• Abu Dhabi Ports hosts Life Jacket Awareness Day

    Abu Dhabi Ports has hosted an open day to raise awareness about the need for all passengers – adults and children – to wear life jackets when on-board vessels docking at its ports. Held for the first time, the ‘Your Safety is Our Aim’ campaign will target passengers with advice and guidance designed to ensure people are familiar with wearing life jackets.

  • Ohio port ups shipping to Europe

    A freight shipping service is doubling the frequency of its service between the Port of Cleveland and the Port of Antwerp, Belgium, this year due to high demand as the Ohio port seeks to establish itself as a Midwest hub for shipping to Europe.


  • Maersk targets ports building in Africa

    Maersk targets ports building in Africa, in attempt to improve its services on the continent. The company is seeking for expansion and building of ports in Nigeria and Kenya, which will strengthen its positions in Africa and will increase the market size for its services. 

  • Vizag port attracts global attention

    Visakhapatnam Port is turning into cynosure of all eyes with several diplomats and business delegations from all over the world evincing interest to know its expansion plan and its role in developing Visakhapatnam into a smart city.

  • Governors to Intervene in Port Labor Disputes

    Legislation that would amend the federal Taft-Hartley Act to allow governors to intervene in port labor disputes rather than being required to ask the White House to do so was introduced in the U.S. Congress last week by Senator Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.

  • Abu Dhabi Ports hosts MoU signing between SIDDCO...

    Abu Dhabi Ports hosted the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between SIDDCO Group and Istituto Italiano della Saldatura (ISS), that will see the two organizations collaborate to provide internationally recognised training and certification programmes to Emirati and non-Emirati professionals in Abu Dhabi and across the United Arab Emirates (UAE). 


Africa’s Export Markets Set to Boom In Wake of Ports Expansion

October Forum to Explore Opportunities Available at African Ports. With Africa’s overall port utilization capacity now exceeding 70 percent, ports authorities and terminal operators are actively calling for partners in development to equip Africa’s ports and harbors for neopanamax shipping requirements.


Dubai group wins French port management contract

Dubai-based P&O Ports, a leading shipping and ports services provider, has won a three-year management contract to operate the container terminal in the Port de Sète in the south of France under an agreement which can also be converted to a long-term concession in the future.


Is Cold Ironing Redundant Now?

An article in The Post and Courier last week quotes a U.S. port official from Charleston saying that the installation of shore power (cold ironing or alternative maritime power (AMP)) has been rendered a last-generation solution at most major ports.