Northern French Ports Ready to Ease Congestion from Any Brexit Fallout

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Smaller ports in northern France are ready to absorb more shipping traffic from Britain if congestion builds up due to any fallout from Brexit, a top French official said on Wednesday. The Ports of Normandy Authority (PNA) currently owns and operates Cherbourg and Caen-Ouistreham terminals and will take on operating Dieppe nearby … [Read more...]

Piraeus Port Urges Greece to Speed Up Investment Plan Approval

By George Georgiopoulos ATHENS, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Piraeus Port Authority (PPA), operator of Greece's largest port, wants the Greek government to speed up the approval of an investment plan that aims to attract more business to one of Europe's largest harbours, executives said on Friday. PPA, majority owned by China's COSCO Shipping , is awaiting the green light from … [Read more...]

Ukrainian Ports Show a Nation’s Struggle to Join Global Economy

By James Gomez and Kateryna Choursina (Bloomberg) -- Gleaming silos, towering container cranes and hulking cargo ships docked at quaysides in Europe’s biggest corn and sunflower producer should be a symbol of an agricultural exporting powerhouse. Instead, it’s a cautionary tale of how Ukraine may squander another opportunity to plug the former Soviet republic into the global … [Read more...]

South Africa’s Transnet to Deepen Durban Port to Accommodate Larger Ships

By Tanisha Heiberg JOHANNESBURG, Sept 11 (Reuters) - South Africa's Transnet said on Tuesday it will spend 7 billion rand ($464 million) to deepen berths at Africa's biggest container terminal in the port city of Durban to accommodate larger vessels. Transnet, which operates nearly three-quarters of the African rail network, the bulk of which is in South Africa, aims to … [Read more...]