COMMENT: If you’re an executive at a port or harbour authority, or an operator or manager of a wharf or inland terminal, do you know the carbon – or more technically, annual greenhouse gas (GHG) – emissions by your facility, asks Charles Haine.
COMMENT: At the AIVP Global Port-City Conference in Québec in June, video interviews with locals and schoolchildren about their perceptions of ports revealed that they knew little of what goes on in them. Many sought better access, some wanted to go swimming in the port, while forward-thinkers spoke of future employment and clean vessels, writes Charles Haine.
Global terminal operators are cashing-in on “good opportunities” for port and terminal investment, according to WSP UK technical director Johan-Paul Verschuure.
The possibility of even-bigger ships, the acceleration of ship cascading and the continuing impact of neo-panamax dimensions on ports are just some of the pressures being placed on container terminals today, according to WSP’s Andrew Penfold.
Money spent by port authorities on catering for big ships is being taken from the capital available for projects, claims the associate vice president and director of US maritime planning at WSP.
COMMENT: ‘Ports and biodiversity’ – an oxymoron, or a concept that needs to be embraced properly by our maritime community, asks Charles Haine.
Increasingly attractive market conditions for the port sector could see a rising number of portfolio deals in the near future, according to research from WSP.
COMMENT: The constant ripples of discord emanating from Brexit negotiations or the White House can leave us wallowing in negativity, writes Charles Haine
COMMENT: It won’t have escaped your notice that your diesel car is now worth up to 26% less than when you last totted-up your net worth, writes Charles Haine.
Ports should consider adopting more dynamic tariff mechanisms to counter the impacts of inflation, advises
Building ports ‘future ready’ is becoming harder to achieve, finds Felicity Landon
With many terminals failing to have in place a credible greenhouse gas reporting system, there is a danger that the sector will fall short of its international GHG reduction targets, a TOC Europe audience was told.
WSP’s Johan-Paul Verschuure & Andrew Penfold ask if consortiums are the new development model
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