Interesting times in the container terminal business in Europe.
PSA International together with Polish sovereign wealth fund PFR and IFM Investors have agreed a deal with Macquarie to buy DCT Gdansk, the number 15 container port in Europe.
Also, MSC has plans to strengthen its ownership position in Medcenter Container Terminal (Gioia Tauro). In the past two years, there has been quite some activity in the terminal industry.
For example, Cosco Shipping Ports got involved in Zeebrugge (Belgium) and Noatum Port holdings (Spain). Below you will find a table showing the involvement of global terminal operators in the top 20 container ports in Europe.
This table can help to position the recent events in a wider perspective.
(By Theo Notteboom, PortEconomics)