A call for show of interest is under way for the future deepwater port of Kribi. Bolloré Group hopes to be selected and is putting forward the 60% growth of the container terminal traffic of Douala since they have been the concessionaries (2005) and announce there nearly €46 million. However China which is already financing 50% of the works in Kribi, also hope to get the concession. The recent visit of the Chinese Vice-Minister of Transport reminded them of this.
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)