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Growth Set To Rise At Laem Chabang

Growth in box and total tonnage throughput at the Thai port of Laem Chabang, the largest in the country, will grow at a faster rate in 2014 than in 2013. We believe growth is set to remain healthy...

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Capacity Crunch At Jakarta

We are expecting slower growth at Tanjung Priok in 2014 as Indonesia's economic expansion rate dips a little. In recent years the facility has been benefiting from rapid growth on the back of the...

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Lumut: Vale's Asia Contingency

Vale's iron ore logistics network continues to expand, with its iron ore and distribution centre at the port of Lumut in Malaysia due to receive its first Valemax vessel in March 2014. The facility...

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Valemax Strategy Further Imperilled

We expect further complications for Vale's strategy of increasing its Chinese iron ore market share after China's Transport Ministry reaffirmed a long-standing ban on Valemax ships berthing at...

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