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Liebherr expands in the USA

March 30 - Liebherr will invest USD45 million in the expansion of its Newport News facility in Virginia, USA.
Views: 3751
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Dozen Demags for JTC

March 30 - Kuwait's Jassim Transport & Stevedoring (JTC) has placed an order for six Demag all-terrain cranes.
Views: 3299
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Volga-Dnepr delivers for Yamal LNG

March 30 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered 130 tonnes of industrial equipment from Novy Urengoy to Sabetta in Russia for the Yamal LNG project.
Views: 3546
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SC&RA launches UPT2021 initiative

March 29 - The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) has launched the Uniform Permit Transport 2021 (UPT2021) initiative, which aims to establish harmonisation in weight allowances and permitting systems across all 50 US states.


Views: 3503
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Townsville opens upgraded berth

March 29 - The port of Townsville in Australia has completed the AUD40.7 million (USD31.2 million) upgrade of its Berth 4 container and general cargo facility.
Views: 3410
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Mammoet moves in Moscow

March 29 - Mammoet Russia has delivered two heavy and oversized columns to the Gazprom Neft Moscow refinery modernisation project.
Views: 3189
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Sun shines with SAL

March 29 - SAL Heavy Lift has coordinated the delivery of the river passenger vessel, named AmaMagna, from Romania to the Netherlands.
Views: 3099
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Silk Way extends European network

March 28 - Silk Way West Airlines has reintroduced scheduled Boeing 747 freighter flights to Budapest, Hungary, from its hub in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Views: 3044
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Twin cranes arrive in Philadelphia

March 28 - Two super-post-Panamax cranes have arrived at the US port of Philadelphia (PhilaPort) on board ZPMC's heavy lift vessel Zhen Hua 16.
Views: 2910
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Cargolux adds Narita link

March 28 - As part of its cooperation agreement with Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA), Cargolux has inaugurated a weekly flight from Luxembourg Airport to Narita International Airport in Japan.
Views: 3019
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ALE and Roll-Lift end JV

March 28 - ALE and Roll-Lift have ended their Canadian joint venture - ALE Roll-Lift Canada.
Views: 3745
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NordLB in privatisation talks

March 28 - Reports in the German media suggest that the owners of Hannover-based NordLB are in talks regarding the business model of the public-sector bank, and are considering the possibility of selling to private investors.
Views: 3339
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APL launches IP2

March 27 - APL has launched the India Pakistan Express 2 (IP2) service.
Views: 2977
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A shipment fit for a King

March 27 - The port of King's Lynn in the UK has welcomed the arrival of a 300-tonne Siemens gas turbine, which will be used to re-power Centrica's power station in Norfolk.
Views: 2828
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UCLH teams up for LNG project

March 27 - Three UCL Holding (UCLH) companies - Universal Forwarder, North-Western Shipping Company (NWSC) and Volgo-Baltic Logistics - coordinated the delivery of oversized cargoes to the Cryogas-Vysotsk LNG terminal in the Leningrad region of Russia.
Views: 2965
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Kuebler invests in Mannheim

March 27 - Construction is nearing completion on the multipurpose hall that Kübler Spedition is having built at its tri-modal terminal in Mannheim, Germany.
Views: 3132
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Rapid Response slides in Jersey

March 27 - Rapid Response Solutions (RRS) has moved two 50-tonne transformers into their final position for Jersey Electricity's GBP17 million (USD24 million) substation project in Jersey.
Views: 3204
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ALE lifts in Lagos

March 27 - ALE has fitted its AL.SK350 crane with a 38 m-long modular jib to lift a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) module, weighing 1,276 tonnes, in Nigeria.
Views: 3164
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SAL introduces service to Africa

March 26 - SAL Heavy Lift will introduce a regular semi-liner service linking West, South and East Africa with Northern Europe, the Middle East Gulf and the Indian Subcontinent.
Views: 2960
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NAM urges approval of Ex-Im nominees

March 26 - The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has urged senators to approve President Trump's four nominees for the board of the US Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank, following the resignation of the last remaining board member, Scott Schloegel.
Views: 2776
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Pasha Hawaii handles Chinooks

March 26 - Pasha Hawaii has transported 12 CH-47 Chinook helicopters from Honolulu Harbor to the port of San Diego on board its ro-ro vessel, Marjorie C.
Views: 2863
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DP World goes Bananas in DRC

March 26 - DP World has been awarded a 30-year concession agreement for the management and development of a greenfield multipurpose port project in Banana, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Views: 3144
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Steel tariffs threaten global shipping

March 23 - The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) has warned that while the USA's metals tariff will have a limited impact on most international bulk trades, it could have a negative impact on global shipping.
Views: 3102
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Boluda names agents

March 23 - Boluda Corporación Marítima, the Spanish shipping company, has appointed a number of shipping agents operating in Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK.
Views: 2984
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Conceptum Logistics doubles up

March 23 - Conceptum Logistics' teams in the USA and Australia teamed up to move a 1, 805 cu m coal mining system from the USA to the Mackay region of Australia.
Views: 3075
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Rooney scores Forth Ports role

March 21 - Forth Ports, one of the UK's largest port groups, has appointed Ann Rooney as business development manager, who will focus on developing oil and gas support and decommissioning activities at its Scottish gateways.
Views: 2948
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Mammoet opens in Somerset

March 21 - Mammoet has opened an office in the southwest of the UK to provide localised support to the Hinkley Point C nuclear power project.
Views: 2752
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Fesco and CJ Logistics team up

March 21 - Fesco has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with South Korea's CJ Logistics, part of the CJ Group, to implement joint logistics projects in Russia, Central Asia and Turkey.
Views: 3474
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Sarens' synchronised success

March 21 - Sarens has recently completed the installation of a 274 m-long gas tube beneath the Albert Canal in Merksem, Belgium.
Views: 2656
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Kwintmadi orders with Terex

March 21 - Russia-based crane distributor Kwintmadi has placed an order for 23 Terex and Demag cranes.
Views: 2770
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Blue Water lands Liza contract

March 21 - ExxonMobil has awarded Blue Water Shipping the logistics services contract for the Liza Phase 1 development offshore Guyana.
Views: 3011
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Sarens relocates crawler crane

March 20 - Sarens has permanently repositioned one of its 1,600-tonne capacity CC8800-1 lattice boom crawler cranes in India.
Views: 2659
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Bibby steps up at UK Chamber

March 20 - The UK Chamber of Shipping has appointed Sir Michael Bibby as president, replacing Dr Grahaeme Henderson.
Views: 3029
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ALE handles Hornsea pieces

March 19 - ALE's latest marine investment, the Sarah S barge, has been deployed on its inaugural job to transport transition pieces as part of an offshore wind project in the UK.
Views: 2623
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Strele lifts with Modulift

March 19 - Strele Logistics has utilised a Modulift spreader beam for the installation of a 49-tonne chimney, measuring 35 m in length, at a biological waste treatment facility in Kaunas, Lithuania.
Views: 2899
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XLP members on the move

March 19 - Freight Traders and Flogis International, both members of the XLProjects (XLP) network, have handled the loading of 18 coolers, weighing 41 tonnes each, in South Korea.
Views: 2798
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DP World takes over Cosmos

March 19 - DP World has acquired Peruvian logistics provider Cosmos Agencia Maritima (CAM) for USD315.7 million.
Views: 2938
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Martin Bencher handles pull system

March 19 - Martin Bencher has transported a pulling rig system that will be installed on a floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit.
Views: 2584
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Ten crane order for Terex

March 16 - Saudi Arabian crane rental company, Arabian Consolidated Trading (ACT Crane & Heavy Equipment), is expanding its crane fleet through a recent order for four Demag AC 160-5 units, two AC 300-6 all terrain cranes and four Terex RT 90 rough terrai
Views: 2549
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Devlin steps up at Geodis

March 15 - Geodis Freight Forwarding has appointed Dennis Devlin as director of industrial projects business development, capital projects North America.
Views: 2996
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Greencarrier ups capacity

March 15 - Greencarrier Freight Services has acquired a straddle carrier to support its operations in Ipswich, UK.
Views: 2493
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Blue Water handles ship block

March 14 - Blue Water Shipping has transported a 870-tonne ship's hull block from Vung Tau, Vietnam to the port of Braila in Romania.
Views: 2614
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RRS skids to success

March 14 - Rapid Response Solutions (RRS) has transported a 25-tonne principal supply point (PSP) for Network Rail's upgrade project at Copley Village, UK.
Views: 8871
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Utility One expands with Terex

March 14 - Utility One Source (Custom Truck & Equipment) has acquired five Terex BT 792 boom trucks, five Terex Crossover 8000 boom trucks and four Terex HC 80 lattice boom crawler cranes.
Views: 2694
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Sarens supports Amrun project

March 14 - Sarens has transported six prefabricated modules, weighing 1,300 tonnes each, for the Amrun port and mine project in Australia, on behalf of Civmec.
Views: 2526
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Norwegian Forwarding and AIF join forces

March 14 - Norway-based Norwegian Forwarding and China-based AIF Global Logistics have recently joined forces to handle the movement of an out-of-gauge (OOG) shipment from Shanghai, China to Fredrikstad, Norway.
Views: 2289
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ALE demonstrates floatover jacks

March 13 - ALE has installed one of the world's longest linkspan bridges using hydraulic floatover jacks in Gujarat, India.
Views: 2414
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Demag delivers for Gruas Maule

March 13 - Chile-based Gruas Maule has expanded into the crane rental business with the acquisition of a Demag CC 3800-1 lattice boom crawler crane.
Views: 2500
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UK ports set for infrastructure investment

March 13 - The British Ports Association (BPA) has published research by infrastructure advisory firm Moffatt & Nichol showing that UK ports and terminals have an estimated GBP1.7 billion (USD2.4 billion) of infrastructure investment in the development pipeline.
Views: 2553
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Mammoet craning to new heights

March 12 - Mammoet has recently completed a series of heavy lifting activities at Lotte Chemical's monoethylene glycol (MEG) project in Louisiana, USA.
Views: 2373
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Boehringer steps up at Panalpina

March 12 - Panalpina has appointed Volker Boehringer, currently ceo for Europe, as global head of strategic customer development.
Views: 2670
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Faymonville flips in North America

March 12 - Trailer manufacturer Faymonville has introduced a fourth pin-on flip axle as the latest option for the MegaMAX double drop trailer in North America.
Views: 2696
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MSC adds ro-ro service

March 12 - MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company has introduced a ro-ro service from Turkey to Italy, primarily aimed at transporting trailers, containers, project and breakbulk cargo.
Views: 2409
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TGP opens in Turkey

March 12 - Trans Global Projects (TGP) has opened an office in Istanbul, Turkey.
Views: 2845
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Entrec reports revenue uptick

March 12 - Heavy haul transportation and crane solutions provider, Entrec, has reported a 30 percent revenue increase in 2017, up to USD148.7 million from USD114.1 million in 2016.
Views: 2514
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Kahl calls in Goldhofer for transformer move

March 12 - Germany-headquartered Kahl Group utilised two Goldhofer modules and a high girder bridge to transport the world's most powerful transformer, a Siemens 1100 kV UHVDC, which had a deadweight of 535 tons (485 tonnes).
Views: 2532
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Mammoet invests in UK

March 9 - Heavy lifting and transportation specialist Mammoet has revealed ambitious expansion plans in the north east of the UK.
Views: 3170
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Wittrock doubles up with Demag

March 9 - German crane service provider, Wittrock Group, has placed an order for two Demag AC 250-5 all-terrain cranes.
Views: 2229
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ESTA joins IRU

March 9 - The European association for abnormal road transport and mobile cranes (ESTA) has joined the International Road Transport Union (IRU) as an affiliate member.
Views: 3083
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Rail wagons roll to Dammam

March 9 - Abnormal Load Services (ALS) has transported 1,186 rail wagons from a factory in Poland to Saudi Arabia.
Views: 2270
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CN Rail CEO steps down

March 8 - Luc Jobin, the ceo of Canadian railway operator CN Rail, has stepped down with immediate effect.
Views: 2531
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Locos move through Jaxport

March 8 - Stevedoring company Portus has loaded two locomotives onboard Amasus' heavy lift vessel Eemslift Dafne at the port of Jacksonville (Jaxport), for onward transportation to Guinea.
Views: 2172
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VTG sends to Siberia

March 7 - VTG, the German rail logistics company, has handled the shipment of around 35,000 tons (31,751 tonnes) of cargo, from Asia, Europe, and the USA, to Tobolsk, Siberia.
Views: 2284
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Enerpac barges into Antwerp

March 6 - Roll-iT has recently used an Enerpac JS-250 jack-up system to assist with the transport a 300-tonne bridge deck from Ghent to Antwerp, through the Belgian canal network, onboard a Victrol pontoon.
Views: 2322
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Mammoet supports Seaspan

March 6 - Mammoet Canada has assisted Seaspan Shipyards with the launch of the first of three ships designed and built for the Canadian Coast Guard.
Views: 2104
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Erickson flies poles into position

March 6 - 140 new composite poles, which will connect the Dorenell wind farm to Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks' (SSEN) Blackhillock substation, near Keith, Scotland, have been installed with the help of a specialist helicopter.
Views: 2174
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WCA members on the move

March 6 - Pasquinelli Ennio, a member of the WCA Projects network in Italy, has handled a shipment of 17 components from Italy to the Middle East Gulf.
Views: 2164
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Terex adds to Empire

March 5 - North American Terex crane distributor, Empire Crane, has placed an order for several Demag all-terrain cranes.
Views: 2147
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ALE goes for gold in Argentina

March 5 - ALE has recently completed the installation of a roof for the Olympic Parque Roca swimming pool in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Views: 2189
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HHLA rebrands Polzug

March 5 - A part of the former company Polzug Intermodal, a subsidiary of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), has been rebranded as HHLA Project Logistics.
Views: 2305
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Jas handles plant relocation

March 5 - Jas Forwarding has handled the shipment of a paper fabric plant from the USA to India, on behalf of mechanical engineering company Voith.
Views: 1958
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Cuxport handles Borkum cargoes

March 5 - Terminal operator Cuxport is handling offshore wind foundations, destined for the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm, at the port of Cuxhaven.
Views: 2407
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STS cranes arrive at Wando Welch

March 2 - Two ship-to-shore cranes have arrived at the port of Charleston's Wando Welch Terminal in South Carolina, USA and will enhance the handling of neo-Panamax vessels.
Views: 2073
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Logistec expands with Gulf Stream Marine

March 2 - Canada-based Logistec has expanded its network of terminals with the acquisition of Gulf Stream Marine, a cargo handling and stevedoring specialist in the US Gulf Coast region.
Views: 2206
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Everett awards construction contracts

March 2 - The port of Everett has awarded approximately USD25 million in construction contracts for the second phase of its south terminal modernisation project.
Views: 2127
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Crowley carries bridges for Rio Abajo

March 2 - Crowley Maritime Corporation has transported multiple bridges, as well as an IMT AF-160 drill, to Puerto Rico to support the roadway reconstruction efforts in the Utuado region.
Views: 1813
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Wiesbauer expands with Demag

March 2 - German crane service provider, Wiesbauer, has placed an order with Terex for a Demag AC 300-6 all-terrain crane.
Views: 1846
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Fagioli bridges the gap

March 2 - The Indonesian branch of Fagioli has completed the first part of the Jembatan Holtekamp Bridge installation project.
Views: 2591
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Change at the top for GAC Americas

March 2 - Bob Bandos has been appointed GAC's group vice president - Americas, following the retirement of Lars Heisselberg who held the position since 2009.
Views: 1918
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Specialized Transport Symposium under way

March 1 - Marcia Taylor, ceo at Bennett International Group and Ellen Voie, Women in Trucking's ceo, kicked off the Specialized Transportation Symposium in St. Louis, USA, yesterday.
Views: 1845
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HSH Nordbank privatised

March 1 - Germany's state-owned HSH Nordbank has been acquired by a consortium of private equity firms in a deal with an estimated value of approximately EUR1 billion (USD1.2 billion).
Views: 2330
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Modulift supplies beams for jacket lifts

March 1 - Lifting equipment manufacturer Modulift has supplied two large spreader beams to ST3 Offshore's terminal in Poland, which are being used to lift wind (turbine) jacket foundations.
Views: 2132
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Vasset joins Air Partner

March 1 - Air Partner has appointed Romain Vasset as freight charter sales manager for the French market.
Views: 2107
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DPFZA responds to DP World

March 1 - The Djibouti Ports and Free Zone Authority (DPFZA) has denied DP World's allegations that it illegally seized control of the Doraleh Container Terminal (DCT).
Views: 1681

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