China down but not out

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Despite China’s economic slowdown, the country still offers a number of interesting trading opportunities....

Building African gateways

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The need to modernise/expand East African ports is increasing as national cargo flows and traffic to and from landlocked countries continue ...

Chinese operators reaching out

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With China’s main container terminal operators keen to establish a strong global presence, it would not be a surprise for one of them to b...

Sri Lanka’s Colombo looks east

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Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) is in discussions with several global terminal operators over the management of a new East Container Termin...

CMA CGM signs deals with China

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Marseilles-based CMA CGM recently signed two deals with Chinese entities that could radically shape the future direction of the world’s th...

Nigeria’s port plans move ahead

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Nigeria is planning large new ports for the Lagos and Calabar areas, while existing terminals are being modernised in order to integrate int...

New kids on the block

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While the ‘big four’ continue to dominate the global container terminal operating business, there are signs that Chinese players, second...

Short-term pain‚ long-term gain

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Despite economic difficulties in several Central and South American countries, major investment projects are underway....

Africa battling it out

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The battle for West Africa’s box trade is intensifying, with port developments within the region set to compete with established relay por...

New era for Indian ports

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India’s maritime transport, logistics and port industries are in the grip of change as the government introduces a series of far-reaching ...

Latin stumbling blocks

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Developments underway at latin American ports promise to overcome long-standing criticisms about inadequate facilities....