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UN lists seven initiatives to increase port connectivity

The best-connected ports usually book the lowest transport expenses and are the most competitive – but how can other ports become more well-connected? UN organization UNCTAD provides seven concrete proposals in a new report.

Port workers take APM Terminals to labor court

Swedish port workers organized in the Swedish Dockworkers' Union have taken APM Terminals to labor court. This is due to the protracted conflict between the two parties, which ended with a deal in the spring.

This week's top stories on ShippingWatch

This week especially held stories involving the Strait of Hormuz, and most recently, the Danish government has declared its readiness to participate in a naval mission. Moreover, an investor has lost patience with a Danish shipbreaking yard, and logistics company Kuehne+Nagel said no to seafreight acquisitions.

DP World to build new billion-dollar container port

Dubai-based terminal company DP World joins forces with Indonesian Maspion Group to build a new container port and logistics park in Indonesia. The facility is budgeted at USD 1.2 billion, and construction is set to commence next year.

Extra containers drive growth in the Port of Rotterdam

The Port of Rotterdam handled more containers in the first six months of 2019 relative to the year prior. LNG and crude oil cargoes also played a particular role in driving the port's growth, despite its expectation for lower activity in the last six months of the year, says CEO.

DP World increases volumes in first half of the year

DP World increased its volumes during the first six months of 2019 following good results in the Pacific region, the Indian subcontinent and Africa. "Encouragingly, despite uncertainty from the trade war, we have seen robust volumes," states the terminal operator's CEO.

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