• The container ship DJANET makes its first call at...

    The Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) has handed over the traditional commemorative “Socarrat” to the container ship DJANET, which has made its first call at the Port of Valencia. The 172-metre long ship of the Algerian-flagged CNAM MED company, built in 2020, has docked at the Valencian port area from Genoa.


  • Port authorities adopt common responses to...

    Port authorities across the globe are working together to craft strategies to remain agile, adaptable and innovative in response to emerging challenges in the maritime industry. Faced with major new threats, at least 19 port authorities from Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and the US have signed a new declaration on collective responses to disruption, digitalization and decarbonization.


  • Steepest decline in cargo volumes since 2009 at...

    Throughput at seaports in the Netherlands experienced the steepest decline in 2020 since the 2009 financial crisis. While the impact of the coronavirus pandemic was apparent on shipping, the Dutch national statistical agency Statistics Netherlands (CBS) released a report seeking to quantify the impact on the seaports and trade including the Port of Rotterdam’s which is Europe’s busiest container port.


  • Kochi port sees increase in cargo throughput

    The COVID-19-related pressure on the businesses of ports is seen easing a little in the first two months of the current financial year with Kochi port seeing an upswing in volume of cargo throughput.


  • Ports moving together to reduce ship emissions at...

    After a month of disruptions due to an outbreak of COVID-19 in southern China, the operators of the Yantian International Container Terminal announced that they are resuming normal terminal operations. The major shipping lines and industry analysts however continue to warn of significant delays and backlogs that could continue to impact global supply chains for weeks or months to come.


  • Adani Ports gains 10% in 2 days after promoter...

    Shares of Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) were up 3 per cent at Rs 714 on the BSE in intra-day on Monday, rising 10 per cent in the past two trading days, after the promoter bought nearly 2 million shares of the company via the open market.


  • Western Cape Government makes submission on plans...

    To further address the challenges affecting operational performance at the Port of Cape Town, PDF icon we have submitted detailed comments to the Port Consultative Committee following the 7th annual Port of Cape Town Port Performance Roadshow which took place on 3 June 2021.



A new international container terminal in Italy has opened

Operated by Gruppo Grendi, the ‘MITO of Sardinia’ (Mediterranean Intermodal Terminal Operator) terminal will offer customers a 350m length quay and approximately 86,000 sqm of yard in the Port of Cagliari in Sardinia. Loading and unloading operations will be fully operational by September.


China: Major ports’ H1 container throughput surges

Major ports in China saw robust container throughput in the first half of the year, with multiple facilities posting annual growth rates of more than 20 percent, as China becomes a foundation to stable global transportation.


Imports are on Track for a TEU Record at U.S. Ports in 2021

Imports of retail merchandise at the nation’s largest container ports are continuing to show double-digit growth over last year leading to the forecast that 2021 will be a record year, surpassing the strong results in 2020 and becoming the third consecutive year of growth in U.S. imports. According to the association of retailers, the National Retail Federation, strong consumer demand is driving the momentum and could drive imports past the 25 million TEU mark for the year.