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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...

Leading Shipper Message To Ports

Terminal operators should “get to know” the partners involved in port selection, Hapag-Lloyd UK and Ireland managing director Cameron Bowie has advised. Speaking at the...

Iran’s oil export ‘likely’ to drop by 500k bpd following new sanctions

According to NIOC, Iran exported more than 2,280,000 barrels of crude oil and also over 330,000 barrels of gas condensates in June 2018. Despite two...

Higher container equipment prices to squeeze leasing rate returns

Container equipment rental rates and cash investment returns remain weak, despite last year’s recovery. But an earlier rise in container prices which lifted values...

Mario Draghi Says Improving Euro-Area Inflation Appears Self-Sustained

Mario Draghi said the improvement in euro-area inflation is on a self-sustained path as he struck a confident tone that the European Central Bank...