Despite much-improved labour relations at ports throughout Spain, Algeciras Bay Port Authority has decided to put back for a fifth time the bidding deadline for a tender for a new container terminal – its third – which it proposes to build on the Phase B extension of the Isla Verde expansion area of the port.
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Although relative stability has been restored in stevedoring operations at Spanish ports, the port authority at Algeciras Bay (APBA) has put back the bidding deadline for its third container terminal from June 30 to October 31. The new terminal will be part of the Phase B development of the Isla Verde Outer Harbour project.
Despite this year’s stevedoring strikes in Spain, Puertos del Estado, the national ports authority, has revealed that combined traffic at its 28 ports was up 3.39% to 260.9m tonnes during the first two quarters.
Through traffic enabled Algeciras to weather the global crisis, but things are changing, explains Stevie Knight
The general assembly of the Spanish owners’ association Anesco has voted against accepting a pre-agreement reached with stevedoring unions, claiming it is anti-competitive and in breach of proposed new government legislation, which the unions oppose.
The uncertainty over stevedoring reform in Spain has again prompted the Port of Algeciras to again put back the deadline for bids for its third container terminal.
Algecrias Port Authority has put back the bidding deadline for those interested in the third container terminal until May 31. This follows unrest in the Spanish ports industry brought about by uncertainties linked to the need to introduce radical changes to the stevedoring model.
Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has been chosen as the preferred bidder to buy a terminal in the Spanish Port of Algeciras.
In Spain, Algeciras Bay Port Authority has issued a tender for the construction and operation of its third container terminal.
Interested parties have until November 30 to present bids.
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