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DP World has agreed to sell its
remaining shareholding in P&O Trans
Australia (POTA) to Qube Logistics.
The total amount payable will be
A$106 million, which includes the
purchase of DP World's shares and
The deal will increase Qube's
shareholding in POTA to approximately
"Qube is very pleased to move to
outright control and majority ownership,"
said Chris Corrigan, Chairman of Qube's
Investment Advisory Committee. "We
believe that there are substantial
growth opportunities for this business,
particularly relating to increasing use of
rail transport for container movements to
and from the ports".
Qube acquires DP World's P&O Trans Australia shares
Melbourne's Swanson Dock
Photo: Port of Melbourne Corporation
In an open letter addressed to Siim
Kallas, Vice-President of the European
Commission and commissioner
responsible for transport, the European
inland ports, the community of
waterway users and operators as well as
the Union of Chambers of Commerce
and Industry along the rivers Elbe and
Oder in the EU, have urged the European
Commission to integrate the Elbe river in
the new TEN-T (trans-European transport
network) core network.
The group said they strongly believe
that the Elbe waterway fully fits into
the multimodal corridor approach
Hamburg-Leipzig-Prague, as put forward
by the European Commission; that the
development of the Elbe as a navigable
river is essential for unlocking the
waterborne access of the Czech Republic
and to allow the Czech Republic to be
linked with the sea; and that the
development of inland waterway transport
to and from the Czech Republic is needed
to meet growing transport demands in a
sustainable way that cannot be met with
rail transport only.
The group also believes that the
integration of the Elbe would better link
Eastern and Western Europe, as the Elbe
links the Port of Hamburg at the North Sea
with Eastern Germany and the Czech
Republic, and promote growth in the region.
"Taking up the Elbe waterway in the
core TEN-T network would contribute to
give clarity on the future policy to the
German and Czech transport and logistics
stakeholders (ports, industry, barge
owners) and would allow to plan
long-term investments in the Elbe region,"
a statement said.
The Elbe (Labe) near Decín, Czech Republic
European inland shipping group
wants Elbe in TEN-T network
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