Intermodal logistics between the main Luzon ports might be boosted with a proposal to link Manila to Batangas, at the southern end of the Philippines' main island.

China Merchants Port Holdings has inked a deal to purchase a controlling stake in Brazil’s TCP, marking the Chinese group’s business expansion to the Latin America region.

Pacific International Lines (PIL), PSA International (PSA) and IBM Singapore (IBM) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Monday to explore and trial proof of concept blockchain-based supply chain business network innovations.

Qatar Navigation (Milaha) has reported a sharp fall in first half profit as the company attributed the reduced earnings on the protracted downturn of the marine industry across all sectors.

The two major Johor ports of Pasir Gudang and Tanjung Pelepas are on track to achieve their throughput target of 9.5m teu this year, local reports cited Johor Port Authority (JPA) general manager Muhammad Razif Ahmad as saying.

UAE’s Abu Dhabi port has officially inaugurated the $46m Delma port on the eastern side of Delma Island, setting the stage for the upgraded multipurpose port to handle cargo, passenger ferries and fishing vessels.

Contship Italia Group’s La Spezia Container Terminal (LSCT) is continuing to make progress on expanding its annual throughput capacity to 2.5m teu, significantly up from the current capacity of 1.4m teu, as the port is readying itself to welcome larger containerships.

Five top management officials of the Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) are expected to be questioned over the release of a container with high-tech military radar equipment without following proper procedures, local media reported.

Maersk Line has affirmed that it is “open for business” after the group was hit by a ransonware attack on Tuesday, as its vessels “are sailing and loading cargo”, according to Robbert van Trooijen, Maersk Line Asia Pacific ceo.

Belgium’s Antwerp port has engaged technology firm T-Mining to work on a pilot project using blockchain technology to make container handling at the port more efficient and secure.

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