When Ghana’s Transport Minister Franklin Fiavi Fifi Kwetey took to the podium at a recent international ports and supply chain conference in the country’s capital of Accra he was forced to preface his speech with an apology. The lights in the five-star venue were misbehaving badly and the windowless room was plunged into darkness every few minutes, forcing speakers to read notes using a small torch attached to the podium.
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10 Jan 2017
Mexico’s top two container ports have ambitions of being alternatives for US-bound imports.
09 Jan 2017
Port of Vancouver president and CEO Robin Silvester has called the government-led push “a threat."
06 Jan 2017
The cranes will be used by DP World, which is working with the eastern Canada port to more than double annual capacity.
15 Dec 2016
South Africa’s national ports authority, Transnet, said it will shortly release a multi-billion-rand tender for maritime construction works at the country’s primary container port.
13 Dec 2016
International Container Terminal Services Inc. is set to open its new Melbourne terminal in January.
12 Dec 2016
The proposed Novaporte project at Sydney and a rival one at Melford, 200 miles across Cape Breton Island, have been trying for several years to attract investors and dispel industry skepticism about their prospects.
02 Dec 2016
DP World is partnering with Canada’s second-biggest public pension to create a $3.76 billion platform aimed at investing in container terminals.
30 Nov 2016
Kenya’s second international seaport will open for operations by 2020.
28 Nov 2016
The first phase of Qatar’s Hamad Port will begin full-fledged commercial operations Dec. 1, allowing the oil-rich country to expand its global ocean trade.
24 Nov 2016
Investment is part of an effort to grow port facilities into a large regional shipping and logistics hub.