The Sri Lankan cabinet is expected to meet today to ratify a tripartite deal with India and Japan for the operation and maintenance of the much-delayed East Container Terminal (ECT) at Colombo’s deep-draughted South Harbour.

Weak container volumes in the first quarter have seen analyst Alphaliner cut its global container throughput growth forecast for 2019 to 2.5% from 3.6%.

China’s state-owned shipping giant Cocso Shipping is to work with Hainan province to jointly promote localised shipping and port asset optimisation and consolidation.

Cosco Shipping Ports Limited and Peruvian mining company Volcan have signed an agreement Monday in Lima to build the $3bn Chancay Multipurpose Port Terminal.

China’s top port equipment manufacturer Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries (ZPMC) has signed a contract with Anaklia Development of Georgia to supply 12 wholly-electric rubber tyre gantries (RTG) for Port of Anaklia.

If 1.3bn teu of containers were to be lined up end-to-end, they would go around the earth almost two hundred times.

Brazil’s Port of Açu and the Chinese Port of Guangzhou have signed a Co-operation Agreement aiming to share best practices, port operation information and management, as well as strengthening investment and business development co-operation.

China’s Guangzhou port signed co-operation agreement with Port of Rotterdam Authority to establish sister-port relationship.

Brasil Terminal Portuario (BTP), the largest terminal in the port of Santos, Brazil, named Ricardo Arten its new ceo, previously managing director of APM Terminals (APMT) Brazil.

Though infrastructure sometimes makes it into the US news, perhaps more now as Donald Trump seeks to make it a signature issue, ports and port planning are generally at the less exciting end of the maritime spectrum, however, the offshore wind sector is whipping up some interest.

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