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IMB WARNS OF STRONG PIRACY THREAT DESPITE FIVE-YEAR LOW

297 ships attacked in 2012 compared to 439 in 2011, according to new piracy report

Piracy on the world’s seas has reached a five-year low, with 297 ships attacked in 2012, compared with 439 in 2011, according to the latest figures published in the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) global piracy report revealed.

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PORT OF THESSALONIKI: A NEW INVESTMENT ERA

Changes in the port industry


Radical changes in the world economy, and consequently in global transport systems, have altered the operational, organisational and, in some cases, ownership status of the port industry. Ports have become a capital intensive competitive industry, playing a crucial role in world trade, and by extension, in the world economy.

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EMMERICH AND NEUSS TERMINALS JOIN INLANDLINKS

Rhein-Waal Container Terminal & Neuss Intermodal Terminal to install InlandLinks TOS

The Rhein-Waal Container Terminal in Emmerich, the Netherlands, and Germany’s Neuss Intermodal Terminal have announced that they have signed up to the terminal operating software (TOS) InlandLinks.

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PNCT PREPARES FOR PANAMA CANAL EXPANSION WITH $500 MILLION INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADE

Infrastructure investment includes expanded container yard, 30 straddle carriers & three RTGs

Port Newark Container Terminal (PNCT) has announced an ambitious $500 million infrastructure investment program in anticipation of increasing traffic generated by the expanded Panama Canal from 2015.

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PORT OF LOS ANGELES BREAKS GROUND ON US$138 MILLION INTERMODAL PROJECT

US port begins construction of rail project at Berth 200 to create jobs, clean air and expedite cargo at America’s busiest container port

The Port of Los Angeles broke ground on Wednesday on a new intermodal storage railyard in a bid to increase on-dock rail efficiency, reduce congestion and help to lower the port’s carbon footprint.

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