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Development

Investment in railways connect dry ports in Africa / FOCUS

Il Cairo - In 1970, many African countries had been independent for barely 10 years and their economic development agenda, which was still in its infancy, included ambitious plans to develop inland ports. These ports were to serve as intermodal nodal points with the aim of achieving a seamless network of railway lines and roads linked to the region’s seaports

Statistics

Italian ports in 2019: containers are resisting, cruises were booming / ANALYSIS

Genoa - In 2019 the Italian ports have handled about 403 million tons. It holds the container sector. Roro traffic , in the past years the spearhead of Italian port,  shines less. Looking at the statistics of the Port network authorities, 2019 was the great year of cruises - an industry now stopped due to the effect of the coronavirus

shipping

“Cargo theft has reached historic levels”

Copenaghen - According to Risk Intelligence, it “is affecting all modes of transport across the logistic supply chain.” The Danish company will partner with the Transported Asset Protection Association to enhance the visibility of cargo theft

shipowners

Vado Gateway opening brings change to logistics in northern Italy

Genoa - The new container terminal, launched today in Vado Ligure and operated by APM Terminals, sets a new standard for port infrastructure in Italy. The facility is unique in terms of services and technology, from the “automated yard” to the “appointment system” for trucks.

shipping

CMA CGM and Total to develop LNG ship refuelling

Paris - Container shipping firm CMA CGM will use the French Mediterranean port of Marseille for refuelling some of its planned gas-powered vessels, backed by a supply partnership with energy group Total

shipping

Thai shippers cut 2019 export outlook

Bangkok - Thailand’s shipping association on Tuesday lowered its 2019 export forecast for the fifth time this year, forecasting a drop of between 2.5% and 3.0% due to global trade tensions

markets

Fuel market calm ahead of IMO changeover

London - Fears about a shortage of diesel and other middle distillates stemming from new marine pollution regulations have receded, with distillate premiums falling to some of the lowest levels for two years

shipping

Maersk to lay off staff

Copenaghen - Danish shipping group Maersk MAERSKB.CO said on Thursday it would lay off staff at its main offices in Denmark and in other countries