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Middle East & Africa

The world’s largest containership, the MOL Triumph, has been delivered to Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) from Samsung Heavy Industries. 
Kalmar has received an order for 21 forklifts, five empty container handlers, and four reachstackers for the New Port Project (NPP) in Qatar. 
Alliances for Hong Kong-based container line Orient Overseas Container Lines (OOCL) are a double positive, helping to not only provide scale but also increase efficiencies.
Nakilat has assumed full ship management and operations of Q-Flex LNG carrier Mesaimeer from STASCo (Shell Trading and Shipping Company Ltd). 
Capital Link’s 2017 Shipping Conference, now in its 11th year, drew a standing-room only crowd, with financial industry participants greatly outnumbering shipping people.
The Ship Registry of Liberia (LISCR) announced it has passed the historic milestone of 150m gross tonnes (gt), confirming its position as the second largest ship registry in the world,…
New carrier Djibouti Shipping Lines (DSL) plans to launch a container shuttle service in April connecting Djibouti to Berbera (Somaliland), according to Alphaliner. 
DP World’s chairman and ceo has met with President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela to explore logistics and industrial parks and other opportunities related to the Panama Canal expansion.
With less than three years away from the IMO Marpol Annex VI global 0.5% fuel sulphur rule, shipowners and operators are increasingly pressed for time to decide on which option…
Global container volumes bounced back to grow 4% in the fourth quarter of 2016 according to analyst Alphaliner.
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