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Taiwanese shipping company Yang Ming agrees to use Piraeus as trade terminal

Taiwanese container shipping company Yang Ming Lines announced on Monday it has agreed to start using the installations of Piraeus Container Terminal (PCT), the local subsidiary of China’s Cosco, as a transfer terminal for the wider region of the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, its representative in Greece said.

Arkas Hellas, which represents the Taiwanese […]


Port of Portland receives first ship from German carrier Hamburg Süd

Port of Portland’s container terminal this week received its first call from German carrier Hamburg Süd as part of new service announced last month offering connections to the Mediterranean Sea.

The port last month announced Hamburg Süd would begin calling Portland, offering new and more regular calls to Mediterranean ports as well as feeder connections […]


Turkey Canal Plan Hinges on Election

Turkey’s prime minister envisions building a second waterway through Istanbul, just west of the existing Bosphorus Strait.

Turkey’s bold plan to build a canal to divert shipping from the heavily congested Bosporus Strait will be put to the test after the country’s general election on June 12.

The 31-mile long waterway linking the Black […]