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ESPO asks to recognise the cross-border dimension of EU ports and to strengthen the maritime connectivity in CEF II

The investment needs of European ports over the next ten years amount to 48 billion EUR. Many port investments score high in creating societal value but the return on investment for the investor, the port managing body, is often low and slow. For these investments, external funding is needed. Ports have only been able to… Read more »

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India Unveils Shipping Portal

The Indian government is to launch a customer-centric, secure, globally accessible e-governance platform named ‘Shipping Portal’ that will ensure transparency and efficiency in end-to-end solutions. Mansukh Mandaviya, India’s Union Minister of State unveiled the initiative. Speaking in Mumbai at a maritime stakeholders meeting organized by the Directorate General of Shipping (DG Shipping), part of India’s… Read more »

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List of projects to be considered in the framework of the EU-China Connectivity platform

The 20th Summit between the European Union and the People’s Republic of China took place in Beijing July 16, 2018, in Beijing. President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and President of the European Council Donald Tusk represented the European Union at the summit. The People’s Republic of China was represented by Premier Li Keqiang…. Read more »

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Valenciaport studies opening an intermodal dry port in Teruel

 Autoridad Portuaria de Valencia (APV – Valenciaport, Port Authority of Valencia) plans to study the possible location in Teruel of a dry port or some type of intermodal installation to handle the traffic that can be generated in this enclave halfway between Valencia and Zaragoza. The modernization of the Valencia-Sagunto-Teruel-Zaragoza line will be a source of traffic… Read more »

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Baleària to invest €60 million in converting ferries to natural gas

Spanish shipping company Baleària plans to invest €60 million ($70.1 million) to convert five ferries from its fleet to the use of natural gas as propulsion fuel.   The intervention will be carried out over the next two years on the ships Nápoles, Abel Matutes, Sicilia, Bahama Mama e Martín and Soler. The five units… Read more »

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Five countries sign convention on Caspian legal status

 The leaders of Iran, Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan have signed a new convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea, an issue that has been disputed between the five countries for over 20 years.   Russian President Vladimir Putin said the agreement, “creates conditions for bringing cooperation between the countries to a qualitatively new… Read more »

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Port authorities willingness to cooperate: effects of objective orientation & service differentiation

The effects of the objective orientation of port authorities and the level of service differentiation on the capacity, service price, profits, and welfare among competing or cooperating ports are analyzed in the latest port study of PortEconomics co-director Theo Notteboom co-authored with Han Cui (University of Antwerp). Theo and Han examined feasible combinations of these… Read more »