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intermodal-and-logistics

shipowners

The storm destroys a road in the port of Vado Ligure

Genoa - “We are restoring the access road to the Vado terminal, while the Maersk port platform has not suffered damage, the collapse is part of the damage caused by the storm”, the president of the Liguria Region, Giovanni Toti, said.

shipping

COSCO pushes ahead with Piraeus

Athens - China and Greece agreed to push ahead with a 600 million euros investment by COSCO Shipping into Greece’s largest port, Piraeus

shipping

Marseille completes blockchain pilot scheme

Marseille - Completion of a Blockchain pilot scheme coordinated and part-financed by the Marseille Fos port authority has proven the solution’s scope for enhancing intermodal freight movements

ports

Umm Qasr capacity upgrade completed

Basra - Global terminal operator International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) has inaugurated two new berths at the Iraqi port of Umm Qasr. The additional capacity allows the port to handle 14,000 teu capacity container vessels for the first time

ports

Greek authority axes Piraeus expansion

Athens - Greece’s Port Planning and Development Committee has rejected a plan submitted by Cosco-controlled Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) to build a fourth container terminal at the port as part of a EUR800m ($881m) investment master plan

ports

New DP World terminal starts up in Guayaquil

Guayaquil - Global terminal operator DP World has commenced operations at its new greenfield container port in Posorja, Ecuador, located near the approaches to Guayaquil. The $ 540 million first phase of the project entailed the construction of a 750,000 TEU capacity terminal

road rail air transport

Construction of the new Genoa bridge has begun

Genoa - On 14 August 2018 the Morandi bridge suddenly collapsed, causing the death of 43 people. The new bridge, built by Fincantieri and Salini, will probably be inaugurated by the spring of 2020.

finance and politics

Who loses and who gains from the demise of Thomas Cook?

London - The world’s oldest travel firm Thomas Cook collapsed on Monday, stranding more than half a million holidaymakers around the globe and sparking the largest peacetime repatriation effort in British history.

commodities

SGM celebrates 10 years of change

Genoa - From wholesale food market to a centre for advanced logistics services: 10 years after its move from the city centre to the area of Bolzaneto, the fruit and vegetable market of Genoa, managed by SGM (Società Gestione Mercato), opens its doors to the public. The opening will be on Saturday, 14 September Genoa