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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 »

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APMT Mumbai gains new Persian Gulf/Mediterranean service

A new service from CMA CGM, its American President Lines (APL) subsidiary and COSCO Shipping has begun operations linking South Asia with ports in the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean. The new Indiamed service, which has called at APM Terminals (APMT)  Mumbai, expands the transhipment network through the East Mediterranean to/from Middle East destinations and… Read more »

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European Maritime Single Window environment; A big step toward optimised and efficient shipping in EU

Our world is in transition to a low-carbon economy and transport is not an exception. New technologies and initiatives are affecting the mobility landscape. among all modes of transport, Maritime transport is a backbone of trade and communications within and beyond the single market. Almost one-third of all intra-EU and three-quarters of the internationally traded… Read more »

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Docks The Future (DTF): Defining the concept of the future sustainable ports in Europe

Sustainable Development In recent years, the sustainability has been at the core of development in all industries. The idea of sustainability stems from the concept of sustainable development which became common language at the World’s first Earth Summit in Rio in 1992. Sustainable development has been defined as “development that meets the needs of the present… Read more »

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Rail Cargo Logistics Goldair services set to benefit Greek ports

Thessaloniki, Greece (PortSEurope) June 28, 2018 – Rail Cargo Logistics Goldair, a joint venture between ÖBB (Austrian Railways) and Goldair, has been inaugurated and will operate the first private train service in Greece. The firsts service connects the port of Thessaloniki with the Sindos commercial and industrial zone. An objective of Rail Cargo Logistics Goldair is to develop freight transport, previously… Read more »

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Development of holistic corridor perspective is vital for border-crossing inland navigation

The ways to develop the smart North Sea-Baltic, Baltic–Adriatic and Scandinavian–Mediterranean Core Network Corridors in the new Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 were discussed in Tallinn earlier this week. The seminar “Delivering Smart and Innovative Strategic Transport Projects: post-2020 perspective” was organized as a part of the 9th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the… Read more »

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Shipping industry very concerned about Italian policy on migrants rescued at sea

ICS is deeply concerned about the apparent new policy of the Italian Government to close its ports to migrants rescued by vessels operated by humanitarian NGOs. The refusal by Italy to allow rescued persons to be disembarked could have serious implications for the safety and welfare of these distressed people, including children and pregnant women…. Read more »