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DP World has launched a new education scheme to engage 8-14 year olds in ports, trade and logistics.

DP World recorded a 3.7% increase in global container volumes handled in Q1 2016, to 15.5m teu, however, it saw a 5.9% drop in its home base in the UAE.

Sri Lanka’s Colombo port is eyeing a 10% rise in container throughput in 2016 over the previous year, relying heavily on transhipment cargoes, according to Tissa Wickramasinghe, general manager of commercial and marketing at Colombo International Container Terminals.

Hutchison Port Holdings Trust (HPH Trust) has achieved a significant increase in net profit for the first quarter ended 31 March 2016, thanks to a government rent and rates refund.

China Merchants Holdings (International) (CMHI) has proposed to change its name to China Merchants Port Holdings, in view of its focus on ports and port-related businesses.

Maersk-owned towage and salvage specialist Svitzer has signed a contract with Damen for four Azimuth Tractor Drive (ATD) 2412 tugs, as part of a fleet renewal programme. 

Dalian Port Company has posted lower net profit for 2015 compared to the previous year due mainly to a fall in throughput, despite improved revenue.

Operational issues have delayed the start of operations of the Tanjung Priok Harbor rail freight project despite its recent completion, local reports said.

The Tanjung Priok Port authority, along with terminal operator Jakarta International Container Terminal (JICT) and Pelindo II, plans to revise newly applied storage fees in the wake of complaints that they are financially burdensome and calls for a revision.

Belgium-based company, Dredging, Environmental & Marine Engineering NV (DEME) is interested in potentially working on the development of a new deepsea port project in Patimban, Subang, West Java, the ceo of Belgian foreign trade agency Flanderts Investment de Trade (FIT), Claire Tillekaerts said, according to local media reports.

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