China’s southern Guangdong province plans to develop a new port area at Bohe, Maoming city to improve cargo handling capacity for the west area of Guangdong.

UK-based BLOK Container Systems has introduced a new equipment to speed up the handling of containers so as to improve the overall operational efficiency at ports.

CMA CGM has penned letters of intent to establish a new joint venture with Ethiopian company MACCFA and to manage Ethiopia’s Modjo Dry Port.

Manila-headquartered International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has handled increased box volumes for 2018 over the previous year, thanks to higher trade activities.

Malaysia’s Sabah ports are set to play a bigger role to cater to future needs and to drive the economy as the state government announced its commitment to develop port infrastructure and attract trades, reports said.

The US Port of Savannah is looking to expand its capacity to simultaneously handle six 14,000 teu containerships by 2024 under a plan unveiled by Georgia Port Authority’s (GPA) Big Berth/Big Ship program.

The removal of trade barriers is key to improving economic development in Africa, according to DP World, which has reaffirmed its commitment to infrastructure investments in Africa.

Belgium’s Antwerp port has confirmed a need for additional container handling capacity as the port concluded 2018 with expected growth in all types of cargo.

DP World announced it has achieved growth in diverse fields for its global business portfolio through investments and acquisitions worth $3bn and extended support to environmental initiatives across the globe during 2018.

In the second part of most read stories by month in 2018 on Seatrade Maritime News we look at July to December.

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