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Germany’s only deep water port ready for giant container ships

The first years proved a difficult start for Germany’s only deep water port, Wilhelmshaven’s Jade-Weser-Port container hub, inaugurated in 2012, but its operators are now seeking to make it a top terminal for supersize ships.

With the nearby ports of Hamburg and Bremerhaven unable to handle the new supersize ships, Wilhelmshaven is seeking to give […]


Third container line service for Wilhelmshaven in 2015

The New Year augurs well for Wilhelmshaven: Maersk Line, the biggest shipping line in the world, has confirmed that it will call at Germany’s only deep-water port with a third scheduled service, its ME1 service, on the Europe–Middle East route. The rotation is the third scheduled service that Maersk Line intends to route via Wilhelmshaven […]


Container terminal sector experiencing change with a new breed of operator

From the Loadstar:

A new breed of international container terminal operators has emerged over the past few years to challenge established companies which have traditionally dominated the sector.

Localised players, such as ICTSI, SSA Marine, Eurogate and HHLA, have always had particular strengths in certain areas, but for almost a decade the container terminal operating […]


ICTSI in the mix for Israeli concession

ICTSI, the leading terminal operator from the Philippines is among four firms to have been approved to tender for a pair of new ports in Israel. Tenders for the 25-year concessions are now expected in November. The other companies in the mix are MSC, Eurogate and Shanghai International Port Group.

Israel Ports Company ceo Shlomo […]