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China’s top container carrier Cosco Shipping Lines signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding with Africa-based Bolloré Transport & Logistics to develop new opportunities in transport, logistics and port infrastructure.

Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) has been awarded a $55m contract for the transportation of a large number of modules for a North American LNG export facility. The contract has additional options for extensions, worth up to $30m, Boskalis said in a statement.

The frustrations of port operators over poor road and rail connectivity came across loud and clear during research for a new report on port connectivity in the UK.

Amid fears that shipping will be disproportionately penalised at the Paris COP21 conference, French container line CMA CGM has come out in support of shipping, claiming reductions in its own emissions of 50% in 10 years.

It is a question often asked – how many people outside the ports and shipping industry actually give any thought as to how their food, clothes, fuel and other items find their way across the world to appear on the shop shelf or petrol forecourt?