After having privileged for a long time the development of coastal cities, the Chinese Government are undertaking an active development policy for the interior of the country. The waterways, and in particular the Yangtze, can become the essential elements irrigating the inland territories and opening them to world markets. Chongqing in this respect has a huge potential. Much has already been achieved in a few years however the performance of the waterway carriage of containers will be essential as this analysis of this waterway corridor shows.
Uruguay and Venezuela sign a cooperation agreement for the port sector.
(Vision Maritima, 14/05/2013)
Suez (Egypt): An industrial park forms the first stage in the transformation of the canal into a vast economic zone.
(Al Shorfa, 11/05/2013)
Shell to build the world’s biggest floating LNG terminal in Australia
(Port news, 08/05/2013
Rosario (Argentina): the port is looking for cooperation with China
(Mundo maritimo, 13/05/2013)
Canada forms part of the North American Emission Control Area (ECA)
(Ship & Bunker, 08/05/2013)
Valparaiso – San Antonio (Chile): Towards the creation of a “Logistics Council for the V Region” (or “Consejo Logístico de la V Región”)
(Mundo Maritimo, 10/05/2013)
Spain: New legislation on coastal protection.
Detroit (United States): A new hotel to be built using containers
(Crains Detroit Business, 30/04/2013)
Sustainable development: Ships with on-board capture and storage of their C02 emissions, utopia?
(Ship technology, 25/04/2013)
Toronto (Canada): The impact of the revitalisation of the waterfront assessed at €2.4 billion and 16,200 jobs.
(Waterfront Toronto, 01/05/2013)
Hobart (Tasmania): New cruise terminal opened in the historic Wharf N°2.
(Cruise Industry news, 25/04/2013)
Uruguay: Consultants hired in master plan for the deepwater port of La Rocha.
(Port Finance International, 29/04/2013)
Antwerp: Government green light for a 1000-hectare extension of the port
(La Dernière Heure, 30/04/2013)
Genoa (Italy): An Islamic cultural centre and a mosque in the old grain silos?
(Shipping on line, 28/04/2013
Brazil: US$ 28 billion could be invested in ports by 2016
(Mundo Maritimo, 29/04/2013 ; Global Ports, 03/05/2013)