A planned expansion of the Port of Hamburg, which would give more space to ultra large container vessels, has been stagnating for years. The expansion needs to come soon, Hapag-Lloyd and the port tell ShippingWatch. But environmental organizations resist the plans.
BY NIKLAS KRIGSLUND Published 12.09.16 at 12:13
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Terminal operator DP World is not pleased with the conditions for a contract renewal in Indonesia and has thus opted to withdraw as operator of the terminal when the current contract expires in two years.
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