How many rugby players can you squeeze into an old GPO telephone box, or students into a Mini? It was a question that came to mind when I read about the arrival on the scene of the monstrous container ship MSC Gulsun, freshly delivered and soon to inflict its 23,000 teu upon the waiting world of container terminals.

Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) announced that its subsidiary SMIT Salvage was awared two five-year marine salvage contracts to serve as the exclusive marine salvage and engineering support contractor for the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), the division of the US Navy responsible for engineering, building, buying and maintaining Navy ships and submarines, Boskalis in a statement.

The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) has relaxed the requirements for residue cargo requirements for liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers to benefit from ballasting due rates.

Major port operator DP World is teaming up with Egyptian government-linked parties to develop a new inland container deport (ICD) that is expected to boost the flow of cargo into inland areas.

DP World has signed an agreement with the Suez Canal Authority and the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone) to implement the first phase of development of an integrated industrial and residential zone in Sokhna, Egypt.

The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) is continuing to roll out rebates on tolls this time for crude tankers between the US Gulf, the Caribbean, and Latin America and Asian ports.

The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) is extending toll discounts for dry bulk vessels until the end of 2018.

Adm. Mohab Mamish, chairman of the Suez Canal Authority and Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone), and Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, group chairman and ceo of DP World, have unveiled further details of the joint plan to develop a special economic zone around Sokhna on the Egyptian Red Sea coast.

Jeddah’s Red Sea Gateway Terminal (RSGT) has just taken delivery of four new super post-panamax ship-to-shore quay cranes from China’s ZPMC.

The Suez Canal Authority has further extended rebates for containerships from ports of the East Coast of America heading to South and South East Asian ports.

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