as the world's second largest boxport.

The Competition Commission of Hong Kong announced that it has started investigation into the Hong Kong Seaport Alliance on its potential breach of competition rules.

North Chinese port operator Yantai Port Group has signed agreements with two subsidiaries of PetroChina to jointly build the LNG receiving station at west port area of Yantai Port and facilities of a 300,000 tonne-class crude oil terminal.

Stena Line has inaugurated the onshore power supply connection at the Port of Oslo.

Former Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has been appointed as legal representative and chairwoman of Shantou International Container Terminal (SICT).

Piraeus has climbed to second place among the Mediterranean’s highest-ranking commercial ports at the end of 2018, thanks to its status  as a container handler.

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