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.

GAC will open a warehouse and open yard in Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD) in January 2019 to expand its presence in Abu Dhabi and serve a wide range of sectors.

DP World is introducing a world’s first intelligent high bay container storing system touted as the disruptive technology that will radically improve operations.

As with many other industries, key players in maritime are increasingly spurred on to accelerate innovation and adopt new technologies in a bid to stay ahead of the curve.

China’s eastern province Anhui has set up a new Anhui Port & Shipping Group to promote local port and shipping business.

US-based software firm INTTRA is spearheading a non-commercial initiative to develop standards and data sharing protocols to help improve the free flow of information between carriers, ports, freight forwarders and BCOs (beneficial cargo owners).

UAE-based Gulftainer has finalized a 50-year concession agreement with the state of Delaware to operate and develop the Port of Wilmington, significantly expanding the company’s global footprint and reach.

Keeping up with the latest technological advances, the Port of Barcelona has unveiled PierNext, a digital knowledge hub set up to provide information on the innovative initiatives that are transforming the world of logistics, transport and ports internationally.

Doing their part to reduce global warming, a number of ports including the Port of Antwerp are participating in the World Ports Climate Action Programme.

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