Underscoring an upturn in container shipping global boxport volumes grew 6.7% in the first half of 2017, and forecast at 6% for the year as a whole by Alphaliner.

Terminal operator DP World is looking to invest up to $1bn in India in the coming years with a focus on developing infrastructure around existing ports, according to the group’s chairman, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem.

Container terminal operator PSA International saw a 2% drop in its volumes across its portfolio in 2015 dragged down by an 8.7% drop at its flagship Singapore terminals.