Ports

Chantal Martens. Credit: Chantal Martens

Outgoing chair of CEDA’s Marine Strategy Navigation Group Chantal Martens shares her most rewarding experiences there and has advice for her successor.


Cutter suction dredger Marco Polo at work in Veracruz, Mexico. Credit: Jan de Nul

Mexico’s Port of Veracruz is upping its game with a dredging, reclamation, breakwater, and rail and road project to boost the capacity of Mexican ports.


Port of Tanjung Pelepas

After switching from water filtration to marine fuels, Straits Inter Logistics eyes slice of Hong Kong bunker market.


 Land & Water’s amphibious and soft-terrain, long-reach excavator, WK90. Credit: Land & Water

Land & Water is to develop a wetland near Rainham, UK, to create a habitat for protected migratory bird species through the re-use of dredged material.


Egyptian port Alexandria

As utilisation levels increase, Egypt’s ports are looking to both domestic and international investors to fund expansion projects.


Sultan bin Sulayem

Rapid economic expansion in Ethiopia has highlighted the need for additional transhipment hubs in east Africa to support growing trade.


Tanger Med port in 2016

With Morocco’s long coasts on the Atlantic and Mediterranean and a strategic position on the Strait of Gibraltar, the country is implementing huge port construction and expansion projects to accommodate an anticipated surge in seaborne trade for itself and the rest of Africa.


Norvik port under construction. Credit: Stockholms Hamnar

The construction of a container and ro-ro port at Norvik, Sweden, on the Baltic Sea, signals new logistical options for the nation’s capital city region. 


Port of Berbera, Somaliland

After sealing a deal with the de facto government of the territory to develop the port, DP World could provide the biggest-ever boost to the Somaliland economy.


Townsville Port, Australia

Work on widening the shipping channels of the northern Australian port of Townsville can go ahead with the federal government paying for nearly 40% of the AUD193 million project.