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News & Analysis

03 Feb 2016
The precipitous drop in Russia’s container traffic last year due to its slowing economy and Western sanctions has created a shortage of containers estimated at 400,000 for Moscow shipping companies, and it could continue to grow.
02 Feb 2016
The Suez Canal posted a year-over-year drop in throughput of containers and container ships in 2015. The number of containers shipped through the canal fell 2.3 percent compared with 2014, to 41.2 million 20-foot-equivalent units, and the number of container ships that transited the Canal fell 3 percent to 5,941, according to figures from the Suez Canal Authority.
21 Jan 2016
The rate of container cargo traffic decline at Russian seaports is slowing but still remains high, with volume plummeting by 25.1 percent in the fourth quarter, according to the Russian Association of Commercial Seaports.
19 Jan 2016
Shore handling charges at the key East Africa gateway ports of Mombasa and Dar es Salaam increased in 2015 while port dwell times for cargo continued to languish well below global standards.
12 Jan 2016
A tug strike on Australia’s eastern seaboard has disrupted shipping with further nation-wide industrial action scheduled by an engineers union over the following week.
11 Jan 2016
The government of Tanzania said the $10 billion Bagamoyo Port development project, one of the largest port developments currently planned worldwide, has not been suspended and that work on the project would commence in July.
08 Jan 2016
The Egypt army said the Al-Salam bridge, which crosses the Suez Canal and is a key element in government plans to develop the area around the Canal, would reopen in a matter of days.
05 Jan 2016
Israel is forecasting throughput growth of 40 percent at the Mediterranean container ports of Haifa and Ashdod over the coming five years.
30 Dec 2015
The building of a terminal with an initial capacity of 500,000 twenty-foot-equivalent units annually in Nova Scotia inched closer to reality after a China infrastructure construction company earlier this month agreed to study the feasibility of such a project
15 Dec 2015
DP World, the new owner of Prince Rupert's container terminal, and the port authority are already considering expanding the port’s annual capacity by more than 700,000 twenty-foot equivalent units — even though the latest buildout has yet to be completed.