CMA CGM venture wins bid for state-run terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru

CMA Terminals, a subsidiary of the French containerline CMA CGM, together with J M Baxi Ports & Logistics, a unit of the Mumbai-based J M Baxi Group, have won the tender for the privatisation of Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Terminal (JNPCT). Previously a state-run container terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru Port, India’s busiest container port, will …

First direct China to Scotland container shipping service launched

The new freight route will connect Chinese ports to Greenock Ocean Terminal in August. Connecting various Chinese ports to Greenock Ocean Terminal, the move will provide Scottish importers and exporters with a direct port of call to the country. The East and West bound freight route has been launched following a partnership between KC Liner …

MSC’s ports division readies €700m investment at Le Havre

Terminal Investment Limited (TiL), the ports division of leading liner Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC), has become the sole shareholder of the TPO/TNMSC container terminals at Le Havre, and announced a sizeable €700m ($700.65m) investment programme that promises to shake up the box port hierarchy in the fiercely competitive northern Europe area. The six-year investment will …

MSC eyes Vietnamese megaport project

Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) is involved in plans to develop Vietnam’s largest box port complex. Terminal Investment Limited (TIL), MSC’s port subsidiary, has tied up with Vietnam National Shipping Lines and Saigon Port, to press ahead with a massive transhipment hub in Can Gio, to the south of Ho Chi Minh City. The port proposal …

13 dead, hundreds injured following chlorine leak at Aqaba port

Thirteen people have died and 251 have been injured in a toxic gas leak from a container carrying 25 tonnes of chlorine which dropped onto the deck of a ship at Jordan’s Aqaba port yesterday, sending deadly yellow clouds into the surrounding area. City health authorities advised residents to close their windows and stay in …

Death toll rises to 49 from Bangladesh container depot fire

At least 49 people have been killed and hundreds more injured, after a massive fire tore through an inland container depot near the port city of Chittagong in Bangladesh over the weekend. The fire broke out at BM Container Depot on Saturday night, triggering multiple container explosions that shook the neighbourhood and shattered windows in nearby …