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Free trade agreement between European Union and Japan: Repercussions for the Port of Hamburg?

The European Union (EU) has signed its largest-ever free trade agreement. This aims to boost the economies of the EU and Japan. For instance,...

Powering ships with plastic in Amsterdam

In the Port of Amsterdam, a new factory is being built that could revolutionize the way we dispose of plastic waste. Utilizing groundbreaking technology,...

Port of Oakland Container Imports at All-time High

Port of Oakland containerized import volume reached an all-time high last month, according to data released today. The port said it handled the equivalent...

Singapore ranked best shipping centre for fifth consecutive year

Singapore has topped the 2018 International Shipping Centre Development (ISCD) Index as the world’s best shipping centre for the fifth year in a row,...

South Carolina Ports Authority Has Reported Record Container Volumes in FY 2018

South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) has reported record container volumes handled during the 2018 fiscal year.  SCPA’s container throughput was 2.2 million twenty-foot equivalent container units...

Brexit: UK Gov’t Stockpiling Food Supplies at Ports in Case of ‘No Deal’

Emergency measures to keep Britain's food and drink industry afloat include stockpiling food ahead of 29 March 2019, the day the UK is scheduled...

Maritime UK Response to UK Government’s Brexit White Paper

The Chairman of Maritime UK, David Dingle, has issued a statement responding to the UK Government’s Brexit White Paper. Mr Dingle said: “The maritime sector...

Croatia is set to partner with China for Port Progress

Croatia is set to partner with China to carry out infrastructure projects including ports and railways. At a meeting in Sofia between China’s Premier Li...

China’s port restrictions disrupt berthing

A wave of stricter port restrictions in south China has left steel producers searching for alternative ports to allow them to berth vessels carrying...

In global race for megaships, shipping lines think size is everything

Ever since Hanjin Shipping - once the largest shipping line in Korea - went bankrupt in 2016, Hyundai Merchant Marine, at No. 12, has...