Weekly Roundup: SWFs Plow Money into Ports and Pipelines

December 09, 2016 by Loch Adamson

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Prince Rupert Port.Infrastructure investments rule the headlines as a Canadian government pension fund manager Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec ventures into a multi-billion dollar partnership with ports operator DP World, Morocco and Nigeria's SWFs team up to build a trans-African gas pipeline and Abu Dhabi seeks co-investments with Chinese conglomerate HNA Group.Canada’s la Caisse Plunges into Maritime InvestmentAlthough the global container shipping industry faces enormous challenges due to overcapacity and low transport rates, the ports that service those international ships are still open for business. This week, Dubai-based ports operator DP World and Canadian government pension fund manager Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) announced a partnership to create a massive C$5 billion ($3.7 billion) investment vehicle to allocate capital to new and existing maritime infrastructure projects. DP World, which is seeding the new investment platform with two of its existing Canadian assets –…

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