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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News & Analysis
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.
21 Nov 2016
Port says terminal will add 450,000 TEUs of annual capacity.
14 Nov 2016
Mexico is surging ahead with the dramatic expansion of the Port of Veracruz in preparation for the trade increase expected from the country’s growing manufacturing base.
03 Nov 2016
A solid performance by the Northwest Seaport Alliance in September and year to date indicates that Seattle and Tacoma may have regained regional market share from the Canadian ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert.
02 Nov 2016
South Africa’s national ports authority hinted that planned investment in port projects could be slowed.
28 Oct 2016
Illegal payments now account for more than half the cost of import and export processes through Nigeria’s ports.
27 Oct 2016
The value of M&A deals fell 30 percent in the third quarter, but the Port of Melbourne sale saw Asia and Oceania leading the way.