Middle East

Middle East

14 Apr 2022
After reaching its maximum capacity last year, the Port of Salalah is looking to add roughly 1.5 million TEU of annual handling capacity through equipment purchases and a potential berth expansion.
06 Apr 2022
Shippers and their service providers exiting the China-Europe rail route through Russia has slammed the brakes on a trade lane that expanded by almost 30 percent in 2021.
05 Apr 2022
Analysts worry that a lack of long-term cargo growth in the Arabian Gulf could result in large amounts of unused capacity at the competing ports of Jebel Ali in Dubai and Khalifa in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
23 Mar 2022
Analysts agree ports in the Middle East have far more capacity than they need to service current volumes, but opinions are split as to whether demand will eventually catch up to capacity.
16 Mar 2022
For China-Europe rail shippers, there are precious few alternatives to the northern corridor that passes through Russia and Belarus and handles almost all the volume moved on the land bridge.
26 Nov 2021
The highly profitable container market benefited all shipping lines this year, but for Pacific International Lines it has enabled the debt-stricken carrier to pull back from the brink of bankruptcy.
19 Oct 2021
While the “spillover” container market that is driving up MPV rates and creating a capacity shortage will eventually dissipate, in the longer term a low orderbook could mean a capacity shortage, analyst Drewry says.
08 Oct 2021
A new routing through Jebel Ali builds on a string of additional capacity deployments by foreign mainliners active out of Indian trades, with the US route being the most sought-after bet.
12 Aug 2021
Maersk has shifted its call at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) on the India/Middle East–Mediterranean ME2 service to the PSA-operated BMCT after increasing vessel capacity on the loop to an average of 10,000 TEU.
01 Jul 2021
The latest targeted acquisition of US-based syncreon is another step down the integrated logistics path that DP World committed to several years ago.
23 Jun 2021
The new shuttle operation in southern India is significant as Colombo and Jebel Ali dominate transshipment movement to and from the east coast of the country.