Diego Aponte: ‘Covid-19 has created a public health issue unprecedented in our lifetimes’

In a rare statement, Diego Aponte, group president and CEO of privately held Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), has issued an open letter today, outlining what his company, the world’s second largest boxline, is doing to carry on business during the coronavirus. “The spread of Covid-19 has...


CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal nears milestone

COSCO SHIPPING Ports Abu Dhabi Terminal (CSPADT) will celebrate its first anniversary later this month. The facility, established following the signing of a 35-year concession agreement between COSCO SHIPPING Ports and Abu Dhabi Ports, handled its first containers after a soft launch in April 2019, building up to becoming fully operational in October last year.

As the regional hub for COSCO SHIPPING, and other carriers, CSPADT has seen volumes accelerate in recent months, with the terminal...


Gold Star debuts in Duqm

Gold Star Line, a key player in the Intra Asia and Africa container trades, recently made its first appearance in the Port of Duqm for a project cargo handling contract. The vessel Da Hua arrived at the Omani port to load pressure vessels for a project in Iraq which had been manufactured by Elco International Engineering at its plant in Nizwa, Oman.

The Gold Star operation underlines the fact that the port of Duqm is increasingly playing a role as a gateway port for various industrial projects...