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Djibouti Inaugurates Africa’s Largest Free Trade Zone

Djibouti has launched the Djibouti International Free Trade Zones (DIFTZ), Africa’s biggest trade zone that will comprise a total investment of $3.5 billion and...

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development recently announced the top 10 ports...

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) recently announced the top 10 ports by container volume in a report on global shipping...

Top ports in container throughput growth

Singapore, Colombo and Xiamen ports have the largest growth in container port throughput during the first quarter of the current year. This means that...

Cambodia: Phnom Penh Port expansion set to boost Kingdom’s waterways shipping

The launch of the 2nd phase of the Phnom Penh Autonomous Port’s (PPAP) container terminal will boost the Kingdom’s waterway shipping through more trade...

Singapore issues a new $795mn contract to transform its port

Singapore has issued a $795mn contract to Japanese firm Penta-Ocean Construction and Bachy Soletanche Singapore in a new joint venture. The project will see the...

Logistics park to be an absolute game changer in South China’s trading business

Nansha port in South China is about to develop a new logistics park, in order to meet the increasing demand for intermodal  container services....

East African bloc to simplify trade

Meeting in Nairobi, East African Community ministers pledge to undertake trade facilitation reforms in line with continental and WTO agreements. Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, the United...

Freight traffic through the Northern Sea Route shot up

Freight transport through the Northern Sea Route has risen up more than four times over the past 5 years, according to Aleksandr Kalashnikov, head...

Research: Quality of Container Shipping Service

The quality of services provided by the liner and container market has been poorer since 2016, according to the assessments importers, exporters and shippers...

The new “Silk Road” directs attention to freight trains

The China-Europe freight rail service network, a crucial part of the “Belt and Road Initiative”, has expanded rapidly, reaching 10,000 trips. Sunday's arrival of freight...