Traffics between Europe and West Africa remain dominated by petroleum products but where containers have undergone a two figure growth in the last few years. Bolloré, the historic leader, is no longer alone in the market and this vitality has attracted other French companies and the big cargo handling Groups : DP World, APM Terminals notably. The region is still looking for a regional hub and the battle is in full swing between Lagos, Abidjan, Dakar, Pointe Noire. The new ports planned in Kribi (Cameroon) and Seme Bodji (Benin) could come to join the fray. Panorama
Journal de la marine marchande
The port of Long Beach (United States) adopts a plan for its energy policy
(Port of Long Beach, 22/05/2013)
Uruguay: 10% increase in cruise ships and 400,000 passengers in Montevideo
(Vision maritima, 21/05/2013)
Israel announces the construction of a new port operated by the private sector
(Maritime executive, 20/05/2013)
Malaga (Spain): more than 650,000 cruise passengers and an impact estimated at €56.6 million in 2012
(La Opinión de Malaga, 21/05/2013)
Djibouti: US$5.9 billion to increase the capacity of Doraleh to 3 million TEU and construct new ports
(G Captain, 08/05/2013)
Kénitra, the only river port in Morocco, is to close. It will be replaced by "Kénitra Atlantique"
(Maritime news, 15/05/2013)
Riga (Latvia): the port starts cooperation with companies to improve air quality
(Freeport of Riga, 20/05/2013)
European Commission unveils maritime strategy for the Atlantic
(Europa - FR, Europa - EN ; Europa - ES, 13/05/2013)
Bilbao (Spain): environmental green light for the external port extension
Marseilles (France): consultation for an urban study on the La Joliette port-city sector
Sydney (Australia): The Wilkinson Eyre Architects project was chosen for the Crown Hotel in Barangaroo.
(Architecture & Design ; Concept, 16/05/2013)
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)