The largest terminal operator at Jeddah Islamic Port (JIP), Red Sea Gateway Terminal (RSGT), is increasingly confident that its goal of taking over the management and operation of JIP’s North Container Terminal (NCT) could come to fruition early next year.

In Profile: King Abdullah Port are a Platinum Sponsor of the Saudi Maritime Congress and will be in attendance at the event in Riyadh on 11-12 March.  Ahead of the show, they share with Seatrade Maritime News their achievements to date in the region, and their vision for the future looking ahead to Saudi Vision 2030.

DP World’s new deepwater terminal being built at Posorja, Ecuador has purchased a new fleet of Kalmar mobile equipment.

There aren’t many things that both sides of the US political spectrum can agree on but the need to invest in domestic infrastructure one appear to be one of them.

Wuhan has launched port optimisation plans along Yangtze river and Han river to upgrade its port structure and reduce port and ship emission in the region.

Hutchison Ports in Thailand is gearing up to handling larger vessels on the mainline east – west trades as it officially starts operations at its $600m Terminal D in Laem Chabang.

In what is becoming so common in Greece these days, good news is often clouded by bad news. China’s Cosco-run port of Piraeus had no sooner announced its goal of handling 5m teu annually is on the horizon after a record-breaking performance in 2018 at the port's three container piers, than it was dealing with allegations of fraud against its clients.

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.

Ocean Network Express (ONE) is forming a joint venture with PSA in Singapore for a 4m teu capacity container terminal.

If only to exploit its unique location at the mouth of the Red Sea, Saudi Arabia, under a new liberal and progressive regime, is making a concerted effort to be a logistics hub for three continents – Asia, Europe and Africa.

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