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Mwani Qatar Fights Travel Ban

Qatar Ports Management Company (Mwani Qatar) has a launched as three times weekly service linking with the Port of Sohar, Oman under Milaha’s DMJ service in a bid to beat the disruption caused by the travel ban imposed by Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UAE

Virginia Spends $14.6 Million on Terminal Fleet

The Port of Virginia has made a deal with Kalmar, part of Cargotec, for sixteen hybrid shuttle carriers with a value of approximately US$ 14.6 million and includes an option for a further 40 units

Qatar’s Ships Banned by UAE States

The Saudis Port Authority (SPA) has confirmed that no vessels will be allowed coming from or going to Qatar, regardless of the vessels’ flag or owner’s nationality, after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and other Arab states announced the closure of all transport ties with Qatar on Monday (June 5, 2017)

New Easy Guide System for Crane Cable Carriers

Tsubaki Kabelschlepp has developed the Easy Guide System, a new channel system for guiding cable carriers for standard cranes, that stops loose festoon loops on equipment such as workshop cranes with cable carriers

Port Ban Pulls DP World into Qatar Dispute

DP World has been embroiled in Middle East political tensions after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and other Arab states announced the closure of all transport ties with Qatar on Monday (June 5, 2017)

ICTSI Ready to Fight for Georgia’s Caucasus Trade

International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI), the global developer, manager and operator of container terminals, will develop its Batumi International Container Terminal (BICT) to help maintain Georgia’s standing as a key stop along the transit corridor for the Caucasus region

ESPO Fuels Fight for Emission Reduction

Technological advancements that are combating shipping sector emissions will be presented at the Ocean Conference in New York by the recently appointed chair of the European Seaports Organisations (ESPO) Sustainability Committee in a bid to influence the IMO before key meetings take place in July

ITF Starts Global Maritime Logistics Forum

A global maritime logistics forum has been created to enhance collaboration in the maritime logistics chain by the International Transport Forum (ITF) — an intergovernmental organisation think tank for transport policy

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