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NYK receives Ministry of Environment award

NYK has received the Ministry of Environment Award in the Japan Green Innovation Department at the Japan Green Bond Awards sponsored by Japan’s Ministry of the Environment, which is promoting green bond to address environmental issues. A ceremony was held on March 1 and attended by Katsuya Nakano, general manager …

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Wärtsilä to support two Portuguese ports

The technology group Wärtsilä has successfully completed the installation and operational staff training for its Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) solution in the ports of Lisbon and Setúbal / Sesimbra in Portugal. The systems will increase the efficiency of these ports by reducing waiting time for vessels and allowing just-in-time pilotage. …

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International trade in goods and services

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has issued the following news release today, March 6 2019: The U.S. monthly international trade deficit increased in December 2018 according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. The deficit increased from $50.3 billion in November (revised) to …

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Amsterdam: The new sea lock’s progress

In March and April, work will be carried out to the exterior facade of the Lock Operation Centre (SOC) (number 1 in the picture); various engineering works will be carried out to complete the lock gates; construction activities are still being carried out to heighten the walls of the inner …

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DP World to enable trade and economic growth in Kazakhstan

The potential of DP World investing in new infrastructure in Kazakhstan’s ports and logistics sectors was the focus of discussions between global trade enabler DP World’s Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem and Kazakhstan’s Prime Minister H.E. Askar Mamin in Astana today. This follows the signing of two framework …

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CEVA expands its partnership with IKEA

CEVA Logistics and IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, have celebrated the opening of a new Customer Distribution Center (CDC) at Staten Island on the US east coast. Under a five-year deal to provide warehouse management and fulfilment services, CEVA will manage the 975,000 sq ft (906,000 sq m) …

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The final pieces of Tema Port’s expansion

All 7 ship-to-shore and 20 RTG ultra-modern gantry cranes have arrived for installation in the Port of Tema, Ghana. These are one of the final pieces of a $1.0bn investment by APM Terminals and its partners in Meridian Port Services (MPS), Bolloré Africa Logistics and Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority. …

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Port strike in Sweden could cost millions

Sweden is bracing for a port strike that could cost millions and disrupt supplies of everything from trucks to bananas. A conflict that has been brewing for years looks poised to culminate in a nationwide strike by dockworkers at 16 ports from midnight Wednesday, March 6. As mediated talks to …

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New inland service to begin in India

A regular container barge service between the Cochin port and Kottayam port via National Waterways 3 and National Waterways 9 will begin on March 8. An official release issued by the Cochin Port Trust here on Tuesday, March 5, said that A.V. Ramana, chairman in-charge, Cochin Port Trust, held a …

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Western India outperforms other three regions: Maersk’s report

Maersk released a 2018 Q4 trade report for India, in which the containerised trade grow and the high performance of western region of India are highlighted. Specifically, during the last quarter of 2018, the Indian box trade grew 6 per cent, while the western region outperformed the other three regions. …

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